One of the big shockers in mid-October from Activision was an announcement on how they would be approaching the in-game economic system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The company announced that they would be ditching supply drops in favor of a Battle Pass system for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and provide direct paths to earn in-game content, including weapons. The new system is set to launch in December.
As part of the Activision Blizzard Investor Call on November 7, Activision’s President Rob Kostich was asked during the call about the decision to change the monetization system and how it would effect the company’s results going forward. Although Supply Drops were hated by the community, it was generating millions in revenue for the company.
Kostich started by explaining the “principles” for Modern Warfare in bringing the community together through multiple features that the game has – cross play, cross progression, and no season pass.
“I think it’s really important to first talk about our overarching principle on what we’re trying to do. We’re focused on bringing the community together, building one big community, and keeping them playing together through great content and features.“
“The changes we’ve been making are certainly in service of those principles, and not only great for our players, but also for growing and sustaining long term engagement, which of course is critical to our long term success.”
Kostich brought up the fact that they have eliminated the season pass and plan to bring out new content free for the entire community. The first content drop arrives on Friday, November 8 with 2 MP maps. He also touches on cross play and how he’s noticed that cross play has brought some friends together that have not been able to play Call of Duty together in a while.
“I do want to talk about some of the things you mentioned and some of those changes. You know we did eliminate the season pass, and instead, will be focused on dropping free content to the community so everyone can enjoy it together. Tomorrow [Friday, November 8] is actually going to be the first free content drop for Modern Warfare, and we’re excited about that, and the much bigger things that are yet to come for the community.“
“Now we also implemented cross play for the first time in the franchise to keep friends playing together no matter what platform they’re on, and I think this one is actually really important. And I am seeing it in how friend groups are connecting already. Players who haven’t played Call of Duty together in years are doing so, we think that’s really great for the community, overall.“
He then brings up the changes to the monetization system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and he says: “it’s the right thing to do for our players.”
“Now, we’re also implementing a new Battle Pass system, which you mentioned, and it’s going to launch later this quarter. We feel it’s the right thing to do for the game and how it’s designed. And, more importantly, we think it’s the right thing to do for our players. That launch is still ahead of us, but we’ve been really encouraged by the early response from the community to the changes we’re making there.“
Kostich followed by touching on the fact that the launch of Modern Warfare is “just the beginning” and that there’s “much more” to come for this game with post launch Seasons and Events planned to keep the community engaged for the long haul of this title.
“So in terms of growth, we do feel good both about our long term engagement potential as well as the new system that we’re implementing. I’ll let Dennis speak to how we think about in-game revenue in this quarter and beyond, but on the content side, we have plans for Seasons and Events that we believe will keep the community playing together for the long haul.“
“Modern Warfare is really a great game; it’s a deep experience. And we believe it’s just scratching the surface of what it can do. We keep saying in many places that the launch of Modern Warfare is just the beginning, and it truly is. There’s a ton more to look forward to here.”
Dennis Durkin, Activision Blizzard’s Chief Financial Officer, spoke a little on the new system as well noting that the company is overall excited about the changes and that they believe having the community together and engaged with a system that they like, that’ll lead to great business results.
“We do feel great about the in-game plans and a lot of the changes you and the team made. We’re always, though, very careful when modeling these new initiatives particularly in launch quarters like this one and the timing of it. Overall, with the changes and keeping the community together with the cross platform and the new economic system that we have inside the game, we think that, most importantly, is going to drive long term engagement inside the franchise. And usually when you’ve got great long term engagement, great business results follow.”
“So, we’re pretty excited about what we have in store and what’s coming, and we think that’s going to be a nice tailwind heading into 2020 for Modern Warfare.“
Stay tuned for the latest news.
Best CX-9 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 6
Here are the attachments and Perks you can run with the highly-anticipated CX-9 SMG in Warzone and Modern Warfare to make its best loadout.
The CX-9 SMG finally arrived last season and is still a great option in Season 6, so here is how to make the best Warzone CX-9 loadout to dominate your enemies.
The CX-9 was released alongside the Sykov Pistol in Season 4, and in Season 6, it’s still a very viable SMG that can shred at close range.
Here are the attachments and perks to run with this SMG to make the best Warzone CX-9 loadout.
Table of Contents
- Best Warzone CX-9 loadout
- Best Warzone CX-9 loadout attachments
- Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout
- Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout attachments
- Best perks to use with CX-9 class
- Most recent CX-9 buffs and nerfs
- How to unlock the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare
- Best alternatives to the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare
Best Warzone CX-9 loadout
Best Warzone CX-9 loadout attachments
- Barrel: CX-38S
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Stock: CX-FR
- Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
- Ammunition: 50 Round Drums
The best Warzone CX-9 loadout is excellent in those close-quarters engagements, but due to the random nature of Warzone, we’ve built it to be a little bit more versatile.
The CX-38S barrel has two significant benefits. It’s already got a Monolithic Suppressor attached, which frees up a slot, and it improves almost every aspect of the weapon. You’ll see the CX-9 has a more effective range, recoil control, and your shots will be hidden from the minimap.
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Next, we’ve added the Tac Laser and CX-FR stock to the best Warzone CX-9 loadout. Your CX-9 will now be much quicker, allowing you to snap onto enemies even if they take you by surprise.
The Merc Foregrip is always a solid choice for Modern Warfare SMGs, as it improves both recoil control and hip-fire accuracy for the best Warzone CX-9 loadout. And finally, the 50 Round Drums will allow you to down and kill multiple enemies without reloading when using the best Warzone CX-9 loadout.
Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout
Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout attachments
- Barrel: CX-38S
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Stock: CX-FA
- Ammunition: 30 Round Mags
- Perk: Sleight of Hand
This CX-9 is built almost purely for speed but with a larger magazine and longer barrel for taking out targets at medium range.
To start, we’ve opted for the CX-38S barrel, which improves almost every aspect of the CX-9. You’ll see a huge boost in damage range, bullet velocity, and even recoil control – while having your shots suppressed. The only downside is a slower ADS speed, which we’ll correct with the rest of the attachments.
Modern Warfare’s engagements usually take place in the confines of 6v6 maps, so you want a bit more speed with your weapon. To do this, we’ve opted for the Tac Laser and CX-FA stock. With these, your ADS speed, movement, and weapon stability will see a welcome improvement.
And finally, we’ve added the 30 Round Mags and Sleight of Hand Perk. The 30 Round Mag gives a solid boost to magazine size without slowing you down too much, and Sleight of Hand vastly increases your reload speed to keep you in the fight. If you want more bullets in your mag, you can always take the 50 Round Drums instead.
Best perks to use with CX-9 class
Best Warzone CX-9 Perks
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
E.O.D will help you survive a barrage of explosives, keeping you in the fight at all times. Overkill will allow you to take the CX-9 alongside a long-range weapon such as the Krig 6, and then you can take Ghost from your next loadout to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.
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Finally, the Amped Perk allows you to switch between weapons quickly, so you’re never caught defenseless.
Best Modern Warfare CX-9 Perks
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Ghost
- Perk 3: Battle Hardened
Again, E.O.D is vital to ensuring you don’t get taken out by a well-placed Frag Grenade or Semtex.
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Then, the Ghost Perk will make sure you can always remain stealthy when an enemy pops a UAV.
Last but not least, Battle-Hardened significantly reduces the effect of Stuns and Flashbangs, so you’re never rendered defenseless by Tactical Grenades.
Most recent CX-9 buffs and nerfs
The best Warzone CX-9 loadout was on the receiving end of a bug and nerf in the August 5 update for the Call of Duty battle royale, which caught plenty of players by surprise, considering the weapon had only been in the game for a short time before Raven Software rolled out an update for it.
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You can find all of the changes the August 5 update made to this SMG below:
- Increased mid damage range from 20 to 21
- Increased Headshot Multiplier from 1.4 to 1.45
How to unlock the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare
The CX-9 is a Modern Warfare weapon, so you won’t be able to unlock or use it in Black Ops Cold War. Luckily, it has an easily unlock requirement: Get 2 Longshot Kills while using an SMG in 5 different matches.
Because this is Modern Warfare, you don’t need to finish the match either. You can get two longshot kills with an SMG, back out, and repeat until you’ve unlocked the weapon.
Best alternatives to the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare
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If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
CoD 2022 reportedly titled ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’
New rumors appear to have revealed the name of Call of Duty 2022, which is expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.
A new rumor claims to reveal the name of the 2022 Call of Duty title, which is set to be a sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019.
The new rumor, from leaker Tom Henderson, states that the name of the 2022 Call of Duty game will be ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.’
This information lines up with what CharlieIntel has also heard about the 2022 Call of Duty game, although we’d caution that Activision can change the name at any point leading to the reveal.
The 2022 Call of Duty title from Infinity Ward is set to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019 and feature a story that focuses on the Colombian drug cartels.
The game is currently codenamed Project Cortez, according to leaked NVIDIA files.
Infinity Ward’s last title, Modern Warfare 2019, has gone on to become the most successful Call of Duty game of all time. It was the title that also introduced the free to play Warzone experience.
Infinity Ward recently announced the opening of a new studio in Austin, Texas to compliment their California, Poland, and Mexico offices.
Official information on the Call of Duty 2022 title is very sparse and not official announcement is to be expected until late Summer 2022.
The next Call of Duty game is set to be Call of Duty: Vanguard from Sledgehammer Games, releasing on Friday, November 5. Vanguard includes a WWII-based campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies experience.
RAAL LMG returns to Warzone & Modern Warfare in October 8 update
The RAAL LMG was mistakenly removed from Warzone and Modern Warfare, but Raven Software has now returned it to the Gunsmith.
Warzone and Modern Warfare fans were left baffled after the RAAL LMG was removed in the Season 6 update. But Raven Software added it back on October 8, confirming it was a mistake.
It was months ago that the RAAL LMG briefly appeared in Warzone as loot and was quickly removed soon after. Then after much waiting, players finally got their hands on the RAAL in Warzone and Modern Warfare, but it was then secretly removed in the Season 6 update.
Players were obviously left baffled as to why it would be removed. But, Raven Software released an update on October 8 that made changes to Iron Trials and also added the RAAL LMG back to the game, confirming it was a mistake.
Whilst Warzone guru JGOD doesn’t believe the RAAL LMG is a meta weapon that all players should be using, he still thinks it’s a viable gun. Which is even more of a reason why players were so shocked to see it disappear without warning.
The removal was made very public knowledge thanks to a Tweet from ModernWarzone, and it took some players off-guard.
But, RAAL fans can relax, as the LMG has been added back to Warzone in the October 8 update. At the end of the patch notes, Raven Software said “Oops,” and confirmed that “the RAAL MG (MW) is back.”
It didn’t quite disappear for everyone, as it seemed that if you had the RAAL MG in a loadout, then you could still use it, but couldn’t alter the attachments on it.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software
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