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CoD Cold War open beta this weekend on PS4 (XBOX & PC on 15th)

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I don't understand why Treyarch is still trusted with COD games. I thought this beta was trash. Just another grenade spamfest Treyarch masterpiece.

Ohhhh but the bullettssssss have so much feeeeeeel to them

Yes but the gameplay itself is garbage and the maps are uninspired clusterfucks where the enemy keeps spawning behind you which is SO TACTICAL. FPSes have evolved and Treyarch is stuck in 2010 clinging to Zombies mode which is all their loyal teenage playerbase looks forward to.

Thanks for the beta because it let me cross a game off my PS5 launch list.
 
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What? My uncle used to camp on CoD and MW2 at every single match. He would get into a building, put claymores at the doors/stairs and proceed to do something like 80/2 K/D ratio. He even got banned from some servers after being mistaken for a cheater.

After MW2 he left CoD as the subsequent games made it difficult to camp effectively by having more entrances to buildings.
Unless he played Cod4 on PC I can tell whatever you are saying (which already sounds like a huge stretch, unless if you camped you aren't getting 80 kills, the matches are just too fast for that) isnt true, MW2 doesnt have "servers", its all P2P and you can't get banned unless you actually cheat lol
 

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Not sure it’s day 1 for me. It’s definitely more fast paced than MW19 and TTK is higher which I greatly appreciate. Also Treyarch has been super responsive at patching and rebalancing things up over the past few days which is encouraging.

Technically, however, it’s an absolute downgrade over MW19. Movement isn’t as fluid (also wtf is that grenade throwing motion? and wtf is that sliding motion - feels like you’re sliding on ice and it’s rapidly becoming the meta amongst sweaty players), character models are funky and in some maps like Cartel or the snowy map they blend in the environment. Also, image quality just isn’t quite there, and sound effects are terrible; they added more bass in the beta compared to the alpha but it still sounds like ass vs MW. I don’t understand why Treyarch didn’t use IW’s all-new engine from MW19...

I basically only played Ground War on MW19 as it was utter chaos and no sweat fest due to lack of SBMM. I feel like Treyarch missed a trick with Combined Arms. The maps are way too big for 12v12. They should have gone for 16v16 or 20v20 at least.

Speaking of maps, it does feel like some of the 6v6 maps are probably better suited for 10v10 (Miami for instance).
 
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Unless he played Cod4 on PC I can tell whatever you are saying (which already sounds like a huge stretch, unless if you camped you aren't getting 80 kills, the matches are just too fast for that) isnt true, MW2 doesnt have "servers", its all P2P and you can't get banned unless you actually cheat lol
He played on PC. Mostly on Crossfire, because it was good for camping with a sniper.
 
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So SBMM is in the game, not in the interests of fairness, but to make money. What a shock. Activision are just so scummy. From their patent:

"A system and method is provided that drives microtransactions in multiplayer video games. The system may include a microtransaction arrange matches to influence game-related purchases. For instance, the system may match a more expert/marquee player with a junior player to encourage the junior player to make game-related purchases of items possessed/used by the marquee player. A junior player may wish to emulate the marquee player by obtaining weapons or other items used by the marquee player."

 
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When playing BO ColdWar after almost a year in MW2019, I feel as if I'm playing with one hand, or just one eye, or gimped in some other way: lack of doors, manteling, very seriously limited ability to climb, etc. make Cold War feel very limited, dumbed down in comparison to MW2019.
 
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Behave yourself. The guy went 45 - 10. He's clearly noob stomping (although likely through no fault of his own). In that game, he's the same sweaty player to others he moans he then gets paired against in the subsequent game.

To many folk are all about K/D ratio and nothing else, and that's generally why they don't like the skill based match making. Otherwise, what is there to complain about? I'm quite happy that the game tries to match me with players of my level. It means I rarely have a player going 45-10 against my team.
It's not about being matched with equally skilled players, why do you think ranked modes in rainbow, overwatch and any other half competitive games are popular.

Sometimes you just want to kick back and shoot the shit, in my case I play with a few blokes (some good, some bad) talk shit and yes we usually win but we aren't playing seriously and in some cases they are fairly close games, the next game we are in with sweaty cunts using all the meta guns including the cheap guns. By the time we realise we have to switch on we have lost. If there was a ranked mode this problem would be fixed and people who want to be match against similarly skilled players and chase those shiny ranks can..

As you can tell I'm all for skill based matchmaking in ranked modes but when you wanna kick back casual should be viable without having to sweat up.
 

