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Shroud explains why controller has a big advantage on Warzone and Apex

Published: 21/Mar/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming superstar Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has explained why he loves Call of Duty: Warzone and Apex Legends being cross-platform, but feels that when it comes to tournaments, there shouldn’t be any cross-play involved.

In recent years, cross-platform play between console and PC players has been prevalent in a number of game genres – though, it has exploded thanks to battle royales like Fortnite.

While players have been able to test their skills against an even bigger pool of players, the debate about keyboard and mouse versus controller has raged on, especially with controller players having aim assist. That’s no different in Call of Duty: Warzone and while shroud claims that he doesn’t mind it, he doesn’t want to see it used in tournaments.

Mixer: shroud
The former CS:GO pro isn’t afraid of chiming in on debates.

During his March 20 stream, the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional had been gearing up to compete in the Warzone from Home tournament hosted by 100 Thieves when he and teammate GaGod dived into cross-play.

With GaGod using a controller and shroud on PC, both players give their viewpoint on things, with the controller user admitting to the assist being pretty overpowered. So, shroud chimed in. 

“No random schmuck can just pick up mouse and keyboard and do somewhat well, they’re going to suck, and they’re going to suck a lot. But, if you grab like a controller there is a chance it will just assist you in some situations,” he said.  “That’s the whole point of it. I don’t mind it.”

The Mixer streamer continued on, noting that Warzone being cross-play is “really cool” and that he “loves it,” but does he have some issues with it. “I’ve always been like this and I’ve always said there shouldn’t be aim assist or controllers or whatever in tournaments,” he added.

“You shouldn’t mix it. Either you go only controller or only PC. In Apex, for example, when you have half and half, the competitive integrity is already gone from the get-go.”

Other games like Fortnite have tried to split the player base in tournaments by running some console-only events, but, cross-play remains a huge draw for players.

While the aim assist is overpowered debate will rage on, developers are unlikely to make any sweeping changes because there has to be a level playing field. Otherwise, PC players would likely run rampant.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.