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14-year old Warzone player carries his Dad to new Duos World Record

Published: 6/Jan/2021 11:28

by Alex Garton

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A 14-year old Portuguese streamer and his Dad have set a new kill record for Duos in Warzone. It’s fair to say the young sharpshooter carried the team to victory as well, picking up 61 of the 79 kills in the game.

Breaking a Warzone kill record is incredibly difficult and a challenge for even the best Call of Duty players, especially in Duos. Both members of the squad need to be playing perfectly and even then, it may not be a match that allows you to get as many kills as you would want.

Well, a 14-year old streamer has proven that you can carry a player to a Duos kill record if you’re talented enough at the game.

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The 14-year old streamer picked up 17,000 damage in the record match.

Warzone Duos record broken with 79 kills

To be a record breaker, you have to be ruthlessly aggressive and be on the lookout for any players to take down. That’s exactly how 14-year old streamer Bruno ‘Nistaf’ Silva smashed the previous record and carried his dad to the victory. In a single match, the young prodigy picked up 61 kills and dealt over 17,000 damage. In total, the pair managed to reach 79 kills, breaking the previous feat of 76.

There’s no doubt Nistaf has a talent for the game at a very young age and looks to have a bright future in Call of Duty. We reached out to his dad, BabaYuki, and asked him when he realized his son was incredibly skilled at FPS’s: “He has thousands of hours in Minecraft, but also put time into PUBG, Apex Legends, and Fortnite… that’s where I saw his real talent”.

BabaYuki even revealed the pair didn’t realize they had broken the record until someone told them: “We did not know it was the world record… we just saw at some point of the game that we were split up and that he could break his own personal record of 48 kills.”

It’s fair to say breaking the Duos kill record on Warzone is a great way to start 2021. From here, it will be interesting to see what Nistaf can achieve, and whether he opts to begin participating in tournaments.

Either way, it’s a massive achievement for a 14-year old and by the looks of it, he’s only just getting started.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.