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Vince Staples pokes fun at Call of Duty pro Scump at Modern Warfare Pro-Am

Published: 14/Sep/2019 22:55 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 8:44

by Scott Robertson


After a Domination match at the Modern Warfare Game Fuel Pro Am, celebrity competitor Vince Staples had something to say to rapper T-Pain and Call of Duty pro Seth ‘Scump’ Abner during the post-match interview.

Six celebrities and six pro gamers have come together at the Modern Warfare Game Fuel Pro Am to showcase the new Call of Duty title. And with people from esports, sports, and music backgrounds meeting in an environment like this, it was bound to get competitive.

The six duos faced each other in a game of domination, and after his team lost, Vince Staples wasted no time in calling out some of his opponents.

Vince addressed his fellow rapper T-Pain first, after they both had a less-than-stellar performance on Gun Runner.

“T-Pain, I’m coming for you. I just want you to know, I done smacked you a couple of times but it’s okay, we’re gonna be friends after this.”

Then he turned his attention to famed CoD pro Scump, offering a half-warning half-plea to the 2017 world champion.

“Scump, stop chasing me. It’s not cool, you do this for a living. Stop chasing me. I’m sorry about the two times I shot you. Just let me play.”

Call of Duty/TwitterThe competitors at the Mtn Dew Pro Am

The Modern Warfare showcase turned into the Scump showcase on that map, as he dropped 52 kills and only gave up 14 deaths. 

Scump’s celebrity teammate, Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, also showed up, with 20 kills himself. To make Vince’s time worse, KAT was also consistently talking smack after almost every round. He’s no stranger to talking trash.

The broadcast caught up with Vince later in the competition, patching into his comms while in-game. He clearly was still perturbed by the pro level play of Scump, saying “Scump’s a bully.” He also shared a tidbit about his unique style of play.

“I don’t use killstreaks, cause I’m organic. Like Whole Foods out here. Sprouts. Trader Joe’s. The farmer’s market.”

The celebrities and pro players continue to fight it out for a $25k donation to their charity of choice.

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Warzone players claim Nuketown Gulag gives unfair advantage to one side

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:15

by Connor Bennett


A handful of Call of Duty Warzone players have hit out at the new Nuketown-themed Gulag, claiming it favors one side a bit too much. 

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has now combined the weapons of both the new game as well as the previous Modern Warfare title.

Even though there’s plenty of new content, including weapons and the Rebirth Island map, but it hasn’t gone down well with every player. There are still complaints about weapons being too overpowered, attachments not working, as well as other general bugs that come from combining the two games. 

Additionally, there’s also a new Gulag – with the showers of the Verdansk prison being done away with, and being replaced by a smaller version of Nuketown. However, players have got complaints about that too. 

Nuketown Gulag in Warzone
Players believe that Gulag fights have never been this tricky to win.

With the Modern Warfare showers, players had the same angles on each side, but that’s now changed with Nuketown. It’s now asymmetrical, with more angles to look out for, and Warzone players believe it favors the side where you can shoot through what would be the Welcome to Nuketown sign. 

“40% of my gulag deaths are from my enemy camping behind the car ruins,” posted Redditor SamirDando, complaining about the head glitch the car gives players who spawn that side. “That’s not what the gulag was originally designed to do. This needs a change.”

Others agreed, adding: “Yeah can’t stand it. The damn car head glitch” and offering up possible changes. “Remove the car, change the plywood to concrete so it can’t be shot through and it’d be alright,” said another. 

The new Nuketown gulags asymmetrical layout gives 1 player a major advantage over the other from CODWarzone

Yet, one player pointed out that it’s not just the head glitch that’s the problem, but how much room you have to work with. 

“In my opinion, the problem with car spawn isn’t just the head glitch, but also the fact that you can see two lanes from spawn,” noted Reddit user ReADropOfGoldenSun, “I think this could all be fixed if they moved the cardboard just a bit over so you can’t see the middle right off spawn.”

Other players, however, didn’t agree at all, claiming that are easy ways to get around the campers – either by simply hopping up on the balconies on the houses or using grenades.

It seems unlikely that the devs would make major changes to the gulag, unless their data shows that it’s completely broken and ruining the game. That might happen at a later date, but we’ll just have to wait and see.