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Call of Duty community in uproar over “horrible” Modern Warfare spawns

Published: 30/Oct/2019 1:05 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 1:22

by Brad Norton


Spawns are often a nightmare at the release of any given Call of Duty title, however Modern Warfare might be one of the most extreme examples to date.

Released on October 25, the Call of Duty community has had just under a week to acclimate to Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare and one of the most controversial talking points in the community centers around the current spawning system.

With flawed map designs already getting on the nerves of professional players and game veterans, low-quality spawns might be the final straw for many Modern Warfare players.

Partially through a game of Headquarters on Hackney Yard, this clip exemplified just how painful it can be to respawn in an objective-based Modern Warfare game-type. 

Having been eliminated, the player respawned just 20 meters out from the objective, perfectly in the sightlines of an enemy with an Assault Rifle ready to mow them down. Respawning a second time, the unlucky player appeared right in front of an enemy once again. No amount of strategizing or aiming prowess can counter shoddy respawns in Call of Duty.

The worst spawns I’ve seen in all my years of playing CoD. The last death made my jaw drop. from r/modernwarfare

Ground War appears to be the focal point of many absurd spawning encounters. With 64 players on the enormous maps at any given time, that’s a lot of respawning players to account for and as it currently stands, players have been spawning in some unlikely spots.

Take this example from Reddit user ‘UlteriorCovert’ for instance. Sneaking up on an unaware sniper, this player is within very close proximity of the enemy, yet further opposition is still able to spawn in on their prone teammate. Two quick executions later and the enemies must have been flustered by such a ridiculous spawn.

This dude spawned into my execution, oh boy. from r/modernwarfare

Another particularly egregious example out of the Ground War mode, highlighted how players can continually spawn in the exact same spot, regardless of enemies in close proximity.

Maxing out his streaks, this player racked up five kills in a row without even having to change his position.

[MW] Mondern Warfare spawns in a nutshell from r/CallOfDuty

Call of Duty pros have taken aim at various issues in the game already, but even Rainbow Six Siege talent have been firing shots at the latest release in the series.

Renowned Siege commentator Parker ‘Interro’ Mackay expressed his disdain on Twitter. Echoing the sentiment of many in the community, he explained that with “bad hit-reg, terrible maps, awful spawns,” among other feedback, “Modern Warfare may be the least fun I’ve had with a new Call of Duty in years.”

Despite the criticism heaped onto the current spawning system, Modern Warfare developers have engaged in discussions online and assured players that they’re looking to work out the kinds in the near future.

Multiplayer Co-Design Director at Infinity Ward, Joe Cecot recently explained that the developers are “looking at” an assortment of hotly debated issues from “footstep audio” to “battle chatter in one life modes” and “spawns” as a whole.

Just how soon Modern Warfare’s spawning system will be tweaked remains to be seen, however Infinity Ward has been quick to implement changes across the board since release. 

Recently, Dead Silence was the source of much controversy in the community and in a rapid October 28 patch, the footstep-dampening Field Upgrade was swiftly adjusted.

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How to get .50 GS pistol in Call of Duty Mobile

Published: 28/Nov/2020 14:01

by Connor Bennett


A new pistol, the .50 GS, is now available in CoD Mobile – and you don’t have to go through a lucky draw for one. No, you can get it for free through a series of challenges. 

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, the developers of the popular mobile game have flooded it with new content. Be it a new map, a new event, character, perk, or weapon, there has been plenty for fans to get their teeth stuck into.

Sometimes though, in the case of weapons especially, some of this new content is locked behind lucky draws – so you’ve got to pony up some cash if you really want something. 

In the case of the new .50 GS pistol, which is pretty much just the Desert Eagle, the lucky draw isn’t something you need to worry about. Instead, you just need to complete a series of challenges.

The Going Dark theme is new for CoD Mobile Season 12.

CoD Mobile .50 GS handgun Small Arms challenges

There are seven challenges you need to complete come from the Small Arms seasonal event to get the new handgun, each getting slightly more challenging than the last. 

For example, you kick off with needing to get five melee kills, before progressing to normal pistol kills. In the end, you’ll also need 20 headshots with pistols, which isn’t an easy feat for any player, but its not impossible.

The full list of challenges can be found below: 

  1. Kill 5 enemies with Melee Attacks.
  2. Kill 10 enemies with Pistols in MP matches.
  3. Kill 10 Enemies with Quick Fix perk equipped.
  4. Kill 20 Enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any laser.
  5. Kill 20 enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any 3 attachments.
  6. Earn Back Stabber Medal 3 times.
  7. Kill 20 Enemies with Headshots using any Pistol.

However, you shouldn’t get any ideas about completing the challenges in any random order. 

They need to be done in the order they’re set. This is a bit of a pain, but, at least it gives you something to target in each match.