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Shroud reveals his only complaint about Call of Duty: Warzone so far

Published: 11/Mar/2020 13:46

by Matt Porter

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Call of Duty: Warzone is officially here, marking the storied franchise’s first steps into the realm of free-to-play battle royale, and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has already discovered one thing he thinks needs to change moving forward.

Warzone officially launched on Tuesday, March 10 after months of speculation, with players jumping out of planes and onto one of the largest battle royale maps ever seen, as 150 combatants battled it out to be the last trio standing and claim victory over their rivals.

With the map being so large, it’s important that there is a way to shrink the play area as players get eliminated, and for this Infinity Ward decided to use gas which deals damage and eventually downs anyone who spends too much time in it. This gas is deadly, but it’s also extremely quick when it starts to move, which shroud thinking it may be too speedy and need to be adjusted.

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Warzone uses gas to force players into gunfights.

After finding himself running away from the gas in a match only to sprint into the crosshairs of a waiting enemy who sent back to the lobby, the 25-year-old explained why the gas had forced him into a situation he didn’t want to be in, but had no choice to be there.

“Nobody knows what they’re doing because it’s so new. It’s going to be like that for a while,” shroud stated. “Everyone’s still in zone getting all f**ked up. Holy sh*t, the zone moves way too fast.”

“With how much you can respawn, that [gas] moves way too quick, for sure, because you’re permanently in a fight. They’re going to go down, they’re going to respawn on their team, another person’s going to respawn on the team, so if you’re not in the zone from the very beginning, you won’t be able to get into it. [The gas mask] is only 10 seconds of protection.”

Clip starts at 27:26 for mobile viewers.

With so many players, it’s crucial that the play area shrinks so that gunfights continue to take place, otherwise, it will be extremely difficult to find opponents and matches will become slow as groups hide out rather than push for engagements.

Whether Infinity Ward will make any changes to this mechanic remains to be seen, but it seems shroud would gladly welcome a slight reduction to the speed at which the gas moves.

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Streamer frags out in Black Ops Cold War with Rockband guitar controller

Published: 30/Nov/2020 20:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players have been known to whip out some pretty outlandish controllers in years past, and now that trend has continued with Black Ops Cold War with one streaming using a Rockband guitar.

Twitch streamer TheStevieP decided to play the game’s zombies and even multiplayer mode with the absurd controller, but was actually seeing some success with it despite its obvious limitations.

While playing with a guitar may sound impossible, especially with a game as fast-paced as COD, TheStevieP found a button layout setup that gets the job done.

“Walk is down on the strum bar, walking backward is up on the strum bar,” he explained. “To look around, red is to the left, yellow is to the right, blue is up, orange is down. And green shoots.”

However, some of the drawbacks of playing with the guitar are that he doesn’t have a reload button or a grenade button that could get him into some serious trouble in the heat of a firefight.

“If I get a kill in multiplayer I’m going to laugh,” he chuckled. “The person who dies to me deserves to be laughed at.”

As it turns out, his remark was spot on, because just a little bit later, the streamer hopped into multiplayer to partake in some TDM on the infamous Miami map.

After struggling with four deaths to his name, TheStevieP ended up getting into an extremely awkward firefight on a stairway. After missing his first few shots and taking some damage, he managed to finally land a direct hit, eliminating his opponent.

“Yo!” he jumped up with his arms raised in victory.

As he let out a hardy belly laugh, the streamer did end up falling himself, but it was perfectly fine by him, who still couldn’t believe he managed to pull off the frag.

“Let’s go!” he beamed again with glee.

The clip taking from the stream ended up being posted to Reddit where it received a whopping 3.8K upvotes by users on the platform who were impressed with the play.

Black Ops Cold War is still very young so there is no telling what else streamers and content creators will try to up the ante in the bizarre controller department. As it stands though, this was one heck of a way to kick off the entertainment.