Big CoD Warzone news you might have missed this week
Call of Duty Warzone is one of the biggest games around at the moment. While the Call of Duty League is currently grabbing a lot of attention, it hasn’t exactly been a quiet period for the Battle Royale game either.
If you’ve missed the Warzone news this past week then this is what you need to get caught up. We look at FaZe Clan’s new signing, the future of 80s crossovers in Warzone, current records, and the HusKerrs Howl conclusion. This is what you need to know about what’s been going on:
FaZe sign Kalei
Faze Clan just signed the fastest growing CoD Warzone streamer in North America, KaleiRenay. The announcement came three days ago, and FaZe has been feeling some hate over it. Being the first female streamer signed by FaZe Clan and an absolute god at Warzone was not enough for fans, who quickly picked up their pitchforks and started spewing some hate.
Some users flocked to TikTok and started flagging her account, which ultimately led to her being permabanned. Others simply went on Twitter and spewed some mean comments on the official FaZe Clan announcement for no reason. The distracted mob went as far as misreporting her for cheating, after a clip floated of her using an actual in-game feature, that most newbies didn’t know existed and used that as a reference to send massive waves of reports.
Regardless, it seems the mob quickly died down by now, and things are now going back to normal.
Swagg sets Trios kill record
Swagg has broken the Trios kills record, but only on the newest map in the game. Warzone records are set pretty high up at the moment, with the total kills set at a hard-to-reach milestone. However, a few records have been broken recently. This week’s record break isn’t quite the biggest, since it is limited to one map.
The last cross-map record to be broken was for Squads kills. That amounted to a huge 162 kills across one game. That was completed by a squad of Ayden, Almond, ScummN, and Newbz. Feats in Warzone continue to be impressive. HusKerrs who organized the HusKerrs Howl event holds two records himself, for Solo vs Duos and Solo vs Trios. Each map offers a unique challenge but players are finding ways to suppress previous limits all the time.
SuperEvan & DiazBiffle win HusKerrs Howl
Warzone esports doesn’t quite attract the same attention as the recent CoD League developments. It isn’t always the main event for fans, or for things like Call of Duty betting. However, Warzone does still get some decent-sized tournaments popping up pretty frequently. The most recent event was the HusKerrs Howl tournament. This was a major competition with a 200K prize pool in total, put on by the player. The bulk of the $200,000 prize pool was eventually taken home by DiazBiffle and SuperEvan. However, a few other names ranked well too.
DiazBiffle’s team put in a great performance over the finals. Their kills were on the high end, and on top of that they ended up taking home first place in a match on the final day.
More Warzone Crossovers?
One of the biggest things to come to Warzone in recent weeks has been the action movie crossovers. Fortnite is pretty well known for its crossovers at this point, but Warzone has just started getting in on the action. They’ve featured crossovers with both Rambo and Die Hard, bringing both John Rambo and John McClane to the game.
These heroes have been added into the game with Season 3. Along with the Rambo addition, a special game mode has been running as Rambo’s Gun Game. An 80s action movie-themed version of the Gun Game mode. The skins themselves have been in heavy use. This choice of crossover definitely fits the vibe of Warzone a lot more than they do Fortnite.
These are fun parts of the new Season. However, fans are clamoring for more crossovers soon. Plenty of Reddit posts are requesting crossovers including everything from Tony Montana (Scarface) to Gibson Rickenbacker (Cyborg) and Rick Deckard (Blade Runner). Based on how much success the first batch performs, we might be in for even more content very soon.
At the moment Warzone is striking a good balance, ensuring there’s still hype for new crossovers. This is a bit of a departure from Fortnite, which some have felt has gone overboard in recent Seasons. Warzone is still striking a fun balance, and it’ll be interesting to see where it goes next.
Warzone continues to be one of the most exciting titles currently running. You can keep up to date on all of the Esports news for the title here.