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Warzone players demand changes to “dumb” Gas Masks

Published: 30/May/2020 12:17

by Joe Craven


Some Warzone players are calling on Infinity Ward to make changes to the gas mask feature, as many claim it is ruining gunfights in late-game scenarios. 

Warzone, Call of Duty’s second battle royale effort, has been acclaimed for its fast pace and consistent engagement. One of the aspects that makes the game so action-heavy is the speed at which the circle collapses in late-game situations, forcing players to be constantly on the move.

One way players can get ahead of enemies is with a gas mask, a gold item that provides short-term immunity from the toxic gas. While certainly not strong enough to keep players in the circle for an extended period of time, it can certainly help players out of a tricky spot.

Despite how useful it can be, players have found that it can also be a serious detriment, primarily because of the invasive animations for taking the mask off and putting it on.

One player, u/MaReDioa, posted a clip on May 28, showing them lose a late-game gunfight thanks to their operator pulling their mask on in the middle of the engagement.

They asked: “Can my operator not put his mask on while I’m aiming and firing, please?” The sentiment was echoed by others, who have experienced similar issues.

Can my operator not put is mask on while I’m aiming and firing, please ? from r/CODWarzone

While the animation is designed to inform players when their mask is on and off, it often inhibits gunfights and stops players from firing at enemies. In those circumstances, it may actually benefit players to not use gas masks, and just hope they can outrun the storm.

Other Redditors have argued similar things, with one describing the animation as “one of the things that has killed me the most in this game” and “dumb and unnecessary”.

Another player actually suggested being able to toggle the gas mask on or off, in a similar fashion to night vision mode in general multiplayer. This would allow players to keep track of whether their mask in on or off, without the intrusive animation.

Whether Infinity Ward make changes to the gas mask remains unclear, as the animation could potentially be an intentional balancing factor. If there was no animation at all, it would make it much easier to lurk on the very edge of the circle. However, a manual option could be a solution, or perhaps stopping the mask from being put on when aiming or firing.

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun


From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

Warzone Superstore
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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

mike smith bubbles trailer park boys
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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”