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Fan Review of Spec-Ops at GAMEfest

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charlieINTEL Fan, Matthew Plumb (@Plumby94) attended GAMEfest on Saturday and was among the first in the UK to play Spec-Ops in Modern Warfare 3. He was nice enough to share his thoughts on the game and the event for MW3 fans who couldn’t make it in the UK. Here’s what he had to say:

Read his review after the break:

On Saturday 17th September, I attended GAMEfest in Birmingham, UK and it was amazing. The highlight and reason I went is because Modern Warfare 3 was there for the public and press to play. I jumped straight into the queue outside the Modern Warfare 3 booth which had some awesome MW3 and Elite decals outside the booth. I was queuing for about 30 minutes until I got ID’ed at the entry of the booth then I walked inside and was greeted by 30 Xbox stands to my right, a rather large plasma in the centre with an Activision woman showing off the campaign mission which was shown by Robert Bowling at the world wide reveal, and to the left was a large circular custom made Modern Warfare 3 table made for this event and it looked amazing, the table had 15 Xbox’s with Modern Warfare 3 loaded and every Xbox there had the new Modern Warfare 3 branded Turtle Beach X11’s.

I queued for about another 20 minutes inside the booth before asking for @Acti_Insider who gave me a free T-Shirt as he tweeted to ask for him! Also, this where I took a few pictures before Activision told me to put my phone away!

After queuing I was almost at the MW3 table when Activision said it was full as Press and other people were on there but luckily there was one more spot for me, I sat down and to my right hand side was my Spec Ops partner that I had never met before, we were playing on the map “Resistance”. The loading screen, pre-game lobbies and HUD’s were quite similar to MW2, we started off in the middle of the map when the enemies spawned in the first few seconds, automatically I noticed the graphics were practically the same and also gameplay, which pleased me as in my opinion if those were changed it wouldn’t feel like the Call of Duty we all know and love. Two different things I did notice were that there is slightly more recoil and it is a tiny bit harder to aim at targets, this was caused by the “sway” of the gun which was brought back to MW3. We only had 15 minutes playing time as there was a huge turn out for the game!

The hardest rounds were round 5,7,10 and 13. At round 5 dogs started coming and attacking us, round 7 was a helicopter round where helicopters came, wave 10 was where the first juggernaut came which was difficult to kill but wasn’t as hard as the juggernaut on MW2. Round 13 was when an Activision rep came up to me and said “Unfortunately your time is up, but congratulations the new highest round” and awarded me and my partner with another T-Shirt and a Prestige patch!

The overall feel to MW3 was immense and I’m even anticipating this game more. Some of the highlights were testing the guns. I tested out the Model 1887, ACR 6.8 and the MP5 all of which were superb and deadly accurate. The armoury was a great, this was were you got to buy your guns and attachments as well as pay for a refill on ammo, the other armouries were for equipment and also air support. I used the predator missile which is slightly different as it is attached to a recon drone so on the initial opening of the laptop you are actually viewing the recon drone and you also move but when you fire it becomes the normal predator missile from MW2. I also found the Delta squad very useful as when both me and my partner went down they came and revived us. The overall feel to Modern Warfare 3 is superb and feels slightly like Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 mixed together with a bunch of new extras.

-Matthew Plumb (@Plumby94)

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Warzone players call for devs to add permanent Rebirth Island playlists

Rebirth Island has become a popular map for Warzone players, but the community is calling for permanent playlists like Verdansk.

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Rebirth Island is one of the maps Call of Duty: Warzone can battle on, but players have begun to call for the developers of the battle royale to make permanent playlists for the popular map.

The integration between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone saw Rebirth Island become a playable map for the Call of Duty battle royale.

It has become a popular pick for players as of late, as many community members enjoy Rebirth Island’s faster pace and action-packed nature.

However, a major point of frustration for players has been the lack of permanent playlists for Rebirth Island, as the game’s developers consistently change the available playlists instead of having a static set in the same way that Verdansk does.

The discussion around the desire for Raven Software to implement permanent playlists to Warzone for Rebirth Island was thrust into the spotlight when the most recent playlist update for the battle royale took away Resurgence Quads and replaced it with Resurgence Trios.

Community member LegionofGrixis took to the official subreddit for Warzone and started a thread where they stated their frustration over the fact that the developers constantly change the Rebirth Island playlists and how Trios are less favored by many Warzone players compared to Quads.

This sentiment was shared by popular Warzone content creator JGOD who had a simple statement on the topic.

