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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


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.

‘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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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.