Activision Blog has posted the latest This Week in Call of Duty post highlighting what fans can expect in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.
This week sees the continuation of Season 3 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, which will feature new playlists updates and more across the game. In MP, there will be Cabin Fever Playlist, 3v3 Gunfight Tournaments, and Cranked. For Warzone, BR Solos, Trios, and Quads will remain available, but Plunder Duos will be replaced with Plunder Trios.
This week will see new store bundles, alongside the debut of Ronin Operator in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Activision has also announced the latest Live From Warzone events featuring many different streams and more this week for fans to watch throughout the week on both YouTube and Twitch.
Here’s the new details:
Available this week, get your hands on the latest Operator, Ronin. An ex-Special Forces Operative and master of multiple fighting systems, you’ll want Ronin on your side when you head into battle. Get Ronin in his self-titled bundle for play in Modern Warfare including Warzone in the Store.
Jump into the Cabin Fever moshpit to experience some small to medium sized 6v6Multiplayer action. The playlist includes Rust, Shipment, Shoot House, Hideout, and Hackney Yard and features a variety of deathmatch and objective game modes. Experience a mix of engagements and test out strategies to secure the win. Previous
This week in Store for Modern Warfare including Warzone two new weapon bundles have arrived: ‘Fool’s Gold II’ and ‘Toxic Ooze’. Both of these bundles are headlined by Legendary weapon blueprints, but they each have a style of their own. The ‘Fool’s Gold II’ ‘Deep Pockets’ blueprint may not have the shine of gold, but you can still royally dust your enemy. Get the blueprint alongside the ‘Bankroll’ epic weapon blueprint, a calling card, emblem, and spray.
For those desiring a green Legendary ‘Sludge’ weapon blueprint that’s a powerful assault rifle, check out the ‘Toxic Ooze’ bundle. You’ll also pick up an Epic SMG blueprint, emblem, and calling card. Check the Store this week to find these two bundles and more available in Modern Warfare including Warzone.
Get the trio together for more Gunfight Tournaments. Gunfight Trios is a single elimination bracket style tournament where you must best your opponents and come out on top out of 16 teams. Get more details on the mechanics of Gunfight Tournament on the Games Blog, and practice your trio communication now by playing matches in Multiplayer.
Get kills in quick succession in Cranked. Want to make sure your Operator doesn’t go boom? After you get your first kill, get another one before the timer runs out or you’ll explode.
Need a boost to help you advance through the Battle Pass? Then get your tiers this weekend during the tier sale. Staring on April 24 at 10AM PT until April 27 at 10AM PT players can purchase individual tiers at a discount for 100CP. Head to the Battle Pass tab and select the next tier (or more) and get them for only 100CP each.
Tune into multiple tournaments hosted by streamers and more. See the full schedule below:
This week Warzone players can jump into Battle Royale Quads, Trios, or Solos. Or collect Cash and take out the enemy in Plunder Trios. With unique teamwork or dreamwork (for Solos) strategies to win each mode, you may pick up some tips for your next match in Warzone that might help you secure victory. Watch this week with the community and see epic highlights that might be worthy of a Call of Duty top play (#CODTopPlays) in #LivefromWarzone.
SOURCE: Activision Blog
Warzone players call for “Classic” mode with only Modern Warfare weapons
Many Warzone players feel that Call of Duty’s battle royale game could do with a mode that only allows the use of Modern Warfare weapons.
Disgruntled Warzone players want to see the game incorporate a “Classic” mode that goes back to the game’s roots, using only CoD: Modern Warfare weapons.
The integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone really did change the game and its meta forever. Across Season 1 and Season 2, Warzone’s already stellar roster of guns received a massive boost and gave players a lot more options to choose from.
But these extras haven’t been to the delight of everyone, as some of them namely Cold War’s DMR, Diamattis, and MAC-10 have had a huge impact on Warzone. In response, some players are keen to see a mode that only makes use of the game’s original weapons.
Cold War and Warzone use different game engines, meaning that the guns don’t translate as well when they make the transition to a different game.
melon_b0y has alluded to this fact and is calling for Raven Software to accommodate frustrated CoD players.
He said, “Without the Cold War weapons, the game would flow a lot smoother and would bring back skill into gunfights, not just who shoots first. Not to mention that without the FFAR and AUG around to compete, the game mode would be more balanced.
