SlasheR and Bevils Respond to Criticism of Latest Gentleman's Agreement in Competitive Call of Duty - Dexerto
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SlasheR and Bevils Respond to Criticism of Latest Gentleman’s Agreement in Competitive Call of Duty

Published: 14/May/2018 12:52 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:01

by Ross Deason

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Rise Nation’s Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and the coach of Evil Geniuses, Embry ‘Bevils’ Bevil, have weighed in on the recent gentleman’s agreement involving the ITRA burst fire assault rifle in Call of Duty: WWII.

Professional Call of Duty players recently made a new gentleman’s agreement not to use the ITRA, or Long Barrel on the BAR, in competitive play as they believe them to be overpowered.

While some pros, like OpTic Gaming’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, have spoken out against this decision, the majority seem to think it was the right choice and it will therefore stand.

Gentlemen’s agreements hold no weight in the eyes of the CWL so players could decide to still use the weapon but it would be seen as poor etiquette, and likely cause community outrage, so don’t expect to see any ITRA game play when Season 2 of the CWL Pro League begins.

With gentlemen’s agreements being more prevalent than ever before in Call of Duty: WWII, the divide between pros and fans seems be greater than ever and a number of Reddit threads and Twitter posts that criticized the players popped up after the agreement was made public.

In one of these Reddit threads, SlasheR and Bevils defended the decision and explained why they believed it would improve things:

The main argument in favor of banning the ITRA is that it is so powerful that no other options are being picked for the likes of Search and Destroy tournaments while even respawn requires two of the burst rifle in virtually all maps.

While critics say that constantly banning powerful weapons or attachments will make the game boring, the professional player and coach argue that the effect will be the total opposite.

Debates about gentlemen’s agreements in profesional Call of Duty seem to a weekly occurrence now, so it is unlikely that anything will be entirely resolved in the near future.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.