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Scump explains why Warzone “just is not” a competitive game

Appearing on the OpTic Podcast, Scump explains why he believes CoD Warzone is not a competitive game in its current state.



Appearing on the OpTic Podcast, professional Call of Duty player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner explained why he believes that Warzone isn’t a competitive game in its current state.

Competitive Warzone tournaments usually take place in one of two formats – 2v2 kill races, or best games out of a set amount of time. Competitive Warzone players aren’t actually playing against each other to see who is best, they’re seeing who can beat up the most casual players.

Competitive Fortnite and Apex Legends have all of the players in the same match, but private lobbies only recently made their way to Warzone so the game hasn’t quite hit that stage yet.

In a round-table discussion with HECZ, Envoy, Hitch, and BigTymeR, Scump discussed the competitive Warzone’s many flaws, such as reverse boosting and stream snipers.

Warzone is “just not” competitive

“As much as I love Warzone, and would love for it to be competitive, it’s just not,” said Scump on December 29’s OpTic Podcast.

Gameplay in Warzone's Verdansk stadium

“The tournaments are competitive because everyone in the tournament is really, really good,” he went on to say. Some of the best Warzone players in the world such as Huskers and Aydan play in these tournaments. “But there’s so much left to chance … it’s literally RNG.”

The problem isn’t exclusive to Warzone, everything in a battle royale game is dictated by chance. What weapons you get from the ground, the server’s connection, and the skill of the other players all contribute to your success.

“There are so many loopholes and ways you can work the system,” he went on to explain. “With skill-based [matchmaking] layered on top of that, that just adds another loophole.” Players are also known to switch regions to get easier lobbies, and tank their stats before a tournament to avoid skill-based matchmaking.

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Scump also believes they should scrap the ‘best five games’ format because they’re not competitive at all. “It’s literally, are you getting good lobbies, are you getting stream sniped?” At least in 2v2s, you’re in the same lobby.

“I love Warzone, so I don’t want people to think I don’t love Warzone and want it to succeed,” he clarified. “But those tournaments man….”

The CDL tested out pitting pros against each other in 2020, so we’re yet to see how competitive Warzone will evolve in the future.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork reportedly leaked

A first look at Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork has leaked online.



A first look at artwork for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 has leaked.

The user who shared this artwork on social channels has since deleted his Reddit account & post on it.

This leaked image, which was then re-uploaded to Imgur, showcases a new female Operator with Season 3 having a blue color scheme.

Leaked Artwork

Please note: Activision has issued a DMCA take down of the images.

This artwork also shows in the background what looks to be a destroyed part of Verdansk, which lends more confirmation to the rumors of Verdansk’s major changes coming in Season 3.

It’s not clear which part of the map is shown behind her.

It’s also not confirmed yet as to how the leakers found the images, whether it was through data mining of certain game files or from another source.

For now, Activision has not officially confirmed or commented on these images.

Season 3 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone is set to begin on April 22. There has not been much reveals for Season 3 yet from Activision besides some teasers that Treyarch has started to post on their social accounts. More information is set to be announced as we get closer to the start date.

On the Warzone side of things, Raven has already teased some of the changes coming, including weapon balancing, skin adjustments, and more.

Warzone will also see a major event, which will begin on April 21 at 12PM PT.

Stay tuned for the latest news on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3.

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Warzone will reportedly get NVIDIA DLSS support with Season 3

NVIDIA DLSS could bring new technology and support for PC players in Warzone.



A new email being sent by NVIDIA to as part of their newsletter claims that DLSS support for Call of Duty: Warzone is coming up.

The email, which is sent to those subscribed to NVIDIA’s newsletter, states that Warzone will receive DLSS support starting on April 22.

April 22 is the expected date for Season 3 patch update for Call of Duty: Warzone.

A picture of the email was shared on Twitter by user @LeonardoLeal.

Only the subject line of the email reveals the details: “Warzone DLSS Launching 4/22.” No where else in the email is Warzone’s support of DLSS mentioned, nor is it on NVIDIA’s website.

DLSS, or NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), is a new feature that NVIDIA launched alongside their recent graphic cards to up the performance of games through AI rendering technology.

The NVIDIA site describes it as a “is groundbreaking AI rendering technology that increases graphics performance using dedicated Tensor Core AI processors on GeForce RTX™ GPUs. DLSS taps into the power of a deep learning neural network to boost frame rates and generate beautiful, sharp images for your games.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War does support NVIDIA DLSS, and the company mentioned support for Warzone was coming soon.

Here’s a video of DLSS running on Black Ops Cold War and the difference it brings:

Raven Software teased first information on the Season 3 changes in a Twitter thread this week, stating that Warzone will see changes including weapon updates, Roze skin changes, and more to be announced.

As of now, neither NVIDIA or Activision have confirmed DLSS support is set for April 22 beyond this one email. We have reached out for a comment.

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Warzone devs preview Season 3 changes: Roze Skin update, FFAR & Sykov nerf, and more

Big changes previewed for Warzone Season 3 including FFAR & Sykov nerfs.



Roze Skin - COD: Warzone

Raven Software has dropped a preview of some changes coming to Call of Duty: Warzone with the Season 3 update.

The studio responded to a big Twitter thread by YouTuber CourageJD. Courage dropped a list of major changes he wants to see to bring Warzone back to a better place, especially with a lot of the fan complaints.

Raven Software replied to CourageJD’s thread with a preview of some of the changes the studio is making to Call of Duty: Warzone soon, including many coming with Season 3 update on April 22.

Warzone Season 3 Updates

  • An adjustment to Roze
  • A significant balance pass to weapons such as the Tac Rifle Charlie, M16, FFAR 1, and Sykov
  • Fix for MW weapon perks + sniper glint
  • Change to how you acquire the RC-XD

Many of the changes listed above are some of the big complaints players have had over the last few months in Warzone. Roze skin having almost an invisibility look in the dark has been big for players, and Raven has finally acknowledged that.

The latest weapon addition for Warzone, the Sykov Pistol from the Modern Warfare universe, was added on April 15 and instantly became overpowered. Raven now confirms a nerf is coming for it.

The studio also told Courage that they want to “reassure” fans that all feedback is being read around Warzone.

More Surprises To Come

Raven has promised in another tweet that there are more “surprises” in store for Season 3 that will be announced with the update.

Other changes expected for Season 3 is a revamp of Verdansk map, which will see the map be transported and rebuilt for the 1980s Black Ops Cold War era.

Season 3 of Call of Duty: Warzone is set to being on April 22, with an initial event teased for April 21 starting at 12PM PT. Exact launch times for the new content will be announced soon.

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