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Dallas Empire’s Shotzzy admits he may return to Halo after CDL Champs

Published: 22/Jul/2020 5:30

by Brad Norton


Dallas Empire’s Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro could be leaving the Call of Duty League (CDL) after just one season; Microsoft’s new Halo Infinite title may be too appetizing to pass up, he’s admitted.

Prior to his tenure in competitive Call of Duty, Shotzzy was one of the best Halo players in the world. The 19-year-old won multiple events throughout the Halo 5 cycle, even claiming a World Championship in 2018 under the Splyce banners.

Bringing the talented player over to CoD was no small feat. Dallas Empire owner Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail allegedly spent up to $250,000 just buying out his old contract. Let alone salary costs for the newly established League. The move has certainly paid dividends, however, as the Dallas roster currently sits in second place with just one regular-season event to go.

With this year’s playoffs boasting a bigger prize pool than ever before, there’s still plenty at stake as the inaugural season comes to a close.

Though the Championship event could mark the end of Shotzzy’s short-lived run in the CoD scene. As the 2020 MVP candidate recently hinted, he’s open to the idea of returning to Halo if the franchise’s sixth mainline installment is “really f***ing fun.”

In the midst of casual Modern Warfare matches during a July 21 stream, Halo came up in conversation. Just two days out from the major Xbox Games Showcase, Shotzzy admitted that he’s excited to see the reveal of Halo Infinite.

“This is me being serious…if Halo Infinite is actually really f***ing fun, and I genuinely like it, I’m debating on switching,” he said. “I’m not saying that I will go back. I’m just saying that if it’s really f***ing good and I see potential in it, then there’s a possibility.”

The first core entry in the Halo franchise since 2015, Infinite has been shrouded in mystery since its reveal in 2018. No one quite knows how the gameplay will look, nor how Microsoft intends to support the competitive scene. A full unveiling is set for the Xbox Games Showcase with a rumored release window of Q4 2020.

If this reveal sparks interest from the Halo 5 World Champion, Shotzzy could be set to transition once again. “I’ve played Halo literally since I was four years old until last year.” With fifteen years of experience, it would likely be a seamless transition back if the console pro decides to leave the CDL behind.

Shotzzy competing on stage
Shotzzy made history as part of one of the first esports rosters to compete in two games concurrently (Halo & CoD).

A few games later he reiterated that it’s purely an option he’s considering at this point in time. “I genuinely don’t think I will,” he said, before adding he’s “just going to have to wait and see.”

As Microsoft gears up for the launch of Halo Infinite, Shotzzy is gearing up for his biggest competition to date. The CDL playoffs will be kicking off on August 19 with $4.6 million up for grabs.

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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.