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Scump hits back at CoD fans who criticize him for playing Fall Guys

Published: 15/Aug/2020 0:39 Updated: 17/Aug/2020 10:57

by Theo Salaun


After taking some breaks between practice sessions to enjoy Fall Guys and Warzone, Chicago Huntsmen’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has had to put critics in their place after they questioned his dedication and preparation ahead of the Call of Duty League Playoffs.

There will be $4.6 million on the line during the CDL Playoffs and Championship Weekend, so it’s not surprising that all 12 teams are currently hard at work practicing for the biggest CoD tournament ever.

But no one can prepare for 24 hours a day, and some players like Scump and his Huntsmen teammates choose to wind down after intense scrims with some Fall Guys, something which they’ve been criticized for by some fans.

But the King isn’t having it and has hit back at those sending such complaints: “Imagine practicing CoD for 4-5 hours DAILY for the past YEAR, then getting told not to jump around as a hotdog for a few hours with the boys.”

Fall Guys released on August 4 and has quickly risen in popularity as a silly distraction fit for goofing off with friends. So, it’s not hard to see why some CoD pros are choosing it as their game of choice when cooling down.

However, a lot of concerned Huntsmen fans have taken to Twitter, Twitch chat, and wherever else possible to complain about the jelly bean game’s infringement on Scump’s practice time.

They’ve even directly asked Chicago’s CEO, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, to rein in his players’ Fall Guys hours.

Huntsmen veteran Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson took a more sarcastic route in his reply to the criticisms, while OpTic Gaming LA substitute Martin ‘Chino’ Chino was quick to remind fans that Scump enjoying other games doesn’t have to mean he’ll “forget how to shoot.”

There’s also the very legitimate concern of burnout, as Arcity’s explained in another tweet, that there’s a chance “overplaying” a game could result in a dip in performance.

In response, a ton of professional Call of Duty players chimed in — many expressing that it is possible to train too hard and burn yourself out,

This timely discussion demonstrates that Chicago’s players aren’t concerned about playing Modern Warfare too infrequently, but are instead intent on breaking up the monotony of rigorous practice with chances to relax and have some fun on games like Fall Guys.

What’s ignored by the fans, in this instance, is that their favorite team is still grinding, they just happen to be engaging in some more casual team bonding as well. And it just so happens that Fall Guys has hilarious effects on camaraderie.

The Huntsmen are the fourth seed heading into the CDL postseason and will play their first game on Friday, August 21. They will either face the New York Subliners or London Royal Ravens, depending on who wins that first-round matchup.

Until then, expect to see Scump and co spend most of their time practicing but also loosening up a bit after on Fall Guys.

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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
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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.