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NAMELESS slams UYU over Methodz roster change at CWL Pro League

Published: 5/Feb/2019 15:22

by Calum Patterson


CWL Analyst Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler has called the decision by UYU to bench Tristan ‘Spoof’ Green in favor of Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni “unacceptable” and “disrespectful”.

NAMELESS, a veteran professional player himself, was clearly angered by the move, as Spoof’s hard work to qualify for the Pro League after multiple attempts was reduced to nothing, at the hands of the organization.

Spoof had helped the team earn their spot at the Pro League qualifier, but was essentially dropped by the team before league matches began, as Methodz (who was recruited as a substitute) took his place.

During an episode of Trading Shots on February 4, NAMELESS spoke on the move in an impassioned rant, calling it “incredibly disrespectful”.

UYU faced heavy backlash following the announcement, and NAMELESS suggests they brought it on themselves, by placing a spotlight and further pressure on their players.

“Now, what UYU has done, is put all the pressure from the community onto their team, all eyes are going to be on them, and everyone’s going to want to see them fail,” NAMELESS exclaimed, continuing “[Spoof] was being a team player and gets released – it’s unacceptable.”

NAMELESS points out that even despite not using a damage heavy specialist in Crash, Spoof still had a better kill/death ratio than two of his teammates at the qualifier, making the move even more peculiar.

UYU’s first match of the Pro League will not ease them in either, as they will have to face off against the Division favorites in OpTic Gaming, winners of CWL Las Vegas. Although OpTic did lose their opening match vs Midnight, so there’s a chance that UYU can pull something similar.

You can keep up to date with all the action at the CWL Pro League with our dedicated coverage hub.

Watch the full episode of Trading Shots via the Call of Duty World League below.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35

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.

Found a makarov when I was playing offline from modernwarfare

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.