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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign details: inspired by MW2’s ‘No Russian’

Published: 25/May/2019 10:47 Updated: 28/May/2019 8:35

by Joe Craven

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As fans look forward to Infinity Ward’s upcoming Call of Duty title, it appears that the game’s campaign will be inspired by “troubling, realistic” moments, such as the infamous ‘No Russian’ mission from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Despite being released back in 2009, Modern Warfare 2 is still generally considered one of the best Call of Duty games ever made. It was lauded by fans for its enjoyable multiplayer, and its visceral, brutal campaign. Despite the most recent Call of Duty game, Treyarch’s Black Ops 4, not containing a traditional story mode, all indications point to the inclusion of one in 2019’s CoD game.

As news about the upcoming title slowly trickles out, Kotaku have indicated that the upcoming game’s campaign will be “very much” inspired by the shocking, brutal moments like those in ‘No Russian’.

Infinity WardModern Warfare 2 sold over 23 million copies in the first 5 years since its release.
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‘No Russian’ was a mission from Modern Warfare 2, in which the player controls undercover CIA agent, Joseph Allen, who participates in the mass shooting of civilians at an airport, in an effort to cement his place in a Russian terrorist group. The name comes from the terrorists’ leader, Makarov, telling his followers: “Remember, no Russian” just prior to carrying out the atrocity.

The mission received considerable attention and controversy when the game released, with many criticizing the brutality as unnecessary and abhorrent. However, many also praised the game for not being afraid to include controversial moments, and felt the game was stronger thanks to the emotional, disturbing moments.

Now, Kotaku have reported that CoD 2019 will “be heavy on troubling, realistic emotional moments, very much inspired by the controversial No Russian campaign in Modern Warfare 2 that allowed the player to gun down civilians.”

Infinity WardThe name of the mission comes from Makarov’s instructions to avoid speaking Russian.

Fans have long been calling for another installment into the Modern Warfare series, particularly given the mixed community reception received by their last two titles: 2016’s Infinite Warfare and 2013’s Ghosts.

While some may be deterred by the suggestion of such violence, many fans will be excited to see what Infinity Ward have dreamt up, as their reputation of producing emotionally resonant, controversial campaigns shows no signs of wavering.

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale

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The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.