Clayster Receives the Perfect Gift from Sledgehammer to Celebrate the Ardennes Forest Tree Conspiracy - Dexerto
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Clayster Receives the Perfect Gift from Sledgehammer to Celebrate the Ardennes Forest Tree Conspiracy

Published: 1/Aug/2018 13:26 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 13:28

by Ross Deason


Sledgehammer has embraced the Ardennes Forest tree meme in the best way imaginable, by giving James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks his very own commemorative “Treegate” camo!

Clayster took to Twitter on August 1 to share images of the camo, saying “lmao I love you @SHGames, thanks for the gift 😀 #treegate”.

Sledgehammer Games was quick to respond, telling Clayster that he is welcome and saying “without you, good sir, there would be no #Treegate. It’s the least we could do”.

For anyone that is unaware, the cammo is referring to a situation at the start of July where numerous professional Call of Duty: WWII players were convinced that a number of new trees had been added to Ardennes Forest.

Key among those players was Clayster. The former World Champion vented his frustration, saying “oh boy we got what we always wanted, more trees to lose aim-assist on and stick nades to!”

However, images soon began to surface that showed the trees on the Cave side of the map had been in the game since November of 2017 – something that Sledgehammer Games confirmed in a reply to Clayster’s original post:

Clayster would go on to apologize, saying “Yeahhhhh, sorry about that, I think there was more trees added to the background and for the past 4 months that entire side of Ardennes has been smoked out so… yeah sorry”.

Naturally, the confusion was the beginning of a brand new meme in the competitive Call of Duty community; one that Sledgehammer Games is clearly keen to participate in!

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How to get Cleaver melee blueprint in Warzone

Published: 21/Oct/2020 16:45

by Jacob Hale


With the Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event arriving in Warzone, fans have been treated to a bunch of spooky new content, but among the most popular is the Cleaver melee weapon.

During Haunting of Verdansk, players will be able to drop into a new mode with Zombie Royale, as well as pick up new Operator packs based on popular horror films Saw and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

On top of these new features, Trick or Treat offers players the opportunity to earn a bunch of new weapons and cosmetic items across the map; but you have to know where to find them.

The Cleaver has become instantly popular, with fans wanting to get their hands on the melee weapon, but it’s not easy to do if you don’t know where to look.

Warzone cleaver MP5 loadout
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Warzone players are all trying to hunt down the Cleaver.

Although the Cleaver in the ‘Halloween Event’ tab says it’s unlockable in the Gulag, you’ve actually got to head to Prison, in the southeast corner of the map, to unlock it.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do:

  1. Land at Prison, or make your way over there after dropping (we recommend landing there to maximize your chances).
  2. Head down to the underground section of the POI, which leads all the way down to the Gulag showers.
  3. Clear out any enemies before they can open chests.
  4. Start opening loot chests for yourself, and hope the Cleaver unlocks — this is completely random, so there’s no definite way to tell which box will hold the Cleaver.
  5. Look out for a banner to stretch across the screen saying “Gulag loot found. Blueprint unlocked.”
  6. Once this pops up, the Cleaver will be added to your inventory. Play out the rest of the game, or quit the match to get it on your loadouts straight away!
Warzone Cleaver blueprint
Expect to see a lot of Cleavers in action during the Halloween event.

Once that’s done, you can take the Cleaver into matches to shut down enemies and slay zombies in the new Zombie Royale mode.

Pair this with your new Saw or Texas Chainsaw Massacre skins, and you’ll be the scariest soldier in Verdansk.