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NICKMERCS calls out “dirty” Warzone tournaments & SBMM tracking

NICKMERCS calls out Warzone tournaments, claiming some players are “dirty”, using exploits to gain unfair advantages.

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NICKMERCS has commented on why he no longer plays in Warzone tournaments, citing that some players who are “dirty” are to blame.

In a clip circulating across social media, NICKMERCS finally gives the community the reason as to why he has not been participating in Call of Duty Warzone tournaments as of late.

The streamer cited that he “knows that there are people who cheat, drop their K/D to get into easier lobbies, and people who buy certain routers and use VPN’s so they can only ping certain locations for bot (easier) lobbies.”

He continues to claim that the Warzone tournaments are dirty, due to a select group of players who abuse these mechanics to get easier games. NICKMERCS clarifies “I’m not saying everyone playing in them (the tournaments) are dirty, I’m just saying there are people who are allowed to play in these tournaments who are dirty.”

Apparently, Nick has known about players gaming the system for quite some time, but chose to make a statement due to viewers trying to label him as one of the dirty players as well.

“The issue I’m having now is that I have people coming to me now, telling me I’m with them (the exploiting players). That I’m doing what they’re doing, because of a picture of a bronze lobby on a website with no verification, using the wrong tools to grade out the right s***.

The website NICKMERCS speaks about is the new and popular website, SBMMWarzone, that grades individual Warzone lobbies by difficulty. By using this site, players can easily tell if certain players are exploiting the matchmaking system to get into easier games.

As a consequence, players are finding some “bot lobbies” out of the 15 or so games on a professional player’s profile and using that singular game to label the player as someone who’s abusing the system. These claims often come without substance or proof that players are regularly getting into easy lobbies.

The vast majority of good players get these lobbies on occasion, and that’s what players are focusing on, whereas players who abuse the system would get these lobbies an overwhelming majority of the time.

NICKMERCS also claimed that the SBMMWarzone website is actually calculating these games incorrectly, stating that “there’s no verification, the math is wrong, they’re not doing it right.”

In a YouTube video by NICKMERCS, he doubles down on these claims, showing us how the SBMMWarzone tool actually calculates lobby ratings. It’s actually not by the average K/D but by the median (the middle) K/D of the lobby, which results in varied/incorrect data.

There’s no doubt there are a select few players in the Warzone community exploiting the matchmaking system, but NICKMERCS recent video shows us that SBMMWarzone’s tool shouldn’t be used as an accurate measure of lobbies.

SBMMWarzone has responded to these claims. For more clarification on the SBMMWarzone tool, you can read here.

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Warzone squad sets new kill record at 143 kills

A new Warzone kill record has been achieved, at an impressive 143 kills. This surpasses Vikkstar’s record of 138 kills.

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A new Warzone record has been hit, raising the new quads mode record to a stunning 143 kills.

A new group of players has beat the previous quads kill record of 138 and now take the crown for most kills at 143.

The group, composed of players TheMylesLive, JerK, ScummN, and Stukawaki achieved this gameplay on January 11, 2021. This surpasses the previous record set by Vikkstar, Abezy, Cellium & Priestahh.

The squad, armed with DMR’s and MAC-10’s managed to turn the entire server into swiss cheese, mowing through every player unlucky enough to be in the path of their carnage. One player, Stukawaki even managed to pick up an impressive 48 kills solo, which put him at the top of the scoreboard.

Following Stukawaki’s kills, we have ScummN with 43, TheMylesLive with 27, and JerK with 25.

Considering this record beats the previous kill record set in May 2020, it may be some time until this record is beaten. The DMR meta equipped players to take down enemies in record time, so players will definitely have issues trying to top this record.

Regardless of the meta, this record is very impressive and the gameplay clearly shows the synergy and communication between this well-tuned squad of expert players.

This record has flown a bit under the radar for a few days now, but its official: the previous 8-month standing Quads kill record set by professional Call of Duty players, has now been beaten by a rising group of Warzone superstars.

Could this be the ultimate record?

With the DMR meta being patched by Raven, leaving the rest of the Black Ops Cold War weapons for use in Warzone, we imagine it will be quite some time before players get comfortable enough with the new loadouts.

