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Several original Infinity Ward devs, who left for Respawn in 2010, have returned to Infinity Ward

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Several original Infinity Ward developers, who were part of the original team since the earliest days of the studios and left for Respawn after what happened during the 2010 debacle between Infinity Ward and Activision, have returned to Infinity Ward recently to work once again on Call of Duty.

A user on Reddit shared a list of the developers that are back:

  • Geoffrey Smith — Former Designer at Infinity Ward, then moved to Respawn to be Lead Game Designer; he is now now Multiplayer Design Director at Infinity Ward — Linkedin
  • Joel Emslie — Former Art Lead at Infinity Ward; moved to Respawn to be Art Director. Emsile has returned to Infinity Ward as Studio Art Director at Infinity Ward) — Twitter
  • Mark Grigsby – He was the former Lead Animator at Infinity Ward, the moved to Respawn to be the Lead Animator; he is now back as Animation Director at Infinity Ward — Linkedin
  • Ranon Sarono – Former Senior Animator at Respawn; he is now Senior Animator at Infinity Ward — Twitter
  • John Mundy  — He was the Senior Game Designer at Respawn; now the Senior Game Designer at Infinity Ward) — Linkedin
  • Joshua Dunnam — Former Senior Environment Artist at Respawn; he is now the now Senior Environment Artist at Infinity Ward — Linkedin
  • Dom McCarthy — Former Producer at Respawn; he is now Producer at Infinity Ward — Linkedin
  • Madison Cromwell — Former Art Producer at Respawn; currently the Associate Producer at Infinity Ward — Linkedin

Infinity Ward has had a rough time with the response to their latest games. Both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were met with mediocre response by the community for the MP portions of the game.

Activision has not announced any details on the next Infinity Ward title. The former CEO, Eric Hirshberg, said back in February that the upcoming 3 year Call of Duty slate would be the best in the franchise’s history, stating that there are many world in tact in Call of Duty that players love.

SOURCE: Reddit

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Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 6 start date confirmed

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There’s been a lot of confusion around if there would be a Season 6 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare & Warzone, but now it’s officially confirmed.

The Call of Duty League team, Minnesota ROKKR, has tweeted out that they’re hosting a CDL Pros & content creators Warzone event for Season 6.

Season 6 in Modern Warfare and Warzone will begin on Tuesday, September 29.

There’s no news yet on what the Season will include in the content.

The Season will of course include a new Battle Pass, new MP content, and new Warzone content, but specifics have not been announced.

Stay tuned for the latest news on Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 6 as Sept. 29 approaches.

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This Week in Modern Warfare & Warzone: New Playlists & Bundles

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Activision Blog has posted the latest This Week in Call of Duty post highlighting what players can expect in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone for the week of September 4.

This week sees the continuation of Shoot the Ship, and new playlists like Ground War Reinfected, and more in MP.

And, in Warzone, Buy Back Quads playlist is available this weekend, alongside the standard BR Solos, Duo, Trios, and Quads.

This week will also see new store bundles for fans to pick up who want to customize their operators and weapons, including the Tracer Anime Pack and new Alex Bundle.

Here’s the breakdown from Activision Blog:

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Shoot the Ship-tember continues with more 24/7 action of the fan-favorite playlist! Also play tight and tactical on the Gunfight Face Off moshpit, avoid the infected in Ground War Reinfected, and stock up on cash this weekend to get right back into the match in Buy Back Quads.  

Get with your squad and battle in the Gunfight Face Off Moshpit. Enjoy standard Multiplayer modes like Cranked and Grind and be ready to employ a new set of strategies on these much smaller battlegrounds. Communication is key and consider crafting a loadout for the closer quarters of Gunfight maps. 

Get three blueprints, a Riot Shield, melee weapon, and more in the ‘Tracer Pack Anime Super’ bundle. Give your enemies a deadly dusting of pink tracer fire courtesy of the Legendary assault rifle, Legendary SMG, or Epic assault rifle included in the bundle. 

One of the Campaign’s heroes returns with a covert look in the ‘Alex: Death Stalker’ bundle. Get two Legendary blueprints for a complete silenced loadout and eliminate the opposition from the shadows in the latest threads for Alex. 

Keep back from the horde and use the map to avoid and push back the infected in Ground War Reinfected. This large-scale Infected mode challenges you to play together with your team and watch out for any attacks from Infected players. Or join the legion of Infected, rise up, and take down anyone left standing. 

Don’t stop fighting in Buy Back Quads, available only this weekend. Don’t spend all your money on Buy Stations instead have some handy to get back into the match, in case you face an unfortunate demise. Other Warzone modes available this week: Battle Royale Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quads and Blood Money Trios. 

#LiveFromWarzone

Tune in this week for intense-action, fights for survival, and frenetic hot drops streaming #LivefromWarzone. A showdown is in the works on September 16 from 11AM – 2PM PT in Vikkstar’s Warzone Showdown. On September 17, link up with FaZe clan in the Twitch FaZe event featuring Duos and Quads matches with teams seeking the most eliminations.

SOURCE: Activision

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Activision files cease and desist letter against another cheat manufacturer

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Activision Blizzard continues to take down cheat manufacturer sites to stop the spread of different cheats for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In August, the company filed a lawsuit against CXCheats for illegally creating cheats to be used in an IP owned by Activision Blizzard. CXCheats since deleted all cheats for Modern Warfare and Warzone in compliance with the lawsuit.

Now, in September, another large cheat manufacturer, GatorCheats, has said that Activision Blizzard has filed a cease and desist letter to stop them from making cheats for Call of Duty games.

The owner of GatorCheats said in their Discord that the first letter was filed by in May 2020, but they did not fully comply with that – opting to allow cheats to continue to be available.

In May 2020, Activision Blizzard’s attorneys contacted me via a Cease and Desist letter. Considering this event, I decided to act on my already pending decision to close all sales to new customers for my product relating to Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Activision has since escalated the requests. In Sept. 2020, the owner of GatorCheats claims that Activision Blizzard served another cease and desist letter. But, this time, a PI showed up at his residence with the letter and informed him of what Activision knows about their site and the owners behind it.

In September 2020, Activision Blizzard’s attorneys had another Cease and Desist letter hand delivered to me by who I assume was a PI, considering he knew my family members by name and made a point to showcase that he did. Also in September 2020, I received very clear communication in a follow up from Activision Blizzard’s attorneys communicating that they would litigate (file a law suit against me) if I didn’t comply with continuation of stopped sales as well as a complete stoppage of interaction with and updating of any products related to their client’s products.

The full letter from the owner states that he will “never make or create” a cheat for an Activision Blizzard product again after receiving the letters and a visit from them at his house.

Activision has not commented on their anti-cheat initiatives since June, where the company said they continue to ban players on a regular basis.

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