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Will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 be revealed at E3 2019?

Published: 17/May/2019 13:34 Updated: 17/May/2019 15:16

by Connor Bennett

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Unlike other members of the gaming industry, Activision is not set to have a show or booth of their own at Call of Duty’s 2019 title?

With E3 2019 right around the corner on June 11-14, gamers across the world are hoping that there will be announcements about their favorite titles and series at the annual spectacle.

In particular, Call of Duty fans who are eager for any sort of news about what to expect from the franchises next title, have been targeting the trade fair as a possible announcement point. All signs have pointed to a return to the Modern Warfare series, which has hadn’t an iteration since 2011 – which has had announcements at E3 in the past.

Multiple Modern Warfare 4 ‘leaks’ have surfaced but it’s still not confirmed that MW4 will be the new game.

While fans may be grasping any sliver of news about CoD 2019, it now appears unlikely that E3 will offer them salvation and an end to their arduous wait. In a leaked floor plan for the upcoming event discovered by users of the ResetEra Forum, Activision is not set to hold a booth at the event despite doing so in recent years.

While having a booth spot isn’t the be all and end all, the game publishers are currently not set to hold a press conference either – which severely damages hopes of some announcement.

ResetEraActivision’s absence is notable compared to its peers.

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Couple all that with the fact that Sony, the company which holds Call of Duty’s marketing deal, has chosen to skip the event and it appears as if the hope for big Call of Duty 2019 news at E3 is pretty bleak.

However, that doesn’t mean that an announcement for the next game is dead in the water. Activision confirmed to GamesIndustry that they will have a presence at E3, but that will come in the form of behind-closed-doors meetings.

They have, also, already confirmed that they will, before June 30, announce what game they are releasing as the next Call of Duty – so there isn’t too much time left for fans to wait regardless.

However, it remains to be seen just how, and when, Activision will announce the next game but it certainly looks like it won’t be at a big E3 show.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.