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Patch Update 1.05 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now live, Big Changes Included

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A new patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, version 1.05, is now live on PS4 and Xbox One. Coming to PC tomorrow. The update is about 9.5GB on PS4 and 11.37GB on Xbox One (size will vary by region and platform).

This new patch update brings Nuketown map to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4, with release on Xbox One and PC to follow on November 20.

From Treyarch: 

First up: Nuketown has arrived! One of our most popular maps of all time makes its reimagined debut in Black Ops 4, complete with its own unique surprises to discover. In true Treyarch tradition, we’re kicking off the Nuketown Featured Playlist this week on PS4 to celebrate. As a reminder, Nuketown is free for all Black Ops 4 players, launching today on PS4 and available on all platforms next week.

Today marks our biggest stability update to Zombies since launch. We’ve implemented 60+ fixes for crashes and other issues across all four maps with this update, covering everything from Easter Egg quest crashes and Max Ammo bugs to exploits in Classified and the return of Speed Cola functionality. The team has been hard at work to deliver an always-improving Zombies experience with today’s updates, and we continue to prioritize overall stability above all else.

We’ll be able to provide more concrete details on upcoming Zombies features in future community updates, including the Black Ops Authenticity Stamp system, Daily Callings, host migration support, splitscreen improvements, and more. We know there’s a ton of interest and anticipation about the road ahead for Zombies in Black Ops 4, and we’re excited to share more on what’s coming when we’re closer to debuting each new feature. For now, ensuring a fun, stable Zombies core experience for all players comes first.

We’ve made numerous gameplay balance updates to weapons across all modes, with several changes to gameplay specific to Multiplayer, including tweaks to the SG12 Strobe Light, SMGs, the Titan, and Cold Blooded. Some big changes have also been made to Ajax on the Specialist front, shortening the duration of his 9-Bang flash effect, reducing his accuracy when the Ballistic Shield is up, providing better counters to the 9-Bang and Ballistic Shield, and more. Check out the full patch notes below for every little detail.

We’ve added the new Endurance Chaos Moshpit playlist to the Featured category in MP, featuring doubled score limits across 6v6 matches of TDM, Domination, Hardpoint, and Kill Confirmed. Mercenary Capture Moshpit also makes its return to the Featured category for our lone wolves who live to PTFO, and Gun Game remains in rotation for another week. CWL Custom Games have also been added today, offering CWL ruleset variants of Hardpoint, Control, and Search & Destroy.

Big news in Blackout: the Bowie Knife joins the arsenal and Zombies invade Nuketown Island on PS4, plus all players get access to the “Icons” Character Missions to unlock Mason, Woods, Menendez, and Reznov! The new Team Scoreboard has been added to Duos and Quads in this update, so you can check on how your squad is performing during the match. We’ve also made an update to allow weapons to now stream in faster at the start of each match to make sure everyone gets into the action once they hit the ground running.

We’re also happy to announce the launch of Daily Tier Skips in Multiplayer and Blackout for all players! Simply win a match in MP or earn a Merit in Blackout each day to redeem a daily Bonus Tier in the Black Market. This allows players to earn Contraband items even faster, and it’s a permanent addition to the game. Blackjack’s Shop is also now live on PS4 in the Black Market with new ways to customize your Multiplayer and Blackout experience, arriving on additional platforms next week.

Patch Notes: 

PS4 ONLY:

Multiplayer

  • Nuketown MP map added to the Nuketown playlist.
  • Nuketown Featured Playlist added.

Blackout

  • Bowie Knife now available. Find and wield this classic weapon for 1-hit melee kills!
  • To celebrate the launch of Nuketown, Zombies now spawn on Nuketown Island with a new Zombies Supply Stash spawn location behind the Nuketown sign.

Black Market

  • Blackjack’s Shop added.

PS4 and Xbox One:

Gameplay Balance (Multiple Modes)

This gameplay update focuses on addressing the issues our community has been most passionate about: Ajax, SMGs, the SG12 Strobe Light, Cold Blooded, and much more. Some of these changes affect multiple modes, and we’ve called out where certain changes only apply to Multiplayer.

