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JGOD explains how “pay-to-win” Cold War Blueprints increase damage in Warzone

YouTube JGOD has explained how certain BOCW blueprints are superior to their base versions, with players calling Warzone “pay-to-win.”

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YouTuber JGOD has discovered that certain BOCW weapon blueprints are significantly better than their base versions thanks to increased damage, leading players to call Warzone “pay to win.”

On January 6, the controversial DMR 14, Type 63, Diamattis, and MAC-10 SMG were finally nerfed. Many players felt the nerf wasn’t strong enough, with Warzone’s META remaining the same. The MAC-10 can still outgun any other SMG at close range but YouTuber JGOD has revealed something much worse than weapon balance.

Blueprints are Call of Duty’s weapon ‘skins.’ You either purchase these blueprints through the store or in the Battle Pass, and they will apply a unique design to your gun. However, JGOD discovered that a certain Black Ops Cold War Blueprint does much more than give the weapon a makeover.

Warzone “Pay-To-Win” MAC-10 Blueprint

In his latest video, JGOD explains how the Gallantry MAC-10 Blueprint is significantly better than its base version.

This Blueprint is unlocked at Tier 95 of Black Ops Cold War Season 1’s Battle Pass. You have to purchase the pass to unlock the weapon skin, so players are calling it “pay-to-win.”

A TikTok user first noticed the difference and tagged JGOD so the popular Warzone stats tester could find out the truth once and for all. He discovered that the Blueprint effects recoil, damage, and hipfire spread.

The latest patch was meant to reduce headshot damage for the MAC-10, and it did, but not for the Gallantry Blueprint. Raven Software reduced the MAC’s close-range headshot damage down from 40 to 30. After testing the Gallantry variant against bots in a Warzone lobby, JGOD discovered that the headshot damage remained at 40.

Warzone's Gallantry MAC-10 Blueprint

Not only does it do more damage, “recoil is 100% different,” he explained. “Whether you have attachments or not, it’s going to be different.” The standard MAC-10’s recoil pattern curves in an ‘S’ shape, while the Gallantry’s recoil simply goes up and to the right. The latter is much easier to control, making the SMG more accurate.

The Blueprint also has a tighter hipfire spread, which allows you to effectively melt enemy players without even having to aim.

If players have purchased the Season 1 Battle Pass and worked up to Tier 95, they can use an even better version of Warzone’s most powerful SMG.

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Warzone August 2 update patch notes: OTs 9 unlock challenge fix, Payload & general bug fixes

Raven Software has rolled out a new update for Call of Duty: Warzone on August 2, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you.

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Warzone August 2 update patch notes

A new update has gone live for Call of Duty: Warzone on August 2, and it brings various bug fixes for the battle royale game, and we have the patch notes covered for you.

Warzone Season 4 Reloaded has seen a number of major changes arrive in the fan-favorite battle royal game with the likes of the new OTs 9 SMG and the Payload game mode.

However, as with any multiplayer game, Raven Software has been working on various bugs that have cropped up recently and have been causing frustration for players.

A wide array of bug fixes were introduced to Warzone on August 2 in the game’s latest update, such as a fix for an issue players were facing with the OTs 9 unlock challenge, and you can find everything in the patch notes below:

Warzone August 2 update patch notes

Warzone August 2 update patch notes

General

  • Removed the Juggernaut Suit Field Upgrade from Red Door rooms in Plunder.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Stopping Power Field Upgrade to reduce recoil while using the Milano 821 (BOCW).
  • Fixed an issue where Killstreak tablet rewards were stacking on top of one another.
  • Fixed an issue where Players could favorite the Random Operator choice but could not unfavorite it.
  • Fixed an issue where the Random Operator option would move to the wrong position.
  • Fixed an issue where Players would take some Loadout Perks from the prematch lobby into matches.
  • Fixed an issue where the Power Surge Reactive Bundle image did not reflect the included Bundle items.
  • Fixed an issue where Players downed while holding the Sentry Turret would have no Weapon in hand when revived.
  • Fixed an issue with the OTs 9 (BOCW) where the unlock criteria inconsistently tracked when using any BOCW SMG Blueprint.
  • Fixed an issue with Two Factor Authentication that required a client restart if a Player activated it while ingame.
  • Payload fixes: 
    • Fixed an issue where only the rear truck would be pushed backwards by the enemy team.
    • Fixed an issue where out-of-bounds zones would not be the correct size.
    • Fixed an issue where Players could hear the entire Team rather than only their direct squad.
    • Fixed an issue where spawn points would disappear on uneven terrain.
    • Fixed an issue where the camera would get stuck in the terrain at the end of a match.
    • Fixed an issue where the Player’s camera would be tilted when exiting a vehicle.

