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100 Thieves, Twitch, KEEMSTAR & BoomTV announce massive Warzone tourneys

Published: 18/Mar/2020 0:47 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 13:46

by Bill Cooney

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New tournaments and competitions for Call of Duty’s Warzone battle royale have been announced by KEEMSTAR, 100 Thieves, Twitch Prime and BoomTV.

Warzone has proved to be hugely popular, with the game still topping the Twitch charts even a week after release.

This could be in part to people being forced to stay indoors due to the Coronavirus, but mainly because Warzone is a lot of fun – to both watch and play. In an effort to get on top of the hype, there have been several different competitions announced for the new battle royale, including 100 Thieves and BoomTV.

To start, YouTube star KEEMSTAR revealed the first four players that would be participating in a competition he’s calling “Warzone Wednesdays” starting March 25.

The tournament will run every week with a $20,000 prize pool featuring some of the biggest names in social media and streaming, similar to KEEM’s “Minecraft Monday” and “Fortnite Friday” events.

Drama Alert’s host found success with the Minecraft and Fortnite tournaments, which both saw high viewer numbers on Twitch while they were going on, so we can probably expect similar weekly hype for Warzone as well.

100 Thieves also announced their own “Warzone From Home” competition happening on Friday, March 20, with 16 teams and a $100,000 prize pool.

$50,000 of the prize pool will go to charities chosen by the winners, while the other $50,000 will be distributed to chat using Cash App (who is a title sponsor).

The Thieves haven’t revealed what teams or personalities will be battling it out just yet, but with free money on the line and nothing else to go do, plenty of people will probably be tuning in.

BoomTV, who host the Code Red Call of Duty tournaments, joined in the fun and announced they were hosting a Warzone competition on Thursday, March 19.

“Code Green” is also officially sponsored by Cash App, and features a $50,000 prize pool for participants, along with an additional $20,000 that will be given away to viewers during the broadcast.

That makes for two days in a row you could potentially earn free cash for just watching some esports, even though you’ll be going up against everyone else who’s stuck at home watching as well.

Last, but certainly not least, partnered and affiliated streamers will be throwing down in the first everTwitch Rivals Warzone tournament on March 25 and 26.

Breaking into the battle royale market is no easy thing to do, but so far players seem to really be enjoying Warzone, and competition organizers are taking notice.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.