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CoD Warzone dev responds to wrong players receiving kill credit

Published: 12/Mar/2020 21:31

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty: Warzone players have been noticing a discrepancy when downing an enemy but not receiving kill credit, prompting a response from Infinity Ward.

This sort of problem has been seen in battle royales like Fortnite in its early seasons, where players would look to land the final few shots on a downed enemy to steal the kill.

As it stands, even if a player downs an opponent in Warzone, the person who actually finishes off the player will get credit for the takedown. This can lead to stat-padding players hanging back on a fight, just to wait at the last moment to claim a kill from an already-downed foe.

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Some Warzone players tend to steal kills while teammates aren’t looking.

To combat this matter before it starts to become a problem, Infinity Ward Co-Design Director of Multiplayer Joe Cecot said that the studio is already on the job.

In fact, the IW dev claimed a fix for the problem was already complete on their end, except that it had just “missed” being packaged with the initial launch of Warzone.

“In the next title update (larger update), the person who downed will get the kill credit,” Cecot said. “The change just missed release.”

That’s going to be great news for players in general. Even without toxic users, typically squads will want to take out downed enemies as quickly as possible to prevent them from retreating and possibly getting revived.

While there are instances of good players unknowingly taking kills, fans have been running into a more likely scenario of toxic randoms.

Those players can easily sour the gameplay experience for entire squads, making Warzone feel less rewarding or fun.

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The next Warzone patch will give proper kill credit to players.

“These randoms will thirst your kills faster than anything,” Reddit user ‘EzE408’ said, reacting to the news of the upcoming fix. “Had a guy shoot a rocket at the guy I downed last night (on drop in). I was stuck in a reload.”

Hopefully the problem will be a thing of the past after Infinity Ward release their first major update, which should have a fix to credit players with the kills they earned.

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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.