  • Submachine Guns
    • MX9
      • Adjusted 5-hit kill range up to 6m (MP only).
      • Slightly increased ADS move speed.
    • GKS
      • Adjusted 5-hit kill range up to 3m (MP only).
      • Slightly increased ADS move speed.
    • Cordite
      • Adjusted 5-hit kill range up to 3m (MP only).
      • Slightly increased ADS move speed.
    • Spitfire
      • Increased 6-hit kill range by 3m (MP only).
      • Slightly increased ADS move speed.
  • Assault Rifles
    • Maddox RFB
      • Slightly increased recoil of 1st and 2nd shots.
      • Echo Fire Operator Mod: Removed recoil penalty when equipped.
    • KN-57
      • Reduced idle sway.
      • Slightly increased 4-hit kill range by 1.5m (MP only).
    • Rampart 17
      • Reduced idle sway.
      • Slightly reduced recoil of 1st and 3rd shots.
      • Increased 4-hit kill range by 3m (MP only).
  • Tactical Rifles
    • Swordfish
      • Slightly reduced delay between bursts.
      • Reduced idle sway.
      • Penta Burst Operator Mod: Now implements standard burst delay.
  • Light Machine Guns
    • Titan
      • Reduced ADS speed.
      • Increased sprint-out time.
      • Slightly increased hip-fire spread (MP only).
      • Stock: Slightly reduced movement benefits when equipped (MP only).
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Outlaw
      • Slightly increased fire rate.
      • Greatly reduced idle sway.
      • Slightly increased ADS speed.
      • Updated ADS rechamber animation to make it easier to stay on target.
      • Recoil now centers more reliably.
      • Increased base damage increased by 10, only affecting shots to kill an already-damaged target (MP only).
    • SDM
      • Added aim-assist while hip-firing.
    • Koshka
      • Recoil now centers more reliably after the first shot.
  • Shotguns
    • SG12
      • Reduced visual effect of Strobe Light Operator Mod.
      • Reduced range at which Strobe Light affects aim-assist by 50%.
  • Attachments
    • Grip II
      • Reduced flinch mitigation.
  • Specialists
    • Ajax
      • Reduced 9-Bang’s flash effect duration by 25%.
      • 9-Bang is now countered more effectively by Tactical Mask.
      • Increased bullet spread by 25% in fortify stance when using the Ballistic Shield.
      • Ajax’s turn speed is now properly slowed when he’s hit by a Concussion Grenade with the Ballistic Shield equipped.
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent Ajax from being hit from certain angles from behind with the Ballistic Shield equipped.
      • Added a third-person sound effect for charges 2 and 3 of the 9-Bang.
    • Prophet
      • Improved Tempest accuracy.
      • Tempest charges attached to players will no longer be destroyed by explosives.
      • Resolved an issue where the Seeker Shock Mine could get stuck in a loop on Morocco.
    • Firebreak
      • The Purifier will now properly damage the Strike Team.
    • Ruin
      • Resolved an issue that could lead to the Grapple Gun failing to connect to surfaces when the player was moving.
  • Perks
    • Tactical Mask
      • Increased resistance to 9-Bang, Concussion Grenade, and Razor Wire.
    • Flak Jacket
      • Increased resistance to explosive damage.
    • Cold Blooded
      • Increased the delay period before enemy AI will target players during a period of maintained line of sight. This will give players more time to get to cover or to fight back against enemy AI.
    • Dead Silence
      • Dead Silence will now suppress player sounds related to healing, taking fall damage, or surfacing while swimming (affects MP and Blackout).
  • Scorestreaks
    • Strike Team
      • Teams can now only have one Strike Team active at a time.

