After putting 15 years on Call of Duty multiplayer, popular YouTuber James “Spratt” expressed his plans to explore new material.
Another legendary member of the CoD community comes to an end with Modern Warfare 2. Seth “Scump” Abner and Anthony “Methodz” Zinni announced their retirement from competitive Call of Duty gaming, shocking everyone.
Spratt stated he is leaving the CoD scene, adding to the growing list of departures from the location. The renowned sharpshooter began making montages for the Modern Warfare series in 2007 and has continued to do so every year since. He has previously represented teams like OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan. Spratt gave his reasoning for the choice and his future professional plans.
James Spratt leaves the CoD multiplayer games behind
Spratt began making sniper montages in Modern Warfare 1 and continued to expand his fanbase during Call of Duty’s golden age in Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, and Black Ops 2. In his farewell video, he discussed the highs and lows of his CoD multiplayer career.
“Black Ops 3 sparked my enthusiasm and love for Call of Duty once more. You have no idea how much I adored the game. What I enjoyed about Call of Duty was how the game gave me the feeling of never wanting to leave.
Every year, Spratt returned to Call of Duty in search of the desire to master his skill and never leave the game, but sadly, his affection for the game mode dwindled over time.
“I’ve been trying to find that feeling for a few years now, but I’ve had little to no luck. That feeling you once had with this franchise is gone forever. In addition to getting older and having accomplished everything, Spratt partially attributed his choice to multiplayer “not being the same anymore.” The Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Roadmap demonstrates our direction.
For comparison, Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 includes two new multiplayer maps, one of which is a remake of one taken out of the beta. He thinks Warzone forced the developers to put less emphasis on multiplayer content, which compelled him to abandon the game mode. Spratt has announced one last sniping montage and will transition into Warzone videos, so he is still catching up on Call of Duty.
It’s a sad day to say goodbye to the Call of Duty multiplayer experience, but I accomplished a lot and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.