Chicago Huntsmen’s star Call of Duty player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has revealed his top three favorite Call of Duty titles ever – with a surprising pick at number one.
Scump has been playing and competing in CoD for around a decade now, having played at the top level for almost his entire career. He’s played every CoD for hours on end, so you would imagine he has a pretty thorough understanding of each – and some opinions on them, too.
So when he revealed his three favorite CoD games of all time, viewers were a little shocked to see which game he put at number one.
Scump is one of the most well-known names in Call of Duty.
After being asked by a viewer in his Twitch stream which games were his favorite, Scump said two which are pretty commonly found at the top, Black Ops 2 and Modern Warfare 2. For many, the third is up for debate, but Scump added Modern Warfare 3 to his list, too.
What surprised fans, though, was that he added he had said his list in order – with Modern Warfare 3 ahead of both.
Typically, most would put Black Ops 2 at the top, with some having Modern Warfare 2 there instead, but naming MW3 as your favorite CoD game of all time is almost uncharted territory.
Of course, his Twitch chat started to question the decision, especially when he revealed this was in order, with viewers calling the game “overrated” or simply saying “mw3 kekw,” though Scump didn’t seem to realize that he had said anything particularly controversial.
Modern Warfare 3 was a big year for Scump, though, having joined OpTic Gaming and notched up multiple wins, forming the foundation for what would be years of dominance from the GreenWall, so there may be a lot of sentimental value in MW3.
Competitively, it was an odd year, as neither developers nor MLG made a proper professional circuit for the game. This meant that the majority of events were hosted by smaller tournament organizers, and often in Europe, but this didn’t stop the dominance of OpTic Gaming.
There is an opinion that Modern Warfare 3 was underrated by many, perhaps overshadowed by the nostalgia of the previous games, and weighed down by expectations that came with the ‘Modern Warfare’ name.
Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.
Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.
More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.
If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.
When does Black Ops Cold War release?
Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.
Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.
Digital Black Ops Cold War editions
It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.
To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.
Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.
PlayStation Digital Preorders
PS4 version of the game
PS5 version of the game
PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare)
If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.
For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.
Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.
PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version.
Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.
So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.