Call of Duty

Intervention sniper leaked for Modern Warfare and Warzone

Published: 7/Jul/2020 11:10

by David Purcell


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s next major update for Season 5 might be turning into the most highly anticipated yet, with one data miner finding different weapons in the game’s files – including the Intervention.

The famed sniper rifle first appeared in the CoD series with MW2, where it was heralded as possibly the greatest quick scoping weapon much of the community had ever seen.

Since that time, many weapons from previous titles have sprung back onto the scene for nostalgia, and the fact that they’re so fun to play with, but the Intervention has somehow not been seen in an all-new CoD game since Infinite Warfare. Well, that could soon be about to change.

AX 50 sniper in Modern Warfare
Could we see the Intervention made available in Modern Warfare and Warzone soon enough? Let’s take a look at possibly the biggest clue yet.

The current set of sniper and marksman rifles in MW include the Rytec AMR, AX-50, Dragunov, HDR, Kar98k, MK2 Carbine, M14 EBR, SKS, and Crossbow, although that list looks set to be extended moving forward.

Data miner BKTOOR has made some interesting discoveries in their recent sweep of the Modern Warfare, finding the ‘sn_romeo700’ and namedropping the Remington Model 700 in the tweet as well.

Aside from that, they also posted an image of the Intervention as well. With new guns being added to the data files so soon after Season 4’s launch, fans may either see these released soon, or have to wait until the next big patch to get their hands on this loot.

The leaker has proven to be accurate in previous data mines, and many fans will be hoping that the Intervention in some form will make its comeback sooner rather than later.

As for the Remington, there are countless different versions of that weapon available which opens up the opportunity of many different blueprints headed to Modern Warfare in the future, too.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out, either way, and all eyes now turn to Infinity Ward to see what they have in store.

Call of Duty

Nadeshot calls for major SBMM change in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:48

by Jacob Hale


Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.