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Painful streak of Modern Warfare fails is something we can all relate to

Published: 22/Jan/2020 0:29

by Alan Bernal


It’s not uncommon for a Call of Duty player’s high-IQ strat to end in disaster, making this string of Modern Warfare fails resonate with everyone who’s had an epic play blow up in their face.

From pro players competing for cash to casual weekend warriors, the intense firefights in Modern Warfare can easily lead to a mishandled grenade toss or a dilemma with even more damning consequences.

Call of Duty players typically shy away from their most embarrassing moments in a match, but Reddit user ‘justjoshinya89’ relished in their shortcomings by highlighting a string of unfortunate occurrences that happened to them.

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The hectic battle in Call of Duty can sometimes lead to mistakes from players.

Their montage of misery all came in one life on St. Petrograd and started when they were holding a corner just as a door right in front of the player mysteriously opened.

Without knowing what could possibly be on the other side of the wall, the player had the presence of mind to use their equipment in order to clear out the room from possible attackers.

But a mistimed jiggle throw with a Semtex grenade made justjoshinya89 regret their decisions and immediately abandon the spot they were covering.

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Not one to be deterred, the player instead opted to use a Flashbang to disorientate anyone lurking inside of the room. It was a really smart adaptation from their first attempt, if only they had thrown it any better.

That wasn’t to be either, since the Flashbang hit the corner of the building and ricocheted right back to them – once again, forcing the player to give up their position.

For what would be their final attempt at clearing the inside of the building, justjoshinya89 once again relied on a Semtex. Instead of delivering the equipment into the room, however, their third attempt failed again and hit the narrow lamp post obstructing their view.

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A good play turned sour when the player landed a Semtex on a narrow pole obstructing their view.

It truly was a once-in-a-lifetime throw.

But it seems like the player made a bit too much noise in his gameplay fails, since a different opponent came from his flank to quickly eliminate them.

The Modern Warfare subreddit had a laugh at the clip, but they were laughing with the Redditor rather than at them.

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The Semtex landed just a few feet from the player, a familiar sight for many CoD players.

“Thanks for the laugh. I’d be a liar if I said I hadn’t done this many, many times,” one user wrote.

“Join the crowd. I thought this was my game play,” another person said.

The clip perfectly shows how a good idea can quickly turn against you in Modern Warfare, which is bound to happen to a player at one time or another.

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CoD Mobile October 22 update adds Halloween Events, new modes, more

Published: 23/Oct/2020 3:33

by Brad Norton


The latest Call of Duty Mobile update has arrived as the developers have introduced a heap of new content along with plenty of Halloween-themed surprises.

Call of Duty has well and truly been overrun with Halloween-festivities over the past few days. First Modern Warfare and Warzone were both hit with freaky updates. Now it’s time for CoD Mobile to join them.

The October 22 update brings with it a complete rundown on upcoming events, as well as new weapons, maps, and a huge balance pass. It’s a meaty update so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

From when you can expect certain Halloween-challenges to what new modes have been deployed, here’s everything to know about the latest CoD Mobile update.

Halloween-themed events in CoD Mobile

Right out of the gate, the CoD Mobile devs clued us in on every event taking place over the next few days. The Survival Kit Seasonal Challenge is already underway, though six unique events will be joining the mix from now until November 1.

Some events will provide you with new weapons such as the first of its kind NA-45 explosive sniper. Meanwhile, other events will allow you to play on specific Halloween-themed maps. 

Every day you come back to CoD Mobile will bring you something new, so here’s what to look out for over the next week.

CoD Mobile weekly updates

  • 10/21 – Survival Kit Seasonal Challenge
  • 10/23 – Elite Marksmen Seasonal Challenge
  • 10/23 – 11/01 ~ Pumpkin Confirmed Event & Playlist (MP)
  • 10/23 – 11/01 ~ Halloween Standoff Playlist (MP)
  • 10/23 – 10/29 ~ King’s Quarters Event (MP)
  • 10/23 – 10/29 ~ King 24/7 Playlist (MP)
  • 10/26 – 11/01 ~ Attack of the Undead Playlist (MP)

Halloween twists on classic multiplayer modes in CoD Mobile

Similar to how Modern Warfare has changed up various modes to fit the Halloween festivities, CoD Mobile’s playlists are adapting too. First up is a unique spin on Kill Confirmed. Rather than picking up Dog Tags, players will be dropping Pumpkins all over the map instead.

Adding to the chaos, this playlist will now put 20 players into a lobby in 10v10 action. Not only that but unique rewards will also be on offer. Just for playing this limited-time mode four unique items can be unlocked. There are two weapon skins styled as a Jack O’ Lantern, a Rare sticker, along with a Pumpkin weapon charm.

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Kill Confirmed is now Pumpkin Confirmed.

Also making a return this time around is the spooky version of Standoff. The iconic multiplayer map has been given a terrifying makeover and it’ll pop up across almost every competitive playlist throughout the Halloween update.

Last but not least, Attack of the Undead is back for a limited time. You’ll be able to play this survival-based mode in its own exclusive playlist over the next few days. Be the last player left standing against Undead enemies to claim the victory.

New map and weapon in CoD Mobile

Packed into the latest update is a batch of new content outside of the Halloween goodies. You’ll be able to jump into a new yet familiar map while getting your hands on a one-of-a-kind sniper to boot.

Modern Warfare’s popular ‘King’ map has made its way to the mobile experience. The small gunfight map has been translated over for 2v2 and 1v1 action.

There’s a unique 24/7 playlist and even original rewards just for checking out the new stomping grounds as well.

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The King’s Quarters event comes with a handful of unique rewards.

After plenty of teasers, the NA-45 explosive sniper rifle is finally arriving in CoD Mobile. “Every other shot you fire triggers explosive damage that can hit multiple players,” the devs confirmed.

In order to keep things balanced, however, each individual shot deals less damage than other snipers. Headshots will still be a one-hit kill though.

Rounding out the patch is a series of balancing updates and bug fixes. The NA-45 has already had its damage scaled back right out of the gate. The DLQ33 will now reload faster and the HG40 has been buffed overall in multiplayer.

The latest update is already available in-game and there’s clearly plenty to look forward to over the coming days. Check out the full list of balance updates below.

Call of Duty: Mobile full October 22 patch notes


  • NA-45: Damage reduced
  • DLQ33: Reload speed increased
  • HG40: Firing range reduced, damage at medium range reduced, and other adjustments

Battle Royale

  • NA-45: Damage reduced and bullet velocity reduced
  • Purifier: Damage enhanced slightly, players can now cancel Reload animation
  • Tempest: Damage and damage radius enhanced slightly, weapon fire charging time decreased


  • Attachments for shotguns
    • Sawed-Off Barrel (-2): Negative effect of reducing firing range has been mitigate
    • Extended Barrel (+2): Active effect of enhancing firing range has been weakened
  • Attachments for the NA-45
    • High Explosive Ammo: The explosion range of the ammo -10%
  • Attachments for the Fennec
    • Extended Mag: clip size extended