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Dr Disrespect reveals why he’s already enjoying “silky smooth” Warzone

Published: 11/Mar/2020 4:32 Updated: 11/Mar/2020 8:36

by Isaac McIntyre

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Dr Disrespect has finally been able to flex his Call of Duty Warzone skills for his Twitch fans on-stream, and as he settled into the day-one grind, he revealed what he loves most about Infinity Ward’s “silky smooth” battle royale.

Modern Warfare’s long-awaited battle royale mode Warzone finally dropped on March 10 to bucket-loads of hype from the CoD community, and among those diving into the battle royale for the first time was Dr Disrespect.

One thing, in particular, piqued the Two-Time’s interest — the title’s huge map. Known for his Call of Duty level designs, the Doc knows his stuff. It’s a glowing review of Warzone, then, that its level left him particularly impressed.

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Dr Disrespect said he’s already loving Warzone’s “silky smooth” map design.

As he prepared to grind out “eight straight hours of wins” during his March 10 stream, the Twitch star revealed just how much he loves the battle royale’s “silky smooth” level design, especially how “realistic” everything is.

“I, the gorgeous two-time, back-to-back video game champion, have played this game a handful of times in the past little while, and one thing does stand out… it’s one thing you’re going to notice about Warzone,” Dr Disrespect said.

“You guys know I love analyzing world and level design, and it’s actually a really interesting space to fight in. You’ll notice when we’re at the airport, or near the stadium… it actually feels like you’re running around a bigger space.”

The Doc pointed to another title he’s praised recently, Battlestate’s hardcore shooter Escape from Tarkov, and said Warzone felt very similar. “We’ve talked about it in EFT too, the world scale actually feels really good,” he said.

While he’s only dipped his toes into Warzone during his first stream, Dr Disrespect also had a chance to test it all behind-the-scenes before launch. He said when he was testing it ahead of the official release, he was “loving it.”

“There are some games where there can be a full stadium and your character runs through it in two seconds. It doesn’t feel like you’re running through a stadium. In [Warzone], all the points of interest, they feel nice,” he said.

“You can tell when you’re in certain areas in this. That’s what stuck out to me in playtesting. It’s not like buildings into airports, stadiums into the mountains. Everything has been spaced out really nicely… it’s great.”

While the Two-Time seems to be loving his time in Infinity Ward’s new battle royale for the moment, there’s every chance his mind changes in the next few days.

The volatile Twitch star has become renowned for his rage-quits, and recently he exploded over Apex Legends ⁠— he even went so far to “guarantee” he would never touch Respawn’s title again, despite playing it for four more hours.

Fans will also be hoping Warzone doesn’t go the same way as Black Ops 4’s Blackout, which Mixer streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek suggested was “always doomed to fail” in the build-up to Modern Warfare’s next attempt at the genre.

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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.