Call of Duty League: E-Sport-Liga wechselt auf PC, Controller bleiben Pflicht

In dieser Woche ist die neue Saison der Call of Duty League gestartet. Die offiziellen Matches werden künftig nicht mehr auf der PS4 ausgetragen. Stattdessen haben sich die Macher für einen Wechsel auf PC entschieden. Vorerst müssen Profis aber…

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Y5S3 SHADOW LEGACY PATCH NOTES ADDENDUM

Updates and fixes made over the course of the Y5S3 Test Server. For the full Shadow Legacy Patch Notes, follow the link below.

UPDATES

PING 2.0

We’re currently evaluating the feedback that we’ve received on Ping 2.0 over the course of the Test Server. So far, we’ve observed that the benefits of the new ping system are more heavily weighted towards more casual players, but we also understand the potential drawbacks raised by high-tier players about the new ping system. With this in mind, we would like to spend some more time gathering data and feedback on the live servers. We’ll continue closely monitoring the impact of Ping 2.0 while it’s on live while we we take a closer look at our options to try and will do our best to incorporate feedback to make the new Ping 2.0 an enjoyable experience and useful tool for players of all backgrounds.

OPTICS

1X SCOPE OPTIONS AND AVAILABILITY

We have heard player feedback on the availability of options for 1x scopes on operators. While making the 1x scopes available for all the operators is something that we have considered, there are a number of design limitations that prevent us from making it a possibility at this time. We are currently exploring our options and will share more when we have a better solution.

SCOPE ADDITIONS

1.5x on Mozzie’s P10 Roni
1.5x on Alibi’s ACS12
2.0x on Maestro’s ACS12
2.5x on Hibana’s Type-89

HOLO

Based on feedback over the course of the TS, we’ve given the old Holo back to some operators, while swapping the new Holo to others to gather more data and feedback. This change should give players more agency when choosing between using the new Holo vs. other alternatives. This will also only impact DEF operators with 1x zoom scopes. We’ll be closely studying and monitoring the performance of the two Holos and player feedback on the live servers as well.

Re-added old Nato Holo in place of the new MH1 Holo for: Wamai (AUG A2), Oryx (Mp5), Pulse (Ump 45)
Added new Nato Holo to replace old Holo for: Castle (Ump45), Doc (Mp5), Echo (Mp5SD)

NOMAD

Gave Nomad more options on her scopes to make them feel and look a bit better.

ARX: Removed 1.5x, Added 2.0x
AK: Removed 2.0x, Added 1.5x and 2.5x

ADS SENSITIVITY

The sensitivity slider now goes up to 200. Don’t forget that when you patch into the new season, your old sensitivity settings will automatically be converted into the new system.

If you want to calculate your own conversions, check out our sensitivity guide.[rainbow6.com]

BOMB REMODEL

Addition of panels to the bomb model in order to fix issues with pixel peeks.

PLAYER BEHAVIOR

MMR CHANGES FOR ANTI-BOOSTING

To discourage boosting and de-ranking, players can no longer drop below 1000 MMR, and players cannot gain more than 150 MMR from any game.

VOTE-TO-KICK REMOVAL (LATER IN THE SEASON)

Early in the season, we will be removing the vote-to-kick feature from Quick Match. We’ve been monitoring the use of vote-to-kick for the last seasons and have confirmed that it is indeed a highly abused feature used as a disruption tool and that it is considered by most to be a pain point in this playlist. Considering that it brings more tension to Quick Match, we decided to turn it off.

IN-GAME REPORT NOTIFICATIONS

You will now receive in-game notifications after a player you reported is sanctioned. These will replace the ‘Thank you’ emails that used to be sent out in this scenario. We are replacing the emails with notifications to be more transparent about our sanction process. It also allows us to keep sanction communication in-game, making it easier for users to get updates while they play.

