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Scump baffled after bizarre “sideways” spawn in Modern Warfare

Published: 9/Nov/2019 15:08 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 15:40

by Joe Craven

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Pro Call of Duty veteran Seth ‘Scump’ Abner was left scratching his head after a hilarious glitch in Modern Warfare saw him spawn in with his character at a bizarre sideways angle. 

There is not a fan of competitive Call of Duty anywhere who won’t be familiar with Scump. The SMG slayer for Chicago Huntsmen has spent nearly eight years of his career on OpTic Gaming, before following H3CZ to NRG’s Huntsmen for the upcoming CDL season. 

Not only one of the best CoD players of all time, he is also one of the most popular personalities in esports. A return to Twitch for Modern Warfare has seen his subscriber count climb over 8,000 as he entertains with his sense of humor and impressive gameplay alike. 

Chicago HuntsmenScump, alongside his new Chicago teammates.

During his November 8 broadcast, he stumbled on a bizarre glitch while playing Ground War on the brand new Krovnik Farmland multiplayer map, the mode many have likened to Conquest from EA’s Battlefield series. 

A death saw the ex-World Champion choose his spawn in a new feature for Call of Duty. However, he appeared to spawn back in at something of an angle, with his character model bizarrely positioned diagonally to the rest of the map.

Scump, for his part, took the glitch in good humor: “Oh my gosh! Am I baked, or am I sideways right now? I’m gonna throw up. Did I just spawn sideways? I’m actually gonna vomit, no bullsh*t.”

He deliberately allows a tank to take him out, just so he can respawn and escape the offputting glitch.

Viewers found the incident hilarious, with some suggesting the game mistook his character model to be leaning, or having spawned in on one of the inclines on the new 32v32 map. The canter of his camera did appear similar to ‘mounting’ angle which occurs when propped up on cover.

Infinity WardKrovnik Farmland was added on November 8.

Krovnik Farmland was added on November 7, alongside the 6v6 map entitled Shoot House. These were added alongside Hardpoint mode to public matches, before the 1.07 patch was released, nerfing claymores and the 725 shotgun. 

We can expect to see the issue ironed out soon, as frequent patches are often developer’s responses to issues with new content. 

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.