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You can now play Search & Destroy on Dust2 in Fortnite

Published: 26/Jan/2020 19:30

by Scott Robertson

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A new custom map in Fortnite, created by FaZe Clan pro Megga, allows players to play the Search and Destroy game mode on a recreated version of the iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2.

The creator tools available in Fortnite have led to some fascinating community contributions over the title’s impressive first two and a half years. Classic modes from other competitive games like Capture The Flag and Team Deathmatch give players a break from the classic battle royale mode.

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A new creation from FaZe Megga brings a beloved game mode from two iconic shooter titles and one of the most recognized maps from one of those titles to Fortnite.

Search & Destroy (if you’re a Call of Duty fan), or bomb defusal (if you’re a fan of CSGO) is now available from the creative hub, with a 5v5 or a 1v1 setting available. It’s played on a version of Dust2, a popular map that’s synonymous with the Counter-Strike series.

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The Fortnite version is heavily influenced by the in-game economy system of CSGO, requiring players to spend money on weapons and utility at the beginning of rounds, just like that would in a competitive Counter-Strike match. It even has an a similar buy timer at the beginning of each round that expires.

Building is, of course, restricted in this custom mode, and it appears that all players on the same team wear identical skins.

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To access the map, load in the creative hub in Fortnite, and go over to one of the featured hub portals. Hold down E to change the destination, and enter in the code, 9344-9150-4786. Once the portal is fully loaded, walk through to enter the lobby, invite your friends, and then press E again to start the game.

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For fans of Fortnite unaware of how the game mode is played, S&D/bomb defusal is a mode that pits two teams of five against each other. One attacking team has a bomb that they are trying to plant and detonate on one of two bomb sites, while the defending tries to stop them.

The attackers win if the bomb detonates or they kill all the defenders, and the defenders win if they kill all of the attackers or defuse the bomb. Defenders can defuse even if attackers are still alive, and even if all they die, they can still win if the opponents can’t defuse the bomb in time.

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Search and Destroy has remained a staple in the Call of Duty series since 2004.

This game is the definitive mode for CS:GO players, for both public matchmaking players playing competitive, and for the robust pro scene. Search & Destroy is one of the competitive game modes used in pro and semi-pro Call of Duty as well, including the Call of Duty League.

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While this Search & Destroy is unlikely to become a focal point of the competitive Fortnite scene, it is an early taste of a game mode that is rumored to be officially coming to the game soon.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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