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Call of Duty Warzone loadouts could be shareable in the future, as a patent pertaining to the possible feature has been granted to Treyarch and Activision.
Loadouts are a core aspect of the multiplayer modes of Call of Duty, and allow the shooter series to stand out from the crowd. They save a certain set of gear which works for your particular playstyle, and players are pretty proud of themselves when they work out a formula that decimates the competition. For example, there's this one, from ckalinec on Reddit, which boasts "insane hipfire accuracy and better range" than for the MP7 rather than the MP5, which is dominating the meta at the moment.
Though the glory of showing off your guns is a rush like no other, you've got to do it through posts like these, where you aren't sure whether the loadout will be found by anyone else and you have to explain every single iota. What if there was a way to publish your custom loadouts that wouldn't require this nitty-gritty process? What if you could share loadouts with your friends on the platform, so you could be a lean but not mean mowing machine in matches? Treyarch has heard your pleas, and it has put their heads together to produce a tool that would allow this to happen.
The entry for the patent is extremely wordy, so we'll provide you with the most important details here. It's a system that will let players share their loadouts within the game, and externally, through compatible social media channels. "In one implementation of the invention, the sharing engine may enable a player to transmit communications (e.g., email messages, text messages, or other electronic communications) that include hyperlinks or other selectable graphical user interface objects that enable recipients to access the shared information," it reads, essentially saying that you'll be able to attach "personalized text, graphics, pictures, audio, video, or other multimedia" to the custom loadouts, too.
These loadouts would be shareable to squads, groups, or everyone, allowing players control over who sees their strategy. Furthermore, "the sharing engine may further enable a player to issue challenges to one or more other video game players to obtain or exceed certain player performance statistics, weapon usage statistics, or ratings, and/or achieve other objectives using a given weapon configuration." Ergo, it sounds like Call of Duty will get an ability to set up community challenges and content creation.
It's not a revolutionary move, but it is rather exciting, and it might lead into Season 7. Obviously, the fact that the patent has been granted does not mean that these features are inbound, so we'll keep you in the loop once we know more.
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