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Minimap is coming to Modern Warfare beta – but with a catch

Published: 14/Sep/2019 9:21 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:34

by Andy Williams

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Following backlash from the Call of Duty community, Infinity Ward are looking to implement the minimap into the Modern Warfare beta less than 48 hours after its release to the public.

The minimap has been a staple of Call of Duty multiplayer in previous years of the franchise, with regular game modes allowing players to see the position of both teammates and enemies relative to their position on the map.

However, prior to the beta’s release, the developers behind the latest iteration of the franchise announced the removal of the previously indispensable minimap — eradicating it entirely from the top-left corner of the traditional heads-up display (HUD) for players.

Infinity WardInfinity Ward ditched the minimap back in August with the multiplayer reveal.

Infinity Ward have noticed the furore from fans and popular personalities alike, as the lack of minimap continues to influence gameplay within the beta. 

Not only have the developers been working around-the-clock to fix bugs and connection issues that have plagued the beta up until now, but the team are also reintroducing the minimap (on a trial basis) with a patch that will be pushed out on September 14. 

Thus far, players have only been granted access to a minimap via a deployable Personal Radar or UAV scorestreak (albeit for a short period of time). 

Given that the feature has been integral to the multiplayer experience since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, not having an omnipresent map to assist with player positioning has led to longtime fans of the franchise voicing their opinion via social media and the Modern Warfare subreddit.

Minimap should be permanent (in my opinion) from r/modernwarfare

As per Williams’ tweet, the minimap will be ever-present, but will not show enemy gunfire. Therefore simply allowing players to understand their position relative to their teammates. 

Infinity Ward also addressed this issue in a Reddit post, stating: “We hear you loud and clear. Along with your feedback and the data we’re continuously collecting, we’ll be experimenting internally with a few different options and will keep you updated if we make any changes that you might see during the Beta.”

Of course, this isn’t the traditional minimap that the fans have previously become accustomed to, but it’s a start, and it shows that the development team are happy to learn from community feedback ahead of the official release on October 25.

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Better than Karma & FormaL? Aydan reacts to Dr Disrespect praise | CharlieIntel Podcast #11

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:36 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 1:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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In Episode 11 of the CharlieIntel Podcast, battle royale superstar Aydan addresses the bold praise he recently received from Dr Disrespect, which caused quite the stir on social media.

Dr Disrespect recently raised a lot of eyebrows in the world of online gaming, particularly in the Call of Duty community, after he made bold comments claiming Aydan “could be the best controller gamer the world has ever seen.”

He called the former Fortnite pro “something else,” while insinuating that he was above and beyond the likes of Karma and FormaL, two CoD legends (and in the case of FormaL, also a Halo standout) who most consider to be the ‘GOATs’ (greatest of all time) in the console/controller scene.

When asked about it on the CharlieIntel Podcast, Aydan admitted to feeling very honored to be given such praise from the Two-Time and humbly named off some other controller players who he felt also deserved such recognition.

“It’s very honorable, of course, especially from Doc, how big he is,” he said on the CharlieIntel Podcast. “I think there are a lot of other talented controller players out there. For example Shotzzy, he won a Championship in Halo and CoD recently. FormaL also played Halo, so I definitely give them a lot of props.

“I’ve played Fortnite and Warzone and I’ve been doing well so I understand where he’s [Doc] coming from and on top of that, the world record game, which probably convinced him a little more. But I’ll take it, I’m happy with that.”