CoD pros ACHES and Decemate react after ‘snaking’ is seen in Modern Warfare - Dexerto
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CoD pros ACHES and Decemate react after ‘snaking’ is seen in Modern Warfare

Published: 3/Aug/2019 16:21 Updated: 3/Aug/2019 16:51

by Joe Craven

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Current Call of Duty professionals for Team Envy, Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato, have reacted to the potential of ‘snaking’ in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Despite the full multiplayer reveal for Modern Warfare having taken place on August 1, much remains unclear about the game, including the esports side of it. No League Play mode has been confirmed as of yet, nor whether it will retain Black Ops 4’s 5v5 format. 

On August 2, CoD pros Decemate and ACHES reacted similarly to an emergent video clip featuring Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin, which appears to show a member of the YouTuber’s team performing a ‘snaking’ movement. 

YouTube: ConflictMLGSnaking was such a dominant topic in last year’s WW2, that YouTube tutorials were made.

‘Snaking’ has long been a controversial topic in the CoD community, in particular among professional players,  as usually more skilled and competitive players will use the exploit.

It involves players manipulating the game’s prone mechanic, and adjusting to crouching or standing quickly, so their character performs a motion that has been likened to a snake’s slither. 

However, when done quickly and behind the right cover, it can result in the player being almost invulnerable, as they are still able to peek over the cover behind which they are based. It has been a prominent debate in past CoDs, including Infinity Ward’s previous title, Infinite Warfare. 

Envy star Decemate, who originally tweeted the video, simply captioned it “no!”. ACHES echoed this sentiment, stating: “Oh god no. No! No! No! No!”

While snaking has undoubtedly been manipulated by professional players in the past, it’s fair to say the majority of them do not want to see it return when Modern Warfare drops in October this year. 

The maneuver even garnered so much controversy in Infinite Warfare, that Infinity Ward released patches to reduce its effectiveness. 

While it has been in no way confirmed to play a big role in Modern Warfare, the video clip does point to it being a movement possibility, at least in the game’s current build. 

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.