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Nadeshot explains why he hates “terrible” Warzone Blueprint system

Published: 26/Jun/2020 10:26 Updated: 26/Jun/2020 12:47

by Joe Craven


Nadeshot, owner of 100 Thieves and ex-Call of Duty pro player, has revealed the one aspect of Warzone and Modern Warfare that he has a major aversion to, pleading with Infinity Ward to make changes.

Despite Warzone’s incredible popularity – hitting 60 million players within a few months of release, players have quickly established a few features they are not fond of. Downtown, footstep audio, and RPG strength have all been touted as areas developers could adjust.

However, during an episode of the CouRage and Nadeshot show, the X Games gold medallist shed some light on one area of Warzone he wants to see adjusted as soon as possible, and it might not be what you thought.

Nadeshot playing for OpTic Gaming
Nadeshot played Call of Duty for OpTic Gaming.

“What needs to change, though,” Nade said. “Is the f**king camos. Alright, listen Infinity Ward… the camos f**king suck. Nobody wants the bullsh*t that you’re pedalling to us, it’s terrible. The Blueprints system sucks, it’s useless. Just give us reactive camos.”

“The camos are dogsh*t!” he continued. “You tried to sell me an avocado pack where the gun literally looked like a baby threw up… I just can’t even fathom how many terrible camos I’ve bought.”

He continued his criticism, stating that Modern Warfare’s system of selling ‘packs’ forces players to buy an entire set of camos, when they only want one or two from within the pack.

Nadeshot also suggested that Infinity Ward would sell 10x as many weapon wraps if they stopped bundling them together in these undesirable ways.

Both TeePee and CouRage echoed Nadeshot’s comments, comparing the camos in Warzone with those that featured in Blackout, and concluding that the Treyarch designed ones were far better.

“If you just made good camos, good operators,” he finished, “and sold them individually instead of bubbling them all up, it sucks. And the item store layout sucks too.”

Whether Infinity Ward take Nadeshot’s criticism and run with it remains to be seen, but many CoD fans have commented on the confusing item shop and lacklustre camos featured in both Warzone and Modern Warfare.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
Activision / Infinity Ward
Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.