Call of Duty Warzone Patch Adds Accessibility Menu and “HoH-Like Subtitles”

Ben Bayliss2 minute read

When we looked into Activision’s hugely popular Call of Duty Warzone, we found the game to be lacking somewhat in the accessibility department. The title launched last year and during this years GAAD, Raven Software announced that the latest patch has added an accessibility menu.

Raven Software shared the patch notes on Twitter (Thanks, Steve Saylor) and initially announced that the Season Three Reloaded patch had gone live. Following that tweet, the studio threaded the different patch notes categories through screenshots of the official blog post. These screenshots also included full alt text.

Firstly, the Call of Duty Warzone patch notes detailed that an accessibility options menu is now available. This can be accessed from the main blades menu once the game has been launched. It’s also available by going to the options menu and choosing accessibility.

Call of Duty Warzone comes with cinematics, but now Raven Software has implemented”HoH-like subtitles for baked-in graphics” in those cinematics. And for non-verbal sounds, these are now presented within brackets and will be applied to all new operators moving forward, starting with the newly released Rambo and McClane operators.

Raven Software also dropped in a note on the accessibility portion of the patch notes and said: “Core to our philosophy is ensuring all players across a broad spectrum of ability and disability are able to play and enjoy our content. The addition of the Accessibility Options menu supports this vision by bringing more visibility to the available options while increasing ease-of-access.”

Call of Duty Warzone is a free Battle Royale title that you can pick up on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5.

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Ben
BaylissEditor-in-ChiefHe/Him

Ben is the one in charge of keeping the content cogs at Can I Play That? turning. Deafness means that he has a focus on discussing captions, but with experience in consultancy and advocacy, he covers what bases he can. Having written about accessibility in video games at DualShockers, GamesRadar+, GamesIndustry.biz, Wireframe, and more he continues his advocacy at CIPT. He was actually awarded a Good Games Writing award for an article he wrote here! He enjoys a range of games, but anything that’s open-world and with a photo mode will probably be his cup of tea. You can get in touch with him at: ben@caniplaythat.com

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