OTHER UPDATES
  • Added raiser to the 1.5x Scope to alleviate the issue of the visible iron sight/front pins when in ADS.
  • Iana’s Holograms will no longer trigger metal detectors.
  • New naming convention for shields. All shields will now display ‘SHIELD’ as their weapon type. (ex: Le Roc Shield, G-52 Tactical Shield, CCE Shield).
  • Reduced the size of the 1.5x Scope
  • Reduced the size of the reticule for the MH1 Holo Sight
  • Minor visual tweaks to Zero’s scope icons for aesthetics.
  • Updated reticle structure for Kali’s CSRX300 and Capitao’s Crossbow
  • Updated reticle when entering gadget mode for Kali.
  • Vault prompt consistency after meleeing a barricade (See Vault Detection changes). Previously you could sometimes vault barricades after 1 melee. Barricades will now require at least 2 melee hits before the vault prompt will appear.

BUG FIXES

GAMEPLAY

  • FIXED – Issues with gadget deployment and consistency when interacting with destructible/fragile map assets (see Gadget Deployment Refactor in Patch Notes).
  • FIXED – Minor feedback issues for new disable state (see new Disable State in Patch Notes).
  • FIXED – Various minor issues with Ping 2.0 feedback (see new Ping 2.0 in Patch Notes).
  • FIXED – Various feedback issues for hard breach charge (see new Hard Breach Charge in Patch Notes).
  • FIXED – Various vault fixes (see Vault Detection Improvement in Patch Notes).
  • FIXED – Hot breach charge can kill operators during entry.
  • FIXED – Issues with DBNO detection.
  • FIXED – Launcher projectiles (Ash, Zero) can sometimes pass through walls.
  • FIXED – Breaching charges display fire spark VFX if they’re destroyed without being detonated.
  • FIXED – Drones not always spawning in the same vicinity as the player.
  • FIXED – Drones sometimes spawn facing the wrong way and not facing the objective building.
  • FIXED – Drones spawning at random map locations instead of near the Attacker spawn point if ‘No vote’ is chosen.
  • FIXED – Firearms can sometimes get stuck if players pick up deployable gadgets during the animation and using other buttons simultaneously.
  • FIXED – Gadgets/projectiles can sometimes pass through surfaces if they are thrown while leaning, prone, and while forcing collision.
  • FIXED – Inconsistent objective scan detection by drone on bomb sites.
  • FIXED – Missing occluded SFX when deploying while standing away from the wall and rappelling.
  • FIXED – Popping animation when running downhill.
  • FIXED – Shield operator’s shields will flip after swapping it out and meleeing.
  • FIXED – Small barricades can be vaulted after just one hit.
  • FIXED – Weapons appear in the middle of a deployable gadget while gadget is being deployed/cooked.
  • FIXED – When melee hitting an electrified deployable shield, players take 15 damage (should be consistent with damage taken from electrified reinforced walls/barbed wire – which is 3 dmg).
  • FIXED – Holo MH1 reticule is not properly aligned.
  • FIXED – Red dot is not aligned.

LEVEL DESIGN

  • FIXED – Exploitable gaps in some map areas.
  • FIXED – Flickering textures for certain map surfaces.
  • FIXED – Minor chroma changes to destructible walls for better clarity.
  • FIXED – Various clipping/dynamic clipping issues.
  • FIXED – Various issues with carpets.
  • FIXED – Various LOD issues on maps.
  • FIXED – Various map props/assets.

CHALET

  • FIXED – Tons of Chalet stuff (see Chalet rework.)

BANK

  • FIXED – Echo’s Yokai can get stuck behind a water dispenser in 1F Skylight Stairwell of Bank.
  • FIXED – Explosion damage can pass through the metal desk in B CCTV of Bank.
  • FIXED – Invisible ceiling collision when navigating with Echo’s Yokai at B Main Stairway on Bank.

BORDER

  • FIXED – Attackers can plant the defuser on top of the lockers in 1F Supply Room of Border.

COASTLINE

  • FIXED – Bullets can penetrate through the trim around the bar counter on Coastline.
  • FIXED – Carpets on Coastline are not destroyed when hit by explosives (see Gadget Deployment Refactor).
  • FIXED – You can go through the cool vibes wall on Coastline while rappelling.

