Mitch Jones pulls off ridiculous CoD: Warzone helicopter massacre - Dexerto
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Mitch Jones pulls off ridiculous CoD: Warzone helicopter massacre

Published: 30/Mar/2020 23:43 Updated: 31/Mar/2020 1:59

by Brent Koepp

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Twitch streamer Mitch Jones wowed viewers during his March 30 Call of Duty: Warzone broadcast when he went on a rampage with his helicopter. The personality created a bloodbath using the aircraft’s blades.

Ever since its March 10 release, CoD: Warzone’s popularity on streaming platforms has left fans in no short supply of mind-blowing clips from the battle royale.

However during his latest broadcast, Twitch personality Mitch Jones pulled off an insane feat that will be sure to impress any CoD player. His epic helicopter massacre has to be seen to be believed.

Mitch Jones pulls off crazy helicopter massacre 

The streamer dropped into a match, and went straight for the helicopter below. Exuberating confidence, he told his chat “Yeah, that’s my chopper, boys!” Immediately upon flying the aircraft, a player parachuting in got caught in the propeller blades and exploded like a bug on a windshield.

“Whoa! You got caught up in the blade there big boy!” he said, mocking his fallen enemy. He then hunted down three other opponents with the blades culminating in a double kill.  “Yo, I’m a f**king massacre with my helicopter!”

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, he then spotted a player on the rooftop of an opposing building. “For the last kill, we get the boom,” he said. The personality then hopped out of the chopper midair, and sent it flying towards his opponent where it exploded and killed them.

“Yo, I’m a f**ing legend!” Mitch exclaimed after pulling off the insane feat that could have been a scene from a Hollywood action film. The Twitch star’s chat went absolutely nuts over his rampage.

He continued to pull off crazy plays, such as sniping a player who was waiting for him at the end of the match. The tense exchange left him with close to 10% of his health when he took the enemy down with a perfect headshot.

“Get s**t on! F**k you!” he screamed. Unfortunately his insane killing spree came to an end when he got killed towards the last circle after emerging from the toxic gas. The streamer ended up placing fifth – not bad at all.

Viewers impressed with his Warzone skills called him “fat shroud,” which caused him to laugh saying “Wait, what? S**t, I’m fat shroud now? I’m with it!”

Clearly members of his chat weren’t the only ones blown away with his blood-soaked chopper rampage, as the clip has over 42k views at the time of writing and rising.

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Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
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Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.