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Warzone’s killstreaks and vehicles now interact in a new way

Published: 16/Apr/2020 4:02

by Brad Norton

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A hidden change in the latest Warzone update has tweaked how killstreaks and vehicles interact in the battle royale mode.

Several tweaks seem to have snuck through in the latest Call of Duty Warzone update, without being addressed in the full patch notes.

From a surprise RPG buff, to a Combat Knife change that will have you reconsidering your loadout. Killstreaks have now been targeted as well, as a surprising new change alters their interaction with vehicles.

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Vehicles now interact with killstreaks in a new way.

Since the release of Warzone on March 10, killstreaks and vehicles acted independently. If players wanted to use a UAV for instance, they would need to quickly step out of any given vehicle to trigger it.

That is no longer the case due to a surprising change that went unannounced in the latest update according to Raven Software Creative Director Amos Hodge.

“Did you notice a small little change to vehicles in Warzone? Passengers can now use kill streaks while in a vehicle!”

From helicopters to SUVs, players can now activate their killstreaks from inside any of Warzone’s five vehicles. Well, so long as they’re not in the driver’s seat, that is.

This means that you can rain down destruction from above with a Cluster Strike all while safely moving through the map in a car with your team.

Or you could even activate an advanced UAV from the skies as players trigger their streaks while in a helicopter. This slight change may appear small on paper, but it could prove to have major ramifications in the pace of Warzone moving forward.

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Players can now activate killstreaks while sitting inside a vehicle.

There’s no telling why such a change was excluded from the April 8 patch notes, but expect to see killstreaks used much more haphazardly now that they can be called in on the fly.

Plenty of other changes also made their way through in the latest update without being shared. Here’s a full rundown on everything you may have missed.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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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.