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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


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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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale


Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.