Warzone players demand change to 'broken' gas circle - Dexerto
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Warzone players demand change to ‘broken’ gas circle

Published: 27/May/2020 16:45

by Andy Williams


While Warzone has been inundated with praise, there’s one gripe that is annoying players to a point where they’re now demanding Infinity Ward make a change.

Generally speaking, Infinity Ward’s follow-up to Treyarch’s Blackout has been met with open arms. By introducing features such as the Gulag, Custom Loadouts and a unique Buy Station system, the developers have innovated upon the battle royale genre.

That said, players have been vocal about one of the major caveats to Warzone’s Battle Royale mode — the circle collapse.

Warzone's gas collapsing on Stadium POI.
The all-encompassing toxic gas is designed to huddle players closer together as the match progresses.

Specifically, players have expressed concerns about how the gas provides an advantage to those on the wrong side of the circle.

While the gas is supposed to restrict players’ visuals, one Redditor underscored the inconsistencies it holds, as they highlighted a clip of a player being “rewarded with improved vision” from within the gas. While the player who was where they should be (in the safe zone) could barely see their enemy hidden in the gas.

With just one other player remaining, the Reddit user was handicapped by the engulfing effects of the circle collapse. Yet after being eliminated, the killcam highlighted how their opposite number had a much more clear line of sight.

GAS VIABILITY IS A JOKE – why is the player rewarded with improved vision IN THE GAS! from CODWarzone

Of course, with the gas affecting players in different ways in the most tense portion of the game (final circle), players are now calling for action from the developers to make a change.

“Being in the gas is supposed to [be] a disadvantage, not an advantage…” one player agreed. While another contested that Infinity Ward wasn’t “interested in making a competitive game” as they expressed their frustration.

Of course, while the player behind the circle collapse will have been using a Gas Mask, as it stands, the game is punishing players who should theoretically have the advantage by staying ahead of the curve and gaining better positioning.

There has been no indication that Infinity Ward have clocked the issue as of yet, per the developer’s tracker, but rest assured that we’ll keep you updated should there be any developments.

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FormaL claims FaZe are OpTic Chicago’s toughest competition for CDL 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:42 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:51

by Theo Salaun


OpTic Chicago’s Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has revealed that he thinks the Atlanta FaZe will be the team to beat in the Call of Duty League’s 2021 season, citing how similar the two teams are.

A seven-year veteran in professional Call of Duty, FormaL boasts a wealth of expertise and some interesting insights. Excited for Black Ops Cold War and a refreshed CDL roster, back under the OpTic banner, the 2017 World Champion broke down his expectations for the 2021 season on an episode of “The Bakery” podcast.

Tucked in between romantic stories of trying to hide his gaming career from a crush and resisting Seth ‘Scump’ Abner’s kiss attempts, FormaL discussed the upcoming competitive season. With former teammate Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson moved over to Atlanta, OpTic’s AR revealed that FaZe are the biggest concern in 2021 — not the 2020 champion Dallas Empire.

With the league transitioning to 4 vs. 4 and Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War, FormaL believes that Chicago is primed to win CDL Champs, but that Atlanta is the toughest test ahead.

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Like sniping from the safety of a head glitch, FormaL did not hesitate at all when asked who would Chicago considers the most troubling team in 2021: “Definitely FaZe. FaZe is just another powerhouse … They’re pretty well-rounded, they got an insane amount of talent, they all want to play with each other. It’s just how our team is.”

Pinpointing FaZe’s roster balance, FormaL elaborated that the inclusion of Arcitys simply adds a new element to the competition between Chicago and Atlanta: “Alec’s a really good friend of mine. It’s gonna be really fun to play against him the whole year. You’ve got the Simp, aBeZy duo, you’ve got the Cellium thing … it’s gonna be a good rivalry for sure.”

In 2020, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris were one of the best SMG duos in the CDL while McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel was an MVP candidate (alongside Simp) in the flex role. When he spoke with Dexerto back in July, Cellium also told us that he thought Arcitys was the best AR in the league.

While respectful of the talent and balance this new FaZe roster enjoys, FormaL was unfazed when asked who wins CDL Champs 2021: “We do. 100 percent.” This coincides with his earlier explanation that the change to 4 vs. 4 suits a Chicago team that prefers that style, is excited to reunite with Dashy, and enjoys Treyarch titles.

Last year, the Empire came first, FaZe came second, and Chicago (at that point, the Huntsmen) came third. This year, FormaL expects to win, FaZe to repeat with silver, and it doesn’t even seem like third place is on his radar: “I don’t know who the f**k comes third, Paris?”