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Crimsix slams Infinity Ward over “joke” patch before CDL Launch Weekend

Published: 26/Jan/2020 12:43

by Calum Patterson


Dallas Empire’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter took his opportunity at the post-match press conference to call out Modern Warfare developers, Infinity Ward, after his team went 0-2 on the weekend.

Shortly before the Launch Weekend kicked off on January 24, Infinity Ward released their biggest update for over a month on January 22, with some significant changes to the competitive ruleset.

Some of the tweaks included a fix for the ‘slide cancel’ movement exploit, used extensively by pro players, a nerf to Dead Silence, and a reduction to the headshot multiplier, among other changes.

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The update added new content and updates for regular modes, but also made changes to the competitive ruleset.

Although most of the changes themselves were welcomed, the timing was less than ideal, with no time for teams to practice on the new patch before the inaugural event of the season.

Empire had been performing well online in practice, but fell short at the event, and Crimsix did not hold back in his team’s press conference. “IW, you guys put out a patch, in under two weeks before an event. I strongly urge that we do not play on that [patch].

“This [patch] fixed everything, but in other esports, to do what we did is considered a joke. So, IW, get your sh*t together, because it sucks. I mean it’s not even IW, it’s been like every single year we’ve had a patch, before a major event, three or four times, every single year. That cannot happen.”

Crimsix went on to clarify that he was not blaming the timing of the patch for the performance of his team, but that it was a factor.

“I’m not blaming the patch, we sucked,” he said. “I’m proud of how [iLLeY and Shotzzy] played, considering it’s their first major, but the patch hit us hard. Please don’t do that.”

He explains that the changes to slide canceling, trophy systems, and headshot multipliers completely altered the meta of the game, by creating ‘hundreds’ of power positions.

Prior to the patch, fast SMG players would be encouraged to challenge slower players using ‘head glitches’, but post-patch this is no longer viable, completely changing the way teams play.

“It just sucks, because we probably played the most out of every team here, and it didn’t even matter,” he concluded, suggesting their work in the preseason had been in vain. “Thanks again IW.”

The two-time world champion still has a long season to improve and get redemption for him and his team, but the losses they have suffered will sting for a while. The defeat to Chicago Huntsmen will stick out, as Crimsix’s former OpTic teammates FormaL and Scump were on the opposing side.

Next for Dallas Empire is a trip to London on February 8, where they will hope to instantly bounce back against their nemesis in the Huntsmen.

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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.