Call of Duty

New Weapon Mastery Calling Cards & Emblems leaked in Modern Warfare

Published: 19/May/2020 22:25

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty dataminers have found and leaked the visuals for new weapon Mastery Calling Cards and Emblems that will soon be releasing in Modern Warfare.

Rewards and cosmetic items for mastering guns have always been popular in pretty much every Call of Duty title that they’ve been added to, and it looks like the next one will be Modern Warfare.

They give players additional in-game goals to strive for, so that all the completionists out there can have new objectives to complete after finishing all the day-one challenges.

On May 19, courtesy of CoD leakers, a bunch of never-before-seen Calling Cards and Emblems surfaced online – complete sets for each gun that’s currently in the game.

Each set includes both a Calling Card and Emblem for unlocking Gold, Platinum, Damascus, as well as the recently-added Obsidian mastery camo.

Infinity Ward / CoD TrackerThe Damascus Mastery Calling Card for the M4A1 assault rifle in Modern Warfare.

The Emblems are everything that someone would want in the design – they’re shiny, metallic, and animated, giving players another way to boast about their in-game accomplishments.

While the Calling Cards aren’t animated, they feature a similarly elegant look that will let all of your opponents in the lobby know that you’re someone to fear once that match begins.

Hundreds of them have been leaked – eight for each gun – and you can check out the entire collection by visiting CoD Tracker.

Infinity Ward / CoD TrackerEach gun has eight new mastery cosmetics – four Emblems and four Calling Cards.

While this may be our first look at these new mastery rewards, the fact that they exist isn’t a surprise. Joel Emslie, Art Director at Infinity Ward, had teased this feature a while back, saying that it was under development and would be released at some point down the line.

They definitely look finished, but the only question remains is when they’ll be rolled out in-game. Considering that the Obsidian mastery camo was released midway through Season 3 means that Infinity Ward wouldn’t shy away from doing the same with these.

However, they could also be something that the developers may want to save for Season 4 so that the game’s next chapter will introduce a flashy new addition for players to enjoy.

Call of Duty

Nadeshot calls for major SBMM change in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:48

by Jacob Hale


Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.