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Treyarch is ‘Feeling Confident’ when Comparing Blackout to Fortnite

Published: 9/Sep/2018 22:16 Updated: 9/Sep/2018 22:18

by Vincent Genova


Treyarch directors Dan Bunting and David Vonderhaar discussed how the new Black Ops 4 mode Blackout can compete with other Battle Royale games.

Blackout will inevitably be compared to the biggest game in the world currently, the free-to-play Fortnite Battle Royale.


Speaking with Game Informer, Bunting and Vonderhaar were asked if they were feeling confident about competing with Fortnite.

“Yeah. [Fortnite] is a really great game, but there’s Call of Duty fans and there’s lots of them too,” said Vonderhaar.


Bunting was more diplomatic in his response, choosing to focus on their own game instead of comparing it to others. “We feel confident with the game experience that we are building and delivering for our fans,” he explained. “We try not to get hung up on what other people are doing.”

According to Bunting, the competition at Treyarch is all internal.

We are not competing with other games because the gaming world is massive. We are competing with ourselves to be the best we can be and deliver the best experience that we can for our fans. That’s where the competition comes from; that’s the motivation that [Treyarch] has internally.

Treyarch’s previous game, Black Ops 3, was a massive success and sold an estimated 25 million physical copies at retail.


Fortnite’s numbers are even higher, though it is a free download. Epic Games claims 125 million players have a Fortnite account, with an estimated 40 million playing at least once per month.

Read More: Treyarch’s Vonderhaar ‘not aware’ of any Platform Exclusives in Blackout

The Blackout beta begins on September 10 for PS4 players and will be available on September 14 for all platforms.


Black Ops 4 will launch on October 12 with Blackout as one of the available game modes.

The complete interview is available below and the Blackout comparison to Fortnite starts at 26:00.


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How to watch Hitch’s Cracked Creators $10k Warzone event: schedule, players

Published: 20/Oct/2020 4:55

by Brad Norton


Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting another huge Call of Duty tournament and this time, Warzone is in focus as the best players will be coming together in an entirely new format.

From Black Ops 4 to Ghosts and even Modern Warfare 2, Hitch has been hosting an assortment of throwback CoD events throughout the offseason. However, his sights are now set on Warzone as the next competition is on the horizon.


Call of Duty’s best pro players will be joining the top Warzone challengers and some of the biggest streamers in the ‘Cracked Creators’ event. 16 “cracked” players will be thrown into the mix alongside 16 content creators with $10,000 on the line.

The format is something completely new so expect every competitor to be tested like never before. From where you can watch to every player lined up, here’s what you need to know about the Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.


How to watch the Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament

While no specific start time has been made public just yet, we know when the next big Warzone event will be kicking off. Expect to see your favorite personalities competing on Wednesday, October 21.

Given the unique format with this event, there’s a good chance it runs for quite a while. So expect a good few hours of action once it gets going. We’ve embedded the BoomTV stream below so you can catch the event as it goes live.


Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament format

Rather than having players form their own teams for this event, things will be a little different. 16 “cracked” players will each be picked by 16 content creators to form every duo for the tournament.

This means that almost every duo could be playing together for the very first time as streamers choose their partners from the list of professionals. Once all duos are together, they’ll be paired up to square off in typical Quads action.

The exact point system is yet to be revealed, though the event will likely follow a familiar structure; eliminations will rack up points as will overall wins. The duo with more points at the end of each round will move on in the tournament bracket.


Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament players

The list of content creators is set to be announced prior to the event. However, we already know the full list of “cracked” players. It’s safe to say this will be one of the most stacked Warzone events to date.

Call of Duty League pros are set for action as the T2P duo of Scump and Formal drop in. Meanwhile, some of the most successful Warzone competitors in Huskerrs and Symfuhny are also at the ready.


The full list of ‘cracked players’ can be found below.

  • Merk
  • Crowder
  • AverageJoeWo
  • Huskerrs
  • DougisRaw
  • Formal
  • BobbyPoff
  • MuteX
  • Rated
  • Jukeyz
  • Tommey
  • Symfuhny
  • ZLaner
  • Scump
  • TeePee
  • Aydan

From veteran pro players to multiple-time Warzone event winners, the 16 cracked players fill out a truly elite list. It’s only a matter of time before we find out which content creators will be joining them.