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CoD pros find major spawn problems on hardpoint in Modern Warfare

Published: 2/Nov/2019 11:22 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 11:52

by Daniel Cleary


Professional Call of Duty players have been experiencing some major spawn issues on the Hardpoint game mode for Modern Warfare.

The highly anticipated release of Modern Warfare has had mixed reviews among the competitive community with many players, such as FormaL, criticizing the current map selection.

Since the official ruleset for the upcoming season was revealed, pro players have already started to compete on the new game, however, they noticed some major issues with the spawn system on Hardpoint.

Call of dutyThe Rammaza map has seen some major spawn issues in Modern Warfare.

Retired Call of Duty pro Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler was among the few to notice the spawn problems while he was testing out the respawn mode’s ruleset in a competitive match on November 1.

The former Evil Geniuses captain was playing hardpoint on Rammaza when he found himself respawning directly in front of his opponent and giving him little time to react to the gunfight.

NAMELESS was shocked at what he had witnessed simply shouting “what!?” before staring at his facecam, expressing his frustration with the unusual spawn location.

Similarly to NAMELESS, Seattle Surge player Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow also experienced his share of issues with the respawn system on the Rammaza map.

The three-time CoD world Champion was also surprised to see that he had spawned in right next to two opposing players after dying, however, it was in a different location on the map than his former competitor’s. 

Although there seem to be some major issues with Modern Warfare’s respawn system for Hardpoint, particularly on the Rammaza map, it is likely that they will be fixed well in time for the start of the Call of Duty League which kicks off on January 24 in Minnesota.

Infinity Ward will hopefully be investigating and monitoring faulty spawns on a variety of maps and modes, but for competitive play, Hardpoint spawns are absolutely crucial, more so than any other mode.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.