A patent has been granted to Treyarch to allow sharing of loadouts through social media.
Treyarch's Game Designer Director, David Vonderhaar, has had a patent granted by the United States that will allow the development of sharing feature within Call of Duty that will allow players to upload their loadouts to social media.
Loadouts are a key feature in Call of Duty in this current climate, with so many attachments being able to be equipped on the gunsmith table. There are ups and downs of having different attachments too. For instance, the AK-47 in Black Ops Cold War can be crafted to have zero recoil, but this takes away from the speed and dynamism of the Assault Rifle. With endless possibilities, Black Ops Cold War and Warzone weapon builds are more complexed than ever, but if you think you have the winning formula, you will soon be able to share them with your peers.
The patent granted to Vonderhaar will allow the development of "A system and method for creating and sharing customized video game weapon configurations in multiplayer video games via one or more social networks is provided".
This means that there will soon be an in-game feature for you to share your chosen weapons straight to your Twitter or Facebook to allow your friends to compare or even take for their own.
The patent is difficult to digest, but one of the key takeaways is that "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," meaning that you will also be able to send these directly to a friend without having to let the whole world in on your secret recipe.
Will you be sharing your best gunsmith's or creating a decoy to stitch up a fellow competitor?
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