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Chipotle Warzone Challenge July champions reveal their winning strategy

Published: 17/Jul/2020 1:29 Updated: 17/Jul/2020 1:38

by Albert Petrosyan

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Following their victory in the Chipotle Challenger Series‘ $50,000 Warzone tournament on July 16, up-and-coming Twitch streamer Unrational explained how he and his teammate, Stu, were able to have success against such a star-studded cast of competitors.

It’s never easy to compete against the world’s best Warzone players, and even more so when the opposition includes some of the biggest content creators, athletes, and celebrities around.

That was the pressure faced by Unrational and Stu, a duo that wasn’t invited and had to earn their spot via a separate qualifier tourney. However, despite coming up against such strong competition, they were able to find success in Verdansk and escape with the first-place prize.

“It was definitely something a little different,” Unrational said of having to play Duos. “We practiced a little bit beforehand. We landed our first two games at Superstore and wiped, dying off the rip right away. So, we decided to go to the bank a little past Superstore, loot up, get our loadout, and then we would both just split up on our own and do our own thing every game.”

With the scoring format awarding one point per kill and five for each match win, the champions put up games of 60, 58, 56, and 54, for an overall score of 228 points. While their performance was very impressive, the victory was far from easy, as they were barely able to beat the second-place team of Honokai and Pacesetter by just eight points.

In fact, as fate would have it, Unrational and Stu ran into the runner-ups in their final game before the timer ran out, and that ended up proving to be a crucial moment in determining who finished on top.

“That was absolutely absurd,” Unrational recounted. “We ran into Superstore and Stu died, and I said let’s go over to gas [station] … and some kid busted the door down and Stu just pooped on him. And then he was just like ‘wait, that was Pacesetter,’ and I said ‘they’re on their last game.’ It was insane.”

So they were that close to potentially dying at the hands of the second-place duo, who could have used that as an opportunity to springboard into first place. Those are the kinds of margins that separate one team taking home $25,000 from another ending empty-handed.

You can check out the full interview with casters Chris Puckett and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans below, starting at the 3:43:44 mark of the tournament VoD.

For more information about this tournament, including highlights, full standings, and recap, make sure to check out our Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 final placements page.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

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Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.