I’m not saying completely remove Cold War weapons, but I think a mode without them would greatly improve the fun in Warzone and bring back some nostalgia as well.”
It’s an interesting concept that should definitely be considered. It certainly does feels like a lifetime ago that Warzone was only populated by Modern Warfare weapons and felt more balanced.
If this became a reality, you’d imagine that it would be supported by many players, and could result in players abandon the normal version of the game.
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New CoD: Modern Warfare maps mysteriously removed from game
Although three new maps were added to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer following the mid-Season 2 update, two of them were mysteriously removed.
Following the Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update, Modern Warfare received three new maps – Call of Duty 4’s Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage. Now, the two original maps have been removed, but Killhouse still remains.
Although Call of Duty games usually lose the majority of their player base when the next installment of the franchise releases, Black Ops Cold War’s joint progression system has given Modern Warfare fans a reason to stay. Even while playing 2019’s title, they will continue to increase their rank in Warzone and Cold War.
Modern Warfare’s content lifecycle was set to end in November 2020 with the release of Cold War, but as part of Warzone’s mid-Season 2 update, Activision treated fans to three new maps: Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage.
Killhouse was, and still is, available in a 24/7 playlist in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, but Al-Raab and Drainage were only available in private matches. Now, however, Al-Raab and Drainage have been mysteriously removed from the game.
Old-school CoD fans will remember Killhouse well as it made its debut in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare but has also been included in CoD Mobile and Modern Warfare Remastered.
This close-range map, inspired by CoD 4’s tutorial level, F.N.G, is set in a military training warehouse. Although the map is small, it has plenty of cover and obstacles to navigate between.
You can still jump straight into Killhouse by selecting the “Killhouse 24/7” playlist from the Modern Warfare menu.
The other 6v6 map added in this surprise update was Al-Raab Airbase, but it could only be accessed through Private Matches. This map may also be familiar as it appears to be modeled after the Russian airbase Alex and Farah assault in the campaign mission, Proxy War. This map is relatively larger than CoD’s standard 6v6, with plenty of verticality and long lanes to snipe down.
A new Gunfight map, Drainage, was also added to Modern Warfare’s Private Matches. Similar to Airbase, Drainage is large for a 2v2 map, but it will also support 3v3 and other small team game modes. A bridge goes over the map as its standout feature, and there’s a ton of debris on the ground for players to use as cover.
Infinity Ward never acknowledged the maps being added or taken away, so we don’t know if these are the only changes made to Modern Warfare.
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New Warzone leak reveals possible Sykov pistol release date
A Warzone date miner has revealed a potential release date for the upcoming dual wield, fully automatic Sykov pistol.
A new leak has revealed a possible release date for Modern Warfare and Warzone’s highly anticipated and feared full-auto Sykov pistol, also known as the Makarov.
Players have been waiting to get their hands on new Modern Warfare weapons that are expected to arrive in Warzone soon. After players could find the unreleased Sykov pistol in Plunder, many are looking forward to using it in their loadout.
Warzone data miner TailsDoll553 has revealed potential release dates for several upcoming Warzone and Cold War bundles. The standout piece of information is the release date for the Sparks Operator Bundle, which contains a new Operator and a Blueprint for unreleased full-auto Sykov pistol.
According to TailsDoll553, Warzone’s new pistol is set to release on April 15. They noted that “these could be subjected to change at any time, but these are the most likely dates for the bundles.”
Many players expect this new pistol to become the close-range meta when it arrives. The akimbo Diamattis from Black Ops Cold War dominated all point-blank fights for their high fire rate and insane damage output, but the Sykov is set to be even more powerful.
Through the Gunsmith system, it can be customized to be wielded akimbo and made fully automatic with an 80 round mag. This is sure to melt enemies up close and because it’s a secondary, you can run it along with the Ghost perk.
As for the other weapons set to be arriving, the CX-9 SMG and Raal LMG, as well as the Soap Operator Bundle, TailsDoll553 said they couldn’t find any dates for their release as the date doesn’t appear to be in Warzone’s files yet.
As this is a leak, there’s no guarantee that the Sykov will release on April 15. However, by following our guide, you can try it out early in Modern Warfare’s Survival mode.
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