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YouTubers conduct test of Skill Based Matchmaking in Modern Warfare

One of the hot topics in regards to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare since the launch is the matchmaking system used in the game.

Fans have claimed in many, many Reddit threads that skill based matchmaking is in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and have been spamming developers across social channels asking for it to be removed.

YouTubers Drift0r and TheXclusiveAce have done a thorough testing of the matchmaking system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and have released two separate videos describing their conclusions based on their testing.

The entire data sheet is public HERE and available for anyone to review it.

Based on their testing, these were the conclusions they made based on the actual data and real information versus the feelings:

  • Call of Duty matchmaking does not prioritize skill over connection for matchmaking – it ensures the best/fastest server is prioritized.
  • High Stat players do not match together
  • Modern Warfare appears to heavily match players with similar player ranks together
  • Modern Warfare appears to match make in some cases players based on their performance in their recent games, not lifetime game stats. XclusiveAce states that some testing shows its based on the last 5 games performance. This means reverse boosting won’t change anything in this game in the long run.
  • Based on their testing, there is some hidden MMR system active in Modern Warfare.

With this mind, there does not appear to be a full fledged SBMM system in Modern Warfare active that fans believe there is. There does appear to be some stat based match making that is causing some games to be more skill focused than other matches. A lot of the issues has been around people believing others on Reddit and jumping on the train that their stats are negative because someone else is experiencing some skill matchmaking.

DRIFT0R VIDEO:

XCLUSIVEACE VIDEO:

Infinity Ward yet to officially acknowledge SBMM even in being in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or any details on how the system is doing matchmaking.

We will update as we learn more.

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Next Modern Warfare Patch Update still coming this week – what to expect

UPDATED 11/19: New Modern Warfare patch update is still expected to come later this week. A hot fix was released on November 19 with critical emergency updates for the game.

Here’s the tweet:

Original Story:

The latest patch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming this week, per tweets from several Infinity Ward developers.

Infinity Ward’s MP Designer and Senior CM both tweeted that a new update is coming this week and is currently in testing for release.

In regards to what’s included in this update, patch updates for it are not yet available, but the studio has been hinting at some of what’s in the works at the studio.

  • Kill feed changes that will remove some of the notifications like “…avenged you” to allow for collats and other kill chains to show up clean in the feed
  • Many bug fixes and updates to challenges and officer rank progression challenges – there’s a lot of challenges that are not tracking properly still. This upcoming update is expected to resolve many of these. (Update 11/19: this was addressed in a hot fix update on November 19).
  • Potential updates to the tanks in Ground War. Infinity Ward dev confirmed that they’re working on nerfing them, but it was not mentioned as to when to expect it.
  • Other Weapon tuning updates – possible more changes to the 725, amongst other updates. (Update 11/19: this was updated in a hot fix update on November 19).

Stay tuned for the latest news on the new patch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

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New Hot Fix for Modern Warfare now live – Update Notes

Infinity Ward has released the latest hot fix update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare across platforms on November 19.

This new update brings fixes for Special Ops and CDL rule sets, a variety of fixes to issues with the challenges and progression issues that players have been facing, and weapon tuning updates.

PATCH NOTES:

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Special Operations: Fix for an issue where a player would see no objective after retrying a mission after spectating (Operation Paladin)
  • CDL: Fix for rulesets in Search and Destroy where Field Upgrades were disabled
  • Fix for an exploit where players could duplicate their killstreaks (“Fix for various exploits”)
  • Fix for the “Blue V” Optic challenge not displaying the proper text description
  • Fix misspelling of “trophy”

Ground War:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the filter on the respawn selection screen to stay on screen when spawning back in
  • Fix for an issue where the Select Loadout screen would keep reappearing after already selecting a loadout and attempting to spawn back in

Missions/Challenges:

The following challenges have been fixed:

  • “Infiltrator”
  • “Warrior’s Code”
  • “Aggression”
  • “Dominator”
  • “Munitions”
  • Officer progression “Launch Destroys”
  • Officer progression “Heartbreaker”
  • Officer progression ”Precision Airstrike”
  • Officer progression: “Karma”
  • Officer progression “Close and Personal”

Weapons:

  • AUG
    • Increasing close range damage
    • Increasing mid damage range and reduced chest multiplier
  • 725
    • Small reduction to base weapon damage range
    • Significantly reduced the damage range added by attachments
    • Small hips spread increase
    • Reduced effective damage at the hip
  • Model 680: Slight reduction of damage range with all range-extending attachments

SOURCE: Reddit

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Modern Warfare and COD Mobile nominated for multiple awards at 2019 Game Awards

The Game Awards has officially announced their nominees and categories for the 2019 show, which takes place December 12, 2019.