Multiplayer

  • Playlist Updates
    • Endurance Chaos Moshpit added to Featured Category (6v6 with doubled score limits). Includes:
      • TDM with 150 score limit, 15 minute time limit.
      • Domination with 200 score round limit, 400 score match limit.
      • Hardpoint with 500 score limit, 10 minute time limit.
      • Kill Confirmed with 120 score limit, 15 minute time limit.
    • Mercenary Capture Moshpit added to Featured Category (5v5 Domination, Hardpoint, and Control with no parties allowed).
    • Hardcore Search & Destroy added to Featured Category.
    • Gun Game remains in Featured Category.
  • Spawns
    • Team Deathmatch
      • Spawn adjustments made for Arsenal, Summit, and Payload.
    • Domination
      • Spawn adjustments made for Arsenal, Summit, and Payload.
    • Free For All
      • Spawn adjustments made for Arsenal, Summit, and Payload.
    • Hardpoint
      • Spawn adjustments made for Arsenal, Summit, and Payload.
      • Adjusted spawn logic associated with active Hardpoint to reduce weight given to spawns near the Hardpoint. This should help reduce times when teams spawn on the same side as the active Hardpoint.
    • Control
      • Spawn adjustments made for Arsenal, Summit, and Payload.
    • Seaside
      • Spawn adjustments made to how the spawn system evaluates enemies on Seaside.
    • Gridlock
      • Spawn adjustments made to how the spawn system evaluates enemies on Gridlock.
  • Game Modes
    • Custom Games
      • Resolved an issue that would display friendlies as enemies on round switch in Custom Games.
      • Added an option in Custom Control matches to enable teamkills and suicides to count toward your team’s number of remaining lives.
    • Hardcore
      • Teamkilling a player near their own Care Package will now reflect damage back to the attacker. This is done to prevent teamkilling to steal a teammate’s Care Package. You know who you are.
      • Adjusted Health model so that we can better balance out low-damage weapons in Hardcore, such as SMGs and Pistols.
      • Armor has also been rebalanced for Hardcore, impacting a variety of weapons across different ranges. Armor can effectively counter some weapons by requiring an extra shot, and higher-damage weapons counter Armor by overriding its protection.
      • Razor Wire no longer does team damage to teammates who melee the Razor Wire.
      • Resolved an issue where Bots would not play a Hardcore variant of a mode correctly.
    • Heist
      • Seeker Shock Mine cost increased.
      • Hellstorm cost increased.
      • Lightning Strike cost increased.
      • Downed players will now bleed out if the last remaining player suicides.
      • The extraction waypoint is now shown at the start the round of the round.
      • Resolved an issue where the Lightning Strike Killcam would not show correctly if killing a downed player.
    • Search & Destroy
      • Resolved an issue that would grant an additional round win if the last enemy was killed just before the bomb denotated.
      • Resolved an issue where certain Optics could have a blue or red static background when spectating.
  • CWL Custom Games
    • Players can now select official CWL variants of Hardpoint, Control, and Search & Destroy in Custom Games. These variants will have the current rules and restrictions found in the CWL ruleset applied.
    • Introduced a Custom Game option to support competitive tuning for Specialists for CWL rules.
    • The following gameplay changes are enabled with this setting:
      • Barricade deals no damage, but still slows.
      • Barricade has reduced health.
      • Razor Wire deals no damage, but still slows.
      • Razor Wire has reduced health.
      • Sensor Dart only lasts 3 seconds, enough for 1 ping.
      • Tac-Deploy has a maximum of 4 spawns before it is destroyed.
      • Tac-Deploy has a reduced duration.
      • Reactor Core deals reduced damage.
      • Hellion Salvo rockets deal reduced splash damage to players.
      • Mesh Mines deal non-lethal damage.
  • Challenges
    • Hard Stop Challenge
    • Recovered the majority of lost Hard Stop Challenge progress that was reset for many players.
  • Camo Progression
    • Weapon Reactive Camos
      • Resolved an issue that would lead to a Reactive Camo immediately jumping from its wrapped state to stage 2.
      • Resolved an issue that would prevent a Gold camo from advancing its stage if the player was underwater.
      • Dropped weapons with wrapped reactive camos will remain wrapped when picked up by another player.
    • Hellion Salvo Launcher
      • Penthouse camo now properly progresses by destroying Sniper’s Nest, Attack Chopper, Gunship, Sentry Gun, or Mantis Scorestreaks.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Resolved a number of issues with camos applying to weapons incorrectly.
    • Adjusted Recon and custom Reflex reticles to ensure they are precisely centered.
    • Resolved an issue where being blinded or concussed would stop the player from capturing a zone in Hardpoint, Domination, or Control.
    • Resolved an issue where melee attacks could connect with enemies that were visible when the melee began, but were behind cover before the attack connected.
    • Resolved an exploit where the “Sprint Cancels Reload” option could lead to a fire rate that was faster than intended.

