YouTuber JackFrags has expressed his issues with the current state of Call of Duty Warzone across multiple categories.
Call of Duty Warzone is no stranger to controversy among its players, with the most recent DMR and Diamatti meta sweeping the game. Engagement times have decreased to nearly instant kills at both long and short ranges, resulting in frustrating gameplay experiences for players who have not leveled up the weapons to max.
As a result of the current state of Warzone, YouTuber JackFrags has taken his opinions to his channel, calling out several issues with the game in terms of gameplay and proper communication, stating that the game has to do better than it currently is.
In his video, JackFrags pointed out that for a live service game like Warzone, there is a severe lack of communication, dating back to the initial release of the game.
Patch notes are often inaccurate or incomplete, leaving players confused about the actual game changes. In addition, it’s currently unclear who is even developing Warzone. Is it Treyarch and Raven? Communication has come from both studios regarding Warzone, which leads to further confusion.
JackFrags proposes as a possible solution to hire a dedicated Warzone community manager or have a separate social media account/blog for Warzone specifically. At least with this system, we will have a consistent communication channel to watch for updates.
Balance Issues and Game Breaking Bugs
The weapons of Black Ops: Cold War were added to Warzone on December 15. Since then, out of the 30 weapons added, only two have risen as the champions of Warzone as absurdly broken weapons. The DMR and Diamatti overshadow every weapon in the game, making it very difficult to play without them in a loadout.
As for game-breaking bugs and balancing, JackFrags noted that stats for Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone are inaccurate and do not line up with the Modern Warfare design. For example, snipers in Modern Warfare have glints on scopes, while Black Ops Cold War snipers do not. In addition to this, anti-flinch attachments actually do the opposite, adding more flinch to the weapon.
Cheating and Competitive Integrity
Cheating has historically been an issue in Warzone, and as popularity increased the amount of them has as well. In response, Infinity Ward has banned upwards of 70,000 cheaters.
However, the new focus of “cheating” is in the form of competitive integrity. JackFrags points out that the main issues are now players attempting to cheat the skill-based matchmaking system (SBMM), by using certain router settings to connect to regions of lower player skills, like Oceania.
Players have also been reverse boosting into easier games by purposely performing poorly in games to be placed against lower-skilled opponents.
Additionally, players are using a new app created by Overwolf to monitor the stats of all players in a game live, giving players the ability to surf for easier games to play in.
For solutions, JackFrags wishes for more transparency from the Call of Duty studios. He hopes that we get straightforward communication regarding the future of Warzone and updates regarding the current game meta and purposed changes.
In combination with this, he also purposed the possibility of a test server for Warzone, where players could test the upcoming game patches before they are released to find game-breaking bugs and glitches. In theory, this would result in more polished patches releasing.
Overall, it appears that more communication may be the first step towards players feeling more in-tune with the major changes made every few months to Warzone. Hopefully, we see this become a reality in the future.
How to make Modern Warfare 2’s M4A1 in Warzone
A timeless Modern Warfare 2 weapon has been remade in Warzone and here’s how to recreate the iconic M4A1 Assault Rifle in the battle royale.
The M4A1 was a very popular Assault Rifle in MW2, and many players will recall just how devastating the AR could be in the right hands. Now, one player has recreated the weapon for players to use in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Modern Warfare 2 is often recalled as one of the best Call of Duty games of all time. Players love to reminisce about the glory days of MW2’s incredible Multiplayer. Its legacy lives on in modern Call of Duty games as we’ve seen the return of the elevator glitch in Vanguard.
You can now join in on the nostalgia by making your very own M4A1 loadout. Although it isn’t necessarily the most powerful weapon in Warzone, enjoying this blast from the past is a worthwhile experience.
The M4A1 loadout has been recreated by Call of Duty YouTuber TheKoreanSavage AKA K3. This is the one and only M4A1 class you should have your eye on.
The M4A1 excels as a medium-range Assault Rifle. Don’t expect to be too accurate at long distances with its unique iron sight. Aiming down sight with this loadout is surely going to bring back memories.
M4A1 Warzone loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
- Magazine: 50 Round Mags
Interestingly enough, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 shares the same name as the MW2 weapon K3 replicates in Warzone. The one vital aspect to remember is that you must own and select the OG blueprint of Modern Warfare’s M4A1.
For starters, the Monolithic Suppressor is a must-have on most Assault Rifles in Verdansk. The Suppressor will give this weapon an added boost when firing at long distances.
The Tac Laser is yet another standard Warzone attachment in that it improves ADS speed and firing stability. The 50 Round Mags will ensure you can down and wipe targets with ease.
The Corvus Custom Marksman Barrel will diminish your movement speed a little but this is a fair tradeoff for added range, recoil control, and bullet velocity. These traits are customary for Assault Rifle loadouts.
