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Call of Duty 4 Easter Egg discovered in Modern Warfare

Published: 7/Jan/2020 19:57 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 17:15

by Bill Cooney


A discreet nod towards Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has been found in the latest game in the franchise by a sharp-eyed fan.

Modern Warfare came out in 2019 to positive reviews, and is the latest game in the expansive FPS franchise.

Call of Duty 4 was the first Modern Warfare game in the series, coming out in 2007, and the first CoD game to move away from the franchise’s original World War 2 setting.

Now, Reddit user raflolio has discovered an Easter Egg that’s a nod to the game that started the series in the latest Modern Warfare.

On the “Flesh Wound” EBR-14, there are coordinates to 51°24’00.0"N 30°04’00.0"E, which is the Pripyat Amusement Park, a subtle nod to the “All Ghillied Up” mission from COD 4 from modernwarfare

Raflolio pointed out in a post to the Modern Warfare subreddit that the coordinates “51°24’00.0″N 30°04’00.0″E” could be found etched into the stock of the EBR-14 Marksman’s Rifle.

If you follow the coordinates on a map, they take you to the Pripyat Amusement Park, which is a part of the “All Ghillied Up” mission from Call of Duty 4.

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“All Ghillied Up” has players sneak through the ruins of Pripyat, Ukraine, in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear site on the hunt to assassinate Imran Zakhaev – the main antagonist in CoD 4.

It’s often considered to be one of the best campaign missions in any Call of Duty game, partly due to it’s openness and the number of different options players have when moving through it.

The coordinates only seem to come on one certain skin for the weapon though, and raflolio confirmed that the only way to unlock it is by buying “The Unseen” bundle in the store for 1400 Cod Points.

ActivisionThe coordinates seem to come with the “Flesh Wound” rifle skin.

“All Ghillied Up” was also included in Modern Warfare: Remastered from 2016, which just goes to show Activision has no problem playing up nostalgia from past games – but players don’t seem to mind.

It took several months for users to find this hidden CoD 4 Easter Egg, anyhow, so it will be interesting to see what other Call of Duty-related players find in the future.

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Warzone players outraged as stats change protects hackers & SBMM abuse

Published: 16/Jan/2021 14:41 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 14:47

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty: Warzone players have aired their concerns with the recent changes making profile stats private following the companion app drama, with some players pointing out that the change helps cheaters hide from punishment. 

Like many other multiplayer games, Warzone has had its issues with both hackers and skill-based matchmaking ruining the experience for some players.

While they’ve both always been an annoyance, players recently discovered that some were using an app from the CoDTracker site, and another called ‘SBMMWarzone’, that helped them pick and choose their lobbies. These apps were, initially, meant to be used to root out cheaters, but it backfired and SBMM abuse became the primary use. 

Changes were made to the app to help quell the abuse, and Activision even made every Warzone account private so that the data couldn’t reach similar apps. However, that has caused annoyance as well.

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SBMM in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone has been an issue for a while.

CoD YouTuber Drift0r pointed out that, given how annoying the new opt-in process is to share Warzone stats – and that it isn’t mandatory, either – players will simply choose to stay hidden. 

“Some of them (pro players and record holders) might not want to opt-in, or like me, might not be able too or it might take a while, which means that if anybody is cheating at a high level, either to get YouTube content or to stream tournaments, they can just opt out of all this and keep the cheating private,” he said.

The YouTuber noted that, while Activision might have the data on their end and could root out cheaters, it makes it harder for the community to assist them in that fight. 

Other players backed up Drift0r’s concerns about the cheating and SBMM abuse, with some offering up ideas for future changes. 

“They’ll literally do everything except just tone down SBMM, which would mitigate all these other issues,” said one player. “There’s an elephant in the room and its name is cheating. Activision just reopened the highway for cheating. Shameful,” added another.

Others, though, took a different slant, saying: “This officially ruined the game for me. I liked having public stats. It gave me something to work towards in improving… now what’s the point since no one can see them and I have nothing to compare mine to.”

As Drift0r notes, it could become a case where the opt-in process is made mandatory in the future, as it seems to a situation that is majorly in flux – given that there have been two changes in quick succession.

It could also be the case that Activision decides to not do anything else, and this is their final move. Though, given the outrage from the community, that seems unlikely.