Once again, twittering “TwoToeTimmy” has come through and written a fantastic review of Modern Warfare 3’s Content Drop #3 map “Overwatch”. In it, he goes into detail on the map’s layout, strategies, and also his opinions of the new map.
Also dont forget to leave a comment if you agree (or disagree) with his views.. Read his review after the break..
On February 21 (March 29 on PS3), Infinity Ward dropped you on top of a New York Skyscraper and dared you not to fall off. Call of Duty released the third Content Drop OVERWATCH for Modern Warfare 3 for Xbox ELITE Premium members. The setting of a New York Skyscraper immediately brought up the resemblance to HIGHRISE from Modern Warfare 2 for many COD veterans. Ironically enough, even the description provided for the DLC would fit either map.
Battle takes place along two levels in a near symmetrical layout, with the central bridge and side routes open to attack from multiple angles. Watch your every step, as a lack of boundaries surrounding the perimeter leaves nothing to prevent you from falling far to the ground below.
Instantly you’ll notice this map is nothing like HIGHRISE. The similarities between the two stop at being really high off the ground and having a crane on each one. The closest you may come to placing this layout would be the inside area in BROADCAST from CoD4:MW, however even that is a loose connection. The map takes on a unique feeling of something we have not played before.
OVERWATCH is a circular flowing map with four open combat areas spaced outside the central cut-through section. Multiple long pathways connect each end with an open central bridge area cutting through the middle. There are essentially two floors which provide slight elevation changes and offer some different vantage points. Though medium in size, OVERWATCH plays more like a small map with the lack of open areas creating a tighter feel. Surprise confrontations await you around every corner. Along with the tight corners, there are long sight lines in high traffic areas that welcome skilled snipers and assault class fans. OVERWATCH’s balanced layouts allows for almost every style without making them feel overpowered or out of place.
OVERWATCH is well suited for the objective playlists, especially Domination. The points are well placed; A and C each accessible but not in the open. Capture point B is located in the open on the central bridge section and difficult to capture without teamwork. Each capture point is positioned so they are not easily defendable by a single player from a stationary point. Defenders will need to continually scan entry points into their area to be efficient at holding down a point. The map flows like a debris filled windy river from A to B to C with perfect spacing in-between. OVERWATCH is one of the best Domination maps on MW3 and could be one of the best in Call of Duty.
A well balanced engaging map, OVERWATCH plays openly to all gaming styles. Refreshingly unique to anything else in the series makes this map another solid addition to the Call of Duty series.
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Black Ops Cold War players call for more Modern Warfare style weapon conversions
Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to take inspiration from Modern Warfare by adding more weapon conversions to the game.
Weapon conversions allow you to change how a weapon behaves in Modern Warfare drastically, and players are asking the developers to add more of them to Black Ops Cold War.
Modern Warfare had various weapon conversions that drastically altered how a weapon functions in combat. For example, the X16 came with different triggers to increase or decrease the rate of fire cap.
Reddit user Tsuikyit_The_VIP started a discussion about this in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. They expressed their disappointment with the C58’s weapon conversion in the game.
“The 5.56 60 round drum completely takes away the 4HK potential and doesn’t change up any other stats,” wrote the user. “Much like the M4A1, it should’ve gotten a faster fire rate or reduced recoil to make up for the lack of a 5HK range, but it never got one.”
The Redditor then suggested that the devs should build off what Modern Warfare did by adding more weapon conversions to the game.
Many of the commenters agreed with this suggestion. Several players feel that the current selection of weapon alterations in Black Ops Cold War pales in comparison to what’s available in Modern Warfare.
“I don’t need 15 different optics choices on my weapons,” wrote one user. “Like, what am I gonna do with a sniper scope on my SMGs? Give me some .45 ACP ammo options or selector switch to fire my MX4 on 3 RND burst. “
Hopefully, the developers will continue to innovate the game as its lifecycle continues.
For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out our article on the Field Mic glitch that gives players wallhacks or how to install the PS5 high-resolution texture packs for the first-person shooter.
Image credit: Activision / Treyarch
Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence update early patch notes: New Legend, weapon, Ranked Arenas, & more
Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence has officially been announced, let’s take a look at what content players will be seeing in the patch notes.
Once again, a new season of Apex Legends is on the horizon, bringing not only a host of changes in the patch notes but also brand new content for players to indulge in, so let’s see what fans can expect in the Apex Legends Season 10 patch notes.
Just as we received these pieces of new content at the start of Season 9, players will be happy to know that Season 10‘s patch notes will also introduce a heap of new content.
Apex Legends Emergence Season 10 update patch notes
Apex Legends Season 10 release date
Firstly, let’s start with Season 10’s release.
Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence will arrive on August 3, just after the end of Season 9.
