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Pro Call of Duty player Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez dies aged 21

Published: 11/Nov/2020 1:10 Updated: 11/Nov/2020 12:10

by Albert Petrosyan

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Professional Call of Duty player Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez, who played for Florida Mutineers in the CDL, has died following multiple heart attacks, his team has confirmed. He was 21.

Mutineers announced the news of his sudden death, which has shocked the Call of Duty community, on Twitter on November 11. “The Mutineers family sadly confirms today the sudden passing of Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez from multiple heart attacks,” the message read. “At his family’s request we report that his tragic death was not ruled a suicide.

“This is an unfathomable loss for his family, friends and our Florida Mutineers team. He will be greatly missed every day.”

 

His family also sought to clarify the cause of Fero’s death, as they thanked the Call of Duty community for their support.

“This is Maurice’s, aka Fero, family,” the tweet read. “We are saddened to announce his passing. We would like to state that he did not take his own life and he was not battling depression. We appreciate everyone’s love and support. We would also appreciate privacy at this time.”

Following the announcement, streamer NICKMERCS paid tribute. “Call of Duty scene lost a legend,” he tweeted.

Fero began his Call of Duty career with Denial Esports in late 2014, but really took off during the 2017-18 WWII season when a stellar finish to the campaign with Team Kaliber resulted in him being recruited by 100 Thieves for their new Black Ops 4 team.

His biggest win came at Stage 2 playoffs in 2018, where he and Team Kaliber took first place and the $200,000 prize.

His short spell with 100T was followed by a similarly brief stint with Team Envy and after the season ended, he ultimately failed to land a spot on a Call of Duty League franchise for Modern Warfare, dropping down to the Challengers amateur circuit.

However, he became a key midseason acquisition for Florida Mutineers. Since the roster change, Fero and the Mutineers went on to win three CDL Home Series tournaments – Dallas, Minnesota, and Paris – tying the league lead with the eventual champions, Dallas Empire.

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Fero last featured for the Florida Mutineers in the Call of Duty League.

An aggressive SMG player who was willing to take risks with unusual weapon combos, Fero brought energy and flair to the teams he played for. He was regarded as a top tier player throughout his career, and even when he dropped down a level to Challengers, his dedication to perfecting his craft and ability to bounce back from adversity, meant that he returned to the highest level where he belonged.

Tributes paid to Fero

Following the shocking news, tributes poured in from the CoD community, as pro players, personalities and fans posted messages on social media.

“I’m heartbroken, truly at a loss for words,” 100 Thieves CEO, Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, tweeted. “Thank you for everything. Rest in peace, brother.”

“Call of Duty scene lost a legend,” Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff wrote. “Wasn’t super close to Fero but we played a few tournaments together, never lost. Played a million tournaments against each other and I never f**kin’ won. Rest easy little bro. Take care of each other, life is precious.”

Toronto Ultra star Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni posted, “My heart is shattered. When we spoke, it was nothing but jokes and laughter. I’m grateful to have teamed with and experienced such a lively passionate person. Rest in peace brother.”

The Call of Duty League paid tribute to Fero: “His absence will be felt throughout the league and the entire Call of Duty esports community.”

 

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby

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The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
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The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
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The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 


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