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CoD fans split after Infinity Ward claims Modern Warfare is ‘not political’

Published: 11/Aug/2019 15:48 Updated: 11/Aug/2019 18:24

by Joe Craven

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Call of Duty fans are seemingly divided following a number of Infinity Ward developers stating that the upcoming Modern Warfare will not be a “political” game. 

As Modern Warfare’s October 25 release date edges closer, information regarding the game is trickling out. One thing that has emerged recently is the lack of a “political” stance taken by the game, in any of its modes.

The first time this news broke was during Game Informer’s ‘129 Rapid Fire Questions About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ interview. In that video, Infinity Ward’s Art Director, Joel Emslie, was asked whether Modern Warfare is political. 

Infinity WardModern Warfare will feature many real-life aspects, like Juggernaut suits, but the game’s developers do not think it is political.

In response to Game Informer’s question, Emslie simply replied: “No. We’re just making a game.” He then followed this up by saying it would be “insane” to make a political game. 

However, he did describe the game’s main narrative as a “very relevant contemporary war story”. 

Adopting a similar approach to Emslie, Jacob Minkoff, the game’s Campaign Gameplay Director responded: “I don’t think that it’s a political game.” 

Despite that, he acknowledged that the term “politics” means different things to different people, and that topics relevant to today’s political landscape are touched within the game.

Minkoff continued: “Are we telling a story that has anything to do with the specific governments of any country that we are portraying? No. So if you’re asking ‘Is Trump in the video game?’ No he isn’t.” 

Fan responses have been fairly divided to the news, with some arguing a game about ‘modern warfare’ will be inherently political, while others are pleased to see such a popular game avoiding such a divisive topic. 

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There has been much speculation about Modern Warfare’s specific setting, with many questioning whether the game will comment on relevant themes, or try and offer some political commentary on modern wars. 

2017’s Call of Duty: WWII was criticized by some for the inclusion of female soldiers in Multiplayer, due to historical inaccuracy. Some perceived this as political influence within video games, and a need to conform to political correctness. 

However, it seems that Infinity Ward are not too interested in politics, and are just focused on making an immersive, enjoyable game. 

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.