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TeeP & Crowder call out Modern Warfare devs over “bulls**t” competitive

Published: 2/Jun/2020 0:44 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 0:52

by Bill Cooney


Some Call of Duty League insiders don’t think Infinity Ward or Activision has done enough to support Modern Warfare’s competitive and pro scene since the latest game in the series has come out.

On the post-Seattle episode of the Hardpoints podcast, Atlanta FaZe head coach James “Crowder” Crowder and his co-hosts discussed the amount of support, or lack thereof, that Modern Warfare has seen on the competitive side of things from developer Infinity Ward.

Some of their biggest issues were the absence of any weapon tuning since the game was released, no spawn updates, and even the “culture” of the current game.

Crowder himself called out devs for still not addressing the MP5, which was “nerfed” in a January 28 patch, but is considered insanely strong by the community and capable of outgunning even the M4A1 at long range, which obviously shouldn’t happen as one’s submachine gun and the other an assault rifle.

“But once again we haven’t had a weapon tuning, we haven’t had anything, since the beginning of the game, man,” the Atlanta coach lamented.

He’s far from the only one who has a problem with the MP5 either. The video mentioned by Crowder of Seattle Surge player Sam ‘Octane’ Larew demonstrating the SMG takes one less shot to down players (5) than the M4 (6) at long-range came out at the beginning of March, so it’s not as if this is a new issue.

A lack of any significant spawn point updates from devs has also plagued Modern Warfare maps since the game’s release, and former pro player, Joe ‘MerK’ Deluca, who now casts for the CDL, definitely isn’t the only one feeling pessimistic about any spawn changes coming, now that we’re more than half a year in.

“We haven’t had anything, I’m going to say it on air as much as I can,” MerK claimed. “This all comes down to: this was our first franchised league, and everybody’s hopes were much higher than in previous years.”

On top of that, Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow, who has played, cast, and coached in CoD esports, called the support Modern Warfare had received on these issues and more “unacceptable” for the CDL in its current state when compared to other recent Call of Duty games.

“I’ve had experience with Infinity Ward. It’s different now, the culture is different when it comes to this type of stuff. From what we got in previous IW games to what we got now, it’s unacceptable for what this league is. It’s bulls**t, I’ll say it.”

OpTic Gaming
TeePee was previously a coach for OpTic before manning the desk for CDL.

Hopefully, Treyarch will be able to address player’s issues with their 2020 Call of Duty game (rumored to be set during the Cold War), that is, if Infinity Ward doesn’t manage to address player’s longstanding issues with Modern Warfare between now and the end of the season.

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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.