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Call of Duty 2019 reportedly won’t be called Modern Warfare 4 after all

Published: 24/May/2019 15:26 Updated: 28/May/2019 8:35

by Matt Porter

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New reports suggest that the 2019 edition of the immensely popular first-person-shooter series Call of Duty will not be called Modern Warfare 4 as first believed, but rather just Modern Warfare, as Infinity War attempt a “soft reboot” on the franchise.

With the announcement confirming the latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise thought to be imminent, many CoD fans are desperate for any news regarding the game as we inch closer and closer to its fall release.

Now, it appears that the title of the game, which many believed to be locked in as Modern Warfare 4, will, in fact, simply be called Modern Warfare.

Infinity WardMany believed that this year’s Call of Duty offering would be MW4.

First reported by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the game will drop the numerical value at the end and simply be referred to as Modern Warfare, much like Advanced Warfare or Infinite Warfare, two of the more recent Call of Duty offerings.

The decision to name the game Modern Warfare and not Modern Warfare 4 will likely cause confusion among older fans of the franchise, who will remember the similarly titled Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which released back in 2007.

It’s possible that Activision and developers Infinity Ward thought that having CoD4 and MW4 would also cause confusion, so, perhaps, felt that losing the number may help those who could be confused as to which game is the newest.

Schreier also suggests that Modern Warfare will be a “soft reboot” for the series, meaning we may not see some of our favorite characters from the game’s history in the new title when it releases.

While Infinity Ward employees have dropped hints about the upcoming game, we are yet to see any official announcement about the game from either the developers or Activision – the publishers of the series.

It’s possible that the release of this new information may be a precursor to an upcoming teaser or the official starting point of the game’s marketing.

Call of Duty games are generally announced in May or June, so it seems like we won’t have long to wait until we find out what the actual name of the game is.

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CDL Champs Dallas Empire sign FeLo as substitute

Published: 19/Jan/2021 22:46 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 23:55

by Alan Bernal

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The reigning Call of Duty League Champions, Dallas Empire have signed 23-year-old veteran Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson as their first substitute for the upcoming 2021 campaign.

FeLo is set to join the Empire as a substitute player after playing for Triumph. A specialist in Search & Destroy, he’s expected to bolster the team’s prowess in the stringent game type now that the league is moving to a 4v4 format.

“Bringing FeLo to the team was a natural move for us as we prepare to repeat our championship run from the League’s first season,” Empire’s Head Coach Ray ‘Rambo’ Lussier said. “He’s a world-class Search & Destroy player and helped us prepare for the Grand Finals last year, so we’re expecting great things from him.”

Years ago, FeLo made a name for himself online as one of the best S&D players, and the Team Envy-owned org is relying on him to bring a new type of heat to Dallas’ heavy-hitting squad.

“Blessed to be a part of such a great organization, going to help the boys in any way I can this year,” FeLo said of the announcement. “Thank you guys for all the love.”

During the 2020 North American Challengers Final, Triumph managed to claim the top prize of $50,000 while only dropping one map of S&D during their playoff run to first place.

While the Empire had one of the strongest overall offenses in the CDL last year, their Search & Destroy was a glaring point in their game that would look shaky against the best in the league.

By signing FeLo, Empire gives themselves some flexibility to switch out Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland or Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter for someone that has a wealth of experience navigating S&D.

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The CDL 2020 champs just got stronger by adding S&D specialist FeLo.

Even after departing with James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks due to the new Black Ops Cold War format, the Empire’s starting roster has to be considered among the strongest in the league.

Now Rambo will have to find the best ways to maneuver his five-man squad when going up against tough competitors like Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Chicago, and more.

FeLo has signed with Dallas Empire, but the move is pending league approval.

Dallas Empire’s 2021 CDL Roster:

  • Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro
  • Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland
  • Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal
  • Ian ‘C6’ Porter
  • Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson (Substitute)