Shroud proves his skill on console with insane snipes on the Blackout PS4 beta - Dexerto
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Shroud proves his skill on console with insane snipes on the Blackout PS4 beta

Published: 12/Sep/2018 16:00

by Calum Patterson


As a former professional CS:GO player and regarded as one of the finest PUBG streamers, Michael “shroud” Grzesiek is known for his prowess with a keyboard and mouse – but he is proving to be no slouch with a controller either on the Blackout beta.

Because the first few days of the beta for Call of Duty’s battle royale mode are exclusive to PS4, shroud has been forced to dust off his console to try out the first BR game from a AAA developer.

And while his early performances were good, there was no doubt he was slightly out of his comfort zone with toggle in place of a mouse, but he seems to be finally getting the hang of things and getting like his normal (and incredible) accuracy.

With a sniper in hand, shroud has been tearing up the opposition on Blackout, from sniping enemies out of the air before they even get a chance to land, to quick-scoping enemies in close quarters.

All of this from his second day on the beta using a controller, it seems as though it hasn’t taken the popular streamer long to get into his groove.

Or take for example this precise two piece, as he swivelled round and knocked both opponents with the powerful, fully equipped, Paladin – the bulky 50. cal sniper.

Players in his lobby aren’t even safe at ridiculously long distance either, as shroud manages to account for bullet drop and lead time to knock opponents across from Nuketown island.

Fans of shroud will be keen to see him try out Blackout on PC, when the beta goes live on all platforms on September 14.

His abilities in PUBG, another militaristic battle royale from which Blackout certainly takes inspiration from, are the stuff of legend, so putting his already accrued knowledge of the mode together with his mouse accuracy should be something very special to watch when the PC beta drops.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.