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Karma claims Modern Warfare is giving some CoD pros “false hope”

Published: 19/Jun/2020 16:01 Updated: 19/Jun/2020 16:18

by Daniel Cleary


Three-time CoD world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow has claimed that Modern Warfare and its ‘slide cancel’ mechanic is giving some pro players “false hope” in the Call of Duty League.

Karma is considered one of, if not the, best Call of Duty players of all time and has been consistent across multiple titles in recent years, however, the former OpTic star has not been too impressed with the franchise’s latest release.

After he made his shock announcement on June 4, revealing that he would be leaving the Seattle Surge and retiring from competitive play, Barlow opened up on the current state of competitive Modern Warfare.

Karma wearing 3 rings
Karma has won the world championship in three separate Call of Duty titles.

During the latest episode of the Codcast, a show hosted by former pros Nameless and Pacman, Karma explained that the slide canceling, which has been abused by certain pro players, has become quite an issue.

Slide canceling‘ is a mechanic in Modern Warfare that provides players with a slight speed increase by resetting cooldown on the tactical sprint and also allows players to ADS (aim down sights) quicker after moving.

After being asked who were the most frustrating players that he has competed against, Karma immediately highlighted some of the rising stars that had grown accustomed to this new technique, naming members of the Dallas Empire in particular.

“In this game playing like Shotzzy, Huke or anyone who slides, Illey. There’s so many, anybody who is good because they’re f****ng ‘click, click, X’,“ he explained, mimicking the slide cancel button combo.

The 26-year-old later added that, while it seemed to be improving their gameplay in Modern Warfare, it could come back to bite them in future titles. “I’m not playing so it doesn’t matter what I say, but like this game is giving false hopes, false hope!”

He also revealed that he was baffled over the fact that certain teams have even won championships partly due to this new movement mechanic, claiming that “it’s mind-blowing even though it’s online.”

“Some of the people that are insane in this game is just f***ing outrageous,” Barlow admitted, taking shots at some of CoD pros. “They better pray that you can slide next year and do all this weird s*** because it is going to be different.”

Despite much of the backlash over the mechanic from Karma and other pro players, it seems likely as if slide canceling will be sticking around for the rest of the season after Automated Tac Sprint was included in the recent ‘gentlemen’s agreements’ list to make it less of an issue.

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How to get .50 GS pistol in Call of Duty Mobile

Published: 28/Nov/2020 14:01

by Connor Bennett


A new pistol, the .50 GS, is now available in CoD Mobile – and you don’t have to go through a lucky draw for one. No, you can get it for free through a series of challenges. 

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, the developers of the popular mobile game have flooded it with new content. Be it a new map, a new event, character, perk, or weapon, there has been plenty for fans to get their teeth stuck into.

Sometimes though, in the case of weapons especially, some of this new content is locked behind lucky draws – so you’ve got to pony up some cash if you really want something. 

In the case of the new .50 GS pistol, which is pretty much just the Desert Eagle, the lucky draw isn’t something you need to worry about. Instead, you just need to complete a series of challenges.

The Going Dark theme is new for CoD Mobile Season 12.

CoD Mobile .50 GS handgun Small Arms challenges

There are seven challenges you need to complete come from the Small Arms seasonal event to get the new handgun, each getting slightly more challenging than the last. 

For example, you kick off with needing to get five melee kills, before progressing to normal pistol kills. In the end, you’ll also need 20 headshots with pistols, which isn’t an easy feat for any player, but its not impossible.

The full list of challenges can be found below: 

  1. Kill 5 enemies with Melee Attacks.
  2. Kill 10 enemies with Pistols in MP matches.
  3. Kill 10 Enemies with Quick Fix perk equipped.
  4. Kill 20 Enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any laser.
  5. Kill 20 enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any 3 attachments.
  6. Earn Back Stabber Medal 3 times.
  7. Kill 20 Enemies with Headshots using any Pistol.

However, you shouldn’t get any ideas about completing the challenges in any random order. 

They need to be done in the order they’re set. This is a bit of a pain, but, at least it gives you something to target in each match.