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I've said this before and I'll say it again. If it weren't for WARZONE this would have been the worst CoD in the history of CoDs. I wouldn't be surprised if 90%+ players are playing WARZONE, Modern Warfare MP is by far the worst.
Youre right about warzone being awesome but youre totally off base in my opinion. This is best cod ever made. And the reason i say that is because its the first one that after playing it a lot i cant go back to the retro games. Specifically cod4. Mw 19’ has made that game feel ancient like none before it have. Almost unplayable. The most core gameplay advancements in mw 19 in cod history. Perfect ? No. But it has moved the needle more than any other cod since cod4. Cold war is a step backwards for sure imo. Many people i play with feel similar. More “arcadeish” less physic based feel to it. Much more campy feel to it. Maybe some will prefer it but i dont.
 
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I'm blown away by the way this game looks, sounds, and plays on PC. This is the smoothest FPS I've ever played and confirms that there was definitely something wrong with the framerates on the PS4 last weekend. The surfaces all look really nice, especially the different colored marble in Moscow. It still has the goofy look but that's the way the original Black Ops conveyed the paranoia of the Cold War era.

I played this a little bit with ULMB and it was on a whole different level. The bullets are fucking terrifying in motion. Unfortunately my GTX 1080 can't really keep it locked to the minimum 85fps for my monitor at a graphical fidelity I can accept, so this'll have to wait for an upgrade.

I don't want to make it sound like my sound card is a placebo but I swear I heard the Spy Plane activation noise from the left side of my room and I just have two front facing speakers.

Also just went 20-4. There is no SBMM 🤣
 
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Went back to try the PS4 ver.

- Playing on PS4 Pro. The presentation is extremely clean no jaggies
- The textures are starting to feel too generic.
- not much slow down.
- Maps in quick play feel slightly big.
- Was playing Domination... guess what is back people ? the fucking camping bitches ...
- feels too generic, need Call of Doody viagra to get excited for this.
- I am thankful for open beta I can cancel my ps5 pre order.
 

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In my opinion, the best cods are the ones where time to kill are the lowest. (Cod 4 and MW2). Even with all its early release spawn and map issues I was glad to see Infinite ward go back to that on Modern Warfare 2020.

Of course Treyarch is the opposite and prefers to give you a more arcade like feel with how much more health you have compared to the games I just mentioned above. Problem is aside from satellite all the maps are very slow paced and very boring. There are legit only like 3 good guns in the game.

Idk what to think of it tbh. The first feeling I had after playing the game for an hour was the need to hop back on MW 2020. That’s not a good thing. All the excitement I had for the game sorta vanished.
 
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Anyone has link to XboxOne version ?
There is a link on the dashboard .. plays a video and then error on page...


I've been playing on PS4 which has open betas/alphas due to the marketing deal. I believe the Beta on Xbox is only open to those who preordered right now but opens up to everyone on Saturday.
 
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will be trying this out this weekend to form my own opinions. I am still really into MW and not sure if I would be dropping it for this but this is the games chance to change my mind I suppose
 

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I really hope the zombies mode is as good as it looks. I'm about to play the beta but the impressions for the multiplayer are terrible. Hopefully zombies will make it worth owning.
 

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I’ve played since the alpha and am at level 26. This beta looks much better visually imho. net code feels a bit off.
 

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Guns sound aren't great compared to modern warfare but I've only played two matches so...
 
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I'm starting to like this game. Last week was fun and today I'm having fun too. Even sattelite was fine in TDM. I think the maps are better than what we got in MW. Cartel is pretty good (had awesome KC matches on it), and I also like Moscow which i'm feeling better than St Petersburg. TTK is slightly better than MW as well, its actually to my liking now.

In terms of mechanics, feel, graphics and gunplay I think MW 2019 is the best CoD ever made. But the TTK and maps were what pissed me off a lot. And the obscene camping. BO Cold War is certainly more about run n gun.
 
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Based on the beta it looks like the PC (and I assume Xbox) support HRTF 3D audio just fine. It makes sense since it was already in MW2019, but they hyped it up as something special for the PS5 version so it's nice to confirm that was all marketing BS.
 
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Based on the beta it looks like the PC (and I assume Xbox) support HRTF 3D audio just fine. It makes sense since it was already in MW2019, but they hyped it up as something special for the PS5 version so it's nice to confirm that was all marketing BS.
How do you enable it on PC with MW ?
 

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I feel like Call of Duty Multiplayer has been dead since Black Ops 4, ever since they introduced Blackout (BR) there has been a shift.
 

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Tried playing last night on PC and was queued forever and couldn't find a match. Figured I'd give it another shot this weekend. I know opinions have been all over the place, but I'm not too concerned as it sounds like a lot of the complaints could be easily adjusted. Guess we'll see though!
 

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How do you enable it on PC with MW ?
Enable spatial sound in the Windows sound options. There should be options for DTS/Dolby/Windows Sonic.

Once you're in the game it'll automatically detect (you can alt-tab out to check that it's working by clicking or hovering over the speaker icon in the Windows system tray).

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So far I haven't had any issues finding a match. Although, I'm not really feeling that it's necessarily better than MW2019. I assumed I would delete MW2019, but now I could see them both living togther on the same hard drive taking up obscene amounts of space for a little while. That said, it's early days and I'm having fun with it.
 

