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Syndicate slams Dr Disrespect and CoD pros over Modern Warfare criticism

Published: 6/Nov/2019 9:31 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 9:56

by Matt Porter


Popular streamer and YouTuber Tom ‘Call of Duty pro player Brian ‘Braaain’ Fairlamb over what he believes to be unfair criticism of Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare released on October 25 amid major hype, but since then players have complained about the game’s spawns, the maps, and the weapon balancing which have all been causing frustration for those playing.

After weeks of criticism, it seems ProSyndicate has had enough, launching into a passionate defense of the game while criticizing fellow streamer Dr Disrespect, and getting into a heated argument with professional player Braaain.

Infinity WardPlayers have complained about Modern Warfare, and Syndicate isn’t happy.

Following complaints from The Doc on November 5 about how claymores and shotguns were ruining the game, the Brit took aim at the streamer on November 6, tell him he needed to “man the f**k up” on the game.

“I swear all you do is whine,” wrote the 26-year-old. “Don’t like something? Learn to counter it. You’re acting like the (One Man Army Grenade Launchers) on Modern Warfare 2 didn’t exist, or the M16 and 3x Frags on CoD4 never happened. Man up b*tch!”

“Claymores my ass. Learn to run the right perk setups! Or even better, how about you design another map on stream which you think would be better so people can just camp on that as well.”

The YouTuber continued his thoughts, tweeting publically that he was “sick of people calling out Modern Warfare about simple s**t,” and stating that “complaining is fine, but whining about it like it’s the end of the world” is “ridiculous.”

“I will 100% agree that things need changes, but people moaning about this standard s**t, just aren’t adapting. I have 48 hours game time so far, and I adapt to every situation, tanks, shotgun, runners, campers, claymores, the whole lot.”

Braaain replied asking how to adapt to tanks with Trophy Systems on them killing players when they spawn, with Syndicate replying that he and his team were “just bad,” and that to “get good.”

“We run Predator Missiles and just remove the tanks in no time, we don’t allow them to set up whatever your s**t team let them do.”

After fellow CoD player Niall ‘Niall’ Sunderland challenged Syndicate and his pubstomping team to a match, Syndicate claimed he wouldn’t “waste (his) time”, prompting Braaain to respond that Syndicate had “spit the dummy out.”

“Just know that if I ever play you in a game, I would send you back to Hunting OpTic you little clown.”

Syndicate told the 26-year-old to “win a tournament and then speak to (him),” with Braaain asking what he had won in response: “Did you win a KFC bargain bucket tourney killing my (grandmother) and her friends? Get a grip.”

“Became a multi-millionaire from pub stomping CoD back when I was 17 until present,” wrote back the streamer. “Helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity from playing Call of Duty, and had fun doing it. Know your place.”

Braaain wasn’t the only CoD pro to question Syndicate’s opinions, with Seattle Surge’s Sam ‘Octane’ Larew writing that everyone is “free to enjoy what they enjoy”, but that there’s “no way around questionable spawns and maps that weren’t designed with competition in mind.”

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan was confused by the whole ordeal, simply tweeting: “What are you on tonight my guy?” in response to Syndicate’s outburst.

While Syndicate may be staunchly defending the game, others continue to criticize it, something which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Infinity Ward

The developers confirmed that they would be making changes to the game in a future update, with weapon tuning, spawn system, and play call-out logic all set for tweaks in the near future.

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CoD 2021 leaks: Release date, next Call of Duty developer, rumors

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:11

by James Busby


From credible rumors to speculated release dates, find out everything you need to know about Call of Duty 2021. 

The ever-popular Call of Duty series has remained a staple pick for those looking to show off their quick reflexes and eagle-eyed aim. Whether you enjoy futuristic firefights or prefer the boots on the ground approach, Call of Duty has delivered numerous experiences over the years.

From the brutal battlefields of WWII to present-day conflicts, the series has continually visited and revisited numerous theatres of war with each new entry. 

With the next title on the horizon, let’s run through everything we know about CoD 2021. 

