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CoD Pro Karma slams Modern Warfare devs for worst spawns "ever"

by Andy Williams

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Three-time Call of Duty world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is the latest pro to lash out at Infinity Ward over issues with Modern Warfare’s spawn system.

It’s no secret that Infinity Ward has had a turbulent time following Modern Warfare’s release back in October 2019. Although it was a massive success financially, and has been praised for its innovations, it is not without faults.

Alongside releasing a plethora of content as part of their season-based strategy, the developers have spent a good chunk of their time fixing a seemingly endless list of bugs, glitches and other snags..

Operator in Modern Warfare.
Activision
Infinity Ward have been working through plenty of Modern Warfare’s issues since release.

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Given how much time pro players spend on the game each and every day, they’re perhaps the most likely to encounter issues first.

From Chicago Huntsmen’s Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson uncovering a game-breaking vision glitch on St. Petrograd, to Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi sparking debate among pros regarding the infamous slide-cancel exploit — pros haven’t been afraid to express their opinion on Modern Warfare.

However, it’s no secret that Infinity Ward’s latest title has struggled with its spawn system… And another CoD pro, Doug ‘Censor’ Martin, showcased just how bad Modern Warfare’s spawns can be while playing Shipment.

Karma is the latest to join a long list of elite players complaining about Infinity Ward’s ‘squad spawn system’ — a framework that has caused quite the stir among pros. After previously falling victim to Rammaza’s unpredictable Hardpoint spawns, Karma appears to be at the end of his tether with Infinity Ward.

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After sarcastically thanking the developers for “most sh*te spawn system I've ever played in any game,” Karma also seems to have lost all faith in the spawn system ever being fixed.

In his follow-up Tweet, the Seattle Surge pro implied that the spawns system would never be fixed given that the crux of the issue stems from the squad spawning.

Former teammate, Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte, edged in with “let me teach you,” before going on to explain how understanding the spawns isn’t “rocket science.” However, he also added that they're “not very CoD-like at all.”

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Fellow CDL pro, Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris, simply responded saying “I like the use of the word sh*te,” while Florida Mutineers’ Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez replied detailing a separate issue which he had encountered, with the 'blue screen bug.'

Both Zer0 and Maux will join Karma at CDL Los Angeles this coming weekend where they will battle it out in the City of Angels for their chance of grabbing 50 CDL Points.