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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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Frustrating Warzone glitch lets players get underground again

Warzone players are making use of the map clipping exploit on Rebirth Island to secure unfair victories once again.

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The notorious map clipping exploit on Rebirth Island has returned to Call of Duty: Warzone, with players abusing it to get underneath the map and take out their unsuspecting opponents.

Warzone fans are no strangers to strange glitches, as Rebirth Island was plagued by map-clipping exploits for months. Cheaters often took advantage of this, and Raven Software issued a fix for it in the Season 2 Reloaded update.

Despite this, the infamous glitch has returned, allowing players to sneak underneath the map close to the Chemical Engineering POI. Now, players are exploiting kill and loot without worrying about getting shot. 

Chemical Engineering POI in Warzone

Reddit user MrMakaveli shared a clip of this exploit in the CoD: Warzone subreddit. It showcased the player in the midst of a battle at Decon Zone, and they got beamed to death by an unseen enemy as they were helping their teammate.

This left the player bewildered, as they had no idea how they had been killed. However, the kill cam then revealed that the enemy was underneath the ground, so there was no way for the player to see the attack coming.

While this exploit was supposed to have been fixed in the Season 2 Reloaded update, it was present in the clip which was posted on April 10, weeks after the update.

Although there’s no guarantee that this is the same map clipping exploit as before, it seems remarkably similar. The biggest indicator that they’re one and the same is the location that is seen in the clip.

The original wall-breach often happened at the corner of Chem Eng, which is near the Bioweapon Labs. The cheater in the video was very close to this location, at the northeastern corner of Rebirth Island.

At the time of writing, Raven Software’s Trello board hasn’t been updated with the exploit’s return, but we’ll keep checking for any new developments. Hopefully, they’ll come up with a permanent fix soon.

Image Credits: Activision

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How to fix CoD: Warzone “Checking for update” bug: Xbox, PC & PS5

Tired of Warzone Season 2 freezing on the “Checking for update” screen? Check out our quick guide on how to fix this bug on PC, Xbox & PS5.

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One of Warzone’s most frustrating bugs causes players to get stuck on the game’s “checking for update” screen. Here’s everything you need to fix it on Xbox, PC, PS4, or PS5.

There’s nothing more annoying than wanting to hop straight into a game of Warzone, and quite simply being told no. Unfortunately, that’s what’s happening to a lot of Warzone players thanks to the “checking for update” issue, which forces players to watch the game endlessly search for a patch that doesn’t exist.

Thankfully, there are some workarounds that can help you get past this screen. Chances are that at least one of them should fix Warzone for you, and you can resume smashing players and Zombies with your beastly AUG in Call of Duty: Warzone.

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How to fix the Warzone “checking for update” bug on PC

There are plenty of ways for players to fix this glitch, although some such as purging the Blizzard-related cache or sanning & repairing using the Battle.net launcher are only available on PC.

These useful tips should get those who play on their computer back into action fairly quickly, although some of them are quite technical.

1. Restart your internet connection

  1. Disconnect your router
  2. Reconnect your router and wait a few minutes
  3. Check Warzone

One of the most basic fixes for any internet instability, simply disconnect your router, reconnect it, wait for it to boot up, and try again.

2. Scan and repair Warzone’s game files

  1. Go to Battle.net
  2. Log in and go to Warzone
  3. Click ‘Options’ and then ‘Scan and Repair’
  4. Select ‘Begin Scan’
  5. Once done, boot up Warzone and see if the screen has vanished

3. Change your DNS settings

  1. Open up ‘Network & Internet Settings’
  2. Go to ‘Change Adapter Options’
  3. Right-click your Network Adapter and click on ‘Properties’
  4. Select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4’ (TCP/IPv4) and click ‘Properties’
  5. Use these DNS server addresses: For Preferred DNS server, type 8.8.8.8; and for Alternate DNS server, type 8.8.4.4 and then press ‘Ok’ to save changes
  6. Now purge the DNS cache. On your keyboard, press the Windows Logo key and type cmd. Then select ‘Run as administrator.
  7. In the pop-up window, directly after “system32>” type in ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ and then press ‘Enter’
  8. Start Warzone and see if it’s working now

4. Update your Network Driver

  1. You need to update your Network Driver either Manually or Automatically
  2. If Manually, visit the website of your motherboard manufacturer, then search for your model. Network Drivers can be found in the support or download page and only download the network driver compatible with your system
  3. If Automatically, download Driver Easy
  4. Launch it and click ‘Scan Now’
  5. Click ‘Update All’ to download the Drivers
  6. Restart your PC and try Warzone again