Zombies

  • Stability
    • Global
      • Fixed crashes where a player could be disconnected during character banter.
      • Fixed a crash in Theater that could occur when a player tried to watch playback of a game that contained 3 Bots.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player disconnected while Burned Out killed Zombies.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player was given or returned a weapon that was already in their inventory.
      • Fixed crashes related to invalid zombie spawn positions.
      • Fixed crashes that could occur when a player disconnected at specific times while their inventory was being updated.
      • Fixed crashes that could occur when players disconnected at specific times while downed.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Nowhere But There.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when the player disconnected during the opening moments of a custom match in which one of their Talismans or Elixirs was disabled by a Custom Mutation.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player disconnected from their party while being revived.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player disconnected during the Game Over screen.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when reloading with Electric Burst active.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player disconnected as they were downed with Electric Burst activated.
    • IX
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a Tiger died, depending on where it fell and/or collided with an object.
      • Fixed a Theater crash that could occur when spectating a Homunculus de-spawn.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur during a voiceover during the Main Quest.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur during the Death of Orion quest.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur if a player disconnected when the crowd wanted to throw that player an item.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player completes a challenge in IX.
    • Blood of the Dead
      • Fixed a crash that could occur in the Main Quest if the player holding the Banjo died while another player attempted to interact with the ghost that handed over the Banjo (player with the Banjo must be the one to give it back to the ghost).
      • Fixed a crash that could occur if the player disconnected from the party while using the Overkill.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur as a result of the Seagull disappearing in certain areas of the map.
    • Classified
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a double-Pack-a-Punched weapon was combined with the Holo sight and five attachments.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player disconnected while teleporting.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur during character banter in Special Rounds.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player disconnected on the way to the Groom Lake defend in Rush.
    • Voyage of Despair
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player stood on a portal during the Main Quest.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when the player used an upgraded Bowie Knife against a zombie.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when the player died or disconnected from their party while standing at the window trigger for the Homunculus flag Easter Egg.
  • Gameplay
    • Global
      • Increased weapon reload speed when player has all 4 Perks.
      • Resolved an issue where weapons with a Clan Tag or Kill Counter applied could not be resupplied with ammo in-game when all attachment slots were filled.
      • Resolved an issue where certain weapons could not properly apply attachments in the Armory.
      • Resolved an issue where the Max Ammo powerup would not restore any Frag Grenade charges when the player had the Dimensional Pocket: Frag Grenade Talisman equipped.
      • Resolved an issue where Pack-a-Punching the SDM with Iron Sights as the chosen Optic could reset the Optic back to default.
      • Resolved an issue where players with the Sigil of the 4th Circle Talisman active would not have the Perk Modifier outline around the 4th Perk icon if the player did not have all 4 Perks.
      • Resolved an issue where Electric Burst did not function correctly with the Aftertaste Elixir after the player was revived and had the Perk returned by the Scepter of Ra.
      • Resolved an issue with delayed power-up spawns when using Extra Credit.
      • Resolved an issue where replacing a Mule Kick-assigned weapon removed the Mule Kick icon from the weapon.
      • Resolved an issue where the XP value could turn negative when the player doesn’t earn XP in game after achieving Prestige Master.
      • Resolved an issue that caused players’ reload speed to be increased when standing near another player using the Path of Sorrows.
    • Blood of the Dead
      • Resolved an issue with FX persisting indefinitely on the Warden when using the Ragnarok Electrocute attack.
      • Resolved an issue that could occur when a player left the Showers via Fast Travel while still holding the Banjo during the Main Quest Showers puzzle step.
      • Resolved an issue where multiple Kronoriums could spawn.
      • Resolved an issue with the Magmagat taking other weapon properties when stowed.
      • Resolved an issue where the Blue Wolf Glyph didn’t appear after a player shot and reloaded their weapon, then aimed down sights with the Spectral Shield during the Hell’s Redeemer Quest.
    • IX
      • Resolved an issue where Blightfathers and Gladiators could not be killed by the Hammer of Valhalla’s lightning bolt attack.
      • Resolved an issue with the Death of Orion challenge being completed with fewer than nine Zombies.
      • Resolved an issue where equipping the Brazen Bull caused the Death of Orion to kill at an accelerated rate.
      • Resolved an issue with Gladiator pathing getting stuck in the boss fight arena.
      • Resolved a visual issue with the Storm Spikes during the Main Quest.
    • Classified
      • Fixed an exploit where players could control the spawn and de-spawn of Zombies using the Panic Room to get to high rounds.
      • Fixed an exploit in the Morgue area found in the Laboratories where the player was able to jump onto the rim of multiple windows, allowing the player to avoid taking hits from Zombies.
      • Fixed an exploit in the corner of the Lower War Room area where the player was able to jump onto extended collision from a window, eventually causing Zombies to stop attacking the player.
      • Resolved an issue where players could be hurled from the teleporter to outside of the playable area in Groom Lake.
      • Resolved an issue where Classified did not appear in the Map selection screen when in a 4-player splitscreen party in a lobby.
      • Resolved an issue where Zombies and Hellhounds could de-spawn on the teleporter when pathing to players in the Panic Room.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Resolved an issue where Paintjobs could be deleted from the Personalize menu after trying to select them.
    • Resolved an issue where players could load into a match before the host did, resulting in no player control.
    • Resolved an issue where playing a local Zombies game and then switching to an online lobby would result in no default map being shown.
    • Resolved a camo issue where red spikes could protrude from a number of weapons.
    • Resolved splash art in loading screen where the wrong game mode would be shown.
    • Custom Mutations Round Cap rule now properly ends the game after players complete the number of rounds selected.
    • Added description in Create-A-Class on rollover for Special Weapon stages.

