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Warzone players furious after removal of another popular mode

Published: 19/Apr/2020 17:16 Updated: 19/Apr/2020 17:22

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty: Warzone players have been left asking where one of their favorite modes has disappeared to, after it was removed from the playlist.

Since it launched in March, Warzone has been a hit with Call of Duty players who want to take their usual 5v5 multiplayer skills and hone them in a bigger, slightly more intense arena. Warzone allows players to play in the classic battle royale mode where it is all about being the last team standing, as well as Plunder – a mode where its all about picking up money and surviving.

Plunder, despite being a spin on what battle royale players are used to playing, has been a hit though – seeing as players can rack up huge kill totals and still have multiple chances to come out as winners. Though, it has undergone a change that fans aren’t too happy about.

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Plunder puts a fast-paced spin on Call of Duty Warzone’s battle royale mode.

Warzone players have logged on to find that the usual Plunder Quads mode has been removed from rotation – replaced instead with only Plunder Duos, in addition to normal Warzone quads, trios, and solo modes. 

Many who were left disappointed by the discovery have made their voices heard on social media, demanding answers from Infinity Ward and the immediate return of Plunder Quads. “Why take out plunder quads?” asked one fan. Another added: “Please for the love of all that is holy, bring back #plunderquads.”

The mode was removed as a part of a playlist update on April 16 as Infinity Ward tweeted that they had heard the fans’ call for the return of normal Warzone trios. 

Of course, it seems as if they’ve removed the wrong mode in the process and might have to revert the change in order to appease the demand of fans. However, until the developers make a decision one way or another, it remains to be seen if Plunder Quads will be making a return in the future.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.