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Modern Warfare’s pre-order numbers prove CoD isn’t dying

Published: 23/Jun/2019 15:53 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 16:50

by Joe Craven


As Black Ops 4 comes to the end of its life cycle, the impressive number of pre-orders for Infinity Ward’s upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, emphasize that CoD is far from dead.

In recent years, it has been common for Call of Duty games to receive backlash, as many community members criticize the series for moving away from the roots of the franchise, typically for the inclusion of advanced movement or ‘specialist’ characters.

However, as the series returns to the Modern Warfare setting, it seems that players are as excited as they have ever been about an upcoming CoD title.

Infinity WardModern Warfare will see the return of fan favorite characters, such as Captain Price.

GameStop, the largest American physical video game retailer, has released their top 10 most pre-ordered games following the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles.

The post details the “top 10 most sought-after video games coming out of E3 based on the number of customer pre-orders from the world’s largest video game retailer. With more than 200 title announcements at E3 last week, the gaming community has spoken on what their top 2019 E3 video games choices are, and there maybe a few surprises.”

Dedicated gamers will recognize a number of the titles that feature on the list, including the Final Fantasy VII Remake, and CD Projekt Red’s hugely anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. However, on the top of the pile is – you guessed it – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

GameStopThe top 10 list, in full.

While anticipation is undoubtedly high, much remains unclear about Infinity Ward’s latest installment to the Modern Warfare series. 

They have, at the time of writing, only released one screenshot for multiplayer, and one for spec ops – a mode which has been confirmed to be returning, with Zombies ruled out.

Despite all of the negativity that has surrounded the recent Call of Duty games, it appears that a new one can still appeal to the masses, as to top a list of such prestigious games is an impressive achievement.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.