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Call of Duty: Shroud and Skadoodle snowball their way to a Blackout victory

by Matt Porter

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham have become well known amongst Blackout fans for their incredible skill and amazing victories.

The pair, both former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professionals, have become full time streamers, and much of their time has been spent on Call of Duty’s battle royale mode, Blackout.

The game mode released alongside Black Ops 4 on October 12, and Treyarch have continued to update and add new items and weapons to Blackout, including the weapons of choice for shroud and Skadoodle in this clip, snowballs.

Blackout is Call of Duty's first foray into the battle royale genre.

These frosty weapons were introduced to Blackout on Thursday, December 13, with Treyarch’s Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar asking players to send him clips of them using the items to get the final kill as they won a match.

For Latham and Grzesiek, the challenge was on, and it didn’t take long for the pair to earn a Blackout victory using the snowballs.

The former Cloud9 teammates found themselves in a two versus one situation, with shroud spotting their final enemy on a rock below where he stood. Reacting quickly, he threw a stun grenade to blind his opponent, and began to pelt their opponent as they tried to secure the victory.

The snowballs don’t deal a lot of damage, so shroud cleverly continued to throw stuns at their enemy, meaning he couldn’t fire back, and eventually the duo took him down and won the match.

The pair were clearly happy with their work, laughing at the misfortune of their enemy, with Skadoodle giggling that their opponent was trying to heal, while shroud simply said: “I love it!”

Snowballs aren’t the only recent addition to Blackout, as Treyarch released the v1.10 patch on Tuesday, December 18, which included custom games, new Specialists and map and audio improvements for the mode.