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Modern Warfare squad shows how to win Cyber Attack round in mere seconds

Published: 19/Nov/2019 5:48 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 12:12

by Brad Norton

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Playing through a match of Cyber Attack on Piccadilly, this Modern Warfare team figured out a method of putting their opponents away before the round ever really began. 

The latest round-based mode introduced to the Call of Duty franchise with Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare, Cyber Attack offers a unique alternative to the classic Search and Destroy game-type.

With the added ability to revive downed teammates, strategy revolves around a neutral bomb being planted at an opposing site. However, rounds can also end based purely on eliminations as this absurdly swift demonstration proved.

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareA look at one of the objectives in the Cyber Attack game-type.
 

In a November 18 post, Reddit user ‘Hirsutophilia’ exemplified what might be the fastest possible round win in CoD history, let alone the title’s brand new mode.

Counting down to the beginning of a new round, the player can be seen aiming their Assault Rifle weapon skywards. They’re doing this due to a grenade launcher under-barrel attachment that can be utilized immediately, unlike various other explosives in Modern Warfare.

Launching a ‘noob-tube’ directly towards the enemy spawn, the player finds two eliminations with the grenade itself before a nearby vehicle explodes and wipes out the remaining enemies.

Possibly the quickest round of Cyber Attack in Modern Warfare from r/modernwarfare

 

Piccadilly is a controversial Modern Warfare map to say the least. Former pro and current 100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has been one of many quite vocal about the poorly-received design, describing it as the “worst Call of Duty map ever made.

With finicky spawns and lopsided design, the clunky map allowed for this absurd grenade launcher sightline to prove fruitful. An indoor spawn for the enemy team or the negation of all explosives for the first few seconds of each round could have circumvented this ridiculous spectacle.

Chiming in on the absolutely insane team-kill, Reddit user ‘a_body_farm’ responded in saying that the highlight was “both commendable and uninstall worthy. A marvel feat.”

Reddit: a_body_farmOne of many amusingly frustrated responses to the crazy play.
 

While the issue of early grande launcher kills might not be quite as prevalent on numerous other maps with much more separated spawns, there’s no denying that this is a clear problem for round-based game-types. 

Fortunately, Infinity Ward has been quick to address a wide array of community complaints thus far into the life-cycle of Modern Warfare. From a rapid Dead Silence fix to a significant Claymore nerf within the first few weeks, here’s hoping a rapid fix can follow suit for this glaring oversight.

Certainly not the only lightning quick highlight we’ve seen recently in the FPS genre either, with 100 Thieves’ newly recruited CSGO team recently steamrolled through an ESL Pro League round in near-historic time.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.