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Modern Warfare dev slams ‘attention-seeking’ dataminer for fake leaks

Published: 2/Dec/2019 4:48 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:22

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward developer Joe Cecot has taken aim at a Modern Warfare dataminer who leaked that a “massive overhaul” would be coming to the title, suggesting the YouTuber was chasing attention by dropping fake information.

MW has been met with its fair share of leaks throughout development. From a 200 player battle royale mode to various DLC maps, a great deal of information has spilled out online well ahead of official confirmation from Infinity Ward.

While certain leaks have been spot on, one particular claim from notorious dataminer ‘TheGamingRevolution’ seems to have been misguided, leading to a heated response from Infinity Ward’s co-design director of multiplayer Joe Cecot.

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareOne of the most controversial aspects of Modern Warfare is the inclusion of a skill-based matchmaking system.

The controversy stems from a since-deleted Tweet by TheGamingRevolution that outlined how “there’s a big overhaul coming” to Modern Warfare in the near future.

From mini-map frustrations to spawning issues and overall map design, the Call of Duty community was desperate to see change at the time of the original post on November 1. 

Despite receiving a number of major updates ever-since, certain Modern Warfare players have continued to express their frustration.

One particular fan called out Cecot directly, stating that “it is now December and we still have yet to see this ‘Overhaul.’ Nice way to say f*ck you.”

Cecot has since come forward and disputed this heated comment, stating that the “overhaul was a fake statement to get attention.”


“We are constantly updating the game at least once a week, sometimes twice. Season 1 incoming,” he continued, outlining how the claims of one specific overhaul were entirely false and only served to benefit the leaker.

Additionally, while updates have been flowing consistently since launch and Season One is indeed set to kick off on December 3, the one “big update” that the majority of players “keep asking about,” still eludes fans.

Infinity Ward’s senior communications manager Ashton Williams shared on November 21 she was “finalizing notes,” however no update since her now-controversial post has addressed the primary concerns of the most avid players.


Furthering the issue , TheGamingRevolution highlighted how his early leaks were supposedly backed up by Williams’ statement.

“Can people stop saying ‘but Infinity Ward never confirmed an overhaul.’ They specifically said a big update is coming,” the leaker explained.

“They specifically mentioned the update that everyone is asking about, and the only big update that people were asking about was the overhaul.”

“Ashton even directly mentioned, “the big update” that everyone was asking her about – referring to the overhaul. I don’t understand the mistruths or deception” he concluded.


 While Cecot took issue with the ‘attention-grabbing’ claims of an upcoming ‘overhaul,’ there’s no telling whether drastic changes are still in the pipeline to appease hardcore Call of Duty players. 

TheGamingRevolution went on to verify a number of his previous leaks including the recently confirmed 1v1 and 3v3 Gunfight game modes. 

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Best .50 GS handout loadout for Call of Duty: Mobile

Published: 29/Nov/2020 16:46

by Connor Bennett

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The Desert Eagle, or the .50 GS as it’s known, is finally available in Call of Duty: Mobile. Once you get your hands on it, there are a few loadouts you might want to consider. 

Typically, with the start of a new Call of Duty: Mobile season, the developers of the popular mobile game add in a new weapon on top of the new characters, skins, perks, and maps. 

With the start of Season 12: Going Dark, the devs added new night mode maps – including Modern Warfare’s Hackney Yard – as well as everything they usually add, but they’ve added new events and challenges, notably, Small Arms. 

Completing the seven Small Arms challenges, in numerical order, will unlock the .50 GS handgun – which is just the Desert Eagle. It’s incredibly powerful, especially with a few different loadouts. 

Desert Eagle pistol, the .50 GS handgun, in CoD Mobile
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The .50 GS is powerful, but can be a lot better.

Best CoD Mobile close range loadout for .50 GS handgun

With it being a pistol, don’t expect to be using the .50 GS at long range. You might get some shots off, but it isn’t going to work as you might like. 

Instead, focus on getting up close and personal – even if that means shooting enemies in the back. For maximum damage at close to mid range, you’ll want an extended mag, a better trigger, and an extended barrel.

For these, take the MIP Extended Light Barrel, Match Grade Trigger, and Extended Mag A. Take a laser and a bit of tape too, for those panicky, unaimed shots. 

  • Barrel: MIP Extended Light Barrel
  • Ammunition: Extended Mag A
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Laser: MIP Laser 5mW
  • Trigger Action: Match Grade Trigger

Best Akimbo .50 GS loadout for CoD Mobile

Alternatively, if you want to feel like you’re playing Modern Warfare 2, you can work in the Akimbo perk as well for a bit of additional damage.

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This loadout comes courtesy of YouTuber TouchKing, who uses a muzzle, barrel, laser, and trigger action as well.

  • Muzzle: MIP Light Flash Guard
  • Barrel: OWC Marksman
  • Laser: RTC Laser 1mW
  • Trigger Action: Match Grade Trigger
  • Perk: Akimbo
Screenshot from Call of Duty Mobile's gunsmith for the 50 GS pistol
YouTube: KingTouch
The .50 GS can be made incredibly powerful with the Akimbo perk.

As for everything else, you can pretty much finish your loadout however you want – including perks, equipment, and whatever else you want to bring into the fight. 

If you think you’ve got a better setup, be sure to let us know what you’re rocking by tweeting us – @codmobileclips.