Famed Call of Duty player Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek has explained why her prefers shooting up enemies in Apex Legends instead of Warzone.
Respawn Entertainment may be caught up in a cloud of controversy with the release of the Apex Legends Season 7 Battle Pass, but at a time the developer needs all the support it can get, along comes Michael "shroud" Grzesiek to fly the flag for the first-person shooter. While shroud was once known for his skills in the field of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), he's since moved on to become a goliath in Call of Duty.
Even though CS:GO has been haemorrhaging players to VALORANT, it's unlikely something as massive as Call of Duty: Warzone would suffer the same fate. Still, shroud has gone on to explain why he currently prefers playing Apex to the battle royale bloodbath of Warzone.
Why does shroud prefer Apex Legends to Warzone?
Posting on YouTube, shroud explained why he prefers skill-based games rather than the general free-for-all of something like Warzone. Considering he is dubbed one of the best FPS players of all time, it's a harsh critique for Infinity Ward and Raven Software's title. Discussing the current state of first-person shooters, shroud said, "Warzone isn’t really my style, you know? While it is fun from time to time it’s not particularly my fancy. I don’t fancy it. I fancy games like CS, Valorant, Apex. Games that take some skill".
Shroud went on to discuss why Warzone gets more attention than Apex, concluding, "I mean, that's Call of Duty versus a new IP like Apex. No matter what, that's how it's going to be, right? Also, Warzone is a lot more casual than Apex, Apex is a little bit harder. The more hardcore, the more challenging games are usually going to get less attention".
What's next for Call of Duty: Warzone?
There's no escaping the popularity of Warzone since it released in March 2020. However, with a global pandemic, a boom in battle royale games, and the CoD name behind it, you've also got to think it was a place of right place right time. Even if shroud isn't the No. 1 Warzone fan, we don't imagine it will affect the game's playerbase much. As Activision prepares for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's imminent drop, all sides are helping usher in a new era with Warzone in tow.
Call of Duty: Warzone is in a unique position where it will help bridge 2019's Modern Warfare and this year's Cold War before fully integrating the latest addition at a later date. Ultimately, gamers can play Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, or a mix of both. There's nothing stopping you shooting up a prison in Verdansk and then dropping into Olympus as Horizon. Take your pick!
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