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Infinity Ward director responds to rumors of “cancelled” Modern Warfare mission

Published: 17/Jun/2019 9:54 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 10:10

by Matt Porter

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Infinity Ward Studio Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki has responded to claims that the developers are removing one of Modern Warfare’s missions before the game’s release.

A report from on Tuesday, June 11 suggested that the studio were still undecided about how “disturbing” the game would be, prompting fans and media outlets to speculate that Infinity Ward were going to censor parts of the game.

Call of Duty fan asked Kurosaki about the rumored censorship, before asking if a specific mission, which is set to be based in London, will be removed from Modern Warfare.

“I’m so confused about all this censoring,” wrote the disgruntled fan on Twitter. “Are you taking out that one mission in London?”

The Narrative Director’s response was straight-forward, and likely pleasing for Call of Duty fans, confirming that it would “never” happen.

Kurosaki has attempted to appease concerned CoD fans in the past, explaining that the original report made it seem like they were making sweeping changes to the game in an attempt to reign in the violent nature, while they are actually just “refining [their] vision” as the release date draws closer.

Those who had the opportunity to play two of the upcoming game’s missions have claimed that it will likely be the “most controversial” campaign ever released by Infinity Ward, even surpassing the Modern Warfare 2 storyline which included the “No Russian” mission. No Russian was deemed so graphic that it was removed from the Russian version of the game altogether, and censored in other a number of other countries.

While leakers suggest we may see a single-player trailer for the title released in July, it seems likely that we will have to wait until closer to Modern Warfare’s official release before we truly know how gruesome the campaign is.

Kurosaki is adamant though that Infinity Ward will not be censoring or removing missions before the public get their hands on it, though.

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CoD Mobile devs explain why Overkill perk hasn’t been added yet

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have shed a little bit more light on why the Overkill perk hasn’t been added just yet despite being teased for a few seasons now.

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, fans of the game are treated to a whole batch of new content, typically including a new weapon, new map, new skins, and a new character. 

Back in CoD Mobile Season 8, the Overkill perk was supposed to be added alongside Quick Fix and Shrapnel. Though the other two made it in, Overkill was left locked until being removed not too long ago. 

The removal of the perk, which has been a staple in other CoD titles, has had fans questioning whether the devs are getting rid of it entirely, and now, they’ve shed a little more light on what’s happened. 

Overkill perk in the CoD mobile create a class screen
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Overkill was listed a perk for CoD Mobile but was never available.

Following their October 29 Community Update, where they revealed some additional content for Halloween, as well as going over bug fixes for the current season, the devs were quizzed on plenty of different topics – including Overkill. 

Players asked if it was still in the works and if they had any further info to add, given that players have been waiting quite a while to see it. “No, not yet. Still the same situation as before where we aren’t quite comfortable enough with weapon balance after the introduction of Gunsmith,”  the devs replied. 

Adding on to that, they continued: “We need weapon balance to be damn near perfect before we drop Overkill into the mix since that can have a huge effect on weapon balance as well.”

Given that the power of balancing is in the hands of the devs, there’s no telling as to when the mobile game will be balanced enough for Overkill to be introduced. 

Fans who have been waiting for the perk will be hoping that this day comes sooner rather than later, but, we’ll just have to wait and see.