Blackout

  • General
    • Item pickups now stream in faster at the start of a match.
    • New Team Scoreboard in Duos and Quads can be accessed during the match to see how your squad is performing.
    • Various stability improvements and bug fixes.
  • Character Missions
    • “Icons” Character Missions now available to find and unlock (Mason, Woods, Menendez, Reznov).
    • Nomad’s Character Mission requirements have been adjusted to remove the dependency of other player character choices.

SOURCE: Reddit

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Microsoft explain why Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation after Xbox exclusivity rumors

Microsoft have reiterated their claim that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation and gave one simple reason why.

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Both PlayStations fans and Sony itself have expressed concern over Call of Duty becoming Xbox and PC exclusive, but Microsoft have reiterated their claim that the games will remain on PlayStation, giving one simple reason why.

Microsoft announced their shock buyout of Activision Blizzard back in January 2022, with the deal set to close in Summer 2023. While Microsoft previously stated that there are no plans to make Call of Duty Xbox and PC-exclusive, Sony still expressed concern.

As reported by VGC, Microsoft responded to these concerns in a document sent to Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). Here, they accused Sony of blocking games from Xbox Game Pass and reiterated that it “wouldn’t be profitable” to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation.

Microsoft acquired Bethesda back in 2021, and have already started making their games, such as Starfield, Xbox and PC exclusive. However, in this document, Microsoft insisted that Sony shouldn’t worry about Call of Duty being removed from PlayStation.

Modern Warfare 2 Ghost

“Regardless of how unsurprising Sony‘s criticism of content exclusivity is – given that PlayStation’s entire strategy has been centered on exclusivity over the years – the reality is that the strategy of retaining Activision Blizzard’s games by not distributing them in rival console shops would simply not be profitable for Microsoft,” claimed Microsoft.

Microsoft gave several reasons why they wouldn’t remove future Call of Duty games from PlayStation, but it all boiled down to profit.

“The hypothetical adoption of any content discontinuation strategy would not be profitable for Microsoft and, even if implemented, such strategies would have no competitive impact, for the reasons described above,” concluded Microsoft.

There are also reports that there are contractual agreements that ensure the next three Call of Duty games will be on both Xbox and PlayStation. Rumors suggest that Call of Duty 2024 will be developed by Treyarch, and Activision have even teased a new premium game for 2023.

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Huge Black Ops 4 campaign leak reveals scrapped ‘Career’ mode details & concept art

Black Ops 4’s scrapped campaign has reportedly appeared online in a huge leak showing off concept art and breaking down a ton of details.

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Black Ops 4 Specialists

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 went against the norm by opting to skip a campaign, despite it reportedly being in development for some time. Four years later, a leak puts together a ton of information about the scrapped ‘Career’ mode which was set to be an online 2v2 experience.

While Call of Duty players typically enjoy the blockbuster campaigns, it’s arguably multiplayer that brings them back year after year. Despite rumors suggesting that a Black Ops 4 Campaign was in development, the game launched in 2018 without a single-player mode.

Now, almost four years later with Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, a ton of info has dropped detailing exactly what Black Ops 4’s campaign mode could have been.

Reddit user Purpletoaster20 said this huge post in the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit was the result of “months of research & discussion with people who have inside knowledge of this mode,” and it includes images of internal powerpoints, concept art, and a detailed breakdown of each mission.

Black Ops 4 operators

The campaign was dubbed ‘Career’ and would be an online 2v2 mode where players would “race to the finish” against the opposing duo, and whichever side won would affect how the rest of the session would progress.

