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CouRage says Modern Warfare & Warzone is ‘worst CoD ever’ for ranking up

Published: 28/Apr/2020 12:34

by Jacob Hale


Former Call of Duty caster Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop has slammed Modern Warfare and Warzone’s progression system as Call of Duty’s “worst ever.”

CouRage led the commentary line during the Black Ops 3 season right up until he left to pursue full-time streaming in March, 2018, where he became one of Twitch and Fortnite’s biggest stars.

With the recent release of Call of Duty’s battle royale title Warzone, CouRage has returned to his roots and started streaming the game a lot – but has some strong opinions on certain features of the game, especially the leveling system.

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CouRage is clearly put out by the rank progression in Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare’s ranking system is a big change from previous iterations in the CoD franchise, dropping the prestige system and instead allowing players to level up to 155 – and dropping back to 55 each season.

CouRage clearly isn’t a fan, though, as revealed in an April 27 tweet, describing the level system as “the worst in any Call of Duty game EVER.”

He goes on to question developer Infinity Ward’s decision to remove prestiges, limit levels at 155 and reset to 55 at the start of every season, clearly exasperated at the system in its entirety.

It wasn’t all negative, though, as he adds that “everyone is loving this game/Warzone,” suggesting that what he believes to be the worst ever progression system isn’t a deal-breaker for players.

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It wasn’t long before CouRage found something else that irritated him about the game, though, as barely 10 minutes later he referred to anyone who uses akimbo Snakeshot pistols as a “baby back b**ch that won’t ever find love.”

The progression system has been under fire from players in the past, but most have come to terms with it now, though a fresh batch of players on Warzone might be the critical eye that pushes Infinity Ward to make a change – only time will tell.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.