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Shroud explains why he won’t play Call of Duty with Dr Disrespect

Published: 12/Sep/2019 3:47 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 15:48

by Brent Koepp

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Twitch star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek had some choice words when one of his fans in his chat asked him if he would play Call of Duty with Dr Disrespect.

Shroud and Dr Disrespect are two of the top streamers on Twitch, so their friendship often has both fan bases eager to see them stream together, as the duos mix of personalities and skills always makes for an entertaining time.

When they aren’t playing together, naturally they have a bit of a rivalry between them and during a stream on September 11, shroud took a shot at the Two-Time when explaining why he won’t play Blackout with him.

Shroud won’t play Blackout with Dr Disrespect

As shroud was getting ready to start his stream, he was talking to his chat about various topics, when someone from his audience asked him if he would play COD with Dr Disrespect anytime soon.

“COD with Doc? He’s playing on console dude. You think I’m a f*ckin pleb?” he said, quickly shooting down the idea of playing with the Two-Time, while also roasting him for how he plays.

This isn’t the first time that the former CSGO pro has taken a shot at Doc. During his September 10 WoW Classic stream, he was asked by someone in chat if he could see Dr Disrespect ever playing the MMORPG.

“He would play this character, use all that information and knowledge that he had and he would just shit on some noobs and then never play again,” he said, ribbing the Two-Time, who himself has previously made fun of those playing the popular online game.

Doc’s COD experience

While there is no denying the Two-Time exudes incredible power and dominant skills, he found himself being bested by some razor-wire while playing Black Ops 4 on September 4, which sent the Twitch star into a rage.

“What the f*ck is this stupid f*cking game!? Huh!? What is this?” Dr Disrespect screamed, after his attempt to use his grapple gun and zip over the wire completely blew up in his face, sending him to a humiliating death.

The insults are always in good fun though as the two Twitch stars are both friends in real life, and taking shots at the other has become sort of a sport for them.

As of the time of this article, both shroud and Dr Disrespect are in the top 10 most subbed channels on the streaming platform.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.