Taking place in a post-Black Ops 3 2070, there would be “The Year of Chaos” after a pandemic and climate disasters would “heavily diminish the world’s resources.”

Each duo would pick their preferred faction, and then need to battle against AI to complete their objectives ahead of the other team. Plus, there would also be PvP sections with Blackout mechanics, where death would result in respawning back at a base near to the action.

This mode would have counted towards player progression, with each Black Ops 4 season adding several new missions for players to complete.

Four missions were “nearly complete,” and the Reddit user detailed them all in the Reddit post. In these missions, players had to complete Call of Duty-esque objectives such as blowing up convoys and hacking and defending terminals.

But why was this huge mode canceled? According to the Reddit user, it was “due to technical issues & the overall gameplay loop being described as too repetitive,” as well as the release being pushed forward by a month. They also claim that the leaked gameplay wasn’t from the campaign, but was actually from a Specialist HQ mode.

The Reddit user said they’ll be putting all of this information together in a 30-minute video on August 18.


Modern Warfare 2 brings a fully-fledged campaign that will reportedly arrive ahead of the full game’s launch, so be sure to check out everything we know about the single-player.

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Players share Call of Duty Next reveal wishlist for Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2

With the Call of Duty Next event set to showcase MW2 and Warzone 2, players reveal exactly what they’re desperate to see.

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The upcoming Call of Duty Next event is set to deliver a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal as well as new Warzone 2 information. Here’s what players are desperate to see from the event.

During Call of Duty Champs, the biggest competitive CoD event of the year, Activision and Infinity Ward brought Call of Duty Next to the community’s attention. This one-of-a-kind event that will be broadcast on September 15 is set to tease the future of the Call of Duty franchise.

The event will include a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal, as well as new details concerning the Warzone 2 project and a mobile version of Warzone. With a ton of new information expected to shock the community, here’s what players are hoping to see most.

CharlieIntel took to Twitter to ask CoD players what they’re hoping to see from the highly-anticipated Call of Duty Next broadcast. While the details concerning Warzone 2 are shrouded in mystery, it’s safe to expect gameplay footage of Modern Warfare 2.

Keep in mind that Modern Warfare 2 is set to release on October 28, and with all eyes on Call of Duty Next, it’ll be a great opportunity to build some excitement. Some players in the replies had very specific expectations, while others wish to see more of the game’s technical aspects.

MW2 & Warzone 2 gun mechanism & gunsmith system

This is a great example of the technical side of Modern Warfare 2, and by expected association Warzone 2, that we’ve yet to fully discover. Gun mechanisms and how they feel while firing lay the groundwork for the game’s tone. Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay will likely be heavily influenced by how intuitive the guns feel in players’ hands.

Furthermore, the loadouts and the gunsmith feature are another vital technical aspect. While these aren’t the flashiest concerns, they go a long way in setting the foundation for a high-quality experience. After all, players love to customize and tweak aspects of the game when they’re not engaged in battle.

While we already have some major information about Modern Warfare 2’s gunsmith, including the ability to tweak certain attachment characteristics, hopefully, Call of Duty Next will provide even more insight.

Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play

While the gameplay is set to take center stage, it’s not beyond belief that Call of Duty Next could showcase various game modes. Perhaps the broadcast will mark the official reveal of the rumored DMZ mode.

However, fans of multiplayer will have their fingers crossed for something they’ve been wanting for what seems like ages: “League play at launch.”

Call of Duty fans looking for a top-tier competitive mode have been let down in recent years. Either they’ve had to wait months after release to receive a Ranked Play mode, or in the case of Modern Warfare, it came without Skill Divisions or an ELO system.

Classic Call of Duty weapons

FaZe Testy replying with an image of the iconic Intervention sniper gives us a specific weapon request. Surely, the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal is going to include gameplay footage. Of course, with gameplay footage comes the inevitable reveal of weapons.

It remains to be seen if classic Call of Duty weapons will feature in Modern Warfare 2, but players are surely going to lose their minds if the Intervention makes its way to the game. The Sniper is undoubtedly one of the most beloved weapons in Call of Duty history.

That just about wraps up some of the most intriguing hopes and wishes for the upcoming Call of Duty Next event. Don’t forget to tune into the broadcast on September 15 to find out if any of these desires come to fruition.


For more, check out how leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer images seem to confirm that factions are back.

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