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Bizarre Modern Warfare glitch gives Scump ‘wallhacks’ during pro match

Published: 28/Oct/2019 13:52 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 14:12

by Andy Williams

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Call of Duty veteran, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, encountered a peculiar nametag glitch which revealed his opponent’s location through a set of closed doors during a pro match versus Dallas Empire.

The launch of Modern Warfare brings the first franchised season in Call of Duty. In light of the new release, players have been getting to grips with brand new maps, guns and the revitalized create-a-class system.

On top of the new meta, players are coming in off the back of the biggest roster shuffle in CoD esports history. So naturally, teams are grinding their way through tournaments to prove that they are the number one contenders for top honours this year.

ActivisionModern Warfare brings a host of changes for teams to get used.

While playing with his new Chicago-based roster (rumored to be named the ‘Chicago Huntsmen’), Scump and co. found themselves up against Dallas Empire in Search and Destroy on Rammaza. 

With the map tied at one-a-piece and the bomb yet to be planted, the former world champ found himself in a sticky 3v4 situation. However, a peculiar glitch cropped up and gave Scump a helping hand in his efforts to secure the round.

Rushing over to the A bombsite, Scump spotted Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal’s nametag through a set of doors located on the front of Construction. Stopping for a moment, Scump clocked this and used the intel to his advantage. 

After breaching the doors, the self-proclaimed ‘King’ had the millisecond advantage which allowed him to edge out the youngster and bring it back to an even playing field.

Scump (Twitch)Scump could see iLLeY through the doors at Construction.

Dallas Empire went on to trounce the Chicago Huntsmen 6-1, meaning that the glitch did not determine the outcome per se. Nonetheless, in a more heated situation where the game was in a final round and the stakes would be significantly higher, being on the receiving end of this glitch would infuriate the victim. 

It appears that Infinity Ward have their work cut-out in the coming months, and will be adding this to their ever-growing list of snags to address before the CDL season kicks-off at the beginning of 2020. Keep your eyes peeled on the official Modern Warfare subreddit for the latest updates and patch notes as they go live.

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NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.