This year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been nominated in the following categories:

  • Best Action Game
  • Best Audio Design
  • Best Multiplayer Game

Call of Duty: Mobile has also received a nomination for “Best Mobile Game” at The Game Awards, which is impressive in its first month of release.

And, the 2019 Game of the Year nominees are:

  • Control 
  • Death Stranding
  • RE2
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds

Fans can watch The Game Awards 2019 live on basically every streaming platform – Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Twitter, Facebook, and more – on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

The full list of nominees and voting is available here.

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Potential first look at PlayStation 5 Controller revealed via patent filing

A potential first look at the new PlayStation 5 controller may have been revealed through a Sony PlayStation patent filing in Japan, noticed by ViedoGameChronicles.

The new filing showcases a controller that overall looks similar to the current DualShock 4 design, but has no light bar, amongst other fine tuned adjustments.

A few weeks back, Sony announced some new details on the PlayStation 5 controller including its new adaptive triggers and speaker system.

  • New PS5 Controller uses USB Type C
  • PS5 Controller has Haptic Feedback
  • Controller has now adaptive triggers
  • New Speaker system on the controller
  • Better Battery Life
  • Heavier than the DUALSHOCK 4, but will be lighter than a Xbox One controller

Another image from forum ResetEra compares the new patent filing to that of the PlayStation 4 controller.

The PlayStation 5 is expected to launch in Holiday 2020 and Sony says more details on the console and games to come in the months ahead.

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Map, Perks, and more for rumored Battle Royale mode in Modern Warfare leaked

Data miners who have searched the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC files have now been many references and content surrounding the Battle Royale mode that could be coming to the game.

There has been many references within the files to “BR” but Activision has not announced any such mode for the game.

The new leak, posted on Reddit, has showcased the points of interest on the map, an image of the overview of the map, a look at the skill set and items in the BR mode, and more.

There’s no indication of when or if this mode will ever release. Rumors have suggested that the company plans to bring a Battle Royale mode to the game in early 2020 as a standalone, free to play mode. The rumors states that Raven Software is leading development of this mode, while Infinity Ward focuses on the main game.

Note: all images in this post are hosted by Reddit and not CharlieIntel to avoid DMCA requests.

Here’s the full leak:

All information is subject to change as the content is currently unreleased.Map

Zones

  • Airfield
  • Boneyard
  • Dam
  • Downtown
  • Gulag
  • Hospital
  • Layover
  • Lumber
  • Overgrown
  • Port
  • Quarry
  • Storage Town
  • Supercenter
  • Trainyard
  • TV Station

Points of Interest

  • Bank
  • Fire Station
  • Gas Station
  • Gun Store
  • Pharmacy
  • Police Station
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Mode

Battle Royale

Eliminate all opponents to win.

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Default Options (Public Match)

  • Player Count: 200
  • Playlists: Solo (1), Duos (2), and Squads (4)
  • End-Game Radar: On
  • Infiltration Option: C130
  • Pre-Game Lobby Free-for-All: On
  • Post-Game Exfiltration: Off
  • Max Health: 150
  • Last Stand Health: 100
  • Last Stand Revive Health: 30
  • Last Stand Timer: 60s
  • Last Stand Revive Time: 7s
  • Friendly Fire Punish Limit: 2
  • Gulag: On

Additional Options (Private Match)

  • Infiltration Options: C130, Convoy, Blackhawk
  • Starting Weapon: Fists, G21 Pistol, MP5, M4A1, Knife
  • Enable BR Loot: Turns on loot on supported maps.
  • Circle Star Size Override: Size of the damage circle at map start. Default match starts with no circle. Use this for smaller matches.
  • Circle Damage Multiplier

Respawn

Respawn Tokens can be looted. After one use, Respawn Tokens are disabled for the player.

