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How to play Call of Duty MW2’s Highrise map in Fortnite

Published: 6/Mar/2020 0:35

by Brad Norton

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One of the most iconic maps in Call of Duty history has been brought to life in Fortnite as battle royale fans will soon be able to drop into a creative-mode built flashback to Modern Warfare 2’s Highrise.

While Fortnite’s creative mode has seen a wide array of stunning, original designs since its release, players often look to capture nostalgic feelings by recreating popular maps from other titles.

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Aiming to take the Call of Duty community back in time, Fortnite players have been able to battle on the likes of Nuketown and Shipment in the past, and now they’ll be able to drop into Highrise too thanks to this authentic recreation.

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The iconic Modern Warfare 2 map has only been remade once, in 2014’s Advanced Warfare as Skyrise.

How to play Highrise in Fortnite

Thanks to popular Fortnite creative ‘nellaf,’ players will soon be able to drop into the iconic Modern Warfare 2 map in Epic’s battle royale title.

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Set atop a skyscraper in New York City, Highrise became one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty history for a number of reasons. From memorable spawn kills while sniping across from one building to another, to the countless trickshots that took place on the cranes.

While the code for the map hasn’t been made available just yet, nellaf will be releasing it at some point throughout the weekend starting March 7.

Keep your eyes on his Twitter feed for updates as to when you can grab the code and take a trip down memory lane.

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The creative endeavor is a stunning recreation of the Modern Warfare 2 map as not only has the exterior been remade seemingly to scale, but indoor zones have also been captured with great attention to detail.

Highrise in Fortnite even caught the attention of Infinity Ward’s former creative strategist and community manager Robert Bowling, who was involved in the Modern Warfare franchise during his time at the company.

“You’ve done it you lunatic. You’ve seriously gone and done it,” he joked, seemingly impressed by nellaf’s dedication to bringing the throwback map to life.

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While you won’t be able to play from a first-person perspective, nor will you be able to wield an Intervention for old times’ sake, the impressive recreation will still transport you back in time to grinding Modern Warfare 2 in 2009.

While you wait for the creative code to be released this weekend, you can still check out a number of familiar Call of Duty maps with your friends in Fortnite and even play some Search and Destroy.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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