One in a million Modern Warfare grenade throw leads to unfortunate loss - Dexerto
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One in a million Modern Warfare grenade throw leads to unfortunate loss

Published: 30/Jan/2020 4:22

by Brad Norton

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One of the most unbelievable grenade throws in Call of Duty history left this Modern Warfare player confused as they had no idea what hit them.

Throwing out your equipment at the start of a Gunfight round is often a good way to gain some intel on enemy positioning, or even find a lucky elimination, regardless of which map you might be fighting on.

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Unfortunately in this match, however, opposing players had the exact same idea, and due to some impossible timing, only one of them was able to make it out alive.

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Grenade spam is a common tactic at the start of most Gunfight rounds in Modern Warfare.

Up 2–1 in a game of Gunfight on Docks, loadouts had changed to ensure both sides of the battlefield were well equipped with Lethal and Tactical grenades. In particular, two Decoy Grenades to confuse the enemy, and one Semtex grenade to stick the opposing team with explosive damage.

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After firing a single warning shot, Reddit user ‘Jamersonnnn’ angled his crosshairs towards the high ground opening on the left-hand side of the map. Rather than climbing atop the vehicle and jumping through, however, they played things a little more patient and waited for their equipment.

Throwing out a decoy grenade first, nothing out of the ordinary happened. Following up with their lethal Semtex, however, this unlucky player was left confused as to how their own grenade actually ended up costing their life.

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A peculiar clunk can be heard just moments after the grenade left their hand, but it wasn’t quite clear what the sound could have come from.

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Slowing things down after watching the killcam, however, it became clear a near-impossible collision had resulted in their grenade actually bouncing back in their direction, deflecting off the enemy’s own thrown projectile.

The enemy up top threw a semtex of their own at the exact same moment. Crashing together in mid-air, one grenade instantly dropped to the floor below while the other was knocked back and returned to its sender.

Modern Warfare Gunfight map Docks overview
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Docks has been available in the Gunfight playlist since the launch of Modern Warfare.

You could try to replicate this collision a thousand times in a custom lobby and likely struggle to pull it off. 

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The exact timing and precision needed to arc each projectile into one another is truly extraordinary yet these players happened to make it work in the middle of a Gunfight match – to disastrous effects for the player on the ground.

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce

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After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.

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Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.

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As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.

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The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

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The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.

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