Along the same lines, the Commando Foregrip Underbarrel will add further stability when firing. Recoil stabilization and aiming stability will ensure this weapon shoots as straight as possible.
There you have it, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 has been transformed into the MW2 version. Revisiting weapons from past Call of Duty games is always a blast. Running this loadout in Verdansk is sure to bring back some fond memories.
For another throwback loadout, check out TheKoreanSavage’s MW2 UMP45 loadout for Warzone.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Infinity Ward
Dr Disrespect explains biggest problem with Warzone’s Secrets of the Pacific
Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman are not impressed with Warzone’s Secrets of the Pacific event, suggesting the reward wasn’t worth the effort.
Warone’s new Pacific Caldera map is just weeks away, and Sledgehammer and Raven have dropped a new event to hype fans up for the release. Unfortunately, many have been left underwhelmed by Secrets of the Pacific, and Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman have explained why.
Verdansk’s days are numbered, as the new Pacific Caldera map releases on December 8. In the meantime, Raven and Sledgehammer have dropped the Secrets of the Pacific event to give fans a hint of what’s to come.
Players can unlock the Bomber Menace STG44 Blueprint and images of Caldera by finding Intel, but these rewards have left some underwhelmed.
That includes Dr Disrespect and Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Bettar, who made it clear these rewards were not what they had hoped for.
After searching for the Intel hidden around Verdansk, the YouTube streamers discussed the Secrets of the Pacific rewards, and why they were disappointing.
“I did this whole thing for postcards Doc?” TimTheTatman groaned. “I’ve seen this since the Nintendo 64. It’s black and grey pictures. I can’t zoom in, I can’t do anything. There’s no ‘coming soon,’ maybe you drop [into Caldera] and it just fizzles back.”
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“I’ve got more Caldera in my transition Timmy,” the leader of the Champions Club replied. “I’ve been clicking all over. It’s insane. If it’s a small indy game, and this is the next big event, I’d say ‘OK.'”
“We’re talking about [a company] making $4 billion a quarter! Fortnite [does stuff like this well] because they’ve got the process down, except nobody knows what’s going on in their storyline.”
Despite their frustration with the event, both streamers are still looking forward to the map. TimTheTatman said he thinks there is some “cool stuff” from what he’s seen so far, while Doc says he gets “PUBG vibes” from the map.
Pacific Caldera will be bigger than Verdansk based on early map comparisons, while Calling Cards also gave fans a look at some POIs too.
Warzone’s Pacific Caldera map drops on December 8, so we’ll have to wait just a little longer to see the new arena in full.
Image Credits: Activision / YouTube: Dr Disrespect
When does the new Warzone Pacific Caldera map come out? Release date, POIs, content, more
A new Warzone Pacific map is arriving in December, so here’s everything we know including the release date, POIs, and content.
A new Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific map is on its way, and here is everything you need to know about the new map called Caldera.
Like any battle royale, playing on the same map over and over can become repetitive. Especially if you’ve been playing on what is mostly the same map for over a year, which has been the case for the Call of Duty: Warzone community.
Verdansk has been the main map for Call of Duty: Warzone for the past 20 months. Even though Raven Software added Rebirth Island, its size is much smaller than Verdansk.
Luckily, players are about to get what they’ve been hoping for. A new Warzone Pacific map is confirmed, and it will be more than just a few new POIs.
When does Warzone Pacific Caldera map release?
The new Warzone Pacific map, called Caldera, will be available on December 9 for free for everyone. However, if you own Vanguard, you can get 24 hours early access to the map beginning on December 8.
Caldera was originally meant to launch on December 2, but Call of Duty announced on November 19 that the update had been delayed a week.
What does Caldera look like? All POIs
An Activision executive gave us a top-down view of Caldera, showing what it looks like and revealing the POIs. From this, players have figured out that it will be around the same size as Verdansk.
Here are all of the POIs revealed for Caldera so far:
- Naval Shipyard
- Ore Processing Docks
- Ancient Structures
- Phosphor Mines
- Beach Defences
- Submarine Base
- Taro Farms
- Air Port
- Fishing Village
- City Capital
What’s included in Warzone Pacific’s Caldera update?
And not only will the Warzone action move to WW2 and the Pacific, but all of the Operators, Weapons, and cosmetics from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War will carry over. Players can use this content in the Caldera Battle Royale mode, whereas the Vanguard Royale mode will only feature WW2 weapons and equipment.
And Warzone players have been crying out for a more effective anti-cheat, and Activision has answered with RICOCHET. This kernel-level anti-cheat has been built exclusively for Warzone and Vanguard, so we’ll need to wait and see how effective it is.
For more Warzone, be sure to check out what’s inside the Old Mines now that they’ve finally opened.
Image Credit: Activision
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