CONSULATE

  • FIXED – Placing and detonating a nitro cell or impact grenade on the flag in 2F Consul Office of Consulate will not deal damage to any nearby operators.
  • FIXED – Small gap above the double doors of EXT Visa Entrance of Consulate.

HEREFORD

  • FIXED – Issues with gadget deployment on the top window of EXT East Staircase window on Hereford.

FORTRESS

  • FIXED – The defuser can be dropped in a difficult to access area in EXT Cannon Overlook on Fortress.

HOUSE

  • FIXED – Drones spawning in the wrong locations on House.
  • FIXED – Barbed wire can’t be placed on certain spots in 1F Lobby Stairs of House.

KAFE

  • FIXED – Barbed wire not deploying on carpeted stairs on Kafe.

OUTBACK

  • FIXED – Counters in 1F Kitchen Outback are missing some materials.

THEME PARK

  • FIXED – Defenders sometimes spawn in the air at 2F Bunk on Theme Park.

OPERATORS

ZERO

  • FIXED – Various issues with Zero’s piercing camera gadget and interactions with various props/functionality (see Zero in Patch Notes).
  • FIXED – Various visual feedback issues with Zero’s gadget.

AMARU

  • FIXED – When using Amaru’s Garra Hook to rappel up, Amaru can sometimes get stuck and fall back to the ground.

ASH

  • FIXED – Ash’s breaching round will not explode properly when it interacts with reinforced walls in a certain way.

CLASH

  • FIXED – Montagne and Clash cannot extend their shields while crouched.
  • FIXED – Missing feedback warning message when Clash tries to user her CCE shield while in a disabled state.
  • FIXED – Clash can slow opponents even when her CCE Shield is facing the opposite direction after being meleed and having her guard broken.

FROST

  • FIXED – Frost’s Muzzle Flash with her 9mm sub–machine gun extended barrel is misplaced.

FUZE

  • FIXED – Fuze has the Nato red dot, and the holographic and reflex scopes available for the AK–12 (he should have the Russian red dot, Russian holo, the Russian reflex, 2.0x and Russian 2.5x).

IANA

  • FIXED – If Iana is using the new Y5S3 1.5x or 2.0x Scopes, they will revert back to the old ones when using her hologram.
  • FIXED – If Iana’s hologram is activated while a player reconnects to a session, Iana may appear to be dead to that player.

MAESTRO

  • FIXED – Maestro’s Evil Eyes should now match the same deployment behavior of other deployable gadgets.

MAVERICK

  • FIXED – Missing ‘Empty fuel’ message for Maverick’s blowtorch.

MELUSI

  • FIXED – Melusi’s Banshee and Maestro’s Evil Eye are not destroyed when an enemy is pushed into them by Nomad’s Airjab or Oryx’s charge.
  • FIXED – Small destructible objects can block Melusi’s Banshee’s LOS.

MONTAGNE

  • FIXED – Montagne and Clash cannot extend their shields while crouched.
  • FIXED – Montagne can unequip his shield while being guard broken.
  • FIXED – Montagne’s extended shield is automatically equipped if the player presses the key/button for his shield and then stands up later.

MOZZIE

  • FIXED – Destroying a Mozzie pest while hacking a drone renders the drone unusable for both Mozzie + the attacker.

THATCHER

  • FIXED – Thatcher gets 10 points instead of 5 points for disabling Melusi’s Banshee.
  • FIXED – Thatcher getting 2x points for disabling Clash’s CCE shield.

