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Shroud explains why Apex Legends takes more skill than Warzone

Published: 29/Mar/2020 12:18

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming superstar Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed that Apex Legends actually requires more skill to play than Call of Duty’s Warzone, and that he might be “done” playing the CoD battle royale. 

Ever since games like H1Z1, PUBG and Fortnite started to make waves, the battle royale genre of games has become pretty packed in recent years – with a number of developers having a crack at it.

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The newest addition to the BR market comes in the form of Call of Duty: Warzone, which plenty of players have enjoyed. Though, after making the switch back to Apex Legends for a few games, it appears as if Shroud is “done” with Warzone after explaining that it’s a little too “casual” compared to rival titles.

Mixer: shroud
Shroud has dominated in a number of battle royales.

The former Counter-Strike player made the claims while playing Respawn Entertainment’s game, uploading it to his YouTube channel in a stream highlights video. After missing a his shots on an enemy, he exclaimed: “wow, I forgot this game actually takes skill, this is hard – I’m in the CoD zone!”

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“It’s actually crazy how easy CoD is when you play a game like this,” Shroud continued after racking up a few kills. “You don’t think about it because you’re having fun playing it, its there to have fun, but then you go play a game that is somewhat challenging and you’re like woah, woah woah woah. It is fun but it’s throwing me off my game.”

It didn’t seem to throw him off too much, however, as the former CS:GO professional picked up a handful of victories. Though, he did dive back into the comparison to state that he was “done” playing Warzone as much as he had been. 

Timestamp of 3:55 for mobile viewers

Shroud “done” with CoD

“Dude, I’m done playing CoD, seriously. After seeing my performance in this game, I am done. I am done. If I play CoD, it’s going to be very very minimal – like maybe an hour or something a day but I’m done, I can’t,” he added. 

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Though, the Mixer star continued on with his thought, noting that playing too much of Warzone would affect anyone who wants to play any other sort of battle royale at a competitive level. 

“I’m glad I just noticed it early, f**k. No offense to CoD, it’s a fantastic game, but I now understand why Tyler (Skadoodle) doesn’t want to play. It’s too f**king casual and it’ll f**k you up man,” he added. “If you’re trying to be somewhat of a competitive player in anything else, and actually like keep up, can’t do it.”

Of course, Shroud didn’t swear off Call of Duty completely, but fans hoping that he would return to something like Apex Legends or PUBG might have their wish granted.

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As for his comparison of the skill gap between the two, that is purely his opinion but both sides will no doubt argue that they have the superior player base regardless.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.