Who Belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty Esports? - Dexerto
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Who Belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty Esports?

Published: 8/May/2018 2:40 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:49

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty esports has had a rich history full of big names and top performers that have all contributed to the immense growth of the scene into becoming what it is today.

With so many superstar and championship caliber players that have graced the competitive scene of Call of Duty, it is nearly impossible to single out who are the best of the best.

Reddit user ‘Jasonfive7’ posed this question on the CoDCompetitive subreddit page, opening up an interesting discussion.

Who would you have if a ‘Mount Rushmore’ of CoD was made? Mine would be Nadeshot, Crimsix, Karma and Scump.

Of course, for those who are not aware, Mount Rushmore is a mountain into which a large sculpture is carved that depicts four of the greatest presidents in US history.

Therefore, the term has been made used when referring to the four greatest names in a profession, particularly in sports.

The names that the Reddit post mentions all have strong grounds to be in the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty.

While he was never considered the best, Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s success and electric leadership is the reason why he remains one of the most iconic names in the esport’s history. 

Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has a record 32 major tournament wins, and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is the only player with three CoD Championship rings.

Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, aside from his 28 tournament wins, is often considered to be one of the most talented and dominant players of his generation.

The recently split OpTic Gaming dynasty roster featured three players that could all claim a spot on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty.

 

However, longtime competitors and former World Champions Patrick ‘Aches’ Price, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, Raymond ‘Rambo’ Lussier, Will ‘BigTymer’ Johnson, and others all could make a strong case that they too belong.

What about players who have retired to become organization owners, such as Team EnVy’s Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail and OpTic Gaming’s Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez? Those two have certainly been huge contributors to the growth of CoD esports.

All in all, it certainly is difficult to separate four names above the rest in competitive CoD.

Be sure to tweet us who you think belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order update: two new weapons, Battle Pass skins, new modes

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:26 Updated: 26/Jan/2021 21:00

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced some of the first official details about the Call of Duty: Mobile 2021 Season 1 update, titled New Order, including information on the brand new weapons coming to the game, the upcoming battle pass, new modes, and more.

We’ve known that some more content was coming to CoD Mobile for a while now but now, we have some of the most important details about the update itself.

Thanks to a blog post from Activision, we now know that the New Order update, which the developers are counting as “Season 1” of the new year, will include a original new map, two weapons, some modes, and, of course, a wholly-new battle pass for fans to sink their teeth into.

When is CoD Mobile Season 1? Release date details

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The New Order update is set to arrive on January 26, 2021, at 4PM PST and 7PM EST.

Season 1: The New Order, is set to arrive on the evening of January 26, 2021. Here are the worldwide release times:

  • January 26
    • 4:00 PM PST
    • 6:00 PM CST
    • 7:00 PM EST
  • January 27
    • 12 AM GMT (UK)
    • 1:00 AM CET (Europe)
    • 10 AM AEDT (Australia)

Two new weapons in CoD Mobile Season 1: FR .556 & SKS

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The FR .556 burst rifle and the SKS marksman rifle will be coming to COD Mobile soon.

Like other CoD Mobile Seasons, The New Order is set to introduce two brand new weapons into the fold. The first is the FR .556 burst rifle, which is modeled after the FAMAS from previous COD games. The weapon was previously teased by the developers a few days ago, making its inclusion here not that surprising.

The other weapon, which is set to be introduced sometime in mid-February, is the SKS marksman rifle, which was featured in Modern Warfare (2019) and Warzone as a post-launch weapon.

Currently, there’s no specific rollout date for the SKS, meaning players will just have to wait and see when it gets released.

Activision
The SKS will be coming to CoD Mobile during the next season.

New original map

As previously announced, the update will also see the inclusion of a brand new map: Requiem. Unlike most of the other maps in CoD Mobile, this one will be completely original, made from the ground up for the title.

According to the devs, the new map will take place in the “dilapidated remains of a shopping complex” and seems to have a decent level of verticality to it. Of course, only time will tell how it actually plays.

Activision
A wholly original map, named Requiem, will be added to the game with the New Order update.

New modes

It wouldn’t be a CoD Mobile season without some new modes coming to the game. First up is 3v3 Gunfight, which, of course, is just a variant of the fan-favorite mode already featured in the game.The second is Attack of the Undead, which is returning after it was added and then removed from the game in mid-to-late-2020. In this mode, which is similar to Infected from previous CoD games, a team of survivors has to fight against undead players.

Finally, battle royale fans will also be able to try out Blitz, a variant of the normal BR mode with smaller circles and less time, which results in a faster-paced experience. All in all, it sounds like a version of Mini-Royale from Warzone.

Activision
3v3 Gunfight and Attack of the Undead will be coming to the game during the New Order update.

New Battle Pass and skins

Of course, a new battle pass is on the way as well. While we don’t have the full tier list at this time, we do know that a new Operator Skill, a new Flashbang, a new Concussion grenade, and the FR .556 rifle will be available for free.

The premium battle pass will also include some cyberpunk-inspired skins (no, not the game, just the art-style) for FTL, Prophet, Spectre, and David Mason, as well as some new blueprints for the Cordite, Locus, the FR .556, the HBRa3, and the HG-40.

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Players will be able to unlock a slew of new weapon blueprints in the battle pass.

New Fight for Humanity event coming soon

Finally, the developers have also confirmed that a new event called Fight For Humanity will be coming to the game sometime during the season, but failed to give an exact release date.

The event will task users with choosing between two teams, Atlas or Cordis, and will reward players for completing certain tasks as a member of each team. Other details about the event are scarce but given how far we are from the release date, it should be only a matter of time before we learn more.


That’s all the info there is right now about CoD Mobile Season 1: New Order. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @CoDMobileClips, for all the latest news, updates, guides, and more.