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Modern Warfare dev says “no comment” to battle royale rumors in cryptic response

Published: 30/Jun/2019 22:48 Updated: 30/Jun/2019 23:04

by Eli Becht


Rumors have been flying about Call of Duty Modern Warfare title, but an Infinity Ward developer chose not to comment, responding instead with a cryptic message.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 was the first CoD title to feature a battle royale mode, and now fans are wondering if the future installments will feature it too.

With Modern Warfare being developed by Infinity Ward instead of Treyarch, it isn’t a given that a BR will show up, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from swirling.

ActivisionCall of Duty is coming back to Modern Warfare, but is a battle royale coming too?

What did the dev say?

The rumors first started with YouTuber ‘TheGamingRevolution’ saying that a mode was being worked on, claiming it was never originally planned but instead was being added as a last minute addition, according to his source. 

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but now we have an actual response from Infinity Ward and it just might end up fueling the flames even more.

An Infinity Ward developer responded to a fan on Twitter who asked about the battle royale mode and the developer responded simply with a gif of Jim from The Office.

The fact that they are not giving a comment is just stoking the flames for the fans even more considering it’s not an outright denial or confirming, leaving a lot of wiggle room for there to actually be a BR.

It wouldn’t really be surprising if Modern Warfare has a battle royale mode as it’s still a mega-popular genre. 

With no hard confirmation either way, we have to take TheGamingRevolution’s word with a grain of salt and wait for official word from Infinity Ward.

Modern Warfare releases for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 25, 2019.


NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun


From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
Epic Games
Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.