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Call of Duty pro Temp names his top 5 gun-skilled CDL players

Published: 17/Sep/2020 21:40 Updated: 18/Sep/2020 0:48

by Theo Salaun

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Former New York Subliner, Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda, is using his offseason wisely and giving the fans what they want: pure content, including rankings of the Call of Duty League’s top five gun-skilled players.

Now a free agent during a chaotic CDL offseason, Temp has some time to answer fan questions and give his professional perspective on his fellow players. As someone with a strong reputation for his gun skill in particular, the former Advanced Warfare MLG Breakout Player and CDL Home Series champion has called upon his six years of professional experience to break down the league’s best “gunnies.”

Despite some chemistry concerns and an eventual release with the move to 4 vs. 4 for CDL 2021, Temp showed off some incredible gunplay in the inaugural Call of Duty League season and his perspective on other competitors is intriguing.

During one of his Twitch streams, his chat asked for his point of view on the other Call of Duty pros, based specifically on gun skill, not on chemistry, positioning, or whatnot. As a guy who has made a living off of shooting straight above all else, his answer was illustrative and should actually fit the rankings of most competitive Call of Duty fans.

For context, he chose not to base this list off of just one season or one role, instead deciding to include players who may have been slept on in 2020 but still proved their worth over the preceding years.


Upon being asked “which players still got the best gunny?” Temp proceeded to give his “All NBA 1st Team” for gunnies, which alludes to the NBA’s end-of-year denomination for the league’s five best players (and is complemented by rookie and defensive teams). 

Temp’s 5 best Call of Duty Gunnies

  1. Temp
  2. Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland
  3. Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell
  4. Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman
  5. Sam ‘Octane’ Larew

No one will be surprised that Temp included himself on the list (and, to be fair, his chat was smart to phrase the question with him already included), but new CDL fans may be surprised by some inclusions. While Huke had a tremendous year and played a major role on the Dallas Empire’s CDL Champs run, Dashy and Gunless got benched and Octane played well, but on a bottom-tier team. 

But, although Dashy, Gunless, and Octane had unimpressive seasons on Modern Warfare, Temp and the community know just how clean their aim is. With the continued emergence of gunners like Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris, it will be interesting to see if Temp is forced to change his list in 2021. 

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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.