New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Installment As Controversial As It Is Successful

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New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Installment As Controversial As It Is Successful

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is taking the world by storm, but there are mixed reviews about the game overall.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare has been heaped with praise over the past few weeks as well as quite a lot of controversy.

With the latest in online video game debacles, the critically-debated shooter is certainly making money, with over $600 million in first-week sales alone, but fans and critics alike have been torn on if the game is good, bad, or most usually as of late, “politically inaccurate.”

The Bad

Essentially, the now infamous Highway of Death mission in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become something of hot debate. The game showcases in fact that the Highway of Death sequence is now a Russian attack… even though it was an American one in real life.

“If they try to escape to the mountains, there is only one road,” Farah, a new character, tells you just before the mission begins. “Tariq Almawt', the highway of death. The Russians bombed it during the invasion, killing the people trying to escape.”

The Good

However, fans and critics have also been praising the game, with some even calling it the greatest innovation in the franchise since the original Modern Warfare. From money alone the game has certainly shown how much power Call of Duty still has nowadays.

Players have also been impressed with the number of consistent updates Infinity Ward has been churning out for fans.

Here are the latest of such updates, coming straight from Infinity Ward on the Call of Duty subreddit:


  • More fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability across all platforms
  • Battlechatter has been removed from tactical, one-life modes
  • APCs and Tanks in Ground War no longer award points towards a nuke
  • Fix for charms affecting weapon performance when firing from the hip
  • Claymores: Stun grenades can now force claymores into a disabled state for 3 seconds
  • Footsteps: Adjustments to tame the 3rd person footsteps. They will now filter out based on occlusion.
  • Fix to an issue where Tac Inserts could cause players to spawn out of bounds
  • Fix for the gold camo not unlocking on the .357
  • Playlist Update
  • NVG (TDM only)
  • Ground War
  • Gunfight
  • Kill Confirmed
  • FFA



The OK

However, throughout all of these updates and spikes in online community success, there are still quite a lot of people complaining about the issues within the game itself. Severe amounts of crashing have been a common complaint, even with some professional players.

Anyone else notices that even the top streamers struggle so much to play this game. But at the same time, everyone else goes on like 10+ killstreaks per lobby by running around killing with no problems.

All in all, the game has started quite a dialogue between old and new Call of Duty fans alike. It was officially confirmed this week that 725 nerf would be available in the next few days, pending an official announcement from Infinity Ward.

Harrison Giza
Harrison is an esports commentator and gonzo video game journalist, focusing on esports and Call of Duty news for ESTNN. Current writer at Punchland and former contributing staff at Midnight Pulp, Bad Hat Harry, Montecito Picture Co. For inquiries or interviews: [email protected].