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FFAR “secret” weapon changes in Warzone debunked by YouTuber JGOD

Published: 21/Feb/2021 13:30

by Joe Craven

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Popular YouTuber JGOD run tests on the FFAR 1 in Call of Duty: Warzone, explaining that it remains unchanged despite rumors of secret adjustments made by developers Raven.

Warzone’s incredible popularity means ongoing discussions around weapon balance are inevitable. Across the game’s first year or so, a number of weapons have risen to the top and then dropped back down the pecking order following nerfs. While not necessarily useless, the Grau and Bruen are certainly not as powerful as they once were.

This has allowed other weapons, like the Black Ops Cold War FFAR 1, to rise to the surface. The moderate recoil, fast-firing assault rifle has proved itself incredibly powerful, especially at close to medium ranges. There have been some rumors of secret changes though, especially relating to the alleged weakening of the Bruiser Grip attachment.

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The FFAR has proved incredibly popular in Warzone since the Black Ops Cold War merger.

In a February 21 YouTube video, popular CoD content creator JGOD turned his attention to the recent rumors of alleged secret changes to the FFAR 1.

Early on in the video, JGOD stated his frustrations with ‘stealth changes’, explaining that they mean players are left unsure over what changes have actually been made in the game. He joins other CoD YouTubers like Drift0r in condemning Activision over their recent move towards omitting details from patch notes. 

He investigated multiple ways in which the weapon could have been nerfed, including investigations over the recoil with different grips and the amount of damage it deals to different parts of the body.

He finished: “The FFAR will likely get a nerf because it is very dominant. Maybe they’re going to remove it as a floor weapon when Season 2 happens. But as of now, the FFAR is still as dominant as it was a couple of weeks ago – no changes.”

As JGOD states, a nerf for the FFAR seems likely given its incredible in-game strength in Warzone’s current meta. Whether it comes with or before Season 2 remains to be seen though.

Barring any delays, fans can expect Season 2 to drop on February 24, bringing a number of new weapons, modes and POIs.

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Female CoD Mobile pro SOL reportedly murdered in Brazil

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:31 Updated: 23/Feb/2021 22:46

by Bill Cooney

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A female CoD Mobile pro from Brazil named Ingrid “SOL” Oliveira Bueno da Silva has reportedly been murdered by another player in the esports scene.

SOL, who was only 19 years old at the time of her death, was just beginning her career in esports and was playing with org FBI (Fantastic Brazil Impact) E-sports CoD Mobile team.

On February 23, multiple sources including ESPN Brazil, reported that SOL had been found stabbed to death in the home of another CoD Mobile player known as Guilherme “Flashlight” Alves Costa in Pirituba, São Paulo, Brazil.

According to reports, he met SOL online, and after being arrested he confessed to the murder, telling investigators he had planned it out beforehand.

In a video posted of the suspect being arrested, he can be heard saying, according to translations, “My sanity is completely fit,” and “I wanted to do this,” while being handcuffed by police.

Alves Costa also reportedly uploaded a video of the crime to various groups he used to interact with, including gamerselite.codm on Instagram.

A statement posted by the group and translated by Dexerto states that just after committing the crime, the suspected murderer posted video of it into their group WhatsApp, while also making nods to terrorism and including hate speech against Christians, which was quickly turned over to police.

 

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SOL was killed on Monday, February 22, but news of the tragic incident began to spread on social media the next day after Brazilian CoD organization Jaguares Gaming posted a tribute to her on Twitter.

“It is with deep sadness that Jaguares Esports wishes strength to SOL’s family and the FBI Esports team,” they wrote. “We are all in mourning. Rest in peace and justice be done.”

As the news broke, tributes poured in for SOL (Portuguese for “sun”) from around the Brazilian esports scene, including from her own team, FBI Esports.

“She was an extraordinary person whom we will remember every day that the sun rises,” Krony, a member of FBI Esports wrote on Instagram. “Every day that the Sun touches us, every time we look at the Sun, we will remember her.”

 

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It is currently unknown as to what sentence Alves Costa is facing or will receive for the crime, but Dexerto will keep you updated as news continues to come out about this tragic story.