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Shroud gives his opinion on hit registration in Blackout

Published: 15/Oct/2018 13:47

by Ross Deason

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Call of Duty’s first foray into the battle royale genre with Black Ops 4’s ‘Blackout’ mode has been a great success in the days immediately after its release, but that doesn’t mean it is perfect.

Some players have reported issues with hit registration during some games, and it looks like the usual explanation of “you just missed” doesn’t apply, because even Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has experienced similar issues.

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One of the biggest streamers on Twitch, shroud is known for his incredibly crisp aim and ability to master a game’s mechanics quickly, but even he has been missing shots that simply cannot be explained.

“I’ve definitely had some shots where my bullet literally goes through people,” the former CS:GO pro said during a recent stream. “I’ve definitely had that happen, a lot of times.”

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However, the Canadian believes that the hit registration isn’t a major issue most of the time: “It feels okay because a lot of times it’s just a spray battle.”

The clip below is an example of one of the questionable shots that the Canadian star was describing. He attempts to snipe an opponent that is crouched behind a tree but misses two shots that seem to be perfectly lined up:

It is not unusual for a new game to suffer from some connection or hit registration issues in its early days, especially in battle royale modes with a huge map and player count.

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Blackout was only released on October 12, so some teething issues should be expected and they will do little to bring down the overall opinion of the game, which has already been a massive hit with streamers and Call of Duty fans alike.

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Warzone Halloween bundles leaked: Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Saw packs

Published: 14/Oct/2020 15:38

by Jacob Hale

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Halloween is fast approaching, and some spooky new cosmetics have leaked, bringing two of the biggest ever horror franchises to Modern Warfare & Warzone with Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

For seasonal celebrations, we’ll often see Call of Duty implement fitting changes to its games, with new items or game modes for occasions such as Christmas or, in this instance Halloween.

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It’s no different this year, as Halloween is hot on everyone’s minds, and it looks like you’re going to be able to mark the occasion by dressing up as some of the most iconic characters in horror. Not to mention bringing a fresh load of cosmetics such as calling cards and stickers to your inventory.

If you’re a horror fan, particularly of the Saw franchise and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you might want to have a look at what’s in store.

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Call of Duty appears to be fully embracing spooky season in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

The following cosmetics popped up on the reliable COD Tracker website, which automatically pulls different bundles, weapons and more as soon as they’re added into the Modern Warfare and Warzone data, that isn’t always immediately available to regular customers.

There are apparently 27 cosmetic bundles following the October 13 update, with many of them based around the Halloween theme, but the two that stand out are the Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Operator Packs.

Both will be available for 2,400 CoD Points whenever they drop. As with most Operator Packs, each of these will provide an Operator skin, a new melee weapon, gun blueprints, sprays, calling cards and more — take a look at what’s available in each below.

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There isn’t yet a date set for when these bundles will become available, but with Halloween barely weeks away, expect to see them appear in the store sooner rather than later.

There will also be a number of free Halloween bundles during the Haunting of Verdansk event if these leaks are anything to go by, so you can get in on the action even if you don’t want to spend money on the Saw or Texas Chainsaw Massacre packs, so keep one eye on the store over the next couple of weeks.