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Dr Disrespect finally reveals first look at Modern Warfare map design

Published: 10/Oct/2019 9:05 Updated: 10/Oct/2019 21:02

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer and former level designer at Sledgehammer Games, Dr Disrespect, has revealed a new map design he’s been working on in the style of the 2v2 mode in Modern Warfare, complete with a walkthrough.

The upcoming Call of Duty game, releasing October 25, features a new 2v2 mode called Gunfight, where players face off in round-based matches on compact maps.

The mode was well-received when it was made playable in its alpha state, and the Doc himself was clearly a big fan, having now designed his own map for it.

The 2v2 Gunfight mode features its own selection of maps.

Although no longer in the development industry, instead focusing on his massively popular Twitch channel, Dr Disrespect, real name Guy Beahm, previously worked on CoD map design for 2014’s Advanced Warfare.

Putting his experience on show, he used the level design tools available for Black Ops III to create his 2v2 design, before showing it off on Twitter.

His timing isn’t random, though, as he’s joining in the with the trending ‘Blocktober’ event, where level designers show off their early ‘block’ versions of maps, to show how the final product might then come together.

Doc went a step further though, not only showing images of his modern looking design, but also doing a complete walkthrough.

Of course, Black Ops III features advanced movement (wallrunning and jetpacks), but this map was made with Modern Warfare in mind, so the Twitch star kept his feet planted on the ground.

Infinity Ward developers have also been getting in on the ‘Blocktober’ trend, showing off some of their early designs for actual Modern Warfare maps.

Multiplayer designer Brian Baker revealed what the map ‘Gun Runner’ looks like, before all the textures and environment was added.

Although Dr Disrespect has since moved on from his career as a map designer, he clearly still has a passion for it, one that he can now enjoy more casually, since becoming a full-time streamer.

Who knows, though, perhaps Infinity Ward will want to expand the Gunfight map pool with a design from the Doc himself, which would undoubtedly excite fans.

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Drift0r exposes game-breaking Warzone exploit that guarantees “bot lobbies”

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:18

by Tanner Pierce

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Popular Call of Duty YouTuber Drift0r has released a new video that exposes a massive, game-breaking exploit allowing Warzone players to get into “bot lobbies” most of the time, and “lower-skilled than normal” lobbies other times.

After Drift0r previously teased on Twitter that he had discovered something “much worse than the DMR-14” in Warzone, a new video reveals that he almost certainly wasn’t over-exaggerating.

According to a brand new video from the CoD YouTuber, a brand new Warzone exploit allows players to get into some very low skilled lobbies.

Drift0r says that about “two-thirds of the time” he was able to get into “very easy, bot, low-skilled lobbies” and the other “one-third of the time” he got into lobbies that weren’t bot lobbies, but were certainly lower-skilled than normal.

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A new exploit apparently allows higher-skilled Warzone players to get into lower-skilled lobbies.

“You’re not just removing skill-based matchmaking,” Drift0r said, “but you’re actually going the other way, way back down into low K/D territory and getting very easy first time players that have no idea what’s going on.”

Some of the results shown in the video are pretty staggering. One of the lobbies that Drift0r was able to get into reportedly had an average of a 0.79 K/D amongst players and the YouTuber said he was able to get fifth place in that lobby simply by rushing.

As for instructions on the exploit, Drift0r says that he’s not going to explain how to do the cheat itself, due to the fact that it would essentially ruin the game.

“The facts on this video are ‘dude, trust me bro,’ which is the worst kind of facts… but if I show you the facts, I ruin my favorite game, I have to destroy something I love in order to show the truth, which is not a position I want to be in,” Drift0r said.

In order to completely nip the cheat the proverbial bud, the YouTuber instead decided to send all of the information over to Activision themselves before the video went live, so that they can deal with it and fix the game before it becomes too widespread.

While SBMM is a hot topic within the community right now, this seems to be so gamebreaking that if it became more widespread, it would make the experience awful, so it’s probably a good thing that we don’t know how to do it. That being said, as Drift0r points out in the video, it’s probably only a matter of time before more people figure it out for themselves.