Will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have a mini-map? Everything we know so far - Dexerto
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Will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have a mini-map? Everything we know so far

Published: 16/Jul/2019 16:30 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 17:05

by Kamil Malinowski


Activision’s all-new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is looking like it could be one of the best in the series. However, one thing is starting to worry fans, and that’s rumors of the game not having a mini-map. 

Speculation of the new Modern Warfare not having a mini-map in multiplayer modes started spreading in late May, around the time gaming YouTuber LongSensation leaked the name of the title. 

Since then, LongSensation has been very active on Twitter, sharing even more information about the game. On June 11 he commented on these rumors, stating: “Looks like we might not have the minimap in Modern Warfare multiplayer after all.”

While this tweet worried many Call of Duty fans that are in favor of the feature, nothing was confirmed and there was still a good chance that LongSensation may be wrong. 

Although, on July 11, Activision gave fans a look at Modern Warfare with a preview of the new Gunfight mode. In this game mode there was no mini-map, meaning that it’s entirely possible that suggestions that there will not be a mini-map in some modes may prove to be accurate after all. 

TEEPEE TWITCHThe new Modern Warfare Gunfight mode features no mini-map.

Even professional players appear to be worried about the possibility. In a recent interview with Dexerto, FaZe Clan player Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall commented on these rumors, saying: “I’ve seen rumors that there’s no mini-map. If I don’t see a mini-map I will be fuming!”

Skrapz’s teammate, Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto was also worried. “I just wanna see a mini-map. I’m hearing there’s no mini-map in the game, which is, you know, that’s some bullsh*t” said ZooMaa.

A large amount of the community are in favor of the inclusion of the monitoring feature that, let’s face it, has been a staple of the series. Nothing has been confirmed by Activision or Infinity Ward just yet, therefore there’s nothing concrete in regards to its exclusion. 

We are certain to find an answer to this important question on August 1, when the full details of Modern Warfare multiplayer are set to be revealed. 

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.