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FormaL explains Modern Warfare slide-cancel controversy to Dr Disrespect

Published: 8/Jan/2020 16:37 Updated: 8/Jan/2020 19:33

by Andy Williams


Call of Duty pro Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has explained the already notorious slide-cancel movement glitch to Dr Disrespect, stating that Dallas Empire were the only team to know about it during the early days of Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare has seen its fair share of bugs and glitches since launch, but perhaps none have frustrated professional players as much as the ‘slide-cancel’ exploit, which gives those who use an advantage in gunfights as they remain in a sliding animation while able to fire their weapon.

While Infinity Ward are hard at work fixing their list of snags, the esports community has uncovered a controversial movement exploit which has been a hot topic of discussion of late.

Players assumed that slide-canceling would be left in the past with Black Ops 4.

Ever since Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi’s Tweet triggered a debate among pros, there have been two questions on the tip of everyone’s tongue. What is the slide-cancel movement, and who was using it to “stay ahead” (as JKap pointed out)?

According to NY Subliners’ Dillon ‘Attach’ Price, slide-cancelling is utilized by pros to draw your weapon a fraction of a second earlier. 

The Chicago Huntsmen’s main assault rifle player FormaL echoed these words when explaining the crux of the “abused mechanic” to Dr Disrespect. The 2017 World Champion explained the situation to his teammate during the January 7 Code Red tournament, saying: “You hit a bunch of buttons – like you slide and you pop up,”

“It basically makes it look like you’re still doing the slide animation, but you’re shooting mid slide animation… It’s really f**king annoying actually. Every [SMG] player is starting to do it.”

Slide-cancelling was a prominent exploit used in Black Ops 4, which allowed SMG players to run riot in close-quarters combat and, as a by-product, the game’s entire meta revolved around it. Now, it has transpired that a similar glitch has made its way over to Modern Warfare — mere weeks before the Call of Duty League is scheduled to debut in Minnesota.  

After explaining the movement quirk, FormaL added that it was Dallas Empire, a team that dominated scrims after the game’s release, who first started using it to their advantage: “You know what’s funny, Doc? The only people that knew about it for a while were Empire.”

Of course, the Dallas Empire squad are a talented bunch in their own right, with legends like James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter guiding youngsters like Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal to potential greatness. 

It’s no surprise that these veterans were looking for every advantage they could add to their already-impressive arsenal, but it seems that other SMG players are beginning to learn the trick and are aiming to level the playing field before CDL action begins on January 24.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.