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Shroud explains why Infinity Ward should “turn off” CoD Warzone vehicles

Published: 23/Mar/2020 1:55 Updated: 23/Mar/2020 2:45

by Isaac McIntyre


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has called for Infinity Ward to “turn off” the vast array of vehicles found across Verdansk in Warzone, and suggested they don’t have a place in Call of Duty’s newly-released battle royale.

There’s no denying Modern Warfare’s step into the battle royale genre has been a smash hit success ⁠since its March 10 release — more than 30 million players have already loaded into Warzone, and there’s plenty more on the way.

While many have fallen in love with Warzone, including Dr Disrespect, shroud has been a little harder to convince in regards to the CoD BR being top-tier. This time, the streamer has vehicles in his sights, and he thinks its time for them to go.

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Vehicles don’t really fit in Warzone, shroud explained after dominating in a truck.

According to shroud, transport options like trucks, buggies, and choppers “don’t have a place in Warzone.” He compared it to H1Z1, which is ruled by vehicles. Compared to Daybreak’s old battle royale, he said, cars in Warzone just don’t work.

“They should turn off vehicles or something. I think they should turn off vehicles in general,” he said, and added base player speed made cars all-but obsolete. “You run pretty fast, you get across the map fast already just by running.”

He added H1Z1 “got vehicles right” by having them be easily destroyed, creating new gameplay moments. With Warzone’s higher strength cars and trucks, the transport options rule the battlefield with their protection and speed.

“It feels like H1Z1 solos where you drive around in a car and when the time is right you blast them, or you run them over with the car. It feels like H1Z1, [but the problem is] it’s a lot harder to blow up a vehicle [in Warzone],” he said.

While Shroud’s most recent ideas about how to improve were about vehicles, it’s certainly not the only thing he’s suggested Infinity Ward tweak. He also recently revealed he was concerned the battle royale would be “impossible to balance.”

Before that, he took a swipe at the title’s respawn system, as well as Warzone’s “super fast” gas. That’s not to say he hasn’t been enjoying it, of course ⁠— he also dubbed the “chaotic” game mode “more impressive than Apex.”

Shroud isn’t the only streamer to slam vehicles either: Summit branded Warzone’s cars and trucks “overpowered.” He had a little less luck with helicopters, however, accidentally blowing his team up during the $50k Code Green tournament.

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun


From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”