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First look at Modern Warfare ‘Gunfight’ gameplay – no mini-map, leaning and more

Published: 11/Jul/2019 17:22 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 18:07

by Alan Bernal

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The excitement for Modern Warfare is about to enter a new level of hype as popular Twitch streamers face-off in the first ever public demo of game, revealing new changes in the formula to look forward to.

While there’s going to be multiple ways of jumping into the action when Modern Warfare releases on October 25, players are getting their first taste of live combat with the help of popular content creators ‘CouRage,’ ‘TeePee, ‘Syndicate,’ and ‘Legiqn.’

The group of streamers showed off various maps while facing off in a new mode called Gunfight, that’s going to bring typical gunfights to a more intimate range alongside one other teammate.

TeePee TwitchGunfight is going to deliver heart-pounding action.

New mode: Gunfight

CouRage, TeePee and their foes showed off various maps while facing off in a new mode called Gunfight, that’s going to bring typical gunfights to a more intimate range alongside one other teammate.

In the mode, two duos are locked in a vicious battle with no-minimap in close-quarter combat to be the first team to nab 10 rounds over the other.

People jumping into Gunfight won’t have the luxury of Create-A-Class, meaning players will have to win with what they’re given.

TeePee TwitchIn Gunfight, your loadout is minimal but you can find helpful weapons throughout the map.

The loadouts change every two rounds, and in a strange twist players are only given 40 seconds to eliminate the other team. If there is no winner at the end of that time, a flag will appear on the map. 

Players then have to run to the newly-spawned flag and defend it for three seconds to win the round.

So far the maps for Gunfight have been King, Pine, and Stack, which feature the interior of a warehouse, a dense forest as well as a desert container yard, respectively.

New elements in Gunfight

It’ll be a constant test of communication and inventory management since there is no healing without the use of Stim Packs in your loadout as raging gunfights can break out at any time.

Call of Duty fans are going to be getting some elements of other popular FPS titles as it looks like leaning is going to be a new mechanic in the upcoming Infinity Ward entry.

It looks like players will be hard-pressed to use the new lean technique to get crucial intel before committing to an open engagement.

Similarly, viewers were amped to see brutal Executions on display if an enemy leaves themselves open to attack.

Executions can be performed by running up knifing an opponent who made the costly mistake of leaving their back vulnerable to attack. But players will want to make sure the coast is clear, since CouRage got an epic finisher off, just to be Executed by the other opponent soon after.

TeePee TwitchThe action is going to be swift and bloody in Gunfight.

While only one mode has been showed off so far, it already looks like the Call of Duty fan base is going to have incredible new ways of diving into the action in Modern Warfare.

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CoD Mobile October 22 update adds Halloween Events, new modes, more

Published: 23/Oct/2020 3:33

by Brad Norton

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The latest Call of Duty Mobile update has arrived as the developers have introduced a heap of new content along with plenty of Halloween-themed surprises.

Call of Duty has well and truly been overrun with Halloween-festivities over the past few days. First Modern Warfare and Warzone were both hit with freaky updates. Now it’s time for CoD Mobile to join them.

The October 22 update brings with it a complete rundown on upcoming events, as well as new weapons, maps, and a huge balance pass. It’s a meaty update so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

From when you can expect certain Halloween-challenges to what new modes have been deployed, here’s everything to know about the latest CoD Mobile update.

Halloween-themed events in CoD Mobile

Right out of the gate, the CoD Mobile devs clued us in on every event taking place over the next few days. The Survival Kit Seasonal Challenge is already underway, though six unique events will be joining the mix from now until November 1.

Some events will provide you with new weapons such as the first of its kind NA-45 explosive sniper. Meanwhile, other events will allow you to play on specific Halloween-themed maps. 

Every day you come back to CoD Mobile will bring you something new, so here’s what to look out for over the next week.

CoD Mobile weekly updates

  • 10/21 – Survival Kit Seasonal Challenge
  • 10/23 – Elite Marksmen Seasonal Challenge
  • 10/23 – 11/01 ~ Pumpkin Confirmed Event & Playlist (MP)
  • 10/23 – 11/01 ~ Halloween Standoff Playlist (MP)
  • 10/23 – 10/29 ~ King’s Quarters Event (MP)
  • 10/23 – 10/29 ~ King 24/7 Playlist (MP)
  • 10/26 – 11/01 ~ Attack of the Undead Playlist (MP)

Halloween twists on classic multiplayer modes in CoD Mobile

Similar to how Modern Warfare has changed up various modes to fit the Halloween festivities, CoD Mobile’s playlists are adapting too. First up is a unique spin on Kill Confirmed. Rather than picking up Dog Tags, players will be dropping Pumpkins all over the map instead.

Adding to the chaos, this playlist will now put 20 players into a lobby in 10v10 action. Not only that but unique rewards will also be on offer. Just for playing this limited-time mode four unique items can be unlocked. There are two weapon skins styled as a Jack O’ Lantern, a Rare sticker, along with a Pumpkin weapon charm.

Kill Confirmed CoD Mobile gameplay
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Kill Confirmed is now Pumpkin Confirmed.

Also making a return this time around is the spooky version of Standoff. The iconic multiplayer map has been given a terrifying makeover and it’ll pop up across almost every competitive playlist throughout the Halloween update.

Last but not least, Attack of the Undead is back for a limited time. You’ll be able to play this survival-based mode in its own exclusive playlist over the next few days. Be the last player left standing against Undead enemies to claim the victory.

New map and weapon in CoD Mobile

Packed into the latest update is a batch of new content outside of the Halloween goodies. You’ll be able to jump into a new yet familiar map while getting your hands on a one-of-a-kind sniper to boot.

Modern Warfare’s popular ‘King’ map has made its way to the mobile experience. The small gunfight map has been translated over for 2v2 and 1v1 action.

There’s a unique 24/7 playlist and even original rewards just for checking out the new stomping grounds as well.

Call of Duty Mobile King's map
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The King’s Quarters event comes with a handful of unique rewards.

After plenty of teasers, the NA-45 explosive sniper rifle is finally arriving in CoD Mobile. “Every other shot you fire triggers explosive damage that can hit multiple players,” the devs confirmed.

In order to keep things balanced, however, each individual shot deals less damage than other snipers. Headshots will still be a one-hit kill though.

Rounding out the patch is a series of balancing updates and bug fixes. The NA-45 has already had its damage scaled back right out of the gate. The DLQ33 will now reload faster and the HG40 has been buffed overall in multiplayer.

The latest update is already available in-game and there’s clearly plenty to look forward to over the coming days. Check out the full list of balance updates below.

Call of Duty: Mobile full October 22 patch notes

Multiplayer

  • NA-45: Damage reduced
  • DLQ33: Reload speed increased
  • HG40: Firing range reduced, damage at medium range reduced, and other adjustments

Battle Royale

  • NA-45: Damage reduced and bullet velocity reduced
  • Purifier: Damage enhanced slightly, players can now cancel Reload animation
  • Tempest: Damage and damage radius enhanced slightly, weapon fire charging time decreased

Attachments

  • Attachments for shotguns
    • Sawed-Off Barrel (-2): Negative effect of reducing firing range has been mitigate
    • Extended Barrel (+2): Active effect of enhancing firing range has been weakened
  • Attachments for the NA-45
    • High Explosive Ammo: The explosion range of the ammo -10%
  • Attachments for the Fennec
    • Extended Mag: clip size extended