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Everyone’s upset about Modern Warfare’s “buggy” and “disappointing” Spec Ops

Published: 1/Nov/2019 9:43 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 10:09

by Connor Bennett


A number of Call of Duty fans have hit out against Modern Warfare’s Spec Ops mode, claiming that it is suffering from not only errors, but huge waiting times to even get into a game.

The highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare finally released on October 25, with players trying out the entertaining yet intense campaign mode and the new multiplayer game types. 

While there have been problems in Multiplayer, including competitive players airing frustrations on everything from grenade usage to map size, Spec Ops has gone under the radar. However, some fans have outlined a number of issues with the mode and it might make for grim reading for anyone who hasn’t dived in just yet.

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareSome Call of Duty fans aren’t happy with how challenging and problematic Spec Ops has been so far.

In a post to the Modern Warfare subreddit, user Wayyzzz asked as to why nobody was talking about Spec Ops amid complaints about the game’s other modes. The Redditor labeled it as “damn awful,” and “that it is almost impossible to beat.”

They also criticized the fact that when you do manage to beat the missions, you are hit with a ‘rewards will be distributed in November’ message, meaning you don’t immediately receive any amount of gratification for your hard work. 

Wayyzzz also commented that they appreciate the attempt of a new take on the mode, but that it needed fixing – a sentiment shared by fellow posters.

The ”spec ops” is the worst and most dissapointing part about Modern Warfare. Its buggy, not finished and not at all what we were promised. from r/modernwarfare

One user, Utdfanabroad, explained that it was the mode they were looking forward to but have been left “disappointed with the way it has turned out. Another, christophe-a, added that bugs are preventing players from completing the missions, explaining that they were crashed out on back-to-back games.

One of the more damning posts came from LumpyWumpus, who said: “Perhaps the worst part is that it simply isn’t fun.” They added that the “operations are impossibly hard and far too long,” and that changes need to be made.

The Infinity Ward team have been regular contributors to the game’s subreddit, chiming in on posts when players criticized the beta or their rumored approach to microtransactions. 

They have noted that changes will be made to the game’s multiplayer, but whether or not Spec Ops will receive some tweaks, remains to be seen. For now, though, many players aren’t pleased at all.

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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale


Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

Black Ops Brawl event
The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.