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Scump reveals why latest fine has him “scared” to speak out against CoD

Published: 23/Jun/2020 0:16

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty legend Seth ‘Scump’ Abner explained why he’s going to limit his public opinions on Modern Warfare, seeing how he’s avoiding another fine for speaking out against the game.

The longtime CoD vet sat down with Huntsmen CEO Hector ‘HECZ’ Rodriguez on the Eavesdrop Podcast and talked about the fine that Scump received. The fine came after a segment premiered in a May 12 video of the Huntsmen round table talk ranking the Call of Duty titles featuring the pro’s honest take on MW 2019.

“Trash, right in the trash,” Scump said in the org’s ‘God or Trash.’ “If Warzone didn’t come [in Modern Warfare 2019], one of the worst CoDs ever made. Warzone saved this game so unbelievably hard.”

Speaking out against Activision’s latest Call of Duty title, the streamer ran through all of the “counter-intuitive” mechanics that were implemented in the game.

It’s because of this that Scump isn’t playing around with the notion of having to cough up another invoice for expressing his thoughts.

“I’m scared, I’m scared now,” Scump quipped. But because of his “penny-pinching” lifestyle, getting another punishment for speaking out against MW isn’t on his agenda. “They got me on a leash… I spoke honestly, and I’m not allowed to do that.”

Even when describing his feelings on the fine in relation to what was actually said, Scump had trepidation to vocalize what went down. HECZ reassured his player that he wouldn’t need to pay anything if something more were to materialize, but the damage from the first penalty was already done.

“We constantly [create content around MW] and sometimes it’s gonna, you know, lead back to an opinion about Call of Duty which is what we play everyday,” Scump explained. “And… well, I’m not gonna get [fined so] I’m stopping.”

The 24-year-old would be well equipped to handle a fine, but even a hypothetical $500 tax on his opinions isn’t something he wants hanging on his head.

The stringent nature of the league and how they handle opinions by those made in it is something Scump and HECZ can see changing in the future. But until then, the Huntsman star isn’t going to make a habit of toeing the line.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.