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CoD pros give verdict on Modern Warfare beta – ACHES, Karma, more

Published: 15/Sep/2019 14:29 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 15:49

by Daniel Cleary

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A number of professional Call of Duty players have voiced their opinions on the direction Modern Warfare is taking following the release of the multiplayer beta.

The much-anticipated release of Modern Warfare is fast approaching and many fans have been expressing their opinions on the current state of the new Call of Duty after trying the multiplayer beta.

Some of the top Call of Duty pros also took to social media to voice their opinions on their in-game experiences with the multiplayer beta leading into the inaugural year of the Call of Duty franchised League.

Infinity WardThe Modern Warfare multiplayer beta was first made available for PS4 players on September 12.

Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris, who has previously competed for FaZe Clan, was among the first to reflect on the Modern Warfare beta and praised Infinity Ward for quickly making changes and testing new features with the beta, such as the return of the mini-map.

“Infinity Ward are really doing what they should do for a beta, loving the changes they’re making every day” Zer0 expressed, before highlighting one of his favorite additions to the new CoD, “outlining your teammates was a good play from them, hope that stays.”

Two-time world champion Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price also had some positive feedback about the beta, also siding for the minimap to return to normal as well as a list of minor changes that could be taken on board to improve the competitive balance of the game.

Among the list of changes were tweaks to the current headshot multiplier, which many believe is currently too strong and can often result in players getting lucky flinch shots on their opponents.

The former Team Envy star also had some concerns about the current state of ‘Dead Silence’ field upgrade, which is normally seen as a perk in Call of Duty, in the beta and expressed that IW would “need to lower footstep volume a significant amount.”

Veteran player Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte was also in favor of seeing the minimap return, although he had major concerns about respawn points in the beta, as many players have experienced instantly dying off spawn due to some flaws in the current system.

“Game felt a lot better with a minimap to base things off” The former World Champ admitted, “Although the spawn system is terribly flawed, I started to get a better idea of possible enemy spawn points.”

Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan was a little more disappointed then some of his fellow pros at the beta, highlighting the return of Claymore explosives to Call of Duty, sarcastically posting, “I am so happy they brought Claymores back!”

Ex-GenG player Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez raised some concerns about the trophy systems also being added to the field upgrades list, rather than as a standard equipment choice, explaining why the lack of possibilities to use the trophy system could make the gameplay similar to CoD: WWII with grenades and stuns.

Three-time world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow actually got a little burned out with the beta itself, also citing concerns with the spawns, and the lack of minimap (although it was added a day later, albeit without showing enemy fire).

Longtime OpTic CEO, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, shared some of his optimism for the upcoming Call of Duty title, expressing that the fan-favorite Search and Destroy game mode was “going to be fire” in Modern Warfare based off what he has seen so far.

Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto was also excited for the next CoD release, likening his experience on the multiplayer beta to Call of Duty: Ghosts and revealing that he is enjoying the game so far, “This feels like call of duty ghosts to me and I love it.”

Modern Warfare is set to be the first game to be played in the upcoming Call of Duty franchise league, beginning in 2020.

Although the game is likely to change somewhat from the current state of the beta, many competitive players seem generally optimistic for the release of on October 25, although there remain some concerns.

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FaZe Blaze sets absurd Zombies world record in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:58

by Theo Salaun

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Zombies has returned to Call of Duty with Black Ops Cold War’s release and FaZe Clan’s Blaze, in a duo with Ghostzy, has overcome days of crashes to set an insane record of 328 rounds.

Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing has a huge footprint on social media, with 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and 1.6 million Twitter followers. Ever since Black Ops Cold War dropped into the public’s hands on November 13, his Twitch numbers have skyrocketed as well.

As Blaze continues to up the ante for Zombies content, the streamer has received over 130,000 new followers on Twitch in the past month. Now, he sits at just above 589,000 Twitch followers, with a large chunk simply intrigued by his efforts to set Zombies world records.

Those record runs have been shut down by game crashes on numerous occasions, but the most recent effort went unimpeded. Grouped with fellow streamer, Ghostzy, the FaZe star managed to surpass the former record attempts and survive well past “Round Zero,” also known as Round 256.

With how many crashes people have been experiencing as they drive their Ray Guns and punch-packed weapons into the later rounds of Zombies matches, hitting 328 rounds is pretty wild. While Blaze explained that they were only a few rounds past the former record holder, the duo was nonetheless ecstatic and their mark will be hard to surpass.

To set this high bar, both players used the “Ring of Fire” Field Upgrade, which creates a small perimeter around the duo, boosting their damage and burning enemies within it. With excellent comms and comfortable management over their Cymbal Monkeys, the two provide an excellent tutorial for new Zombies players.

And, as the record was being reached, Blaze couldn’t help but give in to a wholesome sense of camaraderie. Like best friends in a bath house, the streamer took a moment to cheerfully relax and celebrate the moment with his roommate. 

Blaze and Ghostzy met each other randomly – as described by the latter in a TikTok comment – and an immediate Zombies bond was formed. Weeks later, they have overcome the 326-round world record that two other duos were tied at.

Unfortunately, it appears that a Spanish duo of ‘hydrashitoo’ and ‘juanlokoo’ have taken the Zombies leaderboard by storm at the exact same time.

The duo, playing on PC, have set a shocking record of 365 and, thus far, it doesn’t appear that Blaze or Ghostzy are aware of how much higher the bar has been raised.