We’ll just have to see what weapons the community gravitates to in the coming weeks, and how efficient squads will be at winning gunfights with them.

With that said, a huge congratulations to all these players for setting the kill record. You can find all their Twitch channels below.

Image Credits: Activision

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All Warzone Bunker Keypad Codes

You can enter certain Bunkers in Call of Duty: Warzone to collect loot for yourself by using these Keypad Codes.

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Warzone Bunker Keypad Codes

The Bunkers in Call of Duty: Warzone are a great source of cash, armor, and supplies for your team in Verdansk. You will need special Keypad Codes to access some of them, and here are all the ones in the game.

With Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1 well underway, you can expect heavy competition from other players after you land in Verdansk. If you want to survive, then you’ll have to find ways to get ahead of your enemies through powerful weapons and gear.

Warzone Bunkers often contain fabulous rewards that you can use to kit yourself out with some impressive new gear. You’ll often have to take on your opponents before you can reap their rewards, and after that, you can enter the structure.

While some Bunkers can be accessed with a Red Access Card, others require a special code to enter them. Here are all the Bunker Keypad Codes in Warzone Season 1.

All Bunker Keypad Codes in Warzone Season 1

First thing’s first, you’ll need to find the Bunkers before you can enter them, and collect all that neat loot. You can take a look at their locations on the map in our guide for finding every Bunker in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Once you’ve found a Bunker you’ll need to head inside, and you will spot a keypad next to a locked door. From there, you can enter the following codes for each corresponding bunker:

  • Bunker North the Junkyard: 87624851
  • Bunker South-West of the Boneyard: 97264138
  • Bunker near Styor Spomenik war memorial: 60274513
  • Shack North-East of the Prison: 72948531
  • Room in Farmland: 49285163
  • Shack near TV Station: 27495810
Shack North-East of the Prison

That covers every Bunker Keypad Code in Warzone Season 1.

You can make things a little easier for yourself by looking at the locations of these bunkers on a map by Reddit user HUX3L in the official Call of Duty: Warzone subreddit.

While Bunkers provide you with amazing rewards and benefits that can sway the game in your favor, they also pose a high risk since you’ll have to battle a ton of other players that are looking to kit-out their squads.

The best strategy when you make your way into a Bunker is to have your team watching your back. One teammate should guard the entrance while the other focuses on opening the locked door. Hopefully, this helped,. Stay tuned for more Warzone guides on the way.

Image credits: Activision Blizzard/ u/HUX3L

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How to watch London Royal Ravens $25k Ravenstorm Warzone tournament

The London Royal Ravens are hosting a big-money Warzone tournament and we have all the details on when and how you can watch the spectacle.

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The London Royal Ravens Warzone tournament is happening today with a lot of money up for grabs. We have details on the Ravenstorm tournament, who’s taking part, what time it starts, and how you can watch it.

The UK’s only CODLeague team has stirred up some excitement in the CoD community as today they are hosting a one-day, Warzone tournament entitled “Ravenstorm”.

All the teams are in and we also have all the start time details for you and where you can watch it too.

London Royal Ravens COD esports team

When does Ravenstorm start?

A good ol’ Warzone tournament is always fun to watch and the good news is that this one will be very accessible for anyone wanting to tune in. There will be a grand total of 10 teams of trios taking part in the event.

Here are all the specific start times related to the event.

  • EST – 1pm
  • CST – 12pm
  • PST – 10am
  • GMT – 6pm

So make sure you’ve got your own zone noted down so that you don’t miss a second of Ravenstorm.

Where can I watch Ravenstorm?

The London Royal Ravens’ event will be completely free for anyone to watch and the tournament is going to be shown online.

To watch it, you’ll need to head to: https://www.twitch.tv/callofduty

So make sure you’re in the chat a few minutes before it starts to be safe.

Which teams are taking part in Ravenstorm?

There’s a host of big names taking part that include the London Raven’s co-owner Vikkstar, Jukeyz, and Angelika.

cod warzone ravenstorm teams

It’s sure to be an exciting event with big names taking part. The money isn’t exactly the be-all and end-all, but a tasty pot of $25,000 will be a big incentive for the players to play well and win the tournament.

Make sure you tune in and enjoy the show!

Image credits: London Royal Ravens

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