As many already know, Season 10 is entitled Emergence, perhaps hinting at the rise of a new Legend.
Apex Legends Season 10: New Legend Seer
With the new Season 10 gameplay trailer and sneak peek on his abilities at EA Play Live 2021, where other iconic games like Battlefield also presented new content, players finally have an understanding of how the Legend will operate.
- Passive: Heartbeat Sensor, Seer will be able to track enemies with a heartbeat sensor and gain information on their where abouts within a close vicinity.
- Tactical: Moth Drones, once tracked down with the Heartbeat Sensor, Seer can then send out his moth drones to keep tabs on their movements, similarly to Bloodhounds Scan.
- Ultimate: Seer’s moth combine to create a large sphere which tracks enemy footsteps when they’re running.
New Rampage LMG
Further, much like how players were given the Bocek Bow last season, Season 10 will introduce another new weapon called the Rampage LMG.
The Rampage LMG looks very interested and seems to charge up with Thermite Grenades, much like the Sentinal with Shield Cells.
Once charged up, this heavy-hitting machine will be able to break through doors much like Rampart’s Ultimate, Shiela, preventing enemies from camping behind doors.
As this new weapon is an LMG, many believe we could be seeing the Spitfire replacing the Prowler in the care package, but when more information is released, we will keep you updated.
Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence: Battle Pass
Like every season, players will also be getting a new battle pass with lots of new cosmetics and rewards to earn.
From the latest gameplay trailer, we were able to see some of these in action, including a new Valkyrie skin, Horizon skin, and what we suspect will be the Tier 100 Legendary Volt skin.
New Arenas maps and ranked mode
Season 10 will also introduce a host of new Arenas maps, which were shown in the new trailer.
The new maps that will be arriving are:
- Kings Canyon – Hillside
- World’s Edge – Dome
- Olympus – Oasis
Further, the new season will also bring Ranked Arenas, which players have been asking for since Arenas was released in Season 9. The Ranked format will be different from Ranked Leagues and more attuned to how Arenas works.
Stay tuned for more on Ranked Arenas.
World’s Edge map changes
Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence will also see a variety of changes coming to World’s Edge, implementing various new POIs, leaving some of the ones players are familiar with completely unrecognizable.
Just to name a few of the POIs that will be changing:
- Refinery is now Climatizer
- Sorting Factory has turned into Lava Siphon
- Train Yard has been destroyed by a land slide
That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 10 patch notes. As more information is released regarding Legend changes and weapon balancing for Emergence, we will update this piece, so be sure to check back here for new information.
While waiting for the official patch notes to be released, why not check out our recent article on the leaked Monster Energy collab for Apex Legends.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Best Uzi class for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The Uzi is one of the most powerful weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, so here is how you can make the best class for this SMG.
The Uzi is one of the strongest weapons can use in their battles when playing Modern Warfare, so here is how you can make the best Uzi class for Modern Warfare to dominate.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may not be the main focus of the popular first-person shooter franchise right now, with Black Ops Cold War and Warzone taking the spotlight, but there is still a large player base who enjoy playing the 2019 game.
There are plenty of exciting weapons players have at their disposal in Modern Warfare, with one of the best being the Uzi SMG.
This close-quarters weapon allows for a very aggressive playstyle that can dominate with the SMG‘s power up-close.
With this in mind, here is what you need to know to make the best Modern Warfare Uzi class to destroy all of your enemies.
Best Modern Warfare Uzi class
Best Modern Warfare Uzi class attachments
- Barrel: FSS Carbine Pro
- Laser: 5mW Laser
- Stock: No Stock
- Ammunition: .41 AE 32-Round Mags
- Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
We will start with the FSS Carbine Pro barrel, which will give you extra damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control.
The 5mW Laser will increase your hip-fire accuracy and sprint to fire speed to help you become a threat in close-quarter battles.
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Having the No Stock attachment will provide a huge boost in movement speed and aim down sight speed to help you be even quicker around maps.
Finally, the Ranger Foregrip will give you recoil control and aiming stability to help you land all of your shots, while the .41 AE 32-Round Mags will provide the best Modern Warfare Uzi class with extra damage and range.
Best perks for Uzi class
- Perk 1 – Double Time
- Perk 2 – High Alert
- Perk 3 – Battle Hardened
Using Double Time will help you have a longer tactical sprint time to help make you even more aggressive when using this SMG class.
High Alert will show you the direction that enemies outside of your view are aiming at you, which will help you avoid getting shot from the sides or behind.
Battle Hardened will allow you to take less damage from enemy explosives in what can be the difference between winning or losing a gunfight.
There is no doubt that players who use the best Modern Warfare Uzi class will find a great deal of success in all of their future matches in the popular Call of Duty title.
Image Credits: Activision / Infinity Ward
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