Today’s a sad day for Call of Duty Fans around the globe. Infinity Ward’s “Creative Strategist” Robert Bowling has just resigned from Infinity Ward and also Activision.
No word yet on why or where he is going, all we know is that he’ll be missed. To be clear this came as a complete shock to us and most of the community, all we hope is that he’s stays within the gaming community.
The official Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) Twitter account has confirmed that we should follow them for the latest MW3 updates.
UPDATE: Activision has issued a statement, “We sincerely thank Robert for his many years of service. He’s been a trusted and valued member of the Infinity Ward team. We wish him all the best on his decision to pursue future opportunities.” (via Joystiq)
What fans on Twitter are saying:
@kristen_lanae -It’s sad to see such an influential leader of the CoD series go but I cant wait to see what Robert does in the future!
@Chi_TownSpan -Feel bad for @fourzerotwo Got so much hatethat he didnt deserve,wish him all of the best in his future & thanks 4 the memories
@Incoguido -sad. He’s provided us with information on everything since CoD 4. Just hope he knows how appreciated he is! He will be missed.
@CAMP_liKE_OSAMA -I think @fourzerotwo departure was sad and the cod community will never be the same without him,and his great statiegies R.I.P
@UnrealShot -I’m sad, but he made Call Of Duty what it is today. I wish he stayed, but I thank him for everything he did for this community
@RustDude -sad to see him go. Great leader for the cod franchise. Keep it up big got for your next job!
If we hear anything new then we will let you know..
SBMM Warzone website returns under new name
SBMM Warzone has made a return following a previous shutdown caused by Activision due to the website breaking the game’s Terms of Service.
The SBMM Warzone website had been a popular resource for community members to see how difficult their lobbies had been in past matches and has made a return following a previous shutdown of the site.
One website known as SBMM Warzone was the most popular resource for players seeing how difficult their lobbies are and was widely used.
However, the site shut down on March 29, 2021, when Activision reached out to the website and asked them to shut down due to them breaking the battle royale game’s Terms of Service, as the website did not have permission to use Activision’s API.
This is why plenty of players were surprised to see that SBMM Warzone recently announced that they would be making a return under a new name.
This announcement caught the eye of a large majority of the community and led to plenty of discussion amongst players.
On May 3, 2021, the SBMM Warzone Twitter account posted an announcement stating that the site was reopened under the name WZ Stats. You can find the announcement below:
On their website, WZ Stats states that they are no longer SBMM Warzone and have removed the lobby ranking feature from the site, and are dedicated to providing the community their stats from their time playing.
“We’ve tried to contact Activision multiple times, before and after having received their letter, even through our lawyers. They are yet to reach out. We believe we have done our best to show our good faith and that we are worth partnering up with,” said WZ Stats in a statement on their website.
“With the tremendous support from the community, we consider that the best way to keep this wonderful project alive is to reopen the website,” The statement continued. “A huge shout out to all of you Warzone players who believe in us. It means the world.”
It remains to be seen what the future holds for the WZ Stats website following its rebranding from SBMM Warzone, but stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Call of Duty: Warzone, and we will update you with any future developments.
Image Credits: Activision/WZ Stats
JGOD reveals meta perks for Warzone Season 3 loadouts
Warzone statistics wizard JGOD has recently revealed what he believes are the meta perks players should use in their Season 3 loadouts.
Having the right perks in your Warzone loadouts can be the difference between winning and losing, and Warzone stats master JGOD has revealed what the meta perks are for Warzone Season 3.
Perks have been a huge aspect of Call of Duty through the years, and this is definitely the case for the world of Warzone, as the various perks the game offers can give players a huge advantage when playing.
However, some perks are much more effective for players in the Call of Duty battle royale, which has lead YouTuber JGOD to dive into numbers and explain which meta perks the community should be using in Warzone Season 3.
JGOD’s Warzone Season 3 meta perks
Perk 1 – Double Time or E.O.D.
When it comes to your first perk slot, JGOD explains that you will find the most success using either Double Time or E.O.D.
Double Time will help give you more tactical sprint time, which can help with slide canceling and not being caught out in the open because you ran out of tactical sprint.
