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New Activision job listing states Warzone is coming to mobile

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A new Activision job listing on the company’s site is stating that Call of Duty: Warzone is coming to mobile devices in the future.

The job listing – called Executive Producer, Features – says that the job is for “WZM,” which appears to be the codename for Warzone Mobile.

It also says that this job is for a “new mobile FPS in the Call of Duty Franchise.” “As Executive Producer, Features you will own product framing and player experience of a new AAA mobile FPS in the Call of Duty franchise.

The listing states that this person has to “harvest, adapt and deliver the essential features from Warzone console and PC into their best mobile instantiation.”

Further, the listing states that this person needs to learn how to adapt Warzone into a mobile experience and understand what aspects of the mode need to carry over. The console experience can be somewhat replicated on mobile thanks to advancements in mobile development over the years.

Improve upon the Warzone formula by proposing and producing mobile-specific additions and changes to features to ensure a best-in-class mobile experience that players will love.”

Serve as primary point of contact on Warzone Mobile leadership team for clarity and decisions on user-facing features, UX and overall quality.”

Call of Duty: Warzone released on March 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as a free to play game part of the Modern Warfare world. It will be expanded to connect with Black Ops Cold War this fall.

Call of Duty: Warzone has seen incredible success the last several months, with the game getting over 75 million players. A release on mobile would help expand the title to more regions worldwide where consoles and PCs are not as accessible.

Activision already has a mobile Call of Duty game, that is free to play and features its own Battle Royale mode. The BR mode in Call of Duty: Mobile has locations from the Modern Warfare and Black Ops mode combined into a singular experience.

This appears to be a different FPS mobile Call of Duty game that will bring Warzone’s experience to players on the go. It’s not clear who is developing this new Warzone mobile experience.

Stay tuned for any updates on this.

The job listing is viewable here.

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How to fix Warzone’s ‘connecting to online services’ bug

If you’re stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen when launching Warzone, follow this simple guide to fix the issue.

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A frustrating bug that has Warzone players stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen will prevent players from playing the game altogether. Not to worry though, follow this simple guide to fix the issue and drop back into Verdansk.

Warzone Season 1 hasn’t been free of problems; we’ve had overpowered guns, invisibility exploits, and the return of the stim glitch. These have now been fixed, but bugs and glitches still plague Call of Duty’s battle royale.

When booting up Warzone, you will be met with a ‘connecting to online services’ screen. This should only last for a couple of seconds as the game connects, but some players get stuck on this screen indefinitely.

If you’re stuck on ‘connecting to online services,’ first, you should try restarting your system and router, but if that doesn’t work, you need to change your system’s DNS settings.

It might sound daunting but follow these simple steps for your console or PC and you’ll get back to playing Warzone in no time.

How to connect to online services on PlayStation

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If you’re stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen on PlayStation consoles, you can change your DNS settings to get back to playing Warzone.

There are quite a few steps you must complete, so we’ve compiled all the steps into an easy-to-follow list.

  1. Open Settings from the PlayStation home screen
  2. Select ‘Network’ and then ‘View Connection Status’
  3. Make a note of your IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway
  4. Go back to ‘Network’ and begin setting up a new internet connection
  5. Select either Wi-Fi or LAN, then choose ‘Custom Setup’
  6. Go to ‘IP Address Settings’, select ‘Manual’, and enter the information you noted in step 3
  7. Set the Primary DNS Server to 8.8.8.8
  8. Set the Secondary DNS Server to 8.8.4.4
  9. Proceed with ‘Next’ and set the MTU settings as Automatic
  10. Launch Warzone and finally connect to online services

These DNS settings are Google’s own, and are perfect for gaming.

How to connect to online services on Xbox

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

To bypass the ‘connecting to online services’ bug on Xbox, you must also change your console’s DNS settings.

To get back to playing Warzone on Xbox consoles:

  1. Open ‘System’ then select ‘Settings’
  2. Go to ‘Network’ and ‘Network Settings’
  3. In ‘Advanced Settings’ select ‘Advanced Settings’
  4. Select ‘DNS Settings’ and then ‘Manual’
  5. Set the Primary DNS Server to 8.8.8.8
  6. Set the Secondary DNS Server to 8.8.4.4
  7. Test your internet connection, then get back to playing Warzone again!

How to connect to online services on PC

PC battle.net

A PC doesn’t have the same Network Settings tabs as consoles, but fixing the ‘connecting to online services’ bug is quite simple.

Follow these simple steps to play Warzone on PC:

  1. Search for ‘View Network Connections’ in the search bar
  2. Open the connection you’re using and hit ‘Properties’
  3. Double-click on ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’
  4. Check ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’
  5. Type 8.8.8.8 into the ‘Preferred DNS server’ box
  6. Click ‘OK’
  7. Launch Warzone through Battle.net and instantly connect to the online services

After following these steps you’ll be able to play Warzone again. Also, if you’re getting the ‘Warzone Dev Error 6034,’ you can follow our guide on how to fix that too.

