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Modern Warfare leaderboard’s top player is more than a little suspicious

Published: 30/Nov/2019 18:25

by Scott Robertson


This Call of Duty: Modern Warfare player’s standing at the top of the global rankings is quite questionable when you consider some of the statistics they field. Mostly because they’re impossible.

Dedicated players from far and wide have been grinding to see their stats soar high up on the Modern Warfare leaderboards. Being a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, players have longed for that pole position to show-off their hard work.

So is the number one spot in the world worth it, if it’s not earned? One Modern Warfare player seems to think so, as they’ve instituted a hack of some type to control the top spot on the leaderboard.

Activision.Players are aiming to soar through the ranks in Modern Warfare.

Anon83838719 not only retains one of the more clever and unique usernames in Call of Duty right now, but also stands alone on top of the mountain — as a testament to what abusing a system can accomplish.

Anon has generated a score of over 121 million, which has left second place on the leaderboard in the dust, with a score that just barely squeaks over 11 million. Anon’s dedication is second to none, as he’s played Modern Warfare for 6799 days and 20 hours, despite the game only being released on October 25.

That means he’s been playing the new Modern Warfare for over 18 years, and has completed almost 800 million games in that time. A truly astounding feat.

Analytics paint a poor picture of Anon’s efficiency, however, as these numbers mean he averages a score of only .15 points per game. By contrast, other players on the leaderboard have an average score number in the thousands.

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This is due to the fact if they played nearly 800 million games, across 6800 days of non-stop playing. To break that down further, they average over 117,000 games per day, at an average of .73 seconds per day. It’s hard to get a high score per game when your games run that short.

Jokes aside, this is obviously some abuse of the ranking system. This ‘anonymous’ player has been able to game the system to make it look like they’ve played 18 years of Modern Warfare in less than a month.

All other sites that track active Modern Warfare leaderboard rankings don’t even have the anonymous player’s listing on their boards. Leaderboards were something that was frequently asked for by Call of Duty fans in the previous iteration, Black Ops 4 — having been a feature at the heart of the CoD multiplayer experience for quite some time. 

GiantBombModern Warfare leaderboards have been susceptible to weirdness in the past.

Fans of the series made frequent attempts to get Treyarch to add leaderboards to the game, including signing a petition, but the inclusion never came.

We reached out to Anon83838719 for comment on his achievement, but they were too busy playing hundreds of Modern Warfare games in less than a minute to issue a statement on their ‘achievement’. 

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Best Milano 821 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 5:58

by Brad Norton


If you’re always pushing the pace and playing aggressively in Call of Duty, SMGs should be your go-to in Black Ops Cold War and we’ve got an overview of the fastest Milano 821 loadout possible.

While Assault Rifles are there to help you in mid to long-range gunfights, SMGs are always about up-close engagements. You should be trying to blitz your way through the map and towards the next kill.

As a result, you’re going to want to fine-tune your weapon of choice to fit that playstyle. Rather than equipping attachments to improve your aim or your reveal distance, for example, speed should be the top priority.

Thankfully, the Milano 821 is an early unlock in the SMG category and it’s one of the fastest guns in the game. Here’s how you can get the most out of it.

Best Milano 821 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

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Reach new speeds with this ridiculous Milano loadout.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.6 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

We recommend picking the Infantry Compensator Muzzle over the Socom Eliminator. While the latter provides even more vertical recoil control, it comes at the expense of movement speed. Your goal is to be as quick as possible, so hindering speed is a big deal-breaker for this loadout.

The 10.6 Task Force Barrel might be the strongest attachment in Cold War. Not only does it boost your overall weapon damage, but also the range of the SMG along with its bullet velocity. There is no better way to bump the lethality of the gun but obviously, it comes with some steep tradeoffs.

You’re giving up on the notion of fine aim in favor of an outright beastly weapon. This thing will shred with the right Barrel, but it won’t be easy to control. So you’re going to want to play from a closer range and always be pushing the pace.

With the 5mw Laser Sight, there isn’t much of a need to actually aim down sights. Your recoil is going to be tough to handle to begin with, so firing from the hip will often be the easier choice.

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You’ll be zooming through the map in no time with this setup.

No need to reduce flinch with this particular weapon since you’ll rarely be aiming down sights. Instead, opting for the simple Speed Tape Handle is the way to go. This will give a slight buff to your ADS speed without any downsides.

Make sure you’re running Gung-Ho in the third perk slot as well. This is a complete game-changer for SMG classes as you’ll always be on the move, running and gunning with every fight. This will help keep you ahead of the competition with seamless movement.

If you’re trying to mix things up and swap out from the fast-paced SMG action, be sure to check out our other weapon guides to set up the best classes in Cold War.