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FormaL slams Infinity Ward over major Modern Warfare complaint

Published: 12/Nov/2019 23:36

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty star Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has roasted Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward for releasing the game without one vital thing – the multiplayer mini-map. 

The mini-map has always been a vital tool for competitive Call of Duty players, but with the release of the highly-anticipated Modern Warfare, things have been shaken up. 

Unlike previous titles, the mini-map which sits in the top-left corner of the heads-up display will no longer show enemies as red dots when they fire shots without silenced weapons. Instead, they appear on the compass in the center of the screen, but this still frustrates players as they can’t get an ideal reading on enemy positioning.

FormaL is now a part of the Chicago Huntsmen.

While plenty of players have posted about it on social media, be it either Twitter or Reddit, others like FormaL have taken it one step further, sending out full-on verbal barrages live on their Twitch stream.

“You hear us you f*cking idiots, god damn it, where the f*ck is the mini-map? What the f*ck!” he exclaimed during a break in the action of his November 11 scrims. “Why the f*ck did you release the CoD without a god damn mini-map, you f*cking idiots. 

“Holy sh*t, that is too funny bro – you f*cking morons. Holy f*cking shit bro, f*cking geniuses over there bro.”

The explicit roasting of Infinity Ward wasn’t finished there, though, as his Chicago Huntsman teammate Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman chimed in with “They’re doing a f*cking fantastic job over there,” as the pair couldn’t stop laughing. 

That set FormaL off again. “Where the f*ck is the god damn mini-map,” he yelled. “You f*cking idiots bro, I can’t believe that, it is too funny dude. They get paid too, oh Jesus.”

While the roasting probably won’t speed anything up on the side of Infinity Ward, they have been making continual changes to the game and kept an open line of communication with fans.

They may, eventually, make a change to the mini-map, but considering there’s been little said about it since the beta weekends, it remains to be seen if it’ll be coming anytime soon.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.