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CoD pros can’t believe Call of Duty Mobile launched with Ranked mode

Published: 3/Oct/2019 14:41 Updated: 3/Oct/2019 15:28

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty fans were surprised to see CoD mobile feature a ranked playlist at launch – a feature which is often delayed by months in main entries to the series.

The community was shocked after discovering that a ranked mode would be available to CoD Mobile users immediately, unlike previous titles in the franchise, which had to wait for months after launch before the mode was installed.

The most recent example is Black Ops 4, where players had to wait for over four months for ranked play to be finally be added, and when the playlist was eventually added on February 21 there was backlash from the community that it was somewhat incomplete.

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Two-Time World Champion, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks expressed that the release of a competitive ladder on CoD Mobile’s launch felt like a slap in the face.

“I know it’s two completely different developers and stuff but CoD Mobile launching with a fully fleshed out ranked mode is the biggest slap in the face.” The former eUnited star explained, “I’ve actually become so jaded that it’s expected at this point, but c’mon man.”

Former pro Joe ‘MerK’ DeLuca replied to Clayster, sharing the same sentiment explaining his thoughts on the CoD Mobile ranked play release.

“Reading the comments from everyone who has played it definitely hurts the soul a bit.” MerK If anything to me this just says, if we want to we can, but I think we all knew that.”

Clay then suggested that the usual delay in other CoD’s ranked titles could be due to a lack of resources dedicated to the competitive side of the game,

“They know they can, they just choose to not allocate enough of a team to make it what it could be,” the Call of Duty star expressed, revealing his disappointment.

Popular YouTuber, OMGItsBirdman, was also among the first to share his surprise with the news by highlighting how long it has taken past title to introduce Ranked Play: “Call of Duty mobile has ranked play on launch but the last 3 actual Call of Duty games took 6 months to add it in.”

However, FaZe Clan’s Doug ‘Censor’ Martin took inspiration from the new CoD release, which features all of the best weapons and maps in CoD history, and proposed that they do similar for console and PC.

“Imagine if COD took the greatest maps, guns, camos, killstreaks and compiled it all into 1 video game.” the YouTube star posted, before suggesting a similar approach Fortnite’s content updates, “then added consistent DLC weekly and got rid of the yearly COD cycle and just worked on this?

Censor’s suggestion would likely allow for more time to be allocated towards competitive and with the Call of Duty franchise league set to get underway in 2020, it is probable that many pros would favor that approach.

Although it is unlikely to happen, at least for a few years, with Modern Warfare and the new Treyarch title already in development, fans of competitive CoD can only hope that ranked play can be added sooner some of the previous iterations.

As of now, it is unknown when ranked play is set to release for Modern warfare, as developers have hinted at an “aggressive post-launch plan” for the Infinity ward game.

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

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Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”