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YouTuber Syndicate hints at Modern Warfare 4 reveal date after secret LA trip

Published: 18/May/2019 11:06 Updated: 18/May/2019 16:07

by Joe Craven

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Popular British YouTuber Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell has hinted that we could only be a week or two from the next Call of Duty reveal, after eagle-eyed Reddit users matched a building in his latest vlog to the headquarters of Infinity Ward.

Syndicate was in Los Angeles to engage in a number of “secret” meetings. In a vlog entitled ‘THE MISSION WAS IMPOSSIBLE’, uploaded on May 17, Syndicate discusses the meetings he has just attended at an unknown location in Burbank, Los Angeles.

“The secret meetings were secret,” he teases. “I can’t believe I’ve just gone to be able to do something, but now I’m not allowed to talk about it, until the 30th. Sad face. I feel like I’ve got Willy Wonka’s golden ticket but I’m not allowed to tell anyone about it.”

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There has been speculation surrounding the latest Call of Duty game for a few months now, with all signs pointing towards Modern Warfare 4.

Speculation has now grown even more, after a number of popular Call of Duty YouTubers were invited to Los Angeles for a series of secret meetings, which Reddit users have confirmed took place at Infinity Ward’s offices.

As Syndicate vlogs in the back of a car after the meetings, a bright building with reflective blue windows is visible, which Reddit users have matched up to images of Infinity Ward’s offices in Burbank.

YouTube: SyndicateThe building in the background of Syndicate’s vlog, next to the Infinity Ward headquarters as pictured on Google Earth.

The detective work of Reddit users didn’t go unnoticed, as Senior Game Designer at Infinity Ward, Steve Holmes, joked that “You guys crack me up”. He did not confirm or deny whether the YouTubers’ meetings took place at Infinity Ward.

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When will the next CoD game be revealed?

Also, the fact Syndicate has revealed that he is allowed to talk about the meetings on the 30th, suggests that we will get a community reveal around that date, which is less than two weeks away – at the time of writing.

Black Ops 4 was announced on March 8, 2018, so we are already a couple of months later in the previous games life cycle, with no announcement. 

However, Black Ops 4 was released in October, a month prior to Call of Duty traditional November release. This has led to many community members believing that the next Call of Duty game – whatever it is – will be released in November or later, given the delay in announcing the game.

Developers Infinity Ward have seen their two latest games, 2013’s Ghosts and 2016’s Infinite Warfare, receive community criticism, and it is widely believed that there next game will turn back the clock and see a fourth instalment in the acclaimed Modern Warfare series.

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun

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From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”