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Mason Mount joins Combat Gaming, sister company of Gareth Bale’s Ellevens Esports, and will host a new content series

As each week passes, we are seeing more footballers and sports stars crossover into the world of esports and gaming. Last month, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Man United’s Harry Maguire joined new UK esports org Semper Fortis as ambassadors. David Beckham recently talked about the launch of Guild Esports’ academy. And last year, Dele Alli joined Excel Esports. Now Chelsea FC and England international footballer Mason Mount has been announced as the first official brand Ambassador for Combat Gaming, an entertainment, gaming and media company which organises celebrity gaming events. Continue reading Mason Mount joins Combat Gaming, sister company of Gareth…

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Cargo Trucks should no longer dominate Warzone Solos thanks to new patch

By Sherif Saed 28 May 2021 10:58 GMT Things are going to feel different in Warzone Solos going forward.Warzone developer Raven has delivered on its promise to look into the problem of cargo trucks in the game’s Solos mode. Cargo trucks are the sturdiest vehicle in the game and they have ruled the Solos meta for months.Watch on YouTubeThis happened when players in Solos realised that cargo trucks can be used to avoid engagement. Because of the sheer number of them, and their demonstrably high durability, most simply would rather avoid them than take them down. This causes the end…

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Cooldown launches: New service lets fans find or set up esports viewing parties in UK bars, partners with OpTic Gaming

Drink and brewing company AB InBev has launched a new service – Cooldown – allowing esports fans to find and set up their own viewing parties in local bars across the UK. Cooldown is a rebrand of Mylocalesportsbar with extra functionalities on top, and has partnered with well-known esports org OpTic Gaming for its launch, with a giveaway and viewing party. TheCooldown.gg website allows esports fans to look and ask for viewing parties in their local bars, and allows AB InBev’s bar partners ‘to tap into the unbridled growth of an emerging industry as they post their own events and attract…

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Call of Duty: Warzone massively reduces Stopping Power drop rate

By Dom Peppiatt 20 May 2021 11:10 GMT Raven Software has drastically altered the drop rate for the field upgrade Stopping Power in Call of Duty: Warzone with this week’s mid-season update.If you’re unfamiliar with Stopping Power, the upgrade allows you to reload your current weapon with more powerful rounds that dish out extra damage to anyone unfortunate enough to be in your sights.Players have been calling for Raven to modify and balance the upgrade for a while, complaining it reduced the already controversial TTK in the game to a frankly trivial level.[]“Given Stopping Power’s efficacy and lack of counter…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone video gives you a look at Rambo and Nakatomi Plaza

After some teasing last week, Activision has released a trailer showing off Rambo and Nakatomi Plaza in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.The 80s inspired Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and also Warzone, is getting some 80s movie action with the next planned update.Watch on YouTubeTeased for this week, the latest video shows off Rambo in action as well as a look at Nakatomi Plaza. You know, where “some heroes Die Hard, others draw First Blood.”Rambo is of course doing very Rambo things, and the shot of Nakatomi Plaza shows some vent crawling action with a…

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Warzone developer Raven has now banned over 500,000 players

By Dom Peppiatt 16 May 2021 15:40 GMT Raven Software has been swinging the banhammer once again, and now the total number of banned players in Warzone has risen above 500,000 – or half a million.Cheaters are nothing new to Warzone. Raven Software has been battling with hackers and cheaters pretty much since the game went live. Back in February, we heard the developer had kicked off over 300,000 accounts for cheating, and then in April we heard the studio lament hackers were “ruining some of the [studio’s] best work”.Over the weekend, in another attack against the constant stream of cheaters,…

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Facebook Gaming terminates partner status with Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX as sponsors drop CoD Ghost voice actor, ZombiUnicorn says they’re ‘grateful that Facebook, Activision and other companies took a stand against Leach’

Facebook Gaming has terminated its partner status contracts with both Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX following a spat between the two British content creators. NitroLukeDX, aka Luke Pickering, first published a video on May 7th containing several foul-mouthed out-of-context clips of Jeff Leach (who is also the voice of Ghost in recent Call of Duty games) accusing him of sexism, followed by a discussion panel between women gamers denouncing his behaviour. This prompted Call of Duty publisher Activision to cut ties with Jeff Leach, who then announced he would be taking legal action against NitroLukeDX for what he called an ‘out-of-context…

