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Shroud and Dr Disrespect rumored to have tested new Titanfall battle royale

Published: 2/Feb/2019 14:36 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 15:47

by Calum Patterson

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There is growing expectation that a free-to-play Titanfall battle royale will be launched on Monday, February 4, and it looks like top streamers shroud and Dr Disrespect have already had some hands-on experience.

The original leak, by YouTuber TheQuartering, first suggested that the two streamers had been involved in the game’s launch, operating two of the most popular battle royale channels on Twitch.

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The biggest clue that the pair had indeed been out to playtest the game, came from Twitter. Both streamers announced that they were taking a ‘day off’ on January 31 – shroud even confirmed it was for “secret stuff” in Los Angeles.

These two streamers both taking the day away on January 31 for some ‘secret stuff’ is surely no coincidence, and industry insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau has confirmed that the playtest for the the game was indeed in LA.

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Expected to be named ‘Apex Legends’, the battle royale game is said to be both announced and playable on Monday, February 4.

Slasher has spoken to one of the attendees at the playtest, remaining anonymous, who gave the game a glowing review.

Another peculiar hint is that the URL ‘playapex.com’ directly takes visitors to the Electronic Arts homepage, furthering indicating that the game will be titled ‘Apex Legends’ as rumored.

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Initial reports said that the game would be teased on Saturday, February 2, so the leaks will be proved true or false very soon.

We will keep this story updated with further details as they are revealed about the rumored Titanfall Battle Royale, Apex Legends.

Call of Duty

Swagg mindblown by Warzone dev’s “toxic” loadout

Published: 8/Oct/2020 10:32 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 10:40

by Jacob Hale

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Call of Duty YouTuber and FaZe Clan member Swagg reached out to a Warzone developer to find out what loadout they run with in Verdansk, and absolutely slayed with it — despite calling it “toxic.”

While we get to see what pros and top streamers and YouTubers use on a daily basis, finding the best weapons and attachment combinations to help them break records and constantly improve on their performances, we don’t often get to see how devs play their own game.

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And, really, the devs probably know the game better than anyone, having literally built Warzone from the ground up.

So that begs the question, what do the Warzone devs use in game? Surely their classes would give you the best chance of success in game.

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Warzone Season 6 might have just come out, but this dev says he has been using these weapons since before launch.

Luckily, Swagg was on hand to reach out to who appeared to be David Mickner himself (Swagg didn’t explicitly verify himself, but the image looks like him), a multiplayer designer at Infinity Ward, to find out exactly what they run with, and the only way he could describe the loadout was “toxic.”

Mickner gave Swagg two different classes that he would typically run with: using either an M4A1 assault rifle or PKM LMG as a primary weapon, and keeping an AX-50 sniper or R9 shotgun in his back pocket. It depends, he says, on whether he’s playing regular BR or Plunder.

Though Mickner doesn’t go in-depth on attachments, Swagg takes on the PKM and R9 with a typical Warzone attachment collection. Here’s what he had on the PKM:

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9” Extended Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Snatch Grip
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic

There’s no more information provided on what Swagg uses on the R9 shotgun, but there does tend to be some attachments that are almost a given when using it, including the Choke muzzle and, of course, the Fire Breath Rounds.

Swagg jokes at the beginning of the video, saying “that’s why they won’t nerf the R9,” but you can see why: he ends up dropping 30 kills with this loadout, looking absolutely dominant in each firefight, which will definitely have put him in the good books of teammate and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Check out our guides to the best PKM loadout and best R9 loadout for inspiration.

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