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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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CoD streamer stunned after winning Warzone match despite dying

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:24

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch streamer its_iron was stunned after he managed to pick up an extremely lucky win during his Warzone broadcast, despite dying in the final 1v1 duel for the victory.

Picking up wins in Call of Duty’s battle royale, Warzone, can prove to be quite challenging for even the best of players, as you have to outlast 150 players in a single match to come out on top.

However, one Warzone streamer its_iron managed to pick up a bizarre victory, even surprising himself after somehow winning the battle royale match when he had been downed by his final opponent.

Warzone operator running with gun

During his November 27 Warzone broadcast, Its_iron had attempted to run the final player over with his cargo truck, but they had managed to explode the vehicle just in time with an airstrike killstreak, downing the streamer’s character in the process.

With the opponent running towards him to confirm the kill, the streamer had already admitted defeat and began praising the player for his clever tactic to counter his idea. “What a play, good stuff,” he admitted, thinking he had lost the Warzone match, “I can’t even be upset that at that one, heck of a play.”

However, as the Twitch streamer had picked up a self-revive Kit earlier in the game, the game did not end when he went down, and he was shocked to realize that he had actually won the game when he looked back at his screen.

“I never even saw him call in the [airstrike] either” he added, before reading his chat and discovering he picked up the win, “I won? No…he killed himself with the airstrike?”

Despite securing the win, the streamer revealed he did not feel as if he had earned it, adding that the other player had deserved it instead. “I feel bad, that’s unfortunate. I don’t feel like I won that,” he said.

While the airstrike initially worked well against the streamer, his final opponent was likely unaware of the second bombing run and eager to secure the kill before its_iron could use his self-revive to get back in the fight.