There is no doubt that players who primarily play on Rebirth Island would be excited to see a permanent set of playlists that do not ever change be added to the Black Ops Cold War map.

It remains to be seen if the developers of the Call of Duty battle royale will ever implement this feature, but we will be sure to inform you and update this piece if permanent playlists are added to the Rebirth Island map for Warzone.

For more Warzone, check out the best loadout you should be suing for the powerful Fara 83 Assault Rifle, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch Studios

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Is a GTA Online ban wave coming in July 2021?

Reports of a potential GTA Online ban wave coming in July 2021 has become a major point of discussion in the popular game’s community recently.

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GTA Online Ban Wave July 2021

One of the major topics currently taking the spotlight in the world of GTA Online is a potential ban wave that may be taking place in July 2021.

There has been plenty of excitement in the GTA Online community recently with the release of the Los Santos Tuners update, which brought a whole new set of cars and other exciting pieces of content for players to enjoy.

While the Los Santos Tuners update has injected plenty of excitement into the community, recent reports of a massive GTA Online ban wave happening in July 2021 have plenty of players curious about whether or not it will happen and what players it could be potentially targeting.

TA Online Ban Wave July 2021

GTA Online Ban Wave July 2021

According to a report by DualSHOCKERS, rumors of a GTA Online ban wave happening in July 2021 started thanks to videos circulating on TikTok.

These rumors have stated that players who utilized frozen money, save wizard, or car duplication glitch exploits will be targeted by this rumored massive wave of bans by Rockstar Games.

However, Rockstar Games has not made any official announcements regarding a potential GTA Online ban wave happening in July 2021.

There have been plenty of false rumors spread around on TikTok in the video game community, so it would not be surprising to see that the rumors of a GTA Online ban wave happening in July 2021 be confirmed to be false in the near future.

However, the exploits that these rumors have focused on do fall under what Rockstar Games has stated it will ban players for when it comes to abusing game mechanics, so it would not be unfathomable that players who have utilized these exploits could be targeted by this rumored wave of bans.

As with any piece of unconfirmed information, it is important to take this rumor of a ban wave happening in July 2021 with a grain of salt.

GTA Online Ban Wave July 2021

Still, there is no doubt that this rumor has already sparked a great deal of discussion in the community as players wait to see if it actually comes to fruition this month.

For more GTA, check out how a recent GTA 6 leak has been debunked, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Apex Legends Emergence launch trailer gives first look at Seer abilities

The Apex Legends Emergence launch trailer has officially arrived, and it gave players a first look at the abilities of new character Seer.

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Season 10 of Apex Legends is called Emergence, and it is adding a brand new character to the game’s roster in Seer, whose abilities were shown off in the official launch trailer for the new season.

It is always an exciting time in the world of Apex Legends when a new season is right around the corner, which is currently the case with the upcoming arrival of Emergence, which will be Season 10 for the popular first-person shooter.

As with every season, Emergence is set to bring plenty of new things for players to experience, with the highlight being the new character of Seer, whose interesting set of abilities were teased in the Apex Legends Emergence launch trailer.

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Apex Legends Emergence Seer Abilities

The theme of the Apex Legends Emergence launch trailer focused on change and how all of the characters in the game have evolved over their lives, with Seer being the main focus as expected.

In typical launch trailer fashion for Apex Legends, the Emergence video showed off the new character of Seer using his abilities to take down his enemies.

These abilities revolve around a set of microdrones that he keeps contained in a piece of equipment attached to his chest.

You can check out Seer using his abilities in the Apex Legends Emergence launch trailer below:

Following the trailer’s premiere at EA Play Live 2021, which also showcased the new Battlefield Portal game mode for Battlefield 2042, Apex Legends Game Director Chad Griener took the stage and explained some more details regarding the abilities of Seer.

According to Greiner, Seer is similar to Bloodhound in that his abilities focus on tracking enemies. Players will find that a heartbeat sensor will appear when they aim down the sights of their weapons when playing as Seer, which will help them find enemies near them.

Seer’s tactical ability will allow him to send out a fleet of microdrones from his chest to track down enemy players, while his ultimate ability will see Seer create a giant sphere with his drones that sense enemies who go through it.

There is no doubt that plenty of players will be excited to try out all of the Seer abilities shown off in the adrenaline-fueled Apex Legends Emergence launch trailer.

For more Apex Legends, check out the upcoming collaboration between Apex Legends and Monster Energy, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: EA / Respawn Entertainment

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