5. Temporarily disable your firewall

  1. Press the ‘Windows Logo’ key and the ‘R’ key at the same time
  2. Type: control firewall.cpl into the box and click ‘Ok’
  3. Now select ‘Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off’
  4. Then click on ‘Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended)’ for all three settings, and click ‘Ok’
  5. Attempt Warzone again
  1. Press the ‘Windows Logo’ key and the ‘R’ key
  2. Type ‘%programdata%’ into the box and click ‘Ok’
  3. One at a time, right-click the ‘Battle.net’ and ‘Blizzard Entertainment’ folders, then choose ‘Delete’
  4. Press the Windows Logo’ key and the ‘R’ key again
  5. Type or paste ‘%appdata%’ into the box and click ‘Ok’
  6. Right-click the ‘Battle.net’ folder and select ‘Delete’
  7. Press the ‘Windows Logo’ key and the ‘R’ key
  8. Type ‘%localappdata%’ into the box and click ‘Ok’
  9. This time, right-click the ‘Battle.net’ and ‘Blizzard Entertainment’ folders and select ‘Delete’

How to fix Warzone “checking for update” bug on Xbox & PS5

If this glitch is affecting you on either an Xbox or PlayStation console, there are still some ways for you to get around it.

1. Restart the game

  1. Press the home button on either your Xbox or PS5 controller, and head back to your console’s main screen.
  2. Select the Warzone game, and press start. Then select close application. If the game is unresponsive or you can’t get it to close, try ejecting the disc if you’re using one.
  3. Restart the game and check if it has worked.

2. Restart your console

  • If your game is stuck in the “checking for update” loop, switch off your console either by using your controller, or the power button on the console itself.
  • Leave for 10 seconds, turn it back on, and try your Warzone application.

3. Restart your internet connection

  1. Disconnect your router
  2. Reconnect your router and wait a few minutes
  3. Check Warzone

4. Redownload the latest Warzone update

PS4 & PS5

  1. Go to your notifications icon on the home screen, and select downloads.
  2. Select the update you want to delete, press enter, then cancel and delete.
  3. Go back to home screen, select Warzone, press start, and check for update.

Xbox

  1. Go to “My Games and Apps,” then queue on the left hand side.
  2. Find the game being update, then press the Menu button on your controller.
  3. Select cancel.

5. Delete your PS5 or Xbox system cache

PS4 & PS5

  1. Turn off your console, making sure not to enter Rest Mode.
  2. Once your console has stopped blinking, remove the power cable.
  3. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  4. Plug the power cable back in and restart your console.

Xbox

  1. Turn off your console.
  2. Once the lights on the front of the console and the power brick are off, unplug the power cable from the rear of the console.
  3. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  4. Play the power cable back in and restart your console.

Hopefully one of these suggestions will have worked for you, no matter which platform you choose to play Warzone on. In the unfortunate case that none of these have solved this issue, your next step is to reinstall the game, which can be a lengthy process.

You should be free of the checking for update bug and can enjoy some cheat-free Warzone against some of the top Warzone streamers in the world!

Image credits: Activision

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NICKMERCS explains why the M16 is Warzone’s new meta weapon

Streamer NICKMERCS has explained why the M16 has become Warzone Season 2’s best weapon following the AUG’s nerf.

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Since the AUG was nerfed in Warzone Season 2, players have been searching for the next meta weapon to dominate Verdansk. Streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff believes he has found it with the M16.

Several metas have come and gone over the course of Warzone’s lifecycle, with the Grau and Kilo 141 metas now remembered fondly, while some players are still reeling from Season 1’s DMR. Season 2 buffed the AUG’s bullet velocity, causing it to become an unstoppable beast, dominating all engagements.

After the mid-Season 2 update, devs realized the AUG was too powerful and attempted to tame it by increasing its recoil. While that may have worked, it seems it has only served to promote a new gun into its place, with streamer NICKMERCS stating that the M16 has now taken top spot.

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Discussing the M16, NICKMERCS said that “it’s going to be the best gun, it’s going to be the gun everybody uses in tournaments and wagers.”

“If the AUG got nerfed, the M16 will be the gun,” Nick says he predicted. “Well, the AUG did get nerfed.” NICKMERCS then went on to explain the problem with the AUGs new recoil, in that “you can’t take people off a headglitch anymore.”

“Don’t get me wrong, the AUG is still usable,” he explained. “But it’s not going to hit and have the control the M16 has, and to be honest, they both hit the same way. So if you haven’t seen the switch, or the transition yet, trust me, you will. Everyone’s going over to the M16, you don’t want to be late.”

NICKMERCS Warzone Season 2 meta M16 class

Nick revealed his M16 loadout that’s built with the “perfect attachments that everyone’s using.”

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 15.9″ Strike Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd Mag

Pair this M16 with an FFAR 1 or a MAC-10, and you’ll be running a class that will dominate Warzone Season 2 at any range.

Nick explained that he believes “the burst meta, sadly, is still going to be around for much longer,” so it’s well worth using and getting to grips with this over-powered M16 class.

Image Credit: Activision / NICKMERCS

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