Shroud reveals his two "worst" maps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Dexerto
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Shroud reveals his two “worst” maps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Published: 28/Dec/2019 2:34 Updated: 28/Dec/2019 2:38

by Albert Petrosyan

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FPS legend Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has been playing a lot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare since it released, and he’s now identified the maps that he dislikes the most.

Shroud has streamed more Call of Duty over the last few months than probably ever in his career, mainly due to Modern Warfare now having cross-play between PC and console, and, of course, him being sponsored to play as a ‘CoD Partner.’

Initially, he was always playing Ground War, which lasts longer than regular modes and has a larger number of players, perfect for racking up kills. Recently, he’s also taken a liking to the 2v2 mode Gunfight, even playing in BoomTV’s recent $25,000 Code Red Gunfight tournament.

During one of his recent streams, the Mixer star gave two of the maps the distinction of being his least favorite in Modern Warfare, and they weren’t regular multiplayer maps.

It was actually Hill and Cargo, two Gunfight maps, the latter of which was added as part of the recently-released Season 1 post-launch content drop.

ActivisionThe Wetworks-inspired Cargo Gunfight map is one of Shroud’s least favorite in the entire game.

Why shroud doesn’t like Cargo

“I am not a fan of this map,” he said, loading into Cargo. “This is not my map, especially in this new Gunfight variant,” – referring to the Gunfight O.S.P. version that requires players to pick up weapons instead of spawning with them at the start of each round.

His girlfriend, Hannah ‘Bnans’ Kennedy, who he was playing with at the time, shared a similar sentiment, saying “I don’t like this map.” To that, shroud replied by saying “Yeah, it’s a mess.”

“This map’s a close contender to Hill,” he added. “Actually, I think this and Hill are exactly the same because it’s whoever holds back the furthest is the one that’s going to win. So I think this map and Hill are exactly the same.”

Hill, which has been in the game for longer than Cargo, is widely considered to be one of the worst Gunfight maps by most of the player-base, so it’s no major surprise that shroud isn’t a fan of it either.

So, it turns out that one criteria maps need to meet to be considered among the worst by shroud is to have a layout and design that promotes less strategic play and more waiting around in the spawn.

Unfortunately for him, and everyone else who dislikes Hill and Cargo, those two maps are here to stay as part of the Gunfight rotation, so it’s up to Infinity Ward to release better maps in future post-launch content drops.

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Black Ops Cold War players demand change to controversial camo challenge

Published: 1/Dec/2020 22:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players are calling on Treyarch to revamp one of the camo challenges in Black Ops Cold War, Policia, because it relies too heavily on their opponents’ actions.

Anyone who plays Call of Duty should be familiar with camo challenges – weapon skins that are unlocked as players complete certain tasks. These normally range from scoring a certain amount of headshots, picking up double kills, or just simply fragging out.

However, while the community generally loves completing these challenges, there is one in Black Ops Cold War that players are demanding get changed: the science category.

These skins require players to get kills on enemies who are “taking cover from you in multiplayer”; the final unlock in the category, Policia, requires fifty of these kills.

Black Ops Cold War Checkmate
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Shooting enemies behind cover is a major drag for some players.

Given the fact that you need your opponents to behave in the exact way you need them to and get behind cover as you kill them, completing this challenge can be a massive chore. So much so that players are calling for Treyarch to change it.

“I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge?” Redditor Dementor8919 asked. “I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you.”

I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge? I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you. from blackopscoldwar

Others agreed and remarked how previous Black Ops games had better challenges.

“Remember the good old days where you had to get hip fire kills?” one user reminisced. “At least there ain’t a camo challenge where you have to get 100 kills whilst being prone, just imagine the camping.”

“Yes please change this! Whoever decided to make this challenge should actually try doing this…it is a pain. Why would they make a challenge where you have no control over it?” another chimed in.

Taking cover in Black Ops Cold War
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Will Treyarch change up the camo requirements?

The original post itself ended up getting a lot of traction with over 4,000 up-votes on the site and even earned Reddit awards from users who would also like the camo’s requirements to be tweaked.

So far Treyarch has yet to respond to the post or make any mention of plans to change it, but hopefully, they end up figuring out a method of making the camos more appealing for BOCW players to try and unlock.

Also, if you need help completing any of the gun skin challenges, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War weapon camo guide, which also includes all the steps needed for gold, diamond, and Dark Matter Ultra.