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Parasite Suggests Two Key Steps That Could Help Competitive CoD Grow

Published: 8/Aug/2018 13:32 Updated: 8/Aug/2018 13:39

by Ross Deason

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Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte has shared his thoughts on how to help competitive Call of Duty grow and reach a larger audience.

The 2013 Call of Duty world champion has never been one to shy away from debates like the current hot topic of whether all weapons should be allowed to be used in competitive CoD.

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Parasite responded to people suggesting that it would make CoD esports more popular by saying “people are drunk if they think allowing everything would make competitive bigger” and “cheesy equipment isn’t going to make things more entertaining or visually pleasing”.

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Instead, his answer is to design a Call of Duty specifically for esports and then market it and “provide incentive for players to try and populate the playlist and streams consistently”.

The 24-year-old also thinks that having skins, or camos, is of the utmost importance, saying “skins for the love of god”.

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The return of League Play in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may well mean that Parasite’s wish for players to have an incentive to play will be answered.

As for skins statement, items that can be purchased in-game, whether they are esports specific or not, seem to be a constant factor in most major esports titles.

From Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Overwatch and Dota 2 to Fortnite, the incentive to earn, or purchase, new skins and items seems to be key in keeping players actively invested in a game.

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TimTheTatman reveals epic VLK Rogue Warzone loadout from TikTok

Published: 19/Oct/2020 11:45

by Jacob Hale

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Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has been trying out Warzone loadouts from popular TikTok videos, and thinks he could have stumbled open a gold mine, particularly with this VLK Rogue shotgun loadout for Season 6.

While before, he tried out a highly-recommended Akimbo 1911 pistol build — which it couldn’t be more evident he didn’t like at all — this VLK Rogue seems to float towards the opposite end of the scale.

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Shotguns have become a hot commodity in Warzone, especially since the introduction of Dragon Breath rounds made them arguably the most overpowered weapons in the game.

That said, the VLK Rogue isn’t higher on players’ lists of favorites, with most opting for the Origin-12, the R9-0, or Season 6’s new JAK-12 shotgun. But it might be time to consider the Rogue, according to Tim.

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The VLK Rogue tends to go forgotten in the Shotgun weapon class, outshone by its peers.

While the VLK Rogue is available as floor loot currently in Season 6, you won’t see many personal loadouts including it, but with the Dragon Breath rounds it looks as good as any other gun in its class.

As Tim says, he hasn’t used the gun for a while, allegedly since its buff which occurred all the way back in May, so he’s not completely familiar with how to handle it. Before long, though, that clearly doesn’t matter. Here’s the loadout Tim says made him a “believer” in the weapon:

  • Muzzle: Choke
  • Barrel: 16” Warlord
  • Laser: 5mW Laster
  • Pump Grip: XRK Race Grip
  • Ammunition: 8-R Dragon’s Breath

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While Tim was clearly cautious at first, he ended up being a big fan of the VLK loadout, which was originally created by TikTok creator LoochyTV.

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Whether it’s good enough to replace the likes of the Origin or JAK-12 really comes down to personal preference. Really, any shotgun with Dragon’s Breath rounds will likely have the desired effect, but it’s definitely worth trying on the VLK Rogue to see if it works better for you.