Clues have emerged for a possible Modern Warfare Battle Royale mode - Dexerto
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Clues have emerged for a possible Modern Warfare Battle Royale mode

Published: 20/Sep/2019 1:54 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 2:05

by Brad Norton

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The popular Call of Duty franchise may be heading back to its roots with boots on the ground gameplay in Modern Warfare, but it looks like we might also be seeing a fresh take on the Battle Royale genre.

Marking their first title since Call of Duty Infinite Warfare in 2016, developers Infinity Ward look to be hitting the reset button on the global phenomenon with the upcoming Modern Warfare release. Emphasizing grounded combat and a more methodical pace for the multiplayer shooter.

With the public beta having launched on September 19, one line of code in the game files alluding to a Battle Royale mode, appears to have slipped through the cracks.

In a Tweet on the very same day as the beta-launch, YouTuber TheGamingRevolution has allegedly sifted through the code and discovered a line pertaining to an undisclosed Battle Royale mode.

“There we have it, Battle Royale is mentioned in the code of Modern Warfare,” he explained.

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareWould you like to see Modern Warfare’s take on the Battle Royale genre?

With the letters ‘br’ frequent throughout the line of code, the text also includes mention of ‘money drops’ and ‘player drops,’ likely alluding to functions within the mode itself.

While no official details have been released about the inclusion of a Battle Royale mode in Modern Warfare, with the title releasing on October 25, it’s likely that we’ll get confirmation in the very near future.

This certainly isn’t the first time that players have tried to connect the dots and unveil the potential inclusion of a Battle Royale mode in Modern Warfare.

In the limited-time PlayStation 4 beta, players noted the exclusion of a Raven Software logo throughout the booting up process. The development studio has been linked to Modern Warfare, yet their lack of presence in the Multiplayer beta has the community questioning if they’ve been working on a separate Battle Royale mode all along. 

TheGamingRevolution was also responsible for recent leaks revolving around DLC weapons and the fact that they could be released at no cost following the launch of Modern Warfare. 

With the beta now live to the public across all platforms, here’s everything you need to know to get started.

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun

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From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

Warzone Superstore
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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”