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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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H3CZ acquires OpTic Gaming from Immortals: Report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale

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Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has reportedly acquired OpTic Gaming in a deal separate from his ties with NRG Esports, where he currently serves as co-CEO.

The deal reportedly sees H3CZ set to occupy the Los Angeles Call of Duty League spot held by OpTic Gaming, an organization he created and built before its sale in June 2019, in which Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic parent company, Infinite, in a deal valued at around $100m.

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According to Esports Observer, the acquisition is still pending League approval, and H3CZ himself “intends to divest to interested esports organizations.” This is likely a compulsory step due to ownership rules of the CDL preventing H3CZ having ownership in more than one team in the league.

As the original report says, “sources close to the deal have come forward stating that after negotiations spanning a little over a month, Rodriguez purchased the OpTic Gaming IP in its entirety.”

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H3CZ HuntsmenH3CZ currently serves as co-CEO of NRG Esports and their CDL team, Chicago Huntsmen.

This would mean that H3CZ owns every asset and resource under the OpTic Gaming umbrella, and that negotiations likely started taking place around the time of the Call of Duty League Championship in late-August.

His ties with Chicago Huntsmen are expected to remain intact, so where the CDL spot occupied by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles goes remains to be seen, though commissioner Johanna Faries has recently insisted that there is “great demand” for expansion slots — so one lucky team might just get their wish.

Naturally, fans want to see the likes of Nadeshot and his 100 Thieves organization find his way back into the Call of Duty League, but after his decision not to buy-in at the start of its inaugural year, it’s impossible to speculate whether he would have had a change of heart since then.

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We have reached out to H3CZ for comment.