USER EXPERIENCE

  • FIXED – HUD icon updates for voice chat.
  • FIXED – Various cosmetic/shop issues.
  • FIXED – Various HUD fixes in caster mode.
  • FIXED – Various HUD issues with compass locations on maps.
  • FIXED – Various HUD/UI issues.
  • FIXED – Various issues when spectating with Caster mode.
  • FIXED – Various minor menu/round SFX issues.
  • FIXED – Various minor visual issues with map props when in spectator mode.
  • FIXED – Various SFX ping errors in menu/UI.
  • FIXED – Ammo counter appears off screen when using 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • FIXED – Buff/debuff icons are missing their animations on the HUD.
  • FIXED – Defender’s weapon attachments sometimes spawn with a delay after the start of the round.
  • FIXED – Doc’s stim pistol is not functional in Training Grounds
  • FIXED – Errors with disable state interaction in completing PvE situations.
  • FIXED – Graphical corruption when setting the brightness at 60 or above
  • FIXED – In custom matches, the Hostage can still be killed even after setting Hostage death to off.
  • FIXED – Long loading times when transitioning to the start of a round.
  • FIXED – Missing score/timer from the UI during match point.
  • FIXED – Overlapping running SFX when shield operators run with the shield on their back.
  • FIXED – Player’s attachment loadout visual information does not update during operator selection after being changed.
  • FIXED – Reload button is misplaced on non–native aspect ratios.
  • FIXED – Some Optic colors (orange, turquoise) are not displaying their true color at high opacity levels.
  • FIXED – The bots start talking about grenades when Zero uses his gadget in PvE. At least they’re pretty.
  • FIXED – Unmuting another user that you blocked does not unmute them.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone: Start von Season 6 steht bevor – was wird sich ändern?

Mittlerweile steht der konkrete Starttermin für Season 6 von Call of Duty: Modern Warfare und Call of Duty Warzone fest. Wie aus einem Tweet des Liga-Teams “Minnesota ROKKR” hervorgeht, soll es am bereits am 29. September 2020 so weit sein. Details zum…

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Forza Horizon 4, Modern Warfare, And More Discounted In New Xbox One Games Sale

The Xbox Store has kicked off two new sales that are live for the next week: an Activision Blizzard Publisher Sale and a Forza sale. Neither sale is large, but each features some great games that are worth checking out. Now’s your chance to save big on Forza Motorsport 7, Forza Horizon 4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and more. Both sales run through September 21.

Forza Horizon 4 ($30) and Forza Motorsport 7 ($20) are on sale for 50% off each. It’s rare to see either of these games for less, so you should grab them while you can if interested. The Deluxe and Ultimate editions of each game are also on sale.

The Activision Blizzard Publisher Sale focuses heavily on Call of Duty games. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is down to $39, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is $15, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is $30.

Other highlights include Diablo III: Eternal Collection for $19.79, Spyro Reignited Trilogy for $20, Overwatch Legendary edition for $19.79, and the Crash Bandicoot Bundle for $41.24. The bundle includes the Crash N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can save on even more games this week. This week’s Deals with Gold include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for $30, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for $9.89, Desperados III for $45, and more.

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Another Call Of Duty Cheat Site Shut Down By Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty players have complained about cheaters ever since the days of the Xbox 360, when players would illegally modify their controllers to shoot faster. Now, Activision Blizzard has filed a cease and desist letter against another Call of Duty cheats manufacturer, and it appears that the site has stopped hosting cheats for Activision Blizzard games.

According to a statement posted by GatorCheats on their Discord and obtained by CharlieIntel, Activision Blizzard first sent the site a cease and desist letter back in May 2020, but GatorCheats only closed sales of Modern Warfare and Warzone cheats to new customers, continuing to support those who had already made a purchase. In September, a person hand-delivered a second cease-and-desist letter to the owner of the site, which indicated that if they didn’t completely remove the cheats from their site, they would move forward with litigation.

Following this, the owner of GatorCheats decided to remove all Activision Blizzard products from their site, as well as urging all customers to not seek out cheats from “alternative sources.” This decision follows the similar closure of another cheats site, CXCheats, which stopped selling COD cheats back in late August.

Activision has dropped the hammer on Call of Duty cheaters before, banning more than 70,000 players back in April and promising more ban-waves to come in recent months. The cheating problem has become so rife in Warzone that some console players have taken to disabling cross-play in order to avoid PC players, since it’s much easier to use these tools on a PC than a console.

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August 2020 NPD: Madden NFL 21 Tackles As Switch Continues Sales Streak

The NPD Group has released its US sales results for August 2020, which once again saw year-over-year growth and a number of new games hitting the top ten in sales figures.