There is no doubt that plenty of players will be happy to see all of these frustrating bugs get fixes in the Warzone August 2 update patch notes and will hopefully not have to worry about seeing them appear again in the Call of Duty battle royale.

With Season 5 of Warzone set to start in a couple of weeks, Raven Software is likely to be working on even more fixes for issues to make sure the game I ready when the new period of content launches.

For more Warzone, check out everything you need to know about the World Series of Warzone EU Trios tournament, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Source: Raven Software

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Are Warzone servers down? Current Server Status

Are the Warzone servers down? That is what many players ask when they can not connect to the game, so we have the current server status covered for you.

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Are Warzone Servers Down

It is always frustrating when players cannot connect to the servers of Warzone and play when they want to. This often leads to players wondering about the current server status for the battle royale game and whether or not the Warzone servers are down.

Call of Duty: Warzone has become one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world following its release in 2020, as an extremely large amount of players have jumped into its adrenaline-fueled action to acquire impressive kill counts and wins.

With a very large playerbase, it is not surprising when players get frustrated when the Warzone servers go down, and they are not able to connect to the Call of Duty battle royale game. This frustration often leads to players searching for the game’s current server status and seeing if all of the Warzone servers are down or running as they should.

With this in mind, we have gathered everything you need to know to see the current server status of Warzone.

Are Warzone servers down

Are Warzone servers down?

According to the official online service status website for the Call of Duty franchise, the servers for the battle royale game are currently online and should be working as intended.

Raven Software posted an announcement on August 2 that a dev error was causing players not being able to play currently.

The development studio has since posted an update for this dev error and server issue stopping players from playing on August 2, 2021. According to the developer, the dev error has been fixed and the servers are now opening back up.

This website keeps a constant update of the online services for the high-profile first-person shooter series. It will be updated and alert community members who visit it whenever there is an issue, such as the Warzone servers being down.

Another resource that players can use to check the current server status of the game is the official Activision Support Twitter account. This Twitter account will post updates regarding current problems with games like Warzone when they arise, such as server outages.

The Activision Support Twitter account will also post updates on the progress on fixing these issues and when they are officially resolved, so keeping an eye on this Twitter account can help you know if any problems are currently happening with the title.

We will continue to update this article with the current server status of Warzone whenever issues arise and are resolved.

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Warzone players slam “rip off” Ultra Operator skin

Warzone players have called out the new Magma Ultra Operator skin for being a “rip off” and advise other players not to buy it.

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Warzone players slam magma operator skin

Warzone players have been unimpressed with the new ‘Magma’ Ultra-rarity Operator skin for Knight, with it being called a “rip off” as its fiery effect in-game doesn’t match its Cold War appearance or what’s advertised in the store.

Warzone and Cold War Season 4 added the first-ever Ultra Operator skin with Iridescent for Jackal. This brightly-colored skin changes color throughout matches, making it a unique sight on the battlefield.

Activision has now released another Ultra Operator skin with ‘Magma’ for Knight, in which the outfit glows like fiery lava. But Warzone players have been more than unimpressed with its minimal fiery effects in the battle royale mode.

Warzone and Cold War Magma Fury bundle

As Cold War and Warzone are on different engines, the Operators often look slightly different between the two games. This has been severely highlighted with the Magma Fury Bundle, where the skin’s effect is clear in Cold War, but barely recognizable in Warzone.

Many players assumed that the Magma skin would be reactive, where it changes color and design with each kill. This doesn’t appear to be the case, as the molten lava effect is there as soon as you spawn in.

Warzone players have been criticizing the skin as the lava effect is almost non-existent in the bright, hazy colors of Verdansk ’84. Reddit user kaif_chan123 made players aware of the problem by showing off the skin in Warzone.

In the comparison pictures, we can see the skin’s Magma effect is bright and obvious when in the Store but muddied and hard to see in-game. “They did rip me off,” they stated, explaining that they wouldn’t recommend that anyone buys it.

The image from kaif_chan123 is low-resolution, but a video from KRNG Hero (topic begins at 13:48) better shows how it looks in Warzone. After praising how cool the skin is in Cold War, Hero said that you can only see the fire effect in Warzone if you “look very carefully.”

This is one of Activision’s most expensive bundles in the store, so while plenty of Redditors criticized the OP for buying a skin, it’s still something players should be aware of before purchasing the bundle.

Also, Warzone players have called for a Store boycott over the lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard for its “frat boy” culture and sexual harassment incidents.

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