100T SlasheR criticizes bizarre scorestreak issue at CWL Champs 2019 - Dexerto
Call of Duty

100T SlasheR criticizes bizarre scorestreak issue at CWL Champs 2019

Published: 16/Aug/2019 12:05 Updated: 16/Aug/2019 12:35

by Joe Craven

Share


Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat has lamented Black Ops 4’s Lightning Strike scorestreak, after 100 Thieves were the victims of a shock hardpoint loss to Midnight Esports at CWL Champs

Thursday’s matches saw the conclusion of pool play, setting up Friday’s Winners and Losers brackets. While 100 Thieves qualified for bracket play with relatively little trouble, finishing top of Pool F with a 3-0 record, they came close to a shock upset at the hands of Midnight Esports.

The powerhouse roster found themselves up 229-154 in the first hardpoint of the series. It seemed to be all but done as numerous members of 100 Thieves secured themselves scorestreaks, including SlasheR. However, he called in his Lightning Strike, earned after an 850 point streak, and killed himself and teammate Priestahh. 

The accidental team kill enabled Midnight to get the final scrap time and secure the next rotation – pushing them towards their jaw-dropping comeback. 

SlasheR was overtly critical of the game’s Lightning Strike, arguing it should not have killed himself and Priestahh had it actually gone where he called it in. He described the situation as a “joke” in an August 16 Twitter post – which he tweeted mid-series in an obvious display of frustration.

Unfortunately, Black Ops 4’s spectator mode does not allow viewers to see the exact location of Lightning Strike pings. 

100 Thieves’ misery was compounded as Midnight capitalized on this opportunity, and made the insane comeback from 248-154