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Twitch streamer uses drum kit to go on a killing streak in Modern Warfare

Published: 15/Sep/2020 17:31 Updated: 15/Sep/2020 17:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Streamer DeanoBeano has gone viral again thanks to clips of the Twitch drummer dominating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – all with his drum kit.

While streamers often make headlines for playing some sort of strange configuration, it’s rare that they play as well with it as DeanoBeano does with the drums.

The streamer showed off one of his most impressive plays yet when he went on an insane killing streak, landing snipe after snipe after snipe, drum sticks in hand.

The frenzy of the headshots accompanying the satisfying sound of the cymbal being tapped make the clip even better than if it had been performed with a regular controller or mouse.

Just like that in the span of a few seconds, the streamer managed to score five kills with relative ease. Precision drumming at its finest – and it’s not easy. In order to alter his POV, he needs to lightly tap the drums.

In less than a day on Reddit, the clip received countless awards from other users and was upvoted over 25,000 times.

Using the drums as a gaming controller took some getting used to. As the streamer explained in a YouTube video, “it wasn’t easy to control at first, but after playing for a bit, I finally started getting the hang of it.”

This isn’t the first time that DeanoBeano has gone viral either. Back in August, a clip of the streamer scoring a single kill with the drum kit was viewed over one million times. It really goes to show just how much he’s improved since then.

As the Canadian’s CoD skills keep improving, there’s no telling how good he will be by the time Black Ops: Cold War comes out. Keep an eye out for this man in your lobbies!

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.