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Scump explains how IW can make Modern Warfare “infinitely better”

Published: 15/Nov/2019 0:19 Updated: 15/Nov/2019 0:47

by Albert Petrosyan

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Legendary pro Call of Duty player Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner has listed some of the changes that developers Infinity Ward can make to Modern Warfare in order to drastically improve the game, at least in his view.

Unlike most other pro Call of Duty players, Scump doesn’t limit his CoD intake to just practices and competitive matches. Over the years, he’s proven to be a big fan of playing public and casual matches, and has built a massive YouTube following on the back of his many popular ‘pub-stomping’ videos.

This is why many players, competitive and casual alike, listen every year when he speaks about what changes the new CoD game needs in order to be better.

By now it’s not much of a secret that the 2017 World Champion isn’t the biggest fan of Modern Warfare, and has criticized several aspects of the game’s multiplayer, especially pertaining to casual games.

Infinity WardModern Warfare has received its share of criticism since its October 25 release.

He was asked about that during his visit to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, CEO of the Chicago Huntsmen CDL franchise that Scump currently plays for, and he noted some of the things that Infinity Ward could do to make the game better.

“I don’t not like it, but there are a lot of glaring issues that, if fixed, could make it infinitely better,” he explained. “Fix the footsteps indefinitely, they need to nerf the shotgun, first of all. The maps aren’t that great; they’ve added a couple of more maps. Shoot House is pretty fun! They need to keep adding Ground War maps.”

(Discussion begins at 10:23 mark.)

It comes as no shock that everything Scump listed has, in fact, been what a majority of the player-base has also been complaining about. Despite numerous changes implemented across several updates, footsteps continue to be in a less-than-ideal state.

The shotgun he referred to is the 725, which many agree continues to be the most overpowered gun in the game. In fact, what frustrates players most about the weapon is the fact Infinity Ward have “nerfed” it several times, and yet some are arguing it’s even more powerful than before.

As for the maps, they’ve been heavily criticized by competitive and casual players alike. Scump’s former teammate and current Seattle Surge player Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow even suggested they were among the worst ever in CoD history.

The addition of Shoot House has been a positive one, as Scump hints at in the video, so if the developers can keep pumping quality new maps into the game, it could help slow down the backlash they’re receiving over the day-one set of maps.

Infinity WardScump and many others in the Modern Warfare player-base seem to be enjoying the new Shoot House map, which was added as a free DLC available on all platforms.

The biggest thing that Infinity Ward have on their side is the fact that there is no Season Pass and purchasable DLC anymore, which means all post-launch DLC content will be free in Modern Warfare.

That then allows them to get all of the new content to everyone on every platform at the same time, and that could be key to turning a lot of players’ opinions on the game around, including Scump’s.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.