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FormaL smashes Call of Duty: Blackout world record

by Matt Porter

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Professional Call of Duty player Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and while the game’s esport is in its off-season, the former Luminosity star has set an insane world record in Blackout.

FormaL is one of CoD’s most recognizable names, with the American rising to superstardom thanks to his time on OpTic Gaming, during which he secured the organization’s first world championship in the game as part of a dynasty roster which dominated for almost two years.

While many pros are taking time off ahead of the 2020 season, the 24-year-old has continued to grind Black Ops 4, focusing on the game’s Blackout mode and more recently, the brand-new Heavy Metal Heroes limited-time mode.

FormaL is one of the greatest CoD players in the world.

Heavy Metal Heroes sees the game’s map turned into a comic-book, with a revamped art style, with boost jumping which will be familiar to those who played the franchise’s Advanced Warfare of Black Ops 3 titles.

The added movement abilities lead to some aggressive playstyles, something which FormaL’s incredible aim lends itself to perfectly, so it will come as little surprise that a dominating performance early on Monday, October 14 saw him set a crazy world record in the limited-time mode, racking up 49 kills by himself as his team cruised to victory.

With just two opponents remaining, his teammates were doing everything they could to help him rack up as many kills as possible, calling out enemy locations but not even engaging them, instead letting FormaL zoom around the map with a Grapple Gun to pick them off himself.

Unsurprisingly, the crew were ecstatic to see him set such a crazy record, shouting “Oh my God!’ over and over again, with the CoD pro celebrating that they had “finally done it,” after a week of attempts at setting records in the Heavy Metal Heroes LTM.

FormaL’s kill record eclipses anything seen on the game since the mode released on September 23, with OpTic Gaming member Patryk ‘Rallied’ Salata coming closest with an impressive 34.

FormaL’s time on Black Ops 4 is quickly coming to an end though, with the release of Modern Warfare set to take his focus as he prepares for the franchised Call of Duty League, in which he is almost certain to play part in.

The American will be hoping that his record-breaking form will continue well into the 2020 season, so he can take home a big slice of the $6 million prize pool that’s up for grabs.