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London Call of Duty franchise name possibly leaked in trademark filing

Published: 17/Sep/2019 2:03 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 2:09

by Brad Norton


The official title for the London-based Call of Duty franchise competing in the inaugural 2020 League may have just been revealed.

Secrecy has been a strong suit for all of the announced franchise teams as the competitive Call of Duty landscape transitions to a city-based model in 2020. 

All details are being tightly kept under wraps, from roster information down to the very names of given teams. However, the full name of the London franchise might have just slipped through the cracks.

In a listing on September 9, a trademark was filed for the ‘London Ravens.’ While a single trademark could mean anything, this specific filing explicitly hints at the title being applied within the esports industry. 

“Promotion and management of a video gaming sports team,” the listing reads. Almost assuredly linking to the recently announced London-based Call of Duty franchise. 

ActivisionModern Warfare will be the title in competition when Call of Duty launches its franchise model in 2020

The trademark listing further reaffirms the link to Call of Duty by highlighting the need for “video gaming events, tournaments and competitions.” 

As matches in the upcoming season will be contested in home and away style events around the globe, the London franchise would be no exception. Hosting events throughout 2020 to showcase international talent on a grand stage.

Additionally, the listing also includes the obvious “clothing, footwear, headgear,” in order for the team to begin merchandising the brand and promoting its presence internationally.

This isn’t the first Call of Duty franchise team to potentially have its official name leaked ahead of time. Trademarks filed on September 11 could have given away the title of one of the Los Angeles teams.

All franchise teams within the new league are required to have branding that represents their home city in some form or another. Similar to London Spitfire of the Overwatch League, the London Ravens could be the official title for the London-based Call of Duty team.

As the release of Modern Warfare draws closer, details for all teams should be forthcoming in the very near future. Keep an eye on our live rostermania tracker for all of the latest intel.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.