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Modern Warfare January 28 update didn’t fix Shipment’s biggest problem

Published: 29/Jan/2020 20:54

by Alan Bernal


Players hoping that Modern Warfare’s January 28 update would fix Shipment’s hectic spawns are finding that in a lot of cases it’s actually made the problem worse than before.

Infinity Ward’s latest patch brought in a new modes like Deathmatch Domination as well as Gunfight Customs, while integrating balances to popular weapons like the MP5 and M4, among others.

But the devs also replaced Shoot the Ship with Shipment 24/7, which sounds like a fun update especially since in the same update they tuned spawns on the map to “reduce the frequency of instant deaths and spawn traps.”

Shipment map in Modern Warfare

After players downloaded the update, however, it seems like the spawns are producing similar grievances from before in that players can’t seem to move an inch on Shipment without getting spawn killed.

For Domination specifically, the devs said in the January 28 patch notes that they implemented “new spawn logic for Domination,” but some players don’t feel like that’s the case.

“New Shipment spawns are worse,” Reddit user ‘FSUNole727’ said after the patch was released. “I would much rather be spawn killed 100 times Bc my team couldn’t capture B on Domination, than have these new spawns. It’s terrible.”

Im so glad they spawns were fixed! Thanks joe! from modernwarfare

Gameplay clips uploaded by other members of the Modern Warfare community show an entire team getting shutdown on Shipment by enemies simple crouching waiting for players to appear again before taking them out.

“Middle should never be a spawn zone,” user ‘mrfroggyman’ said. “And we should never spawn LITERALLY in front of an enemy. Spawns are NOT fixed”

Another clip shows just how a team can contain their opponents in the middle spawn with ease, with some players even spamming into the center of the map knowing their shots would connect with something.

Copp22er via Reddit
“Yep, Spawns have definitely been fixed” – Copp22er said as a Modern Warfare player was easily cleaning up house on Shipment.

Teams who control these points are finding it much easier to rack up kills for important streaks like the Chopper Gunner and even a Tactical Nuke.

A lot of members in the community realize that fixing this issue on such a small map like Shipment can be difficult, leading some to wonder if the problem should be tackled from another angle.

“Problem with that is if you remove middle as a spawn zone it’s easier for one team to control spawn trapping through an entire match,” user ‘willyjsemail’ said. “I personally think they should take it back to 5v5; it was harder to control a map with 5 players than it is with 6.”

In either case, it seems like Infinity Ward is going to go back to the drawing board to see what improvements can be made to make Shipment’s spawns more balanced.

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Dr Disrespect explodes after stream snipers ruin charity Warzone event

Published: 22/Oct/2020 5:04

by Brad Norton


Dr Disrespect was all set and ready to go in Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 ‘Cracked Creators’ Warzone event, though his run was cut short due to pesky stream snipers that ruined his day.

The latest Warzone event threw elite players and content creators into Verdansk with a unique twist. Rather than forming their own teams, streamers had to pick their Duo from a list of “cracked” players.

From Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete for a good cause. For most of them, the event went smoothly as they squared off with others in Warzone. For Dr Disrespect and his chosen partner ZLaner, things didn’t get off to a good start.

“It’s phony desperation everywhere,” Doc said in his very first round of action.

The pair ran into alleged stream snipers in the very first round, and after the Two-Time was executed out of nowhere he declared, “I’m never playing in another Warzone tournament without a delay, ever.”

Unfortunately for them, things didn’t improve over the next few rounds. Doc and ZLaner were unable to close out a single map win throughout their run in the event. They dropped two maps against Joseph ‘Merk’  DeLuca & Clint ‘Maven’ Evans before falling out of the lower bracket to Trevor May and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

“That is it for me today stream,” Doc said the moment their final tournament map came to an end. “I am literally losing brain cells.”

Opposing players had tracked down their location in every map just to be the ones to steal the moment. For the next event, Dr Disrespect assured that the duo will “throw the delay on” to prevent any more stream sniping shenanigans.

“After the first game I checked out,” he admitted.

“The tournament completely took me out of it. Lesson learned. I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of an issue… but it’s a horrifically large issue.”

It didn’t take long before Doc took aim at stream snipers on social media as well. He followed up with a hilariously scathing tweet to put them in their place, listing off insult after insult as only he could.

“Nothin like being stream sniped by a bunch of blonde banged, chubby-cheeked, inward kneed, desperation for attention, purple brace face, unathletic, D- grades, Cheeto bags constantly emptied wannabe gamers… during a charity tournament,” he posted during the Oct. 21 event’s run-time.

Dr Disrespect and ZLaner weren’t the only ones impacted by the problem during the event. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop also vented his frustrations, after losing every map he played in the Warzone competition as well.

“I’m officially retiring from Warzone tournaments,” he declared on Twitter.

Some Duos were able to have far more luck throughout the day, however. You can catch up on all of the final event results from Hitch’s “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament in our official coverage hub here.