Father and Five Year Old Daughter Make a Great Call of Duty Squad

I guess you can call it squad goals.

By Travis Verbil

December 4, 2018

The best thing you can hope for in any battle-royale game is a competent squad. Whether you’re playing Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or Call of Duty‘s Blackout mode, you’ll always want someone you can trust watching your back. Luckily, for Call of Duty streamer Clever Tricks, that person is his five-year-old daughter.

Earlier yesterday, Clever Tricks posted a short, yet impressive video on his Twitter account of him and his daughter Melody facing off against a rival squad in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s Blackout mode. The video contains all of the trappings of a great battle-royale skirmish; running away from approaching enemies, making a quick judgment call on who should equip newfound armor, and eventually charging the oncoming squad. While Clever Tricks was able to kill (or “murk” as he calls it) the first enemy he encountered, he was subsequently overpowered by another. Lucky for him, Melody sprung into action, killing the assailant without taking a lick of damage. “That’s amazing, those guys just got murked by a five-year-old,” Clever Tricks remarks in the video. Melody responds sweetly, simply stating, “And I’m fine.”

Of course, the internet responded accordingly. Clever Tricks’ video was viewed approximately 5.3 million times on Twitter within 48 hours of initially being uploaded, earning over 100,000 retweets and well over 300,000 likes within that time range as well.  As with any viral tweet, the Twitter replies were a joy to read.

Shortly after the video exploded, Clever Tricks unveiled a new YouTube series entitled “Daddy Daughter Duty.” As you can imagine, the series chronicles the adventures (and misadventures) of Clever Tricks and Melody trying to survive in Call of Duty‘s Blackout mode. A cursory view of the series’ first episode illustrates that Melody’s performance in the viral clip wasn’t an anomaly, in fact, the five-year-old has some legitimate Call of Duty chops. You can check out the first episode of “Daddy Daughter Duty” below. Now if you’ll please excuse me, I’m going to have a child so I can stop losing in PUBG.

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Travis Verbil

Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.

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