To respawn a teammate, obtain a Respawn Token, then drop their body near an Ambulance. Once the body is dropped at the Ambulance, the player will enter the Gulag queue for a chance to win a 1v1 and respawn into the match.

At some point during the match, the Gulag will be closed and no longer usable, thus preventing respawns.

Once a player has respawned, they must locate and activate a Mobile Armory to retrieve their loadout.

Missions

Battle Royale features Missions which can be looted via finding tablets. Only one Mission can be active for a Squad at a time.

Mission Types

  • Tracked
  • Timed Run
  • Assassination (Eliminate specific player)
  • Scavenger Hunt (Collect Scavenger Crates)
  • Domination (Capture Domination Point)
  • Random (Random Mission)

If no Bounty is available for the Assassination Mission, Consolation Plunder will be awarded.

When a Mission is started or completed, the entire Squad will be notified by an on-screen message.

Miscellaneous

  • Fulton Recovery Device placed
  • Fulton Balloon successfully away
  • Fulton Balloon shot down
  • Players have the ability to mark Vehicles, Locations, Items, Enemies, and Dangerous Locations
  • Battle Royale will have its own slice on the Main Menu

The Jump Master of a Squad can select a deployment point prior to the match start. If the Jump Master chooses to discard the role, any player can become it. Players who are not the Jump Master have the ability to jump separately from the team, if you detach from the Jump Master, you will not drop in proximity to your loadout bag.Loot

  • Rarities: White, Green, Blue, Purple, Gold
  • Limited inventory space
  • Requisition Airdrop Timer: 30s
  • All Weapons, Attachments, Equipment, Field Upgrades*, and Killstreaks* from Multiplayer
  • Gas Mask, Vests, Helmets, Bandages, Ammo, Backpacks, Portable Defibrillator, and Plunder
  • Cannot hold two of the same weapon
  • Cannot take Armor of lower level than currently equipped
  • Attachments which are incompatible with the current weapon will be placed in the Backpack
  • Supply Crates contain potentially valuable equipment or items

Armor

  • Helmet LVL 1: Reduces headshot damage by 30 Reduces the effect of Flash and Concussion grenades
  • Helmet LVL 1: Reduces headshot damage by 30
  • Helmet LVL 1: Reduces headshot damage by 15
  • Ballistic Vest LVL 1: Absorbs 50 damage
  • Ballistic Vest LVL 2: Absorbs 150 damage
  • Ballistic Vest LVL 3: Absorbs 150 damage and increases healing item usage by 25
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Perks

  • High Alert: Grants vision when an enemy looks at you from outside of your FoV.
  • Spotter: Enemy equipment within a small radius is visible and highlighted to you, even through walls.
  • Tracker: Enemies leave footprints as they move, and increased crouch movement speed.
  • Stalker: Faster movement while aiming down sight.
  • Marksman: Allows you to identify enemies from farther away by showing their names at a greater distance.
  • Sleight of Hand: Reload your weapons 50% faster than normal.
  • Armorer: You use armor plates 20% faster, and they supply 10% more armor.
  • Artisan Tastes: Weapons you pick up have a chance to automatically upgrade.
  • Deep Pockets: Any usable equipment you pick up has an extra use.
  • Grenadier: Any throwable equipment you pick up has an extra use.
  • Healer: Your medic items continue to heal for an additional 25% of their value over the next 20 seconds.
  • Thief: When you Harvest, generate 20% more plunder.
  • Ammo Scavenger: Enemies you kill always drop some ammunition.
  • Armor Scavenger: Enemies you kill always drop some armor plates.
  • Medic Scavenger: Enemies you kill always drop some medic items.
  • Plunder Scavenger: Enemies you kill always drop some Plunder.
  • Bounty Hunter: If you kill someone with more Perks than you, gain enough points to match them, and then you can replace this perk.
  • Ghost: You are invisible to drones and sensors.
  • Sneaky: Your Footsteps are invisible, and enemies are not warned when you track them.
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Explosive Resistance, and you can capture enemy claymores and mines.

Killstreaks

  • Killstreaks activated using Lethal and Tactical buttons
  • Juggernauts cannot pick up Loot

UAV Satellite Trucks must be charged before scanning an area. Once used, they will remain on cooldown for some time before coming back online.

