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Modern Warfare sales beat Black Ops 4 with best current-gen launch

Published: 30/Oct/2019 12:55 Updated: 31/Dec/2019 12:11

by Andy Williams

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has broken multiple records after surpassing $600 million in sales during its opening weekend alone, edging the previous number posted by Black Ops 4.

Infinity Ward’s revitalized take on Modern Warfare has been a big hit among fans worldwide, with its numbers soaring past previous records set by its predecessors.

Activision Blizzard have announced that the latest iteration to the Call of Duty series has made more than $600 million in its opening weekend — already making it the top-selling game of 2019.

ActivisionModern Warfare has smashed multiple records in its opening weekend.

The success off the back the opening weekend sees Modern Warfare soar past both Black Ops 4 and WWII, which both brought in $500 million during their opening weekend — making it the best selling Call of Duty game on current-gen consoles.

Alongside smashing the records of the previous Call of Duty titles, Modern Warfare is the biggest selling digital opening in Activision history, setting a new PS4 record with the highest number of digital pre-orders and most digital sales in the first three days.

Senior Video Games Analyst at Niko Partners, Daniel Ahmad, compared Modern Warfare to previous iterations within the franchise — as Infinity Ward’s last release (Infinite Warfare) sits far behind their current title

In a press release, Activision President, Rob Kostich stated: “Through the first three days, Modern Warfare has more total players and total hours played than any Call of Duty opening release in the last six years. More importantly, our players are having a great time playing.”

This is reflected across all platforms, as Activision have also revealed that that Modern Warfare has become the top-selling Call of Duty title on PC ever.

An increased popularity across all platforms will likely pertain to the new crossplay feature embedded into Modern Warfare, which enables players from all all platforms to interact and do battle on the same server for the first time in Call of Duty history.

Interestingly, Activision’s blockbuster launch weekend saw Modern Warfare more than double the opening of box office record holder, Joker, which brought in a staggering $234 million.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.