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Slasher Shares his Thoughts on Smokes in Call of Duty: World War II

Published: 12/Jun/2018 17:39 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Chantal Stewart-Jones


It’s no secret that professional Call of Duty players haven’t been entirely happy with this year’s game, and it seems Austin ‘Slasher’ Liddicoat still has an issue with smokes.

Since the release of Call of Duty: World War II on November 3rd 2017, the competitive community has had plenty of feedback for Sledgehammer Games about what should or shouldn’t be included in the game.

This feedback previously led to a number of changes at different points throughout the year, including the removal of the Primed basic training and the M1 Garand assault rifle being banned officially, as well as a number of gentlemen’s agreements to remove certain aspects which players feel are overpowered.

Despite these changes, Rise Nation’s Slasher is still unhappy with the way smoke grenades function in-game, saying they are currently being overused and calling out Luminosity Gaming’s Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry in particular for this.

The overhaul to the Divisions system back in April meant each player could take both a lethal and tactical grenade without having to remove another piece of equipment.

It seems Slasher isn’t the only one with this opinion, as Evil Geniuses’ Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov also weighed in on the conversation, agreeing something needs to be done.

When asked by Ghost Gaming’s Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte what his solution to the issue would be, Slasher suggested returning to the old system of only having one throwable per player or perhaps forfeiting a lethal in order to choose a smoke.

Splyce’s coach and former professional player, Mark ‘MarkyB’ Bryceland, also shared his belief that smoke grenades had ruined Ardennes Forest, with players opting to frequently use them during hardpoint matches.

Although the competitive season is well underway, with Stage Two of the CWL Pro League already halfway through and CWL Anaheim taking place June 15th to 17th, Sledgehammer Games have made a number of significant changes to the game throughout the year. Could we see some alterations to smoke grenades in future after such strong opinions were shared?

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How to get Cleaver melee blueprint in Warzone

Published: 21/Oct/2020 16:45

by Jacob Hale


With the Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event arriving in Warzone, fans have been treated to a bunch of spooky new content, but among the most popular is the Cleaver melee weapon.

During Haunting of Verdansk, players will be able to drop into a new mode with Zombie Royale, as well as pick up new Operator packs based on popular horror films Saw and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

On top of these new features, Trick or Treat offers players the opportunity to earn a bunch of new weapons and cosmetic items across the map; but you have to know where to find them.

The Cleaver has become instantly popular, with fans wanting to get their hands on the melee weapon, but it’s not easy to do if you don’t know where to look.

Warzone cleaver MP5 loadout
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Warzone players are all trying to hunt down the Cleaver.

Although the Cleaver in the ‘Halloween Event’ tab says it’s unlockable in the Gulag, you’ve actually got to head to Prison, in the southeast corner of the map, to unlock it.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do:

  1. Land at Prison, or make your way over there after dropping (we recommend landing there to maximize your chances).
  2. Head down to the underground section of the POI, which leads all the way down to the Gulag showers.
  3. Clear out any enemies before they can open chests.
  4. Start opening loot chests for yourself, and hope the Cleaver unlocks — this is completely random, so there’s no definite way to tell which box will hold the Cleaver.
  5. Look out for a banner to stretch across the screen saying “Gulag loot found. Blueprint unlocked.”
  6. Once this pops up, the Cleaver will be added to your inventory. Play out the rest of the game, or quit the match to get it on your loadouts straight away!
Warzone Cleaver blueprint
Expect to see a lot of Cleavers in action during the Halloween event.

Once that’s done, you can take the Cleaver into matches to shut down enemies and slay zombies in the new Zombie Royale mode.

Pair this with your new Saw or Texas Chainsaw Massacre skins, and you’ll be the scariest soldier in Verdansk.