CoD 2021 release date

Black Ops Cold War screenshot
Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War is the latest title to be released.

As of writing, we don’t have an official release date set for Call of Duty 2021. However, that hasn’t stopped us from making an educated guess. By following similar CoD release title trends, it’s fair to speculate that the game will release in early to mid-November. 

After all, the previous Call of Duty games all had November releases. Here’s a brief timeline of previous CoD release dates: 

  • Call of Duty 3: November 7, 2006
  • Modern Warfare: November 7, 2007
  • World at War: November 11, 2008
  • Modern Warfare 2: November 10, 2009
  • Black Ops: November 9, 2010
  • Modern Warfare 3: November 8, 2011
  • Black Ops II: November 13, 2012
  • Ghosts: November 5, 2013
  • Advanced Warfare: November 4, 2014
  • Black Ops III: November 6, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: November 4, 2016
  • WWII: November 3, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: October 12, 2018
  • Black Ops Cold War: November 13, 2020

While Infinity Ward changed things up with the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, 2019, it is more than likely that CoD 2021 will keep to the usual November schedule. 

Call of Duty 2021 developer

Call of Duty WWII screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Sledgehammer’s last release was Call of Duty WWII.

So, now that we have an idea of when Call of Duty 2021 could release, who exactly is in charge of developing it? Well, if we take a look at the development cycle of the franchise, we might just get a few clues. 

Firstly, the three main studios developing the core Call of Duty games are Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games. Raven Software could be given the reigns, but this is unlikely, especially given they mainly focus on assisting each studio. 

The last four CoD games were developed by the following studios: 

  • Black Ops 4: Treyarch (2018)
  • Modern Warfare: Infinity Ward (2019)
  • Warzone: Infinity Ward / Raven Software (2020)
  • Black Ops Cold War: Treyarch / Raven Software (2020)

Judging from the timeline above, the most obvious candidate for Call of Duty 2021 is Sledgehammer Games. The developers behind CoD WWII have been missing from action since 2017, which would indicate that they have been busy working on the next big release. 

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software were tasked with releasing the next CoD game in 2020, but disagreements between the two arose, leading Treyarch to take the lead role. Sledgehammer’s title was then developed into Black Ops Cold War.

Quite how much of the project was reworked into Cold War remains to be seen, but it does seem likely that Sledgehammer Games would use this time to begin working on another title. If this wasn’t evident enough, last year, Sledgehammer reportedly hired 150 new staff and stated that they were actively working on multiple projects

Combine this with the fact that Infinity Ward has only just wrapped up development on Modern Warfare and Treyarch is still busy working on content for Black Ops Cold War – and you have a pretty strong case. 

Call of Duty 2021 rumors

Advanced Warfare screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Could a prequel to Advanced Warfare be in the works?

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding Call of Duty 2021, with many fans speculating that the Sledgehammer could be making another entry in the Advanced Warfare series. However, renowned Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson believes that if that is the case, the game will be a prequel. 

“Warzone is going to have a Sledgehammer Games integration,” says Henderson. The whole purpose of Warzone is to convert free-to-play players into paid players by purchasing whichever title is integrated at the time. I just can’t see an EM1 laser rifle being in Warzone, it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

This would be a jarring experience, particularly given Warzone’s arsenal currently utilizes real-world weaponry. Having highly futuristic guns could also upset the current balance of the game as well, an area Activision is constantly aiming to control. 

“Maybe we could see a Call of Duty WWII title, possibly like WWII but maybe a prequel or sequel. It would make a lot more sense for the weapons to be integrated into Warzone. It could be a modern or even a future title, but not set too far into the future where it wouldn’t make sense for the Warzone integration.”

While Henderson’s leaks have been correct in the past, these are just rumors and should be treated lightly. 

Call of Duty 2021 leaks

As for Call of Duty 2021 leaks, there has been no footage, screenshots, or box art showcasing the new title. Of course, you can expect to see the usual photoshopped images, blurry box art, fake emails, and rickrolls that come with every new Call of Duty release. 

Once we have any credible information, we’ll update this section further. 

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