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Scump reveals surprise factor making online CDL matches harder

Published: 24/Jun/2020 16:54

by Jacob Hale

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Chicago Huntsmen’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has revealed what he thinks is the biggest difference between playing the Call of Duty League online versus when it was on LAN – and it’s not the connection.

Just like many other major esports leagues across the world, the Call of Duty League has had to make some serious changes due to the ongoing global health crisis, the biggest being a transition from LAN tournaments to online play.

While almost all professional esport players would much prefer LAN play to online – due to a lack of internet connectivity issues and putting opposing teams or players on a more level field – this just wasn’t possible for the CDL.

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Scump has transcended Call of Duty esports as a personality, but still suffers the everyday trials and tribulations of the game.

And, while internet connectivity can completely change how matches play out and certain things that happen in-game, Scump doesn’t believe it is the toughest part about their switch to online play.

Instead, Scump says, he has spoken with teammate, Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson, and they believe the toughest factor in playing their CDL matches online is actually getting into the correct mindset.

“The biggest thing about moving to online, is just the sheer ability to get fully focused for a match,” he said. “It’s just so hard to go as hard in a match when you’re just sitting in the room that you play in every single day.”

He wrapped up his thought process, saying “It’s hard to mentally be like ‘Okay, this is a match.’ It’s weird.”

While we’ve seen a number of professional CoD players, including the likes of OpTic Gaming’s Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, complain about having to play online and how much they struggle, the complaints are usually based around connectivity issues.

What Scump says here does make sense, adding another layer to yet another complex dynamic that is playing online instead of LAN. The issue, however, doesn’t look like it will be rectified too soon — so players are going to have to make sure they can find a way to get in the zone when each Home Series rolls around.

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Infinity Ward dev confirms more Modern Warfare content is coming

Published: 24/Nov/2020 0:36

by Tanner Pierce

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While we know when Black Ops Cold War’s first content season is coming, and subsequently when it’s going to be integrated with Warzone, fans have been left in the dark about what’s to happen with Modern Warfare. Now, an Infinity Ward dev might have some answers.

Modern Warfare is in a weird state right now. Black Ops Cold War is out, Nuketown is on its way for free on Nov 24, and the first content season is coming on Dec 10. BOCW is on schedule to take over as the premier Call of Duty title, but that left a few unanswered questions regarding 2019’s iteration of the franchise.

While there’s been some leaked content for a while now, including a Makarov pistol and even a remake of the map Killhouse from Call of Duty 4, nothing official has been announced from Infinity Ward or Activision yet about what’s going to happen to the game now that BOCW is out and in full swing.

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Currently, Modern Warfare is on Season 6 with no announcement of Season 7 in sight.

Now, we finally might have a hint thanks to Infinity Ward Lead Multiplayer VFX Artist Reed Shingledecker. When asked directly about the possibility of a Season 7 for Modern Warfare, the dev confirmed that more content was coming for the game in some way shape or form.

The downside is that he, apparently, has no idea what form the content will come in, meaning we may not get a Season 7 for the game while still getting more content for it at the same time. Maybe we’ll end up getting a mini-season to close out the game or just simply a random content drop not tied to anything in particular. Who knows at this point.

Shingledecker also, unfortunately, hinted that he had no idea when the information will become available, as he “hopes some info gets released soon so people know what’s going on.”

It is worth reminding people to take this with a grain of salt. Plans change all the time, especially in today’s day and age, so anything’s possible. That being said, with only a few days until Modern Warfare Season 6 ends, Infinity Ward has little time to announce something unless they want to extend that current season.