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Mountain Dew and Doritos partner with Activision for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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Activision, Mountain Dew, and Doritos have announced a partnership to celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The partnership kicks off this weekend with the Pro Am tournament for the game with the beta.

Then in October, Mountain Dew bottles, Game Fuel cans, and Doritos packs will have 2XP codes for Modern Warfare.

Here’s the press release announcement:

Bravo six, going dark. MTN DEW, MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL and DORITOS today are joining forces with Activision’s celebrated Call of Dutyfranchise, in time for the highly anticipated release of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®. As part of the groundbreaking program, players will be able to unlock in-game rewards inside Modern Warfare with the purchase of any participating MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL, MTN DEW or DORITOS products, simply by entering unique codes found on the packaging. The excitement kicks off on Sept. 14 with a livestreamed, competitive event – the MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL Celebrity PRO-AM. This special pre-release exhibition pairs gaming professionals with celebrities in an adrenaline-inducing experience that highlights the new 2v2 game mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Activision just ahead of the hugely anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release,” said Erin Chin, Senior Director, Marketing, Mountain Dew and MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL. “We put a stake in the ground when we launched Game Fuel last year, and we’re excited to continue delivering one-of-a-kind experiences, like this month’s PRO-AM with Modern Warfare – sure to be one of the most exciting games of the year.”

“This dynamic collaboration is a best-in-class example of the power of PepsiCo’s food and beverage portfolio coming to life for consumers on one of the world’s largest stages,” said Leslie Vesper, Senior Director, Marketing, Doritos. “Doritos and DEW are known for providing players with unique ways to access exclusive gaming experiences, and now we’re taking this to a new level by working closely with Activision for Modern Warfare.” 

Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled for global release Oct. 25. The game delivers an epic re-imagining of one of the most iconic and thrilling video game properties in history, Modern Warfare.

Even More Rewards: Unlock Double XP with Purchase 

From Oct. 6 through Dec. 31, Modern Warfare gamers will be able to unlock 2XP** with codes found on participating DORITOS packs, MTN DEW and DIET MTN DEW as well as MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL re-sealable cans. Beginning Oct. 6, codes can be redeemed by visiting www.mountaindew.com/callofdutywww.gamefuel.com/callofduty or www.doritos.com/callofduty.  

Additionally, with the first purchase of select MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL coded products, gamers will receive their own #VictoryInACan – with access to an exclusive operator skin (timed exclusive until 12/31/2019.) Packaging will also display sleek Call of Duty: Modern Warfare inspired graphics. Players can purchase specially marked products across select retail partners.

Even More Access: The MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL Celebrity PRO-AM

On Sept. 14, MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL will bring together some of the top names in music, sports and entertainment for the first-ever Call of Duty: Modern WarfarePRO-AM tournament. Taking place at the Thunder Esports Center in Long Beach, CA – the PRO-AM will pair well-known gamers such as Shroud, H3CZ and Aydan with NBA athletes like D’Angelo Russell (Golden State Warriors) and Karl-Anthony Towns(Minnesota Timberwolves), as well as actress Ajiona Alexus (Light as a Feather, 13 Reasons Why, Empire).  Players will be able to try out a series of traditional 6v6 multiplayer matches, as well as the game’s intense new Gunfight 2v2 mode, more than a month before the epic title’s Oct. 25release. Gunfight 2v2 mode is an epic evolution of Call of Duty’s famed overall multiplayer that players can quickly jump in and out of, streamlining battles for a thrillingly intense gameplay experience. The winning team will receive a prize of $25,000 to donate toward their choice of a participating charity; the secondary charity will also receive a $10,000 donation: 

  • The Call of Duty Endowment – The world’s leading non-profit funding the placement of US and UK military veterans into high quality civilian careers. To date, the Endowment has funded the placement of more than 60,000 veterans into jobs with a goal of 100,000 placements by 2024. 
  • The AbleGamers Charity – The leading charity creating opportunities that enable play, in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

To ensure fans don’t miss a second of the heart-pumping showdown, the event will be livestreamed across Twitch, Facebook and Twitter on Sept. 14 at 12pm PT. DEW Nation can tune in to cheer on their favorites and watch the teams face off on the (digital) battlefield by visiting https://www.twitch.tv/callofduty

Even More Options: Introducing the Newest MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL Flavor  

MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL is committed to providing players with more options than ever before to #LVLUPTHEGAME. In addition to its four existing offerings, the brand is also introducing a new, limited-time edition flavor – Charged Orange Storm. The portfolio contains ingredients shown to improve accuracy and alertness, coupled with next-gen hardware, like a no-slip grip that mirrors the sensory design of gaming accessories.

Consumers can uncover Call of DutyOperator rewards across five game-winning MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL flavors: Charged Cherry Blast, Charged Cherry Burst, Charged Original DEW, Charged Tropical Strike and Charged Orange Storm. They can also pick up participating DORITOS packs in Cool Ranch, Nacho Cheese, Spicy Nacho, Flamin’ Hot Nacho and other flavors. Participating MTN DEW beverages include original and diet 12oz. cans, 20 oz. bottles, as well as a new 16oz Alumitek bottle – created especially for this partnership.

Stay tuned for the latest news on this partnership.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone players call for “Classic” mode with only Modern Warfare weapons

Many Warzone players feel that Call of Duty’s battle royale game could do with a mode that only allows the use of Modern Warfare weapons.