E.O.D. is still a solid choice, according to JGOD, for the first perk slot, thanks to it negating a decent portion of enemy explosive damage you may suffer, even though recent changes allow for a semtex stick to automatically down you even when you are using E.O.D.
JGOD also explained that Cold-Blooded is not really worth players using, as it does not stop you from showing up on Heartbeat Sensors, contrary to what some believe, and that it is a perk with a low Kill to death ratio among players using it in Warzone.
Perk 2 – Restock/Overkill/High Alert/Ghost
Restock and Overkill were the first second slot perks that JGOD went over, and he explains that Restock could be very powerful for players, as it will allow them to get more stun and semtex grenades which can easily turn the tide of a battle.
Overkill is more suitable for trios or quads. Having multiple guns with extended magazines is more needed than solos or duos, where you can get away with using a floor loot weapon that likely has a smaller magazine size.
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High Alert can be a handy second slot perk, as it provides players with an indication of where an enemy outside of their view is shooting them from, but JGOD explains this only works if the enemy is 100 meters or less from you.
Finally, Ghost is always a good choice for players, as it will stop you from showing up on the map when multiple UAVs are being used and keeps you from being detected on Heartbeat Sensors instead of Cold-Blooded.
Perk 3 – Amped/Spotter/Tracker
The third perk slot for players in Warzone Season 3 will be the most useful if they run Amped, Spotter, or Tracker.
Amped will increase your weapon swap speed, which is very useful when using a secondary weapon like an LMG or sniper that may have a frustrating delay when trying to switch weapons.
Spotter is a great choice, JGOD explains, when it comes to attacking teams in buildings, as it allows you to see enemy equipment like claymores and mines through walls and avoid entering areas where you will be hit with an explosive welcome.
JGOD suggests that Tracker is probably the most useful for solos, as the footsteps it allows you to see on the ground can get confusing when multiple enemies are making them, but can help when tracking a single-player down into a building.
Warzone Perks with highest K/D
The Warzone stats master went on to show which perks have the highest kill to death ratios, suggesting that the players who choose these perks are doing the best and thus are ones players should probably gravitate towards when playing. You can find the top perk for each slot based on K/D below:
- Perk 1/E.O.D. – 1.08 K/D
- Perk 2/Restock – 1.31 K/D
- Perk 3/Amped – 1.12 K/D
Players who switch up their Warzone Season 3 meta perks to include the one above and the other suggestions that JGOD recently explained will undoubtedly see an increase in their success the next time they are on Verdansk ’84 or Rebirth Island.
Image Credits: Activision/JGOD
Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy update crashes EA servers
Apex Legends Legacy update is finally here for players to enjoy, however it seems EA’s servers are struggling with the demand.
With all the hype and hope for Apex Legends Legacy, it seems the demand is too high for EA to cope with the sheer amount of players trying to connect to the game’s servers.
With players extremely eager to get onto the game now the update is out, it seems the servers are down, and players cannot log in.
Apex Legends Legacy server issues
Apex Legends Legacy update has brought hype and excitement to the gaming community for the last couple of months, with various trailers and teasers showing off the new weapon, Infested Olympus, and of course, Valkyrie.
Players are also eager to experience the new 3v3 mode, Arena, as fans have been teased with various content creators playtesting and being able to share their experience since the embargo was lifted on content a few days ago.
After downloading the update, it seems the whole community is experiencing issues to many players’ disappointment, unable to connect to EA’s notoriously bad servers.
Perhaps this is because of the high demand and amount of players attempting to login. However, some have even stated that EA’s Origin is down, so maybe it is a separate EA server issue.
How to fix the server issues
There’s not much anyone can do until Respawn brings about a fix, which it seems they are trying their best to do. At best, you can be patient, keep trying your luck, and you may even get on the server.
One thing for certain, it’s not your connection or area exclusively. Pretty much everyone in the US & UK is currently experiencing issues with the Apex Legends servers. Hopefully, it will be resolved soon, and we can enjoy Apex Legends Season 9 content.
For more on Apex Legends, stay updated on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on all the weapon buffs and nerfs for the Legacy update.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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