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“Beautiful” C4 Drone squad wipe gets Warzone dev’s seal of approval

Published: 23/Apr/2020 2:50

by Alan Bernal


An incredible team wipe in Call of Duty: Warzone showed how dangerous a ‘C4 drone’ can be, and the execution was enough to impress an Infinity Ward dev.

By combining the hovering hitbox of a Recon Drone and an explosive charge of a C4, players can create a makeshift C4 Drone that lets them fly around with a bomb strapped to the device. The strat takes a steady hand to not only sneak up on a team, but get close enough to do damage.

If the outplay wasn’t enough to impress the fans, user ‘arhayden’ gave the clip a bit of flair by putting it to the tune of Céline Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, a timeless classic for both fans of pop and perfectly timed memes.

arhayden via Reddit
The drone play provided a tense Warzone moment.

In the early phase of a Warzone match, the four-member team found themselves at the Airport near other teams. That’s when they hatched a plan to send the flying drone with an explosive ordinance at a squad up ahead.

That’s when the ‘Fran Cam’ revealed all four players of the other team getting into a jeep – a perfect opportunity to send the whole team to the Gulag.

But the chance was slowly slipping away from the player’s hand as the vehicle started to move away, starting one of the most one-dimensional chases seen in the game so far.

Decided to give the C4 Drone strike a go, worked out beautifully! from CODWarzone

There were a few times when the player got close just for the jeep to skirt away with the drone’s handler being heard anxiously saying: “I’m so close! Oh my God!”

That is until the opponent made the costly mistake of hitting the breaks for a moment, giving Fran the greenlight to send erratic calls for Aaron, the player with the C4 switch, to ignite the drone and jeep.

The sequence got the attention of Infinity Ward Studio Art Director Joel ‘ArtPeasant’ Emslie who complimented the “beautiful squad wipe” which left an unsuspecting team entirely decimated.

For players thinking they can replicate the strat, all it takes is some communication and good timing with the C4 Drone to ruin a Warzone team’s day.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.