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MW3 “MEMBERSHIP” options found in Xbox Live’s Marketplace

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Twitter follower Jon (@RK1EliteKnight) came accross this yesterday while navigating through the Xbox Live Marketplace (US) dashboard under the the MW3 section. Appears Xbox Live is getting ready for next month’s launch of MW3 and Call of Duty’s ELITE service. Our guess is that after it verifies your ELITE membership, new options and downloads appear, possibly exclusive DLC. Whatever it is, we’ll find out a month from this Saturday 😉


-UPDATE: New pic addded, this is definitely for ELITE.
SOURCE: @RK1EliteKnight

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Aydan explains how BOCW’s Ghost can stop Warzone campers

Aydan feels that the Ghost perk in Warzone should be tinkered with to turn it into the ultimate anti-camper tool.

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Call of Duty streamer, Aydan Conrad, believes that the Ghost perk in Black Ops Cold War is well handled. He feels it should be implemented into Warzone in order to discourage camping.

Avoiding detection is a valuable skill in Call of Duty multiplayer matches. Your chances of winning are increased if the enemy doesn’t see the attack coming. If you value a stealthy approach, then there’s a handy perk that can assist you.

The Ghost perk in Modern Warfare and Warzone makes you completely invisible to enemy UAVs and Heartbeat sensors. The Black Ops Cold War version has the same benefit but only when you’re moving. This makes campers detectable – even with the perk equipped.

Call of Duty streamer, Aydan Conrad, went on the CharlieIntel Podcast where he discussed what he thinks of the newest title in the franchise. He took the opportunity to go on record and say that he loves the way the Ghost perk functions in BOCW.

In fact, he’s such a fan that he wants to see this integrated into Warzone. You can hear it from the man himself, below.

The former Fortnite pro and Warzone player has a lot of experience with Call of Duty titles and Battle Royale games. He made it clear that he prefers how the Ghost Perk works Black Ops Cold War and wants to see this implemented elsewhere.

(For mobile users, segment begins at 28:10)

I really like how [Black Ops Cold War] has Ghost: it only works if you’re moving,” he said. “So if you’re camping in a corner, Ghost won’t work. I think that might be a great addition.”

He elaborated that this is because it gets annoying when someone is camping, and you can’t detect them – which is understandable since this tends to slow down the game while you play hide-n-seek with your opponent. Keeping them on the move would make the match much livelier.

Ayden isn’t the first player to complain against campers. A lot of Warzone fans would rejoice if this change were implemented. We may see Activision rework the Ghost perk this way since they already confirmed that Warzone would be integrated for Modern Warfare & Black Ops Cold War.

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Black Ops Cold War dev hints at Flak Jacket fix

After repeated complaints about how overpowered it is, a Black Ops Cold War dev has hinted that a Flak Jacket fix is being worked on.

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All of all the perks in the game, Flak Jacket is a rather innocuous one, but one that has possibly caused the most headaches. It seems capable of deflecting almost the entire blast of an explosive device, but a BOCW dev has hinted that a Flak Jacket hotfix is in the works.

The usual debate and murmur about perks are “which one is best” and suited to what mode. Well, it seems that most player’s poison – especially for Hardcore – is Flak Jacket.

Black Ops Cold War indeed has plenty of lethal equipment that splatters your insides onto a wall and makes it look like abstract art, but it seems to be happening less and fewer thanks to Flak Jacket.

flak jacket perk in black ops cold war

When is the fix coming?

If you’re not sure of what Flak Jacket can actually offer you, here’s the official game’s description of the perk: “Take less damage from enemy explosives and Molotov and Combat Bow flames.

In this instance, less damage seems to be almost hyperbolic as the perk now seems to be preventing any damage at all from taking place. Not only is it not killing people when they should rightfully be in the ground, but it’s making lots of the game’s arsenal ineffectual and redundant, e.g., grenades, War Machine, etc.

The incessant complaints have led to Reddit rants with one user, Cepheagle, saying: “imagine if /u/foxhoundFPS actually did his job and forwarded things like this to the team. One day .. or never.”

bocw reddit post FoxhoundFPS

The brazen statement insinuates that Treyarch is aware of the issue but is choosing not to address it. However, FoxhoundFPS – Community Manager Josh Torres at Treyarch – has duly responded to the user’s, and everyone else’s, complaints.

“There was actually a discussion about this yesterday. I’ve seen your posts and I understand that you’re not pleased with the “gaps,” but I can only speak to the things that I can speak to.”

So contrary to the community’s thoughts, Treyarch is alerted to the presence of Flak Jacket’s overly-defensive properties. You can imagine this is just one problem in a whole heap of issues and bugs that Treyarch is actively working on fixes for.

Image credits: Treyarch

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Controversial Camo challenge infuriates Black Ops Cold War players

Black Ops Cold War players are not happy with the Policia camo challenge for Assault Rifles.

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Black Ops Cold War players are voicing their gripes with a certain camo challenge.

All Call of Duty games for the past few years have all had mastery camos available in game, and each game has its share of difficult challenges.

In Modern Warfare, the launcher challenges were long and dragged out, and players had to kill 3 players without dying 25 times with the knife and Riot Shield. In Black Ops Cold War, there’s one camo that’s for almost every weapon in the game, and it’s called Policia.

The Policia Camo

For submachine guns, the camo challenge requires close range kills (and by that we mean very close range kills), but for Assault Rifles, it requires you to take down 50 enemies taking cover from you, which makes it the most situational camo challenge in the game.

Not only do you need to kill an enemy taking cover who is looking at you, but you also need to hope the game registers the kill to the challenge, and the game can be very picky with what is registered.

In response, Reddit user “Dementor8919” took to the Black Ops Cold War subreddit to voice his frustrations.

I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge? I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you. from r/blackopscoldwar

The post amassed over 5,000 upvotes over the course of a day and resulted in a wide amount of fellow reddit users to come to the post and voice their frustrations as well.

The highest comment by user “BathroomZoom” stated that Black Ops 2 did the camos best, due to the fact that you could progress your challenges during natural gameplay, vs the new challenge system where you may have to play differently or hop in a specific game mode for progress.

Many commenters also agreed with Zoom’s comment, but other comments stated that Black Ops 2’s camo grind was too easy.

Overall, it’s safe to say players aren’t very happy with this situational camo challenge in Black Ops Cold War. Perhaps Treyarch will reduce the amount of kills required to get the camo, or make the challenge more forgiving for when it registers the kills.

If you’re grinding for this camo, the best advice we have comes from Reddit user “ThyOnlySandMan” who recommends playing on Armada, where other players are often taking cover.

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