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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be the “most controversial” title yet

Published: 26/May/2019 11:07 Updated: 28/May/2019 8:36

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty” to date, if one new rumor turns out to be correct.

Fans are gearing up for the official announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare after months of speculation and rumor. While many may be waiting for news about the hugely popular multiplayer portion of the game, others will want to know what’s coming with the return of a campaign.

However, they might not have to wait too long as more hints have been dropped by members of the community who have been proven right in recent weeks.

Infinity WardThe No Russian mission from MW2 is the most controversial moment from the CoD franchise.

YouTuber LongSensation has been pretty spot on with information about the next game. He had the name right before it was confirmed by reports and he has continued adding more details about what is coming from Infinity Ward. On May 25, LongSensation tweeted: 

“It will probably be the most conversational Call of Duty to date. Really interested to see the mainstream media response.”

However, despite the fact that YouTuber didn’t reveal if he was talking about the campaign or just the game in general, it’s easy to assume that they were making a nod towards the story considering earlier reports about possible details.

According to Kotaku, the campaign will be “very much” inspired by the shocking, brutal moments of the ‘No Russian’ mission from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Despite the option to skip the violence, the mission sparked outrage from the wider world as the game was censored in numerous countries and widely criticized by the media.

However, that’s not the only details that the YouTuber dropped about the game. In an earlier tweet, they listed a number of games that are currently free-to-play – with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare listed at the end.

Is LongSensation correct?

Now, it remains to be seen if LongSensation has his information right – even though he has been pretty spot on in the past. Coupling his information about the game being “controversial” and reports already citing the inspiration for the campaign mode, it seems as if he might just be correct.

Yet, when it comes to having Call of Duty as a free-to-play title, plenty of fans are going to take that with a massive pinch of salt, despite it also lining up with another previous report.

However, that might not be completely out of the realm of possibility if Activision and Infinity Ward are looking at capturing the PC player market or making their profit on the back of cosmetic sales and DLC.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.