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Gunless explains why Huntsmen were upset by Mutineers at CDL Dallas

Published: 25/Apr/2020 20:54

by Michael Kelly

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Following their disappointing finish at the Call of Duty League’s recent Dallas Home Series, Chicago Huntsmen star Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman sat down with his CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez to discuss their stunning upset loss to Florida Mutineers in the semifinal.

It’s no secret that Huntsmen are one of the best teams in the Call of Duty League, but having such status also comes with high expectations, ones that were not met at the Dallas Home Series.

For the second time this season, the team fell to Florida Mutineers in the semifinals and were denied a chance to play in their second Grand Final of the year. Needless to say, the upset was not what most had expected coming into the tournament; Chicago were one of the teams heavily favored to win the whole thing.

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The loss was one of the topics that Gunless discussed with H3CZ in a recent episode of The Eavesdrop Podcast, in which the former eUnited and FaZe Clan pro explained why the result came to be.

“They’re the ones that abuse the things that are open the most against us,” he said, in regard to the Mutineers.

“I don’t think it’s Florida themselves or a mental block,” he added. “If a team did the exact same thing, took the roads that are open against us and we didn’t bail ourselves out with our skill, everybody would get us too and you’d be like ‘they’re a mental block too.'”

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H3CZ added that, in his experience over the years, many top teams have had opponents who counter them perfectly, and for Huntsmen it happens to be Mutineers.

Of course, Florida have taken their status as Chicago’s kryptonite and ran with it. Huntsmen came into their tournament having dropped two series all season, both coming at the hands of the Mutineers.

“Guess we’ll stay home and give Huntsmen a chance at their own event,” they posted, ahead of the Chicago Home Series.

Heading into the event, Gunless promised to “try to get the boys in shape”, but an early loss to New York Subliners has proven to serve as an obstacle for the Huntsmen.

After falling down 0-2, Chicago made things a lot more interesting with a strong comeback, but the eventual game five did not go their way. As a result, they went into day two having to make a losers bracket run for the first time all year.

 

Moving forward, the Huntsmen are slated to face off against the London Royal Ravens in the losers’ bracket of CDL Chicago, while the Subliners will advance to play Atlanta FaZe.

And while the Mutineers might not be present at this particular event, it’s becoming apparent that Chicago are becoming more and more vulnerable as the season marches on.


Catch all of the action live this weekend with our Chicago Home Series hub, which includes streams, brackets, scores, the schedule, and more.

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4 features Warzone desperately needs in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 28/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 13:31

by James Busby

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With season 6 of Warzone out for fans to enjoy and Black Ops Cold War on the way, we’re still excited to see what content updates will drop in the future. Here are four things we want to see added to Call of Duty’s battle royale title.

Warzone’s blisteringly fast kill times, highly customizable loadout drops, satisfying killstreaks, and addictive gunplay makes it one of the most unique entries in the BR genre. Of course, like all good battle royale games, Warzone needs a constant stream of fresh content updates and unique modes to keep players invested. 

Fans are now looking forward to Warzone in the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, releasing on November 13, 2020. We’ve seen some fantastic additions to Warzone already in Modern Warfare, but there are still some things that would be perfect to heighten the experience for players.

1. Return of classic guns

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Black Ops Cold War will also carry on the Warzone mode.

The Call of Duty franchise first graced our screens back in 2003 and since then, players have fought their way through the gritty battlefields of WWII, stopped a nuclear cold war, taken down terrorist regimes, and even ventured into the very depths of space.

Each Call of Duty game has introduced a wave of new weapons, attachments, cosmetics, and killstreaks that fans can equip themselves with when venturing into the highly competitive multiplayer arenas. 

As a result, there have been a vast number of historical, modern-day, and futuristic guns added to the franchise over the years. While Warzone’s current arsenal of deadly weaponry is nothing to frown at, we’d love to see some iconic Call of Duty guns return to the scene. 

Fortunately, our prayers have been answered with the release of the CR-56 AMAX (Galil), so there could be a very good chance that we see other fan favourites make their way over to Warzone. After all, we’d love to run around Verdansk with our trusty Thompson SMG at our side. 

2. Dynamic weather conditions

Summit from Call of Duty Black Ops 1.
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New weather effects could further enhance the game’s action for players to enjoy.

Battle royale fans have wanted dynamic weather conditions for ages and while PUBG has toyed around with various climate conditions, we’ve yet to see other battle royale games take the same leap – after all, Modern Warfare’s multiplayer already has night variants of maps like Azhir Cave, Hackney Yard, Gun Runner, and Rammaza, and Verdansk with The Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event.

While these maps may not feature any new content, the added veil of darkness really helps bring a new dynamic to the overall gameplay. Having a nighttime mode for allows for some brilliantly chaotic moments, particularly when you never know who is lurking in the shadows.

Watching enemy tracer rounds light up the sky, hearing nearby footsteps, and jumping at shadowy silhouettes is exhilarating and terrifying. Further dynamic weather effects would only enhance these emotions.

For example, weather effects that reduce player visibility would call for the use of NVGs (Night Vision Goggles), laser pointers, thermal optics, and Flash Grenades. Having various weather effects would also force players to adapt their current playstyle, drastically switching up the current meta and creating new opportunities for different weapons/attachments to truly shine.

3. Continued Seasonal events

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Full roadmap for the Haunting of Verdansk event in Warzone & Modern Warfare.

With Halloween’s ‘Haunting of Verdansk’ now live on Warzone, we’ve got a great taste of seasonal content that incentivizes players to play. We think it would be a fantastic opportunity to expand on these events with further seasonals, such as a Holiday event featuring holiday bonuses; a thick layer of snow or a blizzard draping the map, with special cosmetics focusing around the time of year across different cultures.

These weather changes to Verdansk will force players to restrategize and approach their matches differently, requiring them to rethink their weapon add-ons such as optics, and differing perks like Cold Blooded.

4. Further map updates 

ActivisionChanges to Warzone’s map could drastically impact the way we play.

Warzone players have been busy opening the various bunkers dotted around the map, collecting the rare loot inside, and scrutinizing details in order to uncover the game’s secrets.

The opening of a few bunkers may seem small, but it’s this kind of change that helps keep the map interesting for new and veteran players. Epic Games and Respawn are constantly adding, removing, and even destroying vast sections of their battle royale maps, so we’d love to see Verdansk receive the same treatment. 

For example, Warzone’s Gora Dam could begin to crack under the pressure as the frozen reservoir begins to thaw, leading to a catastrophic event that sees vast sections of the map partially destroyed or flooded. Not only would this make for an awesome in-game spectacle, it would also drastically alter the way players traverse their way around Verdansk.

We’ve seen cool additions to Verdansk’s map as of late with the Football stadium opening, and a new train traversing the map, both allowing players new POI experiences in-game, but constant graduating changes to the map will keep it fresh and appealing for returning players.

New aquatic vehicles could even be introduced to further supplement this change. The possibilities are seemingly endless and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Warzone when Black Ops Cold War releases.