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I've always preferred controller to KB+M for CoD since the latter requires so many awkward keystrokes. With crossplay you now pretty much get the best of both worlds.

I'm starting to think the new Scorestreak system is a really brilliant hybrid of kills per life and score accumulation across the match. I had one game where I played pretty average and eventually earned my Counter Spy Plane and Sentry Turret, then went on a really good run and earned them both pretty quickly thereafter.
 

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I think I prefer killstreaks, but scorestreaks are less sweaty for sure. I tend to waste radar constantly, thus preventing further build up. Because I'm used to killstreaks. But I guess scorestreaks encourage objective play as objective kills net more points. Artillery do usually net me a kill or 2, 3, especially on Sattelite, though when the match is far from over I'm better off building towards helicopter. Still, a streak still earns you lots of bonus points so its worth it to go for that Bloodlust medals.

I feel BO is less sweaty. The alpha first night was a nightmare for me, with lag and hordes of quick scopers but all my Beta games are smooth sailing so far. I'm probably averaging better scores than I did in MW. I also play much more run 'n gun which can really help if you start to know the map. In MW this usually felt like suicide.
 
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How do I launch the Xbox beta? Preordered the game digitally but clicking it says I am too early

EDIT: nvm, found it via search in the store, really hid that deep
 
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I'm blown away by the way this game looks, sounds, and plays on PC. This is the smoothest FPS I've ever played and confirms that there was definitely something wrong with the framerates on the PS4 last weekend. The surfaces all look really nice, especially the different colored marble in Moscow. It still has the goofy look but that's the way the original Black Ops conveyed the paranoia of the Cold War era.

I played this a little bit with ULMB and it was on a whole different level. The bullets are fucking terrifying in motion. Unfortunately my GTX 1080 can't really keep it locked to the minimum 85fps for my monitor at a graphical fidelity I can accept, so this'll have to wait for an upgrade.

I don't want to make it sound like my sound card is a placebo but I swear I heard the Spy Plane activation noise from the left side of my room and I just have two front facing speakers.

Also just went 20-4. There is no SBMM 🤣
The game is absolutely atrocious and if anyone thinks this is better than mw 19 they need their head examined 💯
 

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I like it so far but the performance is woeful on PC. Hopefully it's better for the full release as I had already pre-ordered lol.
 

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MW 2019 went from awesome to rage inducing shit for months in my case. I also blame that on SBMM. But I mostly hung back, aimed at a choke point, grinding out a VTOL. Never really got into the open. Also didn't experience a map like Picadilly or the Bridge yet (though Bridge was nice for Sniper medals I guess), though BO will probably have its piece of shit maps. MW had too many and Crash 2019 was fucking terrible to the point I peaced out lol. But such a map would work in BO, because its more running.

In BO I move around far more. This game is really growing on me. I just wish it had MW's gunplay and animations. BO looks and animates worse. But I think the TTK and speed is perfect. This is slowly moving towards buy, only to be pissed off by the full game lol. Level 23 now.
 
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MW 2019 went from awesome to rage inducing shit for months in my case. I also blame that on SBMM. But I mostly hung back, aimed at a choke point, grinding out a VTOL. Never really got into the open. Also didn't experience a map like Picadilly or the Bridge yet (though Bridge was nice for Sniper medals I guess), though BO will probably have its piece of shit maps. MW had too many and Crash 2019 was fucking terrible to the point I peaced out lol. But such a map would work in BO, because its more running.

In BO I move around far more. This game is really growing on me. I just wish it had MW's gunplay and animations. BO looks and animates worse. But I think the TTK and speed is perfect. This is slowly moving towards buy, only to be pissed off by the full game lol. Level 23 now.
No one went into the open in MW. It was suicide. You were killed instantly by the multitude of nerds hiding in windows.

Scump called the game counter intuitive. And he was right.
 

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No one went into the open in MW. It was suicide. You were killed instantly by the multitude of nerds hiding in windows.

Scump called the game counter intuitive. And he was right.
Yeah it was a combination of windows, low TTK, perks beneficial to not moving ie camping, lean and much more. Just laser that M4 from a building.

BO Cold War right now is more fun to play. I like the M16 yet again, had my best matches with it and not with the AK.
 
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Yeah it was a combination of windows, low TTK, perks beneficial to not moving ie camping, lean and much more. Just laser that M4 from a building.

BO Cold War right now is more fun to play. I like the M16 yet again, had my best matches with it and not with the AK.
I've only played 2 games on Cold War at a friend's during the alpha. Unimpressed, but a small sample size.

I'm on Xbox so I'll be jumping in tomorrow. I don't like what I've seen from the maps. They look very MW like.
 

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We're back to the head glitching from black ops 2 with grenade spam. It's literally black ops 4.5 nothing new or interesting kinda like a new sports title like madden or fifa.