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Sledgehammer Announces a Multiplayer Hotfix and Double XP Opportunities in CoD: WWII

Published: 10/Aug/2018 20:10

by DG Goldstein


Sledgehammer Games announced a small Hotfix in Call of Duty: WWII, along with some Double XP opportunities.

The Hotfix, released on Friday, August 10, brought a small set of changes to multiplayer in order to optimize some issues that players have been reporting to the studio.

After Sledgehammer unveiled Master Prestige Awards, some players were unable to claim the items in Headquarters, which led to the developer implementing a ‘Phase One’ fix. 

A full list of the adjustments can be found below from the official Sledgehammer post on the WWII subreddit.

Hot Fix and Playlist Update

“Hey everyone,

We won’t be livestreaming today, since we’ll also be playing the Black Ops 4 beta. We also won’t be livestreaming next Friday, since we’ll be tuning in to CWL Champs in Ohio. That said, we will still be posting our SHG Weekly Community Updates today and next week.

For now, we wanted to inform you of some hot fixes we just rolled out this morning and let you know about the Weekend Warfare playlist update for today:


  • Pushed out a Phase 1 fix for issue where some players were not able to access their Master Prestige rewards. Players will need to idle in the first HQ menu (with vertical panels) for about 90 seconds and then navigate to the full HQ to see rewards show up. We will monitor and assess whether or not a Phase 2 fix is needed. Thank you for your patience!
  • Fixed Cavalry Division exploit (Free Rifleman and no shield, but still with Fast Capture and Cavalry Assists)
  • Fixed UI issue with weapon acquisition description”

Players will also have the opportunity to earn Double XP in Prop Hunt and Nazi Zombies via the ‘Weekend Warfare’ Playlist Update until Monday, August 13 at 10 AM PST, as shown in the same Reddit post.

“Today’s Weekend Warfare playlist update includes: 2XP on Prop Hunt and 2XP (still on) for Nazi Zombies. Live until 10AM PDT on Monday, August 13.”

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.