Modern Warfare leaks show that Dead Silence was a perk at some point
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One of the hottest debates in Modern Warfare is on the topic of Dead Silence. Many feel that the current Field Upgrade should be a perk based on the way the game plays. Though, over a month in, Infinity Ward has not budged on its initial decision. Still, leaks from popular insider TheGamingRevolution show that the developing studio may have not always had Dead Silence as a Field Upgrade. In fact, it looks like the developers had it as a perk during the early stages of Modern Warfare.

Dead Silence once a perk in Modern Warfare?

We’ve seen more leaks during the course of Modern Warfare than we ever have before. Usually, Call of Duty has been pretty unpredictable when it comes to future updates and information. Although, with TheGamingRevolution and his source, leaks are far more common this year. That said, while his leaks are usually quite accurate, some have not come to fruition, like the rumored overhaul, so proceed with skepticism.

This time, TGR’s source told him some interesting information regarding Dead Silence and skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) as well.

Modern Warfare Dead Silence

The above image is a direct message conversation between TGR and his source. This conversation was in response to some suspicious skill-based matchmaking surrounding microtransactions. However, what really draws our eye is the blurb on Dead Silence.

It appears Infinity Ward once upon a time had Dead Silence as a perk. Though, they changed this because of its popularity among the community. While Dead Silence is popular, it’s not the best idea to take away something so many players like and put your own spin on it.

In addition to the Dead Silence topic, TGR’s source also talks about SBMM. According to the source, SBMM is in place to force people to buy microtransactions. If players bought the microtransactions, they would be placed in easier lobbies, which is the current suspicion among the community.

These details should continue to be treated as rumors though. We’ll be sure to update you with any more information here at Daily Esports.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.