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ACHES takes shots at new 100 Thieves CoD roster during scrims

Published: 31/Oct/2018 10:00 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 10:01

by Calum Patterson

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Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price was less than impressed by the new all-star lineup of 100 Thieves, and let them know all about during a scrim.

100 Thieves re-entered CoD for the Black Ops 4 season for this first time since releasing their previous roster in 2016 – which actually featured ACHES himself.

That roster failed to win a single map at MLG Anaheim 2016, but despite this, 2x World Champion ACHES wasn’t sympathetic to the new 100T as they practice for the first time together.

And when the new 100T lineup was announced, ACHES made clear that he wasn’t as blown away as the community seemed to be with the top tier lineup of players.

During a set of scrims, which Team Envy admittedly dominated over 100T, ACHES put their opponents on blast, saying “these guys don’t know how to play.”

After a tongue-in-cheek comment about “100 Thieves – more like 100 Trophies (systems)” after multiple trophy systems were used off break by the opposition, Envy made a straightforward break into the opening hardpoint.

ACHES then goes on a bit of a tear, trash talking all the way, as Team Envy went on to win the map 250-179.

Fans will be looking forward to ACHES’ rivalries individually with a number of teams going into the first event of the season, but perhaps there is some extra motivation for him vs 100 Thieves.

ACHES has also shared a long lasting rivalry with 100 Thieves founder and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag – long time Call of Duty esports fans will remember when it almost came to blows between the pair at an event.

ACHES and Envy will have their chance to prove for real that their decision to stick as a roster (with the addition of Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland) following 2018 champs was the right one, at CWL Vegas on December 7-9.

They may have looked a step ahead of 100 Thieves in these scrims, but it’s only practice, and with plenty of time for teams and players to get better, things can change fast in Call of Duty.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.