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Dr Disrespect lays out what Warzone needs to stay on top

Published: 26/Mar/2020 6:56 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 9:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Dr Disrespect has laid out what Infinity Ward needs to do next to keep Warzone “rolling on” past the initial hype of the battle royale’s mega-launch, from adding new limited-time modes, to tweaking the map and gun meta.

Warzone’s long-awaited launch was huge. Over 30 million eager players poured into Infinity Ward’s battle royale over the past fortnight. There can be no denying the new playlist landed with a bang ⁠— but can it keep momentum?

According to the Doc, of course it can. The groundwork is there, and it certainly boasts enough fans. It’s just up to the devs to navigate the ‘post-honeymoon phase.’ Luckily, the Two-Time shared tips on how they could do just that.

Dr Disrespect said he's keen to see Warzone keep
Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect said he’s keen to see Warzone keep “rolling on” with new changes.

The “phase of excitement” that comes with any new release is basically dwindling away now, the Doc said during his March 25 stream. The key now, as the game begins to “flatline,” is to look to the future: maps, skins, LTMs, and more.

“This new experience is kind of flatlining a bit now,” he admitted, but said there is plenty both fans and devs can do to keep Warzone fresh. For players, it now means “perfecting rotations and drops… finding out what the meta is.”

There’s plenty the devs can do too, the Twitch star continued. “From a developer standpoint, [they can] continuously add new content: skins, map changes, limited-time modes, etc. They have to keep it rolling on, baby.”

Dr Disrespect was fairly upbeat about the future of Warzone, but he did admit there were a few things that could lead to “early fatigue” as well.

The main thing is events, he said. A week ago, Crimsix, Clayster & TeePee won the $50k Code Green comp. Days later, JoshOG’s squad went back to back in a 100 Thieves-hosted tourney and KEEMSTAR’s Warzone Wednesday.

Now, Twitch Rivals is on too. The Doc can’t complain too much, he said, considering he’s “in basically every one” of the events so far. But he does feel like a tournament overload could be bad for Warzone heading into the future.

“I think what’s really going to kill the momentum is there’s so many tourneys… but all these tournaments could fatigue the game at a faster rate. Maybe I could be wrong,” he said. He added “a few a week” would probably be fine.

Despite those worries, the Doc does seem to be keen to see where Warzone’s huge potential leads. He’s had a few outbursts here and there, yes, but he does still seem to hold the same feelings he had at launch ⁠— he’s loving it.

Now it’s just a question of where Infinity Ward takes the CoD BR next. They’re already adding four new guns ⁠next patch, so it looks like they and the Two-Time may be on the same page about what Warzone needs to “keep rolling on.”

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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.

Cracked Creators Warzone
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.