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Shroud reveals the best CoD Warzone perks you “need” to win

Published: 13/Mar/2020 4:48 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 5:25

by Isaac McIntyre

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed which Warzone perks Call of Duty players “need” to equip if they want to have any chance of claiming victory in Infinity Ward’s newly-released battle royale game mode.

Like many other streamers, and Call of Duty fans around the world, shroud has been hard on the Warzone grind since Modern Warfare’s battle royale was officially released on March 10. Now, he thinks he’s got a winning formula figured out.

According to Mixer’s superstar, who touched on the subject during his March 11 stream, any player who wants to get ahead of the title’s early-release curve and claim some big Warzone wins, “needs” to pick the game’s top-tier perks.

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Looking for the best ways to win in Warzone? Shroud may have found the answer.

As he played Modern Warfare’s 150-player battle royale, he was told by a Mixer fan that if he wanted to win, he “had to run High Alert.” Shroud disagreed, and laid out what he believes are the “absolute best” perks in the game right now.

What makes perks the best picks, he explained, was which options “counter all the others.” In his eyes, that means you have to be running Ghost and Cold-Blooded.

“High Alert is a must? No… no, it’s not a must. If you’re running Cold-Blooded then High Alert gets counted,” he said, and went on to explain how “countering all perks” is king in Warzone. If you can do that, you’re set up to win, he said.

“You have to understand there are versatile counters to every single perk in the game. Ghost, and Cold-Blooded, and then the third can be whatever you want, the third perk is optional… that one’s personal preference.

“Cold-Blooded and Ghost is what you need because it counters everything. You want to counter as much as you can with perks. Those two do the most. They’re the best. Ghost especially because you’ll never be seen by UAVs.”

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 8:27 in the video below.

As shroud continues to play Infinity Ward’s new entry into the battle royale genre, the Mixer streamer seems to be figuring out the best ways to play.

Earlier this week he called for Modern Warfare’s devs to reconsider the way their respawn system works, and dubbed purchasable revives “crazy.” Even earlier, in his first playthrough, he took a swipe at Warzone’s “super fast” gas.

While shroud still seems to be zeroing in on what he does and doesn’t like about the latest battle royale on offer, fellow streaming star Dr Disrespect ⁠— who just re-signed with Twitch for two more years ⁠— admitted he’s loving the game.

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There’s still plenty of tips and tricks to learn about Modern Warfare’s new battle royale.

Still struggling to get your first Warzone win even after shroud revealed the battle royale’s best perks, and still need a little help to get over the line?

Be sure to check out our guides on the best landing zones, the first items you should buy, and where the map’s secret locations are, all of which can help you come out of Verdansk in first place, and claim that elusive victory.

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.