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Shroud camps his way to first Modern Warfare nuke

Published: 23/Sep/2019 5:02 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 6:51

by Brad Norton

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The former Counter-Strike pro, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has been grinding his way through the Modern Warfare beta lately and just earned his first nuke with less than 24 hours to go.

An FPS phenom and streaming sensation, shroud is one of the most recognizable faces on Twitch today and his latest obsession has been the Modern Warfare beta.

Released across all platforms on September 19, the public beta marks the first time that an entry in the Call of Duty franchise has allowed crossplay between PC and console gamers.

Harnessing his technical prowess with a mouse and keyboard, Shroud finally earned the exceedingly difficult nuke killstreak on the final full day of the beta.

In a September 22 stream, shroud played cautiously in the Ground War game mode and essentially kept within a single building to acquire the match-ending streak.

Accumulating kills in the massive lobby which pits two teams of 32 players against one another, it took the esports veteran just under eight minutes to rack up 30 eliminations using only his weapons and equipment.

Using the M4A1 Assault Rifle, shroud held down the building just opposite of C Flag on the Karst River Quarry map. This spot nears the center of the map and oversees enemies crossing from all directions. With the high ground well in control, it was going to take a herculean effort to remove the streamer from his camping spot before the nuke was called in.

“GG,” he yells as he finds the pivotal kill to end it all. Sitting atop the leaderboard with 37 eliminations total and 0 deaths to his name.

Joking to his friends in the lobby, he acknowledged that sticking to one spot on the map was the crucial strategy, stating that “I was trying so hard right there, I was camping up a storm.”

In an unfortunate turn of events, fellow FPS phenom and Twitch streamer ‘aimbotcalvin’ recently encountered some bad luck trying for a nuke of his own.

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareHave you earned a tactical nuke of your own in the Modern Warfare beta?

Having played a great deal of Modern Warfare throughout the beta period, shroud has gone on record calling it the “best CoD ever.” 

You can tune into his stream here and read our full guide on how to play the beta for yourself before the servers are switched off on September 23.

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When will Warzone solos return?

Published: 18/Jan/2021 11:53

by Connor Bennett

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The normal BR Solos are not available in Warzone, with Buy Back Solos and Mini Royale Solos taking its place. When will the normal solo mode come back? Well, here’s what we know.

Ever since Warzone released back in March, a number of different modes have been added alongside the normal quads, trios, and duos modes.

You’ve had things like Juggernaut Royale, Buy Back Quads, and even Zombies Royale to celebrate the spooky Halloween period. However, some players just want the normal battle royale mode that they know and love to be available.

Currently, if you just want to play the normal BR mode – where you hop in, loot, use the gulag if you die, and try to be the last player standing – you can only do so in quads, trios, and duos. It’s not available for solos, and players are asking when it’ll be coming back.

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Warzone is full of different modes, not just the normal BR formula.

When will BR Solos return to Warzone?

Well, the answer to that question is… it’s up to Raven Software and Activision. They make the call on when the playlists get updated and when things are rotated in and out.

Currently, solo players can only play Buy Back solos – which takes place in Verdansk – and Mini Royale Solos – which takes place on Rebirth Island. The latter of which was rumored to only be lasting until early January, but we’ve blown past that now.

The next big update that looks to be coming to Black Ops Cold War will drop on February 4 – bringing a new Zombies map with it. That could also see major changes come to Warzone, too. However, if enough players kick up a stink about BR solos still being missing, that could push the devs to change whatever plans they’ve got and bring it back sooner rather than later.

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Warzone’s solo mode has become incredibly popular since it was added.

Are Warzone solos gone for good?

Whenever something exits the playlist, some fans immediately ask if it’s been scrapped altogether. And no, that’s rarely ever the case.

While modes like Buy Back and Mini Royale add a nice change of pace, sometimes, you just have to stick with the classic battle royale formula. So, don’t worry too much about it possibly being removed forever. That’s really unlikely to be the case.


So, everything points to us seeing normal solos mode return in the near future, it’s just a matter of when Raven and Activision decide to flip the switch and bring it back.

If anything changes, we’ll keep this post updated so you’ll know when you’ll be getting your fix of normal Warzone solos next.