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Vikkstar reveals what Warzone needs to take from Fortnite

Published: 10/Jun/2020 16:08

by Jacob Hale


Vikram ‘Vikkstar’ Singh Barn has become somewhat of a phenom since the launch of Call of Duty battle royale title Warzone, and now he’s explained what he thinks the game could take from Fortnite to improve.

While Vikk’s days of Call of Duty seemed to be behind him, he’s come back with a bang in Warzone, grabbing multiple world records including highest kill game and fastest win with some of the Atlanta FaZe CDL pros.

He’s won multiple tournaments and, at the time of writing, is the highest earning Warzone player in the world. But, he says, the game could do with learning a thing or two from Epic Games’ Fortnite.

Warzone has been a huge hit among Call of Duty players old and new.

Fortnite, for many, was their introduction to battle royale, becoming arguably the most popular game of all time and becoming a pop culture phenomenon like no other.

It undeniably had a certain level of magic about it, and Vikkstar thinks some of that magic could be taken by the Warzone developers to further enhance their game.

In his appearance on the CouRage and Nadeshot show, Vikkstar spoke about the Sidemen, KSI’s latest album Dissimulation and his YouTube career as a whole, before the topic of Warzone came up.

While 100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag is also a huge fan of Warzone, he asked what Vikk believes could be done to make the game better. While at first he simply joked that removing Downtown would instantly make the game considerably better, he did come up with a more concise idea.

He suggested that Infinity Ward take an Epic Games approach to Warzone, regularly changing the map, introducing new weapons and adding more content to the game.

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Vikk accepts that it would be much harder to implement something like this in Warzone than in Fortnite due to the scale of the game and the developers, with the process likely taking much longer in Warzone, but it’s still clearly something that he believes would help the game infinitely.

This would definitely be interesting to see, with an ever-changing Verdansk landscape keeping the game fresh for players, but as Vikk said it could be difficult to implement, especially considering how much more visceral and real the game is supposed to feel in comparison to Fortnite.

That said, with Season 4 just around the corner, who knows what we could expect to see?

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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


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
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
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.