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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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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.