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Modern Warfare developer explains how they balanced “realism” and gameplay

Published: 13/Jul/2019 13:53 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 15:26

by Connor Bennett


AnCall of Duty fans a first look at gameplay from the upcoming Modern Warfare release by showing off their brand new Gunfight 2v2 mode

While it wasn’t the traditional multiplayer elements that some fans may have been hoping to see, it did give an interesting look behind the curtain.

Infinity WardThe 2v2 action of Gunfight is the only gameplay fans have seen of Modern Warfare.

However, as the weeks draw closer to the game’s release date, some fans have been vocal in their concerns about the game going too far away from the traditional Call of Duty release. But, Infinity Ward team members have been answering their questions along the way.

In a post to the Modern Warfare subreddit, developer Joel Emslie, art director at Infinity Ward, responded to a thread based around the new recoil system. As some players were left confused by the switch to a less predictable recoil, Emslie chimed in and gave some background on the inspiration behind the changes. 

The developer commented: “We’ve set out to make a realistic game but not destroy the gameplay. It’s not based on airsoft. It’s based on real steel.” 

Infinity Ward’s Studio Art Director didn’t go into any further detail with a follow-up post, but it didn’t stop other fans from praising the switch up in realism.

“Yes and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you for making a new, realistic and improved COD,” responded MattFab22. Another added: “It looks like you guys are doing a great job. I haven’t been this excited for a Call Of Duty since Black Ops 2.”

It’s not the first time that Emslie has attempted quashed concerns about what fans of have seen from the new game on social media.

After the Gunfight showcase, he tweeted that what fans had seen was only a “very small part” of a much larger multiplayer mode and that it wouldn’t be long until everything else was covered. 

Fans won’t know much about the new multiplayer mode under Infinity Ward holds their worldwide reveal on Thursday, August 1 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET/6 PM BST.

Until then, speculation may run rampant about an increasingly difficult, yet ultra-realistic Call of Duty title until players actually get their hands on the full product.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.