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“Broken” Modern Warfare movement exploit sparks debate among pro players

Published: 5/Jan/2020 14:00

by Andy Williams

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Call of Duty pro, Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi, has triggered a debate around the controversial ‘slide-cancel’ exploit in Modern Warfare, with plenty of fellow pros weighing in with their thoughts.

While Infinity Ward’s glitch snag list appears to be growing by the day, there are certain in-game exploits which professional Call of Duty players believe need addressing before the Call of Duty League gets underway on January 24. 

One such exploit is the infamous slide-cancel mechanic, which plagued the entirety of the Black Ops 4 season.

ActvisionThe infamous slide-cancel movement gives players an advantage when peeking their opponents.

According to NY Subliners SMG, Dillon ‘Attach’ Price, the crux of the “broken” slide-cancel mechanic is to make your weapon readily available to snap onto your enemy… albeit only a fraction of a second earlier. 

While Attach aptly demonstrated how to perform the movement, he also used his tutorial video to bring awareness to Infinity Ward, in the hopes that they patch the exploit.

After the former world champ released their slide-cancel tutorial, his Subliners teammate, Accuracy, posted a Tweet which sparked debate among his fellow pros. 

The post explains how certain members of the Call of Duty community are “extremely bias,” while he claims that the same people will withhold information on exploit to gain the edge over the competition. 

As you’d expect, this triggered a cascade of responses from fellow pros. Two-time world champ, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, edged in with his two cents, where he reflected Abedi’s thoughts and claimed that some knew of the mechanic from the get-go and kept it on the down-low to stay ahead. 

Dallas Empire veteran, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter appeared to sit on the other side of the fence, as he responded with: “Don’t start complaining because you didn’t watch gameplay well enough.”

AccuracyLA (Twitter)Accuracy sparked debate among CoD pros regarding the slide-cancel exploit.

While the stakes are the highest they have ever been this year, utilizing a movement glitch to get one over on your opponent does remove an element of integrity from competition. 

At the very least, Attach’s video raises awareness of the movement glitch, which will place all pros on a level playing field come January 24.

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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.