Shroud explains why CoD Warzone's respawn system 'doesn't work' - Dexerto
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Shroud explains why CoD Warzone’s respawn system ‘doesn’t work’

Published: 12/Mar/2020 4:38

by Isaac McIntyre

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Mixer star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed his thoughts on Call of Duty battle royale Warzone’s respawn system, suggesting Infinity Ward had missed the mark by adding Gulag one-vs-ones and purchasable revives.

Warzone launched on March 10 and, of course, battle royale regular Grzesiek just had to give the new 150-player mode a go. Straight off the bat, though, he dubbed CoD’s new take on the genre “crazy,” mainly because of the respawn system.

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The streaming star struggled to find his feet in the first few playthroughs, dying early in the round more often than not. What his deaths revealed, however, was some pretty key issues with its respawning, at least according to shroud.

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Shroud isn’t sold on Warzone’s respawning system, especially the one-vs-one Gulag arena.

Shroud’s main complaint with Warzone’s respawning system is it promotes “crazy” gameplay in the battle royale. It’s a step away from similar titles like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and PUBG, all of which have periods of calm in their matches.

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That’s not to say he’s not totally opposed to the fast-paced mode Infinity Ward have dropped into Modern Warfare ⁠— he admitted “it is Call of Duty at the end of the day… it’s supposed to be crazy” ⁠— but it seems like he isn’t sold just yet.

“I don’t like that you get into a gunfight, then you rez [respawn], and then you get into a fight, and then you rez. I don’t like that loop. It’s a battle royale, you should be mobile, you should be moving,” he said after another visit to the Gulag.

These constant respawns, which are worst at the start of each match when the Gulag is available, is compounded by the fact Warzone boasts 150 players each game. “Every place you land is a hot zone, and stays that way, it’s crazy,” he added.

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Shroud’s been using Warzone’s respawn system a lot in the opening days, leading to his opinions on the “crazy” feature.

Shroud is never one to shy away from a challenge in how to “solve” issues like these, either. He told Respawn how to fix both Apex’s supply bins, and make their Deja Loot armor better, and he’s done the same for Warzone and Infinity Ward now too.

According to the Mixer star, the overload of respawning options in the battle royale should be heavily reduced or even scrapped, so more players are actually booted from the game once they’re eliminated in the early stages.

“Maybe the game could have only one Gulag, one respawn? That should keep it moving,” he suggested. “There should only be one respawn for anyone on a cache. I think I’ve respawned on the exact same cache like five times already.”

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For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 14:55 in the video below.

Warzone’s respawn system isn’t the only thing shroud has taken a swipe at in the early days of the release either ⁠— the streamer also suggested Infinity Ward slow down the “super fast” gas which closes in on players throughout the game.

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Whether or not the Modern Warfare devs listen to shroud remains to be seen, but with the suggestions he’s been throwing out already stacking up, maybe they’d be best to wait until he’s done critiquing the game before they make their move.

Then again, maybe shroud’s problem has been how much he’s died. Of course if you’re constantly re-spawning the game will seem “crazy.” Maybe he needs to read our Warzone landing zone guide, and see where the best drop spots really are.

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3 tips to help you crush Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam: Dirty Bomb mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 20:52 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 22:17

by Tanner Pierce

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During the second weekend of the beta, Black Ops Cold War players got a chance to try out one of the new large-scale modes called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, and needless to say it’s a bit different from the rest of the game. Here are some tips to put you above the rest.

With Black Ops Cold War, fans have a variety of classic modes to choose from, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, etc. alongside some larger experiences like Combined Arms. That being said, there’s an even bigger mode called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, which pits 40 players against each other in an attempt to set off radioactive explosives around a large map.

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The mode itself is a bit different from the others, clearly taking a bit of inspiration from Warzone with the inclusion of armor, doors, etc., meaning that players of Fireteams: Dirty Bomb might be a bit confused when they drop into the map for the first time. Fret not, however, as there are some things to remember about the mode that just might give you an advantage over everyone else.

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Supply boxes can be found around both maps in the Fireteams: Dirty Bomb mode.

Use the supply crates found around the map

In Dirty Bomb, you have to collect Uranium and plant them at bomb sites around the map. Players can pick it up from fallen foes who drop it, but there’s another way to get it that doesn’t require you to get in a firefight.

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Scattered around the map are small loot chests, similar to the ones seen in Warzone. Opening these chests will guarantee you a few pieces of Uranium, in addition to extra bonuses like armor plates, kill streaks, and more.

The best part is that there are a ton of these located around the map. If you’re having trouble finding them, all you have to do is listen for the clicking sound that a Geiger Counter would make.

Tons of people seem to be walking right past these chests in game, so finding one that hasn’t been taken shouldn’t be a problem.

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When you spawn into the map, quickly find items like killstreaks and armor, they’ll help you out.

Find items and find them fast

While the crates drop Uranium, they also have the possibility of giving out some helpful items as well. Right now, there’s a few things that the crates can wield, and it would definitely behoove you to find them as quick as possible:

  • Armor
  • Armor satchel (allows you to hold more pieces of armor)
  • Self-revive kit
  • RC-XD
  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Sentry Gun

It’s important to find at least a couple of these items as soon as possible as doing so can put you at a serious advantage over everyone else.

Like the Uranium, your character drops all items when you die, so if you get taken out, you’ll have to go find them all over again.

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Stick around the bomb sites, as other teams can add Uranium for the bomb and then you can take them out.

Stick to the bomb sites

In the mode, anyone can deposit Uranium at the five sites around the map, but once the bomb is planted, it belongs to your team. Because of this, it’s important to stick around the site that you want to take once you start depositing your materials.

Don’t take them out right away, however, instead, allow them to plant their Uranium and take them out. This means you can have a fully functioning bomb in no time, without any of the work.

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Is that evil or dirty (no pun intended)? Maybe, but it’ll allow to detonate the explosive easier and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

Of course, there are other things to remember while playing but if you follow all these tips, you might just be able to win your Fireteams: Dirty Bomb matches with ease.