Shroud and Skadoodle demonstrate the perfect way to use a helicopter in Blackout - Dexerto
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Shroud and Skadoodle demonstrate the perfect way to use a helicopter in Blackout

Published: 20/Nov/2018 17:41 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 17:51

by Matt Porter

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Former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham were able to eliminate a full enemy team – without stepping foot off their helicopter.

The pair were playing duos matches on Call of Duty’s battle royale mode, when they decided to hop into a helicopter and fly around, hoping to locate some enemy players.

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Shroud and Skadoodle were flying around between Rivertown and the Fracking Tower, when they came across an enemy squad sitting in two houses just north-west of the tower.

Skadoodle’s incredible aim with a sniper spelled disaster for an enemy duo.

While most players would park the helicopter and jump out to battle their opponents, shroud decided to circle around the buildings, allowing Skadoodle to pick one off from range when he decided to peak out of a top floor window to see what was going on.

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With the final enemy hiding from the duo, shroud decided to take the fight to him rather than wait for him to make an appearance. “I’ll get you in there,” commented shroud. “Shoot him through the window, ok?”

Skadoodle managed to hit his shot, and as he tried to hide in the building, Skadoodle pulled out his assault rifle and shot him through the wall, securing the kill and wiping out the team.

While shroud and Skadoodle’s use of the helicopter worked out very well for them here, it’s safe to say that hasn’t always been the case during their run on Blackout.

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Recently, Latham managed to fire a rocket launcher into the chopper he was sitting in, blowing it up and killing his whole team, while Grzesiek managed to glitch himself under the ground while trying to catch a supply drop in midair with a helicopter.

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“Broken” Warzone skin is too hard to see & players aren’t happy about it

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:48

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 5 Roze “Rook” operator is maddening players, as the small, dark silhouette is sometimes impossible to detect before getting killed.

Verdansk is a diverse environment and Modern Warfare’s operators are fittingly blessed with a varied assortment of camouflages. With the map spanning green, forested areas, dry, muted plains, and dark, indoor rooms, there is a lot of different scenery to keep track of.

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Within the map’s obscured nooks and crannies, one Season 5 operator skin has become a particular nuisance for players. Upon hitting Tier 100 on the preceding season’s Battle Pass, the Roze “Rook” skin was unlocked, offering fans a jet-black, sleek character to rock across Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and accompanying battle royale.

With the prevalence of close-quarters combat in dimly lit indoor spaces, players have begun pointing out just how impossible it is to see Roze in the game. 

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Roze’s Rook skin is easy to see in the light, but practically invisible in the dark.

In a screenshot shown by ‘bleedblue_knetic’ on Reddit, there appears to be an empty cell in the subterranean jails located below the Prison POI. But their teammate, ‘Deadalus,’ is highlighted as being right behind the cell’s bars. 

Even knowing someone is technically there, it is practically impossible to discern a character model behind the partial obstructions.

I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay? from CODWarzone

As such, bleedblue_knetic’s post is titled simply: “I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay?” In response, the vast majority of commenters agreed that this skin is an issue and is getting widely used by sweaty players because of how difficult it is to see in Warzone’s darker environments.

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One commenter summed it up succinctly: “It’s one of the most broken skins in the game.”

Another Redditor, ‘OJbeforethebadstuff,’ also replied with his own example of the Rook skin’s seeming invisibility. While their video settings appear to lack more brightness than necessary, it still demonstrates just how deadly Roze’s camouflage can be.

 

As seen in the video, the screen is darker than most players’ displays, but, nonetheless, the Roze that kills him is frankly invisible. It isn’t until you watch the kill cam that you realize there was a person actually standing there amongst the tables, waiting to secure an easy elimination.

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Usually, hacking is raised as a possibility when you’re killed by someone you can’t see. But, in this case, it appears that the Rook skin is simply svelte and dark enough to blend into indoor backgrounds perfectly.

Her hitbox isn’t technically smaller than others’ and she does appear in an obvious contrast when in bright environments, but so much of Warzone is played in dimmed locations that this is as meta a skin as the game has seen. Infinity Ward has yet to respond to complaints and it remains to be seen if some of the game’s niche visibility issues can be resolved.

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