Shroud Goes on a Tomahawk Rampage in Black Ops 4 - "I think they made the axe a little too strong" - Dexerto
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Shroud Goes on a Tomahawk Rampage in Black Ops 4 – “I think they made the axe a little too strong”

Published: 11/Aug/2018 13:42

by Calum Patterson

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Popular streamer Michael “shroud” Grzesiek tried his hand at the Black Ops 4 beta on PC, and he was tearing up the lobbies in no time, even with a tomahawk.

Shroud is often regarded as one of the finest PC gamers around, especially when it comes to first person shooters, but Call of Duty has never been his game of choice.

Formerly a professional Counter-Strike player, shroud transferred his skills to PUBG primarily, becoming the most popular PUBG streamer in no time.

And he was no slouch at the newest Call of Duty title either, starting the day off with some seriously impressive performances – and that was before he discovered the tomahawk.

One of the equipment choices, the tomahawk is an iconic weapon in Black Ops games, first appearing in 2010’s original Call of Duty: Black Ops, and is back for the fourth instalment.

You only get one to throw, but you can immediately pick it back up, as shroud discovered to his glee.

After taking out five players, and almost a sixth, with his axe, shroud did provide Treyarch with a bit of feedback, which is what the beta is for at the end of the day – “I think they made the axe a little too strong.”

And that wasn’t shroud’s only highlight from his Black Ops 4 play session, as he also got to grips with the sniper and one of the specialist abilities – Ruin’s awesome gravity slam.

This rounded off an insane TDM comeback, as shroud pulled his team back to a 75-74 win.

You can watch shroud stream daily on his Twitch Channel, where he may be back at some more Black Ops 4 over the course of the PC beta weekend.

The real treat for shroud fans will be the upcoming ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode beta in September, where shroud will get to put his PUBG skills to the test in Call of Duty.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.