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Modern Warfare glitch actually created the best gun skin in the game

Published: 31/Jan/2020 2:45

by Alan Bernal

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A player who stumbled onto a fiery bug in Modern Warfare may have actually just discovered the best weapon in the entire game, purely by accident.

People have seen more than a few visuals inconsistencies for Infinity Ward’s latest jump into the Call of Duty franchise, but this time it could actually work into their favor since the player-base might actually want a way to repeat the bug.

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While playing through the campaign mode, Reddit user ‘Logan_magill25’ noticed his Kar98k was set ablaze out of nowhere. He respawned with a barrel on fire, infinitely enflamed on the part just in front of the scope mounted on top.

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Modern has a ton of bugs, but some could actually turn out to be good.

The player wasn’t taking any damage from the effect, rather it was a random occurrence that Logan_magill25 just happened to catch.

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“Yes I was throwing a Molotov while I died,” Logan explained by recalling the steps they took to figure how the bug happened. “But I have no idea what happened I couldn’t get it to work again it might have saved just at the right point.”

Even sprinting and aiming down the sights didn’t get rid of the glitch, as his gun was on fire without burning.

so i died with a Molotov in Campaign and it made my gun look badass from modernwarfare

But this looks like it could be a strange opportunity to capitalize on for the devs, as community reception for the bug hasn’t been bad at all.

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Fellow Reddit user ‘Tr1pleJay’ said: “One of the coolest bugs in gaming history lol.”

While the bugged Kar98k looked aesthetically pleasing, when the player looked down the scope you could see that the top half portion of the lens was too lit – making it useless in any practical application.

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Scoping down didn’t let the player see all that well, but fires encircling the outside rim of the scope when aiming would make for an interesting skin concept.

But there’s actually a precedence of Call of Duty devs giving into their community and mistakes by incorporating a bug as a feature for the actual game.

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“This is similar to [Sledgehammer Games’] WWII ‘pitch’ black camo,” user ‘JohnKSteb’ said. “It was an unintended bug that completely removed camos and gave it a very black look. EVERYONE loved it. So, Sledgehammer decided to LISTEN to the community and their next update they added the bug to the official camos.”

And it’s true, they linked a thread for the bugged M1903 in MWII with players filling that forum up with a similar reception to that of the burning Kar91k.

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Infinity Ward can take a page out of Sledgehammer’s playbook and make a bug in their game into something great.

But there could be some improvising to do with the fire, however, like simply making the flames fan out around the rim of the scope, creating an impromptu effect for the scope’s boundaries when ADSing. This isn’t too common in FPS skins today, however.

The bug presents a rare opportunity for Infinity Ward to get some positive community feedback from some players who might think that “THIS is the Damascus skin we all deserve!”

It would definitely be the most captivating gun design in Modern Warfare, making it interesting to see if the devs can capitalize on a bug that accidentally made the best skin in the game.

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CDL’s Florida Mutineers announce $25K Warzone tourney: how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are putting together a Warzone tournament series that will give interested players a chance to compete against big-name pros and content creators for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

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Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that will culminate with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that, however, players in the United States will get a chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which will feature their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for the main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

Elite Gamer Play-In tournaments: dates & how to sign up

There are four duos play-in tournaments for the Elite Gamer event, the first of which was already played on October 2. The next three are on October 13, 21, and 23, all of which are open to anyone in the US.

These smaller competitions feature prizes from SCUF Gaming, Astro Gaming, and the Florida Mutineers organization, with the top-two duo teams from each one advancing to the Pro-Am Championship.

Those interested in playing can sign up by visiting the Elite Gamer Warzone Tournament Series website here, which also contains all of the detailed rules and a list of prizes.

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The Florida Mutineers’ Elite Gamers Warzone series features $25,000 in prizes.

Elite Gamer $25,000 Pro-Am Championship

The Elite Gamer series will wrap up on October 27 with the $25,000 Pro-Am Championship tournament, which will feature “celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, and top CDL players,” according to the team.

$15,000 will go to the first-place duo, $5,000 to second place, and the remaining $5,000 will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

Several players have already been confirmed, including Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – popular streamers who have already won several high-profile Warzone competitions. The full list of participants will likely get revealed at some point ahead of the main event.

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Aydan is one of the big-name content creators participating in this Elite Gamers Warzone event.

That’s all we know about this tournament series so far; while the details regarding the actual format haven’t been announced yet, considering that it’s a “pro-am” tournament, each Warzone player will likely be paired up with someone from outside the gaming industry.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest info as the Championship’s date draws nearer.

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