The addition of Most Wanted contracts – which temporarily make players a target for all enemy teams – was met with some negativity from Warzone’s community due to the discovery that they had actually replaced the game’s standard Bounty contracts.
Celebrity streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins even questioned the removal of Bounty contracts in a tweet sent to his 5.7 million followers.
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In a patch released on Thursday night (PT), Infinity Ward confirmed Most Wanted contracts have now been removed and standard Bounty contracts reinstated.
It’s not clear if the studio made the change due to negativity from fans or because of some examples that the feature may have been bugged.
Update, May 2: Infinity Ward has released a Modern Warfare and Warzone fix which targets connection issues and long matchmaking times players have been experiencing following this week’s updates. The studio has also said it’s working to resolve voice chat problems.
Original story continues: However, the developer has previously reacted swiftly when faced with fan ire. Following a negative reaction to its removal last month, Trios – the three-person setup the game launched with – was removed and reinstated twice.
Meanwhile, fans are eagerly awaiting news on a Battle Royale Duos release, which VGC understands is scheduled to arrive during the current game season.
Thirteen upcoming Call of Duty Warzone playlists have been uncovered via a datamine of the game’s files.
Added in this week’s 15GB update are references to new playlists including ‘Classic BR’, which disables features such as Plunder and the Gulag, and ‘BYOL’, which allows players to start the game with their loadout of weapons and equipment.
Also referenced in the datamined files is a playlist that adds “explosive physics” and another which causes players to automatically redeploy upon death if they’re carrying enough cash.