Call of Duty

Modern Warfare streamer goes viral with insane drum kit snipe

Published: 24/Aug/2020 10:00

by Joe Craven


A Call of Duty Twitch streamer by the name DeanoBeano recently crossed two of his passions – Modern Warfare and drumming. The results, as you’d expect, were hilarious but also actually weirdly successful. 

DeanoBeano is a Twitch streamer based in Ontario, Canada who, at the time of writing, has just shy of 1,200 followers on the streaming platform.

According to his Twitch bio, he “stream drums on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and video games on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays”.

However, recent streams have seen him combine the two, swapping out a standard controller for a drum kit while playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Surprisingly, it worked out pretty well in his favor.

Modern Warfare's oil rig map
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Modern Warfare has millions players worldwide, but this might be the first time anyone’s swapped a controller for a drum kit.

The biggest problem with this setup, aside from the obvious, is that basic controllers have two joysticks – one for movement and one for aiming.

Ditching these for a drum kit meant Deano was almost entirely reliant on light taps to alter his FOV, and then firing once a shot was perfectly lined up. The shooting mechanic was commanded by tapping a cymbal and Deano got it on point during a game of Hardpoint.

On the new Oil Rig map, Deano kept his distance and lined up a shot as an enemy moved for the hill. The result was an AX-50 shot to the torso, and the kill was complete.

The clip quickly went viral on Twitter, with many Modern Warfare fans in disbelief at the ability to get a kill with a drum kit.

It’s certainly not the first time we’ve seen players swapping controllers out for bizarre alternatives. Back in April, YouTube star Noel Miller went viral while using a steering wheel as a controller, even winning his Gulag 1v1.

With millions of players worldwide, we’re not sure what controller alternative we’ll see next, but given the success of drum kits and steering wheels, nothing should be written off.

Call of Duty

Dallas Empire coach Rambo hits back at “disrespect” from FormaL and OpTic

Published: 12/Jan/2021 13:10

by Jacob Hale


Dallas Empire coach Raymond ‘Rambo’ Lussier has hit out at OpTic Chicago members, and especially Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper over the disrespect they’ve shown him in a CDL ranking video.

As the kings of content in the Call of Duty League, the OpTic team are always putting together interesting videos and things for fans to engage with.

One video posted in January, though, has caused quite a stir among the community, with players, coaches and fans alike not taking kindly to what’s been said, as they rank some of the greats of Call of Duty past and present into tiers.

James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has already called out Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell for suggesting he is a ‘C-Tier’ talent in Call of Duty, and now his former coach, Rambo, has something to say to the team too.

rambo ray interviewed cdl dallas empire
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Dallas Empire have seen incredible levels of success with Rambo coaching them, but he was a great player himself, too.

Rambo was one of the harder choices for the players to place, with arguments that he could be placed anywhere between the B to D tiers.

Eventually, they settled and put him in C, though FormaL wasn’t impressed at all, convinced that Rambo is a D-tier talent who wasn’t much of a force on the map, even referencing a rough start Rambo had to a map during the finals of CoD Champs 2014.

While he might not be playing anymore, Rambo still has that competitive edge, and he wasn’t happy with what was said, calling it “pretty disrespectful” and even goading the team, saying they “got sent to the curb by my squad in my last event.”

The event he’s speaking about, of course, is that CoD Champs event, where his Envy side got the better of both FormaL’s Team Kaliber and Scump’s OpTic Gaming on their epic loser’s bracket run.

While Rambo was never known for his insane raw skill and high-kill gameplay, he’s commonly regarded as one of the smartest minds in Call of Duty history, so you can definitely understand where his frustration comes from.

Now, though, his Dallas Empire squad are on top of the Call of Duty world and already spent one season getting the better of the Chicago side — and now he’ll want even more going into CDL 2021.