Another day, another streamer is close to quitting their beloved game… because of personal reasons.
In a recent clip, Mixer star Shroud didn’t shy away from expressing his thoughts on Call of Duty: Warzone — even saying why he could quit playing for good.
Call of Duty: Warzone has been the go-to game for many Battle Royale fans. The free-to-play game continues to offer new weapons and playable characters.
Thanks to its apparent success, the game recently reached 30 million players. But Shroud, a former pro esports player himself, believes that the glory days of the game are starting to run out.
Change of heart
Shroud is not known to dislike the game from the very beginning. He acknowledges that the new Activision title was fun and entertaining even if it lacked in certain other areas.
“It’s actually crazy how easy CoD is when you play a game like this. You don’t think about it because you’re having fun playing it, its there to have fun, but then you go play a game that is somewhat challenging and you’re like woah, woah woah woah. It is fun but it’s throwing me off my game.”
He also claimed how Call of Duty: Warzone was better than Apex Legends at some point.
But in a recent highlight, he was vocal about how his declining interest in the game might not last longer.
He even went on to say he believes he’s ready to stop playing the game.
“I’m done playing CoD, seriously. After seeing my performance in this game, I am done. I am done. If I play CoD, it’s going to be very very minimal – like maybe an hour or something a day but I’m done, I can’t.”
What’s wrong with CoD?
There was no inherent problem with the hyped BR title, he said while playing a round.
He felt the problem was with the Call of Duty series in itself, since each CoD game has a “limited lifespan” for these games never innovate on their core gameplay.
Shroud compared the game to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), which has a consistent player base since its Battle Royale genre marked the first of its kind.
According to him, he plays every CoD game for about two weeks before giving up. Warzone may reach the end of the timeframe any time soon.
With the BR market being highly saturated and new games becoming repetitive with no new unique twists, it’s getting difficult for a new title to survive.
April fools or going pro again?
Shroud’s decision to quit playing Modern Warfare is not yet final.
However, he announced his desire to go pro in Valorant on April Fools Day. Valorant is Riot Game’s latest tactical 5v5 character-based shooter game.
— Michael Grzesiek (@shroud) April 1, 2020
“Broys, I’m going pro in Valorant.”
“I’ve missed the competitive edge and I finally have a game that I know I can be best at. I want tow win world championships and celebrate with you, my fans.”
Fans are still torn whether this is an official announcement or just another prank from the gamer.
Guess we’ll all have to wait and see in the next upcoming days.