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Hitch reveals two key changes he wants in Modern Warfare competitive

Published: 15/Dec/2019 13:06

by Joe Craven


Popular Call of Duty content creator for NRG, Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards, has explained the two main changes he’d like to see to improve this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Hitch is best known for his time as a videographer on OpTic Gaming, during which he pioneered the ‘Vision’ series that followed the fate of the Greenwall’s esports teams. Since then, he has left OpTic Gaming alongside H3CZ, swapping Texas for Illinois to represent NRG.

While he previously focused on behind the scenes activities, he has recently shifted to in front of the camera, regularly playing and streaming CoD alongside the other members of Team Summertime (TST), Blake and Jorge. 

Hitch - Twitter / H3CZ - YouTube
TST (left) followed H3CZ to NRG, following his split with OpTic Gaming.

On December 14, Edwards hosted an AMA on Reddit, in which he revealed the two major changes he would make to Modern Warfare in order to improve it.

What are some changes you’d like to see or any ideas you have to make MW enjoyable?” asked one Reddit user. 

Hitch explained that he wants to see that crouching, walking and aiming down sights should be completely silent at all times. Secondly, he wants to see Capture the Flag added to the Call of Duty League’s professional rule set, as it has been in previous CoDs. 

A number of Modern Warfare users will agree with Hitch’s suggestions regarding footstep volume. Community complaints have centered around the absence of a Dead Silence perk, with Infinity Ward refusing to change its position as a ‘Field Upgrade’. 

This means there is no way to permanently mute a player’s footsteps, an issue some users feel is detrimental to Modern Warfare’s play. 

Similarly, there has been some discussion over the ‘third game mode’ involved in professional matches. Hardpoint and Search and Destroy remain, but the current third game mode is set as Domination, as it was in Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts. 

Infinity WardDomination is currently MW’s ‘third game mode’.

Other answers from Hitch may have surprised fans, as he explained that last year’s Black Ops 4 was actually his favorite year of Call of Duty. “We really found a great vibe for our gameplay and stream with how we play,” he said. 

He also relayed how grateful he was for the community’s support on his TST project, which he describes as something of a gamble. 

As TST and Hitch go from strength to strength, it remains to be seen whether he’ll see his desired changes implemented into Modern Warfare. 

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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.