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Modern Warfare fail shows why automated callouts need to be removed

Published: 6/Nov/2019 0:18 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 0:56

by Alan Bernal


New mechanics in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare changed the multiplayer experience for a lot of players, but features like the automated callouts have been more hurtful than helpful.

There’s been a ton of community feedback about the new, slower approach to combat in Modern Warfare, which hasn’t been in a CoD title for quite some time. While players adjust to the new pace of the title, they’ve been taken by surprise from strange features in MW.

With slower gameplay comes more chances to catch players by surprise, as some people opt to run around the map to push advantages – that is, until the game betrays you in the most bizarre way possible.

Great callout, terrible timing

That’s the predicament Reddit user ‘CrosVs’ found themselves in when they were waiting for the opportune moment to strike when the game ultimately revealed their location to the other team.

“The callouts are very counterintuitive and make no sense most of the time,” they said. “In this clip, for example, there’s no ally even near me, and my character likes to mention to the enemy that I do indeed see movement.”

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As one opponent had bypassed their location, another enemy came into sight down the way, which might have triggered one of the in-game automated callouts: “I see movement.”

The main problem with these callouts are that both teams can hear them. Which in turn, means that anyone near the callout is capable of hearing the triggered response.

Since the in-game mechanic was able to tip off the foe, they quickly turned around to take out the covert player.

While the callout’s timing was terrible for the player, all is not without hope. Infinity Ward also feels like this probably isn’t the right direction for automated callouts, since it can obviously hinder the game.

Infinity Ward’s Co-Design Director of Multiplayer Joe Cecot already said that the dev team are exploring ways to negate this from happening by preventing “enemies from hearing call-outs in all modes.”

Although it’s unknown when that update should take effect, that should put an end for unfortunate eliminations at the hands of automated callouts.

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How to get .50 GS pistol in Call of Duty Mobile

Published: 28/Nov/2020 14:01

by Connor Bennett


A new pistol, the .50 GS, is now available in CoD Mobile – and you don’t have to go through a lucky draw for one. No, you can get it for free through a series of challenges. 

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, the developers of the popular mobile game have flooded it with new content. Be it a new map, a new event, character, perk, or weapon, there has been plenty for fans to get their teeth stuck into.

Sometimes though, in the case of weapons especially, some of this new content is locked behind lucky draws – so you’ve got to pony up some cash if you really want something. 

In the case of the new .50 GS pistol, which is pretty much just the Desert Eagle, the lucky draw isn’t something you need to worry about. Instead, you just need to complete a series of challenges.

The Going Dark theme is new for CoD Mobile Season 12.

CoD Mobile .50 GS handgun Small Arms challenges

There are seven challenges you need to complete come from the Small Arms seasonal event to get the new handgun, each getting slightly more challenging than the last. 

For example, you kick off with needing to get five melee kills, before progressing to normal pistol kills. In the end, you’ll also need 20 headshots with pistols, which isn’t an easy feat for any player, but its not impossible.

The full list of challenges can be found below: 

  1. Kill 5 enemies with Melee Attacks.
  2. Kill 10 enemies with Pistols in MP matches.
  3. Kill 10 Enemies with Quick Fix perk equipped.
  4. Kill 20 Enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any laser.
  5. Kill 20 enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any 3 attachments.
  6. Earn Back Stabber Medal 3 times.
  7. Kill 20 Enemies with Headshots using any Pistol.

However, you shouldn’t get any ideas about completing the challenges in any random order. 

They need to be done in the order they’re set. This is a bit of a pain, but, at least it gives you something to target in each match.