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Dr Disrespect unveils his new Call of Duty map design

Published: 3/Oct/2019 10:54 Updated: 6/May/2020 10:44

by Jacob Hale

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Twitch extraordinaire Call of Duty map in a livestream on Wednesday, October 2.

The Doc already has vast map design experience as a multiplayer level designer for Call of Duty, most notably in Advanced Warfare in which he is credited for the designs of Solar, Horizon and Ascend amongst others.

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  • Read More: H1Z1 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Guy Beahm, the man behind Dr. Disrespect, is no stranger to designing CoD mapsDespite this, the two-time still regularly recalls his multiplayer level design work fondly, clearly taking pride in what he achieved with Sledgehammer on Advanced Warfare. He also shared his thoughts on how to improve the 2v2 Gunfight map design in Modern Warfare.

    So, when the Doc told his chat that he had already come up with designs for a new map, it got his fans pretty excited.

    When asked to make his designs available to showcase in custom games, he explained, “We’re going to be using Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s engine, so there will be boost jump, but I’m not going to be boost jumping around.”

    “I’m just going to showcase it boots on the ground,” the Doc continued, “So I can’t upload it in custom lobbies because people will be running around, jumping all over the place, and that’s not the intention of the design.”

    Viewers even got a sneak peek of what the map would look like (pictured below), and you can already envision how it would look and the similarities to his designs used in Advanced Warfare.

    The Doc gave viewers a sneak preview of the map he wants to buildThe Doc said that maybe he would “stream the level design tomorrow” (October 3), so we may not have to wait long to see the final product and what Modern Warfare could look like with him working on it.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

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2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

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Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

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Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

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2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.

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