Shroud proves he's human after all with this hilarious death in Blackout - Dexerto
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Shroud proves he’s human after all with this hilarious death in Blackout

Published: 19/Oct/2018 1:00 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 1:07

by Wyatt Donigan

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Popular Twitch streamer Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek might be one of the best players in the world at any game he touches, but that doesn’t make him immune from dying in painful ways.

Ever since Black Ops 4 released on October 12, Shroud has been playing nothing Blackout on his stream, having made the switch after being known as a PUBG streamer for most of the last year.

Throughout his time playing Blackout, he’s put on some impressive displays of skill that make it seem as though he’s simply a bot putting on a great impression of a human.

That all changed when he fell victim to one of the most embarrassing and painful deaths that a player in Blackout can experience, however.

Rather than getting taken down by an opponent who managed to outsmart him, Shroud was betrayed by his own ATV while trying to engage with an enemy team.

While driving on his ATV, Shroud catches a pair of players out of the corner of his eye and quickly hops off to park his ATV on a hill and take aim at the unsuspecting players.

Shroud lands a few shots but then starts taking damage and before he even has time to react, he witnesses his character get run over and killed by the vehicle.

“Oh my God, are you kidding me? I was like, ‘what the fuck is hitting me?!’” said Shroud of the unfortunate incident. “That’s how I die? I was so confused. I was like ‘why am I glitching around?’”

The worst part of all is that his death came while he and his teammate, recently retired Cloud9 CS:GO player Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham, were battling it out in the top 10 of the match and Skadoodle wasn’t able to survive long enough to overcome Shroud’s untimely demise.

So the next time Shroud does something amazing on stream, just remember this moment and that he, too, is human and has died to vehicle physics at least once in his life.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
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The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.