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ACHES reveals biggest concern for Modern Warfare following gameplay reveal

Published: 12/Jul/2019 9:58 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 11:38

by Kamil Malinowski

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Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Prince discussed the biggest positives and negatives from Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s gameplay after watching the first multiplayer reveal on July 11.

The Call of Duty multiplayer gameplay reveal focused solely on a new 2v2 mode named ‘Gunfight’. As always, the community was extremely excited to check out what was in store in the upcoming addition to the CoD franchise.

Envy’s captain ACHES, a two-time Call of Duty world champion and veteran of the competitive scene, was one of the first to comment, citing one key issue with the in-game movement.

ActivisionModern Warfare’s new ‘Gunfight’ mode appeared to show worrying movement changes.
ACHES won the Call of Duty WWII world championship with Evil Geniuses in 2018.

“something I do not like is how clunky the movement ‘appears’,” he said. “Obviously seeing vs playing is entirely different. But the running, jumping etc looks battlefield-like.” 

He seemed disappointed with a possible movement change, and it could spell trouble for the success of Modern Warfare. The Call of Duty games are known for their free-flowing movement and a change like this could cause the game to feel clunky and less responsive than previous titles – something no one wants.

It’s not all doom and gloom, however, as ACHES was happy about a change to sprinting and clearly excited about a return of tactical and lethal grenade options; this change would shake things up quite a lot, likely slowing down the game and promoting further use of tactics and strategy, rather than fast-paced aim battles.

“Really looks like you can’t sprint into gunfights,” he stated. “Seems like it’ll be all positional advantage. That part I love, at least. Tacitcals/Lethals back in full force too.”

Overall the negatives seem to outweigh the positives, but, there is still a lot left to be revealed for the newest iteration of Call of Duty. Luckily for fans of the franchise, the developers have already responded to a number of concerns about the multiplayer experience being ‘too different’.

The next gameplay reveal is set to happen on August 1, where we will hopefully be able to find out if the movement is really as clunky as it seems.

Until then, casual and competitive players alike will be pouring over every detail revealed so far to try and find any Easter eggs or answers to their ever-growing list of questions.

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Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton

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All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.