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Slim Jxmmi spends $150,000 on custom Call of Duty jewelry

Published: 13/Mar/2020 2:20

by Brad Norton

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Slim Jxmmi may have some of the most original gaming-themed jewelry in the world, after the bling-loving hip hop artist just dropped $150,000 on some limited-edition Call of Duty-themed ice.

A best selling hip hop artist known most prominently known for being one half of the Rae Sremmurd duo alongside his brother Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi has made it known that he’s serious when it comes to Call of Duty.

Having linked up with members of the FaZe Clan to play Call of Duty in the past, the rapper has upped his game this time around by spending a pretty penny on some authentic weapon charms.

Infinity Ward.
Charms hang from weapons in Modern Warfare.

While in Atlanta, he headed into Icebox Diamonds & Watches, a jeweler that is frequented by some of the biggest stars in the music industry.

Coming in with an original request, he pulled out his phone and showed pictures of “custom charms” from Call of Duty that he wanted to rock in real life.

In Modern Warfare for instance, weapon charms are small unlockables that hang on individual weapons to add some flair in the popular FPS title.

Rather than attaching them to real firearms though, the rapper decided to collect a few on a “little charm necklace.”

“You come up with the most craziest ideas man,” the Icebox employee joked while running over the concepts with Jxmmi.

While the finalized designs weren’t on display in the first video, a follow up could be on the way that shows just how the rapper’s idea came out in the end.

Not leaving empty-handed, however, he walked away with a custom pair of iced out $18k glasses, three rings, and orders on the way for custom necklaces to boot.

YouTube: Icebox
The custom frames ran Slim Jxmmi a cool $18,000.

This isn’t the first time video game bling has taken the music industry by storm. Activision’s own Crash Bandicoot has been a popular inspiration as the likes of Quavo and Trippie Red have dropped hundreds of thousands on diamond-encrusted chains featuring Aku Aku and Uka Uka respectively.

With this much money being spent on real CoD charms, maybe Infinity Ward could even consider honoring Slim Jxmmi with an in-game item of his own.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
Activision
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.