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Shroud explains why the recoil in Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode is so good

Published: 15/Oct/2018 16:16

by Ross Deason


Mastery of recoil control can be one of the biggest differences between an average player and one of the best players on the planet in most first-person shooter games, and that’s no different in Call of Duty: Blackout.

But just how well have the game’s developers implemented recoil into Call of Duty’s first ever battle royale mode? Well, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek thinks they’ve done a stellar job.

“I like the recoil in this game. I like it,” the Canadian stated during a recent Twitch stream. “It’s really good. At first I didn’t know how I felt about it but, with the way the armor and the health works, you have to be somewhat skilled to AR [Assault Rifle] somebody at range, you know?

“You see my point? See what I’m saying?” he continued after failing to pick off an opponent at range and having to chase them down to finish them off. “See, there’s recoil. It’s just hard, that’s it. Very difficult.”

As a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro, shroud knows a thing or two about recoil control, and he seems to be a fan of the way that Blackout’s recoil rewards skilled players that know how to control it.

The fact that Black Ops 4 and Blackout use a predictive recoil system means that players that concentrate on learning them, or at least getting a good feel for them, will have a significant advantage over players that simply spray and pray.

With the game only going live on October 12, there is still plenty of time for players and streamers to master the mechanics and improve.


Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney


Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

Dr Disrespect mic muted slam
Dr Disrespect
Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.