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First look at Modern Warfare multiplayer revealed at E3

Published: 11/Jun/2019 23:18

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have shared the first-ever look at Modern Warfare multiplayer during the E3 gaming convention. 

The hype train for the release of Modern Warfare is well and truly underway, and more information about CoD’s 2019 installment is being made available as the October 25 release date draws nearer.

While it seems that Infinity Ward have regrettably chosen not to show any gameplay at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, they have released new details about the game, including a glimpse at the multiplayer for the first time.

Multiplayer screenshots released

Two high-resolution images were released during Infinity Ward’s panel at E3 on June 11, both of them featuring in-game visuals running on the brand new engine that was built for this game.

The first image shows a player camouflaging in some foliage using the iconic Gillie Suit, aiming down the sights of a suppressed sniper rifle. 

Infinity WardThe Gillie Suit has always been an iconic aspect of Modern Warfare multiplayer.

The second image showcases the instantly recognizable Juggernaut suit, holding its devastatingly powerful minigun. When this image was first shown, the developers confirmed that it would also feature in the Spec Ops mode of Modern Warfare.

Infinity WardThe formidable Juggernaut will be returning in Modern Warfare multiplayer.

New gameplay aspects

During the presentation, the developers spoke about some new aspects of the Modern Warfare gameplay, which were added as part of their effort to making the game feel as close as possible to the real world.

The first was a new mechanic allowing gunfire to go through walls, making it much more possible to accidentally hit someone that may be behind a wall.

The second was that there would be both smaller and larger scale battles, such as taking over a base, hills, etc…

While these aspects were confirmed to feature in the campaign, the devs did not say anything about them being in multiplayer, so that remains to be seen. 

Infinity WardThe Modern Warfare campaign will apparently be the realest and most controversial CoD story to date.

Characters and story

Speaking further about the campaign, Infinity Ward revealed some of the major characters that would be featuring in the single-player story mode.

The iconic Captain Price will be making his return to the series, although the character in this game will be a “new take on him” that pays tribute to his original self.

Infinity WardIt wouldn’t be a Modern Warfare game without Captain Price.

The other characters shown were: 

  • Sergeant Kyle Gerrick – a former British Army Officer that now works domestic counter-terror and meets up with Captain Price. 
  • Alex – a CIA embed in the Middle East region.
  • Farrah – Commander in the Rebel Army who did not choose to sign up but war came to her region. 

Sgt. Ku;e Gerrick is a brand new character that meets up with Captain Price.
Infinity WardPlayers will be able to play as Alex, a CIA embed in the Middle East.
Infinity WardFor the Middle East portion of the story, players will encounter a rebel named Farrah.

As for the story itself, one side will be played as a Tier 1 Operator alongside Captain Price, while the second-side will be played as Alex. While playing as Alex in the Middle East, players will answer to Farrah of the Rebel Army. 

You can watch the full replay of Infinity Ward’s June 11 panel on E3 here:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to be released on October 25 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on the game as more information becomes available over the coming weeks and months. 

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.