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Facebook Gaming terminates partner status with Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX: Spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff Leach gets ugly after video prompts Activision to sever ties with CoD Ghost voice actor over sexism claims

UPDATE (May 13th 2021): Facebook Gaming has dropped both Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX following the below incidents, reports Bleeding Cool. “We expect our Facebook Gaming partners to model a high standard of conduct,” Facebook said in a statement. “We have ended our contract with Jeff Leach and terminated his partner status with Facebook Gaming. We’ve done the same with NitroLukeDX due to his behavior on prior streams.” The news comes after Dexerto reported that sponsors are also dropping Jeff Leach. Continue reading Facebook Gaming terminates partner status with Jeff Leach and NitroLukeDX: Spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff…

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‘I’m excited to speak to my lawyers’ – spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff Leach gets ugly after video prompts Activision to sever ties with CoD Ghost voice actor over sexism claims

Jeff Leach, British streamer, stand-up comedian and the voice of Ghost in recent Call of Duty games (pictured left), has announced he is taking legal action against fellow British content creator NitroLukeDX (pictured right). NitroLukeDX, aka Luke Pickering, published a video on May 7th containing several foul-mouthed out-of-context clips of Jeff Leach followed by a discussion panel between women gamers denouncing his behaviour. The first clip is from Jeff’s 2017 appearance on a show known as Tauntfest, where he spoke in a derogatory manner about female streamer ZombiUnicorn, who declined to attend because of him being on the show. Continue…

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Warzone players all get the Adler event skin after a bug prevented most from earning it

By Sherif Saed 3 May 2021 10:28 GMT Raven has done right by Warzone players who couldn’t get the Adler skin the proper way.The launch of Season 3 in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War introduced its share of problems to the games, as players have come to expect. One of those affected the Hunt for Adler in-game event, which kicked off alongside the season.Watch on YouTubeThe event’s structure was fairly simple: asking players to complete basic tasks in either Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, or Warzone. Unfortunately, the Warzone portion of the event didn’t work as intended. Players were…

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Raven hates Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters for “ruining some of the [studio’s] best work”

By Sherif Saed 26 April 2021 09:40 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone developer Raven is more frustrated with cheaters than even players realise.Call of Duty: Warzone has had problems with cheating practically since its launch. While developer Raven has ramped up its efforts to counter cheating, creating a dedicated enforcement team and regularly banning players, many feel the studio’s efforts don’t go far enough.Watch on YouTubeBut one thing Warzone players sometimes miss is that Raven hates cheaters just as much, if not more so, than players. Speaking to VGC, Raven creative director Amos Hodge said that “no one hates the…

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400 million Call of Duty games have been sold since October 2003

By Stephany Nunneley 21 April 2021 20:26 GMT That’s quite a figure.Activision has announced a big milestone for the Call of Duty franchise.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the company, the franchise as a whole has sold 400 million Call of Duty premium games since the first game was released back in October 2003.In the news bulletin, the company also reiterated the number of Warzone players has reached 100 million.The firm also provided some interesting stats for Warzone.Since its release, 26.4 billion parachutes have been deployed, 28.8 billion matches have been played, 8.1 billion teammates have been revived, and 8.33 billion players…

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Call of Duty Warzone has over 100 million players

By Dom Peppiatt 21 April 2021 10:55 GMT Activision has announced that Call of Duty Warzone has surpassed 100 million players just a few days ahead of the game’s Season 3 debut.It’s taken just over a year, but Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Warzone has passed a pretty remarkable milestone – the game has racked up over 100 million players total since launch.Watch on YouTubeWarzone started off hot, attracting a massive 30 million players in just  11 days after it first hit the servers on March 10, 2020. On its first day in full launch, the game had…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Warzone Season 3 roadmap revealed

Activision has revealed the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 roadmap – and there’s a lot to take in when it comes to the games’ next few months.Ahead of the big nuke event that’s set to make some big changes to the map in Call of Duty: Warzone on April 21, Activision has announced an overview of what we can expect from the latest Season of the game from April 22 onwards.There’s going to be a big change-up to the Verdansk map, which is going to get more 80’s themed (in line with Black Ops…