Overall consumer spending in August 2020 hit $3.3 billion, representing a 37% year-over-year increase. Digital content, mobile spending, and subscription services had the largest growth. That brought year-to-date consumer spending up to $29.4 billion, which is 23% higher than the same period of time in 2019.

Hardware spending was up 37% year-over-year, while game content (like DLC and subscriptions) was up 37%, and accessories were up 42%.

Nintendo Switch set a new US August hardware sales record. That beat out the previous record set in 2008 by Nintendo Wii. NPD says that Switch unit sales more than doubled over the same period last year. That strength was reflected in software sales too, as nine of the top 20 are Switch exclusives, and that’s without counting digital sales for Switch games.

The top-selling game in August was Madden NFL 21, and this year’s entry in the annual football franchise is already #6 in the year-to-date charts. Its strong performance is no surprise, though, as NPD notes this is the 21st year in a row that a Madden NFL game has been the best-seller in its release month.

Check out the full results below. New releases are marked in bold.

August 2020 NPD Software Sales

  1. Madden NFL 21
  2. UFC 4
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. Ghost of Tsushima
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Ring Fit Adventure
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  9. Paper Mario: The Origami King
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  12. The Last of Us: Part 2
  13. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  14. PGA Tour 2K21
  15. New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
  16. Super Mario Party
  17. Rainbow Six Siege
  18. Super Mario Odyssey
  19. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  20. Luigi’s Mansion 3

Best Selling Games Year-to-Date

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. The Last of Us: Part II
  4. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  5. Ghost of Tsushima
  6. Madden NFL 21
  7. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  8. MLB: The Show 20
  9. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  10. Mortal Kombat 11

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Madden NFL 21 Was August's Best-Selling Digital PS4 Game

Sony has revealed which games saw the most downloads in August, and in a repeat of 2019, Madden NFL 21 took the top spot in the US and Canadian charts. Beating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Madden NFL 21’s position on the chart is especially noteworthy as it only officially launched on August 28.

Ghost of Tsushima continued to see strong sales, adding to its impressive record of being the fastest-selling new IP on PlayStation 4. Fall Guys also saw positive growth by making its way to the top five thanks to PS Plus offering the game for free to subscribers, while UFC 4 and PGA Tour 2K21 filled out the fifth and sixth positions on the chart, respectively.

Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Minecraft, NBA 2K20 and Cuphead filled out the rest of the chart, while Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series was the most-downloaded PS VR game last month. Beat Saber came in at second place, helped in part by new Linkin Park DLC that paid tribute to the band’s greatest hits.

Hyper Scape proved to the most-popular free downloadable game of the month, followed by Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. Fortnite may not have taken first place in that category, but it had multiple wins in the charts for most-downloaded DLC, grabbing half the spots in the top ten with Yellowjacket, Batman, and Summer Legends offerings. You can read the full lists below:

Most-Downloaded PS4 Games

  1. Madden NFL 21
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Ghost of Tsushima
  4. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  5. UFC 4
  6. PGA TOUR 2K21
  7. Minecraft
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. NBA 2K20
  10. Cuphead

Most-Downloaded PS VR Games

  1. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series
  2. Beat Saber
  3. SUPERHOT VR
  4. Job Simulator
  5. GORN
  6. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
  7. Pistol Whip
  8. Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  10. DOOM VFR

Most-Downloaded Free-To-Play Games

  1. Hyper Scape
  2. Call of Duty: Warzone
  3. Fortnite
  4. Apex Legends
  5. Brawlhalla
  6. Destiny 2
  7. Warframe
  8. RACING BROS
  9. Fantasy Strike
  10. Warface

Most-Downloaded DLC and Expansions

  1. Fortnite – The Yellowjacket Pack
  2. Fortnite – Derby Dynamo Challenge Pack
  3. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Fast Food Costume Pack
  4. Fortnite – Batman Caped Crusader Pack
  5. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Collector’s Pack
  6. Fortnite – Metal Team Leader Pack
  7. Call of Duty: Warzone – Starter Pack
  8. Rogue Company: Starter Founder’s Pack
  9. Fortnite – Summer Legends Pack
  10. For Honor – Warmonger Hero

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