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Shroud goes on rampage with perfect melee setup in Modern Warfare beta

Published: 22/Sep/2019 10:11 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 16:03

by Andy Williams

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Twitch sensation Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has discovered the ‘perfect’ melee setup in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta, making use of an ingenius class combination.  

Modern Warfare has received plenty of attention since the beta debuted to the masses, from integrating its brand new cross-play feature to implementing changes based off of community feedback on the fly, Infinity Ward are pulling out all of the stops. 

Even though the latest iteration to the Call of Duty franchise is still in its pre-release beta stages, Twitch streamers and pros alike are uncovering the best in-game combinations in a bid to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Infinity Ward (Activision)The Modern Warfare beta has been a huge success.

With the beta gaining traction among the Twitch community, shroud has turned his hand to Infinity Ward’s boots-on-the-ground game. 

Playing Ground War on Karst River Quarry, the streamer found himself behind enemy lines with nothing but a secondary weapon in-hand, leaving the odds stacked against him — but since when has that stopped the former CS:GO pro?

Grzesiek takes down a foe near a set of stairs before dodging a Claymore, after which he found himself with multiple enemies to take down. 

Of course, in typical shroud fashion, he dismantles the opposition with nothing other than his melee ability while holding the M19 – killing a total of 7 enemies in 7 seconds – exclaiming “What’s up?!” multiple times in disbelief. 

A blast from the past?

The ability to quickly dispatch that many of the opposing team is due to the perk ‘Fast Melee’, which greatly enhances the speed of melee maneuvers.

Gameplay of this nature resembles the Tactical Knife and Commando Pro perk combination from Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2; a game that was widely acclaimed for exciting, fast-paced multiplayer action. 

Of course, it remains to be seen if the perk and weapon combo will make it to the end product, which is scheduled to release on October 25. Nevertheless, shroud has certainly landed himself a highlight clip.

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven

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With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.