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Crimsix responds to criticism from Scump & pros for breaking CoD GAs

Published: 10/Jul/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett


Dallas Empire’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has hit back at criticism of him breaking the current crop of Gentlemen’s Agreements in pro player practice games with the use of Auto Single Sprint.  

Gentlemen’s Agreements are nothing new to the professional Call of Duty scene, but Modern Warfare has seen a raft of things taken out of use. Players have been agreeing to new GA’s just days before events, yet, drama exploded on July 9 when some pros noted that Crimsix had been using Auto Tactical Sprint in scrims.

The two-time Call of Duty world champion caught plenty of flak from his fellow pros with the debate raging on about the number of weapons, attachments, and more that aren’t in use. 

Yet, Porter fired back at the current crop of GA’s, noting that it might be a little hard to trust the CDL pros to not use everything that should be at their disposal ahead of playoffs and champs. 

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Crimsix’s Dallas Empire squad have been on fire during the first CDL season.

The Dallas Empire star took to Reddit to respond to the criticism, claiming that his team have “literally been throwing scrims so that the AUG would stay in” use before being GA’d. “I was using Auto Single Sprint for two days and they lost their minds,” Crimsix posted. 

He added that the players have GA’d a “game-changing” setting that no one can prove is out of use, meaning that someone could easily go rogue and completely ignore the set agreements, especially when there is close to $5,000,000 on the line in the coming months. 

The former OpTic Gaming star noted that he’d used the GA’d setting as an experiment and that it took 35 maps for someone to “even say anything about it.” He further commented: “I’ve already seen enough tournament VOD that looks like people are using it. But I can’t prove it.”

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Crimsix hit back at the widespread criticism of him breaking GA’s.

Though some pros might have chimed in after Crimsix’ explanation, it was the reaction of his former teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner that garnered plenty of reactions beforehand. 

As rumors quickly spread about the broken GA, the Chicago Huntsmen star said: I just think its funny the person who did it. 27 brother. 27 and breaking GA’s, the f**k?”

The CoD pros are all gearing up for the final few events of the season, with CDL New York kicking off on July 10.

It’ll be interesting to see if any GA changes come quickly after the event, especially as there is such a quick turnaround before the second CDL London event gets underway.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


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
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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.