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Disgruntled Warzone players want to see the game incorporate a “Classic” mode that goes back to the game’s roots, using only CoD: Modern Warfare weapons.

The integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone really did change the game and its meta forever. Across Season 1 and Season 2, Warzone’s already stellar roster of guns received a massive boost and gave players a lot more options to choose from.

But these extras haven’t been to the delight of everyone, as some of them namely Cold War’s DMR, Diamattis, and MAC-10 have had a huge impact on Warzone. In response, some players are keen to see a mode that only makes use of the game’s original weapons.

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It speaks volumes that most loadouts in Warzone Season 2 have featured either one or both of the FFAR and AUG.

Cold War and Warzone use different game engines, meaning that the guns don’t translate as well when they make the transition to a different game.

melon_b0y has alluded to this fact and is calling for Raven Software to accommodate frustrated CoD players.

He said, “Without the Cold War weapons, the game would flow a lot smoother and would bring back skill into gunfights, not just who shoots first. Not to mention that without the FFAR and AUG around to compete, the game mode would be more balanced.

I’m not saying completely remove Cold War weapons, but I think a mode without them would greatly improve the fun in Warzone and bring back some nostalgia as well.”

It’s an interesting concept that should definitely be considered. It certainly does feels like a lifetime ago that Warzone was only populated by Modern Warfare weapons and felt more balanced.

If this became a reality, you’d imagine that it would be supported by many players, and could result in players abandon the normal version of the game.

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New CoD: Modern Warfare maps mysteriously removed from game

Although three new maps were added to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer following the mid-Season 2 update, two of them were mysteriously removed.

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Following the Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update, Modern Warfare received three new maps – Call of Duty 4’s Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage. Now, the two original maps have been removed, but Killhouse still remains.

Although Call of Duty games usually lose the majority of their player base when the next installment of the franchise releases, Black Ops Cold War’s joint progression system has given Modern Warfare fans a reason to stay. Even while playing 2019’s title, they will continue to increase their rank in Warzone and Cold War.

Modern Warfare’s content lifecycle was set to end in November 2020 with the release of Cold War, but as part of Warzone’s mid-Season 2 update, Activision treated fans to three new maps: Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage.

Killhouse was, and still is, available in a 24/7 playlist in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, but Al-Raab and Drainage were only available in private matches. Now, however, Al-Raab and Drainage have been mysteriously removed from the game.

Old-school CoD fans will remember Killhouse well as it made its debut in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare but has also been included in CoD Mobile and Modern Warfare Remastered.

This close-range map, inspired by CoD 4’s tutorial level, F.N.G, is set in a military training warehouse. Although the map is small, it has plenty of cover and obstacles to navigate between.

You can still jump straight into Killhouse by selecting the “Killhouse 24/7” playlist from the Modern Warfare menu.

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The other 6v6 map added in this surprise update was Al-Raab Airbase, but it could only be accessed through Private Matches. This map may also be familiar as it appears to be modeled after the Russian airbase Alex and Farah assault in the campaign mission, Proxy War. This map is relatively larger than CoD’s standard 6v6, with plenty of verticality and long lanes to snipe down.

A new Gunfight map, Drainage, was also added to Modern Warfare’s Private Matches. Similar to Airbase, Drainage is large for a 2v2 map, but it will also support 3v3 and other small team game modes. A bridge goes over the map as its standout feature, and there’s a ton of debris on the ground for players to use as cover.

Drainage map Modern Warfare

Infinity Ward never acknowledged the maps being added or taken away, so we don’t know if these are the only changes made to Modern Warfare.

We’re also still waiting for the Soap Operator Bundle the Sykov pistol to arrive in MW and Warzone.

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New Warzone leak reveals possible Sykov pistol release date

A Warzone date miner has revealed a potential release date for the upcoming dual wield, fully automatic Sykov pistol.

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A new leak has revealed a possible release date for Modern Warfare and Warzone’s highly anticipated and feared full-auto Sykov pistol, also known as the Makarov.

Players have been waiting to get their hands on new Modern Warfare weapons that are expected to arrive in Warzone soon. After players could find the unreleased Sykov pistol in Plunder, many are looking forward to using it in their loadout.

Warzone data miner TailsDoll553 has revealed potential release dates for several upcoming Warzone and Cold War bundles. The standout piece of information is the release date for the Sparks Operator Bundle, which contains a new Operator and a Blueprint for unreleased full-auto Sykov pistol.

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It’s highly likely that the weapon will be released along with the Blueprint for it, as Activision has recently done with the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow and the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle.

According to TailsDoll553, Warzone’s new pistol is set to release on April 15. They noted that “these could be subjected to change at any time, but these are the most likely dates for the bundles.”

Many players expect this new pistol to become the close-range meta when it arrives. The akimbo Diamattis from Black Ops Cold War dominated all point-blank fights for their high fire rate and insane damage output, but the Sykov is set to be even more powerful.

Through the Gunsmith system, it can be customized to be wielded akimbo and made fully automatic with an 80 round mag. This is sure to melt enemies up close and because it’s a secondary, you can run it along with the Ghost perk.

As for the other weapons set to be arriving, the CX-9 SMG and Raal LMG, as well as the Soap Operator Bundle, TailsDoll553 said they couldn’t find any dates for their release as the date doesn’t appear to be in Warzone’s files yet.

As this is a leak, there’s no guarantee that the Sykov will release on April 15. However, by following our guide, you can try it out early in Modern Warfare’s Survival mode.

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