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Modern Warfare dev confirms weapon inspecting coming in Season 5

Published: 4/Aug/2020 4:20 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 4:21

by Joe Craven


Update (August 3 – 8 PM PT): Following on from days of rumors, Modern Warfare developer Joel ‘ArtPeasant‘ Emslie has confirmed that a weapon inspection feature will be coming in the major Season 5 update.

“Some good news,” the developer shared on Reddit in an August 3 post. “Weapon Inspections – incoming,” he confirmed. The announcement was short and sweet, leaving no doubt as to when the feature will see the light of day across Warzone and Modern Warfare.

The original story is as follows.

Joe Cecot, co-design director of multiplayer at Infinity Ward, has teased a highly anticipated weapon inspect animation coming to Modern Warfare with the start of Season 5.

Weapon inspecting has not been a staple of older Call of Duty games but has been incredibly popular since we saw it in both Modern Warfare Remastered and WWII.

There have been frequent demands across Modern Warfare’s life cycle for the feature to be added and, while leaks have indicated it will be coming soon, we got our first official teaser from developers Infinity Ward.

LMG Inspect from CoD WWII
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The weapon inspect animation from CoD WWII.

On August 2, Joe Cecot, co-design director of multiplayer at Infinity Ward, who regularly responds to Modern Warfare players on Twitter, made a comment that many interpreted as a teaser for weapon inspecting.

One Modern Warfare user said: “Thanks for the content… let’s see some intel for Season 5 now please.”

Cecot obliged and responded: “Nicely done. I love to inspect these weapon challenges!” Needless to say, the bizarre wording of the tweet garnered a lot of attention, with many interpreting it as an official teaser for a weapon inspect animation.

We’ve actually seen inspect animations for Modern Warfare leaked in the past, but many dismissed them as fake or unconfirmed.

One data miner, @DougDagnabbit, shared how the weapon inspect animation might look with the MP5 back in early July.

In terms of when we will see the animations drop in Modern Warfare, the start of Season 5 seems incredibly likely given the time of Cecot’s teaser.

Season 5 will start on August 4, when the Season 4 battle pass expires. Players can expect a loot-filled train in Warzone, stadium to open and, now, weapon inspect animations.

Whatever else Infinity Ward have up their sleeves, we’ll be the first to update you.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 19:25

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups went live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES


Here is the starting bracket for this competition, which is being updated live on the tournament’s web-page as the results from the various matches start filing in.

TST Black Ops 2 Bracket
The official bracket for Hitch’s Black Ops 2 Invitational.

Format & rules

The biggest thing to note about this tournament’s format is that it’s being played on mouse and keyboard, unlike true competitive Call of Duty, which has always been played using controllers.

Outside of that, the only other important aspect to note as the map-mode rotations, which we’ve listed below for both the Winners and Losers Bracket rounds.

Winners Rounds:

  • WR1: Raid Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • WR2: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • WR3: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD

Losers Rounds:

  • LR1: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • LR2: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD
  • LR3: Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD, Slums CTF, Slums Hardpoint, Standoff SnD
  • LR4: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Raid CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express

Finals Rounds:

  • GF: Yemen Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • GFR: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD

Movember charity

Movember Charity
Movember Foundation
TST is hosting several tournaments to raise money for the Movember charity.

This Black Ops 2 Invitational, like the rest of Team Summertime’s Off-Season Series, was created to raise money for Movember, which is the “leading charity changing the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting TST’s Movember charity page here.