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Dr Disrespect explains how Warzone can improve ‘slow’ Solo modes

Published: 22/Sep/2020 5:17 Updated: 22/Sep/2020 5:41

by Brad Norton

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Dr Disrespect has lashed out against Solo playlists in battle royale games, highlighting Warzone as a particularly ‘dull’ experience. However, the two-time has a solution that could fix the game’s biggest issue.

Like most battle royale games, Warzone features a wide range of options when it comes to team size. There’s your standard Duos and Trios playlists along with a bigger option for Quads.

Like most in the genre, they also provide a playlist just for individuals too. You’ll drop in alone, fight by yourself, and come out as a single winner if you best everyone else in the lobby.

However, it’s this individual experience that often proves to be lackluster. At least, that’s how Dr Disrespect views the mode. “How come these battle royale games can’t make some sick a** Solo modes? Doc questioned during a Sep. 21 stream.

It’s a question that he’s given a great deal of thought from the sounds of it. The internet celebrity explained how Warzone’s Solo experience could be improved above all others with a simple change.

“I think the speed in Warzone’s Solos can be bumped up tremendously,” he suggested. Instead of changing core weapon balance, the frequency of vehicles, or any other random factors, he put forward a simple idea to increase the pace.

“If one of the things is hiding… okay, then let’s talk about something that I’ve been talking about for years. A sweeping UAV or reveal of the map.”

In order to force campers out of their position, a constant UAV could pinpoint them on the radar as the match comes down to the wire. That’s not to say that a radar will always be in effect, but when needed, it could push the pace and get players on the move.

It’s a simple solution that could dramatically impact Warzone’s Solo playlists. Typically, it’s favorable to get your loadout, get your armor, then find a spot to hideout. However, this idea would always keep players moving. 

Not only would this feature pay huge dividends to the Warzone experience, but it could improve the whole battle royale genre, according to Doc. “I think battle royale is still in its infant state in terms of design and the potential of what [the] experience can be. There are just so many things you can design and write.”

The relevant topic begins at the 22:30 mark below.

No stranger to game design, Dr Disrespect has been returning to his roots with an exclusive map design for Rogue Company. Perhaps there’s a chance his ideas are also used to help mold the future of Warzone’s individual playlists.

Warzone is set to carry over in a big way with the upcoming Black Ops Cold War release. There’s never been a better time for a huge shakeup to the formula.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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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.