Image Credits: PlayStation / Xbox / Blizzard / Activision

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Twitch Rivals $250k Warzone tournament results

Top Warzone Twitch streamers battled it out for $250k in the Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Tournament, with team UnRationaL taking the win.

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On January 21, top Call of Duty Warzone Twitch streamers competed for the lion’s share of $250,000 in the Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Tournament, with team UnRationaL taking home the win.

Teams of Twitch’s best Warzone streamers competed in the Twitch Rivals $250,000 Doritos Bowl Tournament on January 21. In teams of three, with huge names in the CoD Warzone scene such as Aydan, HusKerrs, and TeePee, streamers fought against each other to determine who was the best.

49 teams of competitors played in the same lobby over five matches, with eliminations and placement counting towards scores.

Games were much slower and more calculated than the typical ‘kill race’ tournaments as every player was of around equal skill. That didn’t mean players couldn’t pop-off though, as team UnRationaL won with a huge lead.

Warzone players dropping into Verdansk

Here are the final scores for the top 10 teams of the $250k Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Tournament.

Twitch Rivals $250K Warzone Doritos Bowl final placements

it’s_iron’s team led the way for most of the event, but team UnRationaL closed the gap going into Game Five. In this final round, UnRationaL’s team clutched up to take the win, beating out second place by a whopping 33 points.

You can check out the final placements for the top 10 teams below.

PlacementTeamPoints
1st UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool127
2ndaamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_94
3rdits_iron, OPMarked, yeet89
4thAydan, Blazt, Rated83
5thzColorss, Frozone, aHTracTXII78
6thPRAY3RS, NobuSpartan, bbreadman75
7thBobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman75
8thmrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable71
9thzSmittyTV, KriiNkz, mvriiooo70
10thHusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny70

The event didn’t go down smoothly, however. After streamer METZY_B was accused by several competitors of cheating during the tournament, Twitch reviewed the footage and disqualified his team, taking away their share of the prize money.

There is no confirmation that METZY_B did cheat, and 100 Thieves’ Tommey, who looked through Metzy’s PC live on stream, has since apologized for making the accusation.

With Activision Blizzard confirming they are looking at expanding the Call of Duty League by adding Warzone, we can expect to see more battle royale tournaments in this format throughout 2021 and beyond.

Image Credits: Activision / Twitch Rivals

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100 Thieves Tommey apologizes after accusing Warzone tournament opponent of cheating

100 Thieves Warzone pro Tommey has apologized after falsely accusing a fellow competitor in the $200,000 Twitch Rivals event of cheating.

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Tommey and Warzone player

100 Thieves streamer Tom ‘Tommey’ Trewren has apologised after footage he reviewed on stream of a fellow Warzone Twitch Rivals competitor who ended up being disqualified from the competition.

Since leaving Call of Duty esports behind for Warzone, the Brit has quickly become one of the game’s most recognizable faces. With the battle royale currently struggling with the massive influx of cheaters playing the game, Tommey has come to the forefront of calling these hackers out.

During January 22’s $250,000 Warzone Twitch Rivals tournament, Tommey along with many others in the tournament, accused METZY_B and his team of cheating, which eventually led to the trio being disqualified from the tournament.

As the dust settles on the event and the scandal though, Tommey has made a public apology to METZY_B and his team, admitting that he made a mistake.

In the clip taken from METZY_B’s stream, Tommey believed that the way he locked on to players jumping out of a window indicated that the player had been using some sort of cheat, claiming that his aim had “locked onto the guy by accident.”

While some agreed with the Brit, many felt that one clip was too little to go on, and that METZY_B shouldn’t have lost out on a chance to earn money from the Warzone tournament due to some suspicious moments during a game.

After receiving feedback from the community, and actually looking through METZY_B’s PC files, the 100 Thieves streamer tweeted: “Fully understand the hate I’m receiving, and it’s deserved. There just wasn’t enough to by to give my opinion, from the stuff I saw I believed something was off, but there just wasn’t enough to go as far as it did and to have everyone saying he cheated.”

“I apologize for that. I didn’t want to take it any further, but nobody else seemed to care and he asked if I’d talk to him so he can prove he was clean, which he did. I’ll hold my hands up and admit we were wrong. I’m sorry for letting a lot of you down.”

METZY_B has yet to respond to Tommey’s apology, however in response to a member of the Warzone community, the Warzone pro stated he would give his earnings from the $200,000 Twitch Rivals tournament to the wrongly accused if he wanted them.

While METZY_B has been exonerated, cheating remains a major issue in Call of Duty: Warzone, with many claiming the game’s anti-cheat doesn’t do enough to combat the issue.

Some major streamers have already decided to stop competing in tournaments, with NICKMERCS stating that he won’t take part in future competitions due to the hacking issues plaguing the title.

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