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Call Of Duty: Warzone Update Changes How Kill Credits Are Tracked

The CoD battle royale game has made a welcome change to its scoreboards in the next title update on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


Call of Duty: Warzone has just become available, but already major changes are coming in the next title update. The game, which had six million players in its first 24 hours, will change how kills are counted in the next title update, awarding kills to the person who downed a player. This means that if you take a player down and another player technically fires the final shot into them as they bleed out, you'll get the kill, not them. [Update: Thanks to the release of the new update on March 17, this change has been implemented, and you'll be appropriately credited for kills on players that you were responsible for downing. The other big addition in this patch was the introduction of the Solo queue--check out the full patch notes here.]

This news comes from Joe Cecot, the co-design director of multiplayer at Infinity Ward, in response to a player who wanted to know if downs would be counted on leaderboards in the future.

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This will no doubt please anyone who has been frustrated by their kills being stolen at the last second.

So far, Infinity Ward has been pretty on-the-ball with addressing the game's issues: an exploit that allowed players to survive indefinitely outside the ring was swiftly dealt with. As with other battle royale games, it's expected that it will change and evolve over time.

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