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NBA star Josh Hart smashes keyboard in epic Modern Warfare rage

Published: 3/May/2020 11:12

by Joe Craven


During a May 2 Twitch stream, Josh Hart – shooting guard for the New Orleans Pelicans – hilariously smashed his keyboard while playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 

We’ve seen a host of celebrities try their hand at video games and live streaming, not always with successful results. Back in January, we saw rap legend Snoop Dogg hilariously rage quit a Madden stream after just 26 minutes.

Similar frustrations were evident in Josh Hart’s livestream on May 2, broadcast through the NBA star’s own channel. At the time of writing his channel, JHartShow, sits at upwards of 50,000 followers.

Hart plays for New Orleans in the NBA.

The NBA star was playing some Search and Destroy on Hackney Yard, when he was flashed on his way into the lower B building. Shortly after, Hart was deleted by an opponent using akimbo .357 pistols, which have been widely denounced as overpowered in Modern Warfare’s Season 3.

This unsurprisingly frustrated Hart, who responded by ripping his keyboard out of his gaming setup. He then smashed it multiple times over his gaming chair and, when they keyboard fell to the floor, rounded off his rage with a few stomps to ensure the keyboard was really dead.

After smashing his keyboard, the Pelicans’ player then picked up its remnants and hurled it across the room. All the while, Hart’s in-game teammates (including fellow NBA player Zach LaVine) can be heard laughing at the sound of his setup being taken apart.

Hart’s epic rage came just five minutes into the hour-long livestream, in one of the fastest displays of anger we can remember.

It wasn’t all bad though, as he racked up a number of successful games – after he pulled out and connected a replacement keyboard.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.