Ah yes, it’s time for the return of an ancient meme from the days when Call of Duty players would throw down the gauntlet of “1v1 me bro” to anyone who challenged their gaming credentials. Partly ironic, partly an excuse to humiliate your friend with a 360 no-scope on Rust.
After a remake of Modern Warfare 2’s Rust was introduced earlier this month, players immediately began to wonder when they’d be able to duel it out on the iconic map in the new Modern Warfare. After a tense few days of waiting (and some heavy hints from Infinity Ward), it looks like that time is now, as the latest playlist update has added 1v1 for Rust. It appears to have made the community rather happy.
The reason why this meme was attached to Rust specifically, according to collective internet wisdom, is because of Rust’s size: as such a compact map, it made it far easier for duelling friends to find each other in 1v1 matches with sniper rifles. Nowadays it’s mainly a parody phrase – although I’m tempted to start using it to challenge people around the office.