Miscellaneous

  • Mobile Armory: Retrieve loadouts, can only be used once per activation
  • Armory Kiosk

Plunder

Earn Plunder by completing missions and eliminating enemies. Purchase game changing items at plunder box locations.

Collect Plunder and convert it into XP by depositing it into ATM machines located throughout the game.

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  • The player who collects the most Plunder in a match will be named the Best Plunderer
  • There is a minimum amount of Plunder required before depositing it into the Bank
  • Plunder dropped from eliminated enemies expires after some time
  • When players enter a Bank, the Bank Alarm will sound, alerting all enemies within the vicinity

Gulag

Gulag Prison Camp

1 on 1, single round match. Win to respawn.

When enabled, players will have a chance to respawn back into the match by winning a 1v1 fight.

The Gulag acts as a King of the Hill style gauntlet, meaning players in the Gulag Queue will spectate the players who are currently fighting in the Gulag. There will be a countdown on the screen indicating how many rounds are left until you fight.

A Jail Break happens every so often and kicks all players out of the Gulag and back into the match.

Players have the ability to place bets on the players who are fighting using Plunder.

SOURCE: Reddit

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Call of Duty: Mobile November 15 Community Update – New Content and more

The Call of Duty: Mobile team has shared the latest Community Update for the game on Reddit late on Friday, November 15 providing fans of the game a look at what’s coming up to the title.

There’s a new battle pass stream of gear coming to Call of Duty: Mobile very soon, alongside new content drop for the game including Black Ops’ Summit map.

They’ve also said that controller support is incoming to the game and more details will be shared early next week in a blog post.

And lastly, Zombies mode debuts on November 22 alongside “other content!”

Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile community, last week we were thrilled to see you share in our excitement about upcoming content and zombies mode! Not only is that on the way this month, but as you may have noticed the current Battle Pass is nearing its end and that means a brand one is just around the corner.

That new Battle Pass will be filled with new loot, new gear, and plenty of ways to make you stand-out, or blend in, on the battlefield. On top of that there will be a variety of new content coming out around that same update, like controller support, new limited time modes, and a new classic map.

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Hang tight until the next update and if the stars align on our end, we’ll be able to share all of those exciting details then!

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Many events are just nearing their end at the time of this post, but we have a great deal coming up later this month with many different limited time events, unique promotional offers, new items to obtain, in-game challenges to complete, map updates, and so much more!

For one, starting today everyone has access to the Molotov Cocktail Event! If you are able to complete this event you’ll snag a few goodies but most importantly you can earn a new scorestreak to utilize. Starting tomorrow on 11/16 you’ll be able to you’ll be able to earn the M16 Stained Glass through a variety of weapon based challenges as part of the Weapon Mastery event.

Here is the full look at everything already running or coming this week to COD Mobile:

  • 11/11 – 11/18 ~ Call of Duty Endowment Pack
  • 11/15 – 11/21 ~ Sniper Only Event & Challenge
  • 11/15 – 11/24 ~ Molotov Cocktail Event
  • 11/16 – 11/24 ~ Weapon Mastery – Multiplayer
  • 11/22 ~ Zombies + Other Content (did you read the whole post?)
  • 11/25 ~ Battle Pass Season 2 Begins

*All Dates UTC

On top of the in-game events, challenges, and everything occurring this week there has also been several new Call of Duty: Mobile blog posts since the last week Community Update

Earlier this week we had a post about all the different Operator Skills in the game. Whether you just want to know the basics of how a skill works or you want some tips you can find that all here.

Lucky Draw

A few weeks ago we used part of our Nov 1st. Community Update to address some of the questions and feedback related to the Halloween Lucky Draw. Tomorrow, we have the next iteration of that coming to the game: the Cosmos Chance.

Like we said last time, we are committed to making changes to this type of event to help you better understand how it works with a breakdown and the rarity of the included items. We have done the following:

  • This rarity information can be found by clicking on the More Info button.
  • In addition to the rarity information, we have also replaced XP cards and crates with more unique items.

Please let us know what you think of these changes, the new items (like Razorback – Cosmos), and what you’d like to see with similar events in the future.

Controller Support

Last week we mentioned Controller Support is coming out soon in an update and today we’d like to announce that you’ll be able to find all of that information early next week on our Activision Blog.

