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Shroud reveals his favorite Call of Duty: Modern Warfare mode

Published: 11/Dec/2019 0:17 Updated: 11/Dec/2019 0:50

by Albert Petrosyan


It’s no secret that superstar streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek enjoys playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – or, more specifically, his favorite multiplayer mode “Ground War.”

When it comes to Call of Duty titles of recent years, Modern Warfare is, by far, the game that shroud has played the most on stream.

One reason for this is the much-expanded player-base on PC, shroud’s preferred choice of platform, and the fact that cross-play between PC, PS4, and Xbox One was enabled for the first time in the franchise’s history.

Another reason is Ground War, the large and chaotic Domination-type game mode that the former CSGO pro named his favorite thing to play in multiplayer.

“Ground War is just the best, it’s just the best game mode by far,” he said. “That’s it! It’s by far the best game mode.”

Infinity WardGround War offers a lot more than regular multiplayer modes in Modern Warfare, including tanks, larger maps, etc…

Why shroud loves playing Ground War in Modern Warfare

During one of his recent Call of Duty partner Modern Warfare streams, shroud was asked why he doesn’t play any of “normal” multiplayer modes.

“Because Ground War is fun,” he answered simply. “It’s way more enjoyable.”

Shroud isn’t the only one who’s taken a strong liking to Ground War, either: Many of the game’s biggest content creators and pro players favor the mode because of all that it offers, which regular multiplayer doesn’t.

For example, there are way more players to engage (the mode supports up to 64 players), it features vehicles such as tanks, ATVs, and helicopters, the matches tend to last much longer, and you’re spending more time playing rather than waiting in the main menu in between games.

(Ground War half of video begins at 6:23 mark for mobile users)

Shroud has produced several memorable moments in Ground War, including a ridiculous killing spree that saw him activate his human aimbot powers and deliver three long-range headshots within 30 seconds.

Of course, no will ever forget his iconic melee rampage during the Modern Warfare Beta, during which he took down seven enemy players in seven seconds with a combat knife.

Safe to say, there’s a good reason why the Mixer star prefers Ground War, and he makes it look so easy too!

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun


From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

Warzone Superstore
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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”