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Dr DisRespect explains what needs to be changed in Call of Duty: Blackout

Published: 23/Oct/2018 12:31 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 12:32

by Ross Deason

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Dr DisRespect, also known as ‘the two time, back-to-back, 1993 – 1994 Blockbuster International Video Gaming Champion’, is something of an authority when it comes to games, and now he’s shared his thoughts on Blackout.

Blackout is Call of Duty’s first foray into the world of battle royale games and it has been an unmitigated success, receiving plaudits from players, streamers and critics alike.

However, no game is perfect and Blackout is no exception to that rule. Luckily for the game’s developers, there’s a large and vocal community that is willing to offer advice and feedback at any moment.

Perhaps the loudest of those voices belongs to Dr DisRespect, a Twitch sensation with a history of community management and level design for Call of Duty games. Now, the Doc has provided feedback on various Blackout items and more on Twitter:

“Thoughts on Blackout from the 2x back-to-back superstar:

  • Concussion, 9 bangs design revisit. (Effect duration and impact area)
  • Sniper effect on headshots (inconsistent)
  • Loot (too many unwanted items)
  • Armor redesign (durability and reuse)
  • Inventory redesign (categorize)”

Most of the streamer’s suggestions seem to be in-line with the majority of the Blackout community – the strength of concussion grenades and 9-Bangs has even been noted by David Vonderhaar as an area that needs to be addressed.

The Doc’s point about too many unwanted items lying around is an interesting one. On the one hand, it means that it’s very rare to find yourself with absolutely no loot in the early game. On the other, much of it is so ‘useless’ that you might as well be running around with your fists out.

As for the other suggestions, making snipers more consistent would certainly reward players with more skill and a redesign of armor and the inventory would also be welcomed by most.

Let us know what you think of the Doc’s suggestions. Are there any other major changes that you would like to see implemented?

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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

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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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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“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.