The blog post will provide information on what types of controllers are supported, the settings, and how to set that up. We’ll share that through our Call of Duty: Mobile social media and in several community areas once it is live.

Feedback

Before we jump in, we’d just like to thank the many players out there who specifically answered our call last week for more feedback related to new operator skills, new content, limited time modes, and in-game events. After posting the Community Update last Friday we saw many players immediately respond to those topics and while we can’t respond to each of those individual posts, we greatly appreciate the discussion, feedback, and enthusiasm.

This week we have a few new topics to discuss, so if you are looking for previously discussed topics, like anti-cheat or bots, please refer to our other Community Update posts.

COD Mobile: Garena – Beta Test

One quick note, our South East Asia version of Call of Duty: Mobile is currently performing a test for an upcoming update and many of you have been posting about it in the community.

Garena does not always share the same content as COD Mobile and that beta may have content that is not complete or not part of the final build, but even with that in mind please think of your fellow players before sharing potential spoilers about new maps, new modes, or other content that is exclusive to that beta. Be kind to each other everyone.

Limited Time Modes

It’s been a little while since we’ve discussed limited time modes and we saw quite a bit of discussion this last week about Hardpoint, Gun Game, and Free For All. The purpose of limited time modes is to provide with new and frequently rotating options that provide you with a new experience while also not splitting the player base or affecting matchmaking.

With that said, if you like a specific limited time mode please do keep letting us know. If you truly want a limited time mode to become permanent here is how you can influence that:

  • Play it a significant amount during its limited time availability
  • Bother you friends to get them to play it as well
  • Bother your clan and get them to play it as well
  • Bother the rest of community on social media to both share your love of the mode and to get them to play it as well

TL:DR get everyone you can to play it and we will notice. Sure, threads and feedback always are welcome too, but most importantly show your unrelenting dedication by extensively playing that mode.

Just a reminder, while we are always looking for feedback in community spaces, you can also report that in-game (hint – look under the ? icon next to the messages icon).Bug Reports

This week we saw the same types of bugs being discussed in the community and this will basically just be a reminder of how to deal with a couple of the most commonly discussed issues:

Lastly, we didn’t forget about zombies mode! We are happy to announce that it is releasing on November 22nd (PST) alongside some other amazing content that we’ll be talking about next week.

SOURCE: Reddit

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Zombies mode arrives in Call of Duty: Mobile on November 22

Activision has announced that the third mode for Call of Duty: Mobile will be available on Friday, November 22.

The company announced that the Zombies horde mode is coming to Mobile game on November 22 on their social channels. There’s a short teaser video of the Zombies mode logo taking over the Mobile logo.

This will be the third main mode for Call of Duty: Mobile sitting alongside the MP experience, which features fan favorite maps and more, and the Battle Royale mode.

Activision promises that more updates and constant stream of features will be added to this Mobile game, which has been extremely successful for the company in its first few weeks in release.

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New patch update for Modern Warfare on PC now live

Infinity Ward is releasing the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC today.

The new update is version 1.08 and brings in some much needed stability fixes and removes some Dev Errors that players are experiencing.

Many PC users have been hit with dev errors while trying to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare since the game’s launch, and Infinity Ward alongside Beenox has been trying to address the issue since then.

Infinity Ward shared some patch notes on Reddit:

  • Implemented fixes to prevent stuttering/hitching during cutscenes; if you still experience this, please let us know
  • Overall stability improvements, including a fix for Dev Error 6178

SOURCE: Reddit

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Leaks claim Call of Duty: Mobile to get Christmas versions of Crash, Raid, and Standoff

There have been a few leaks recently regarding the Christmas update for the free to play Call of Duty: Mobile game, which has been a big success for Activision.

The new leaks showcases images from the leaked files of the mobile game that shows Christmas versions of Raid, Standoff, and Crash MP maps are coming with the update.

Here’s a look at the Christmas Raid map coming to the game:

Another image showcases both Christmas Raid and Standoff side by side:

And, on Reddit, a user shared an image of what the Battle Royale update will look like for the Call of Duty: Mobile holiday update.

There is no release date for the Holiday update for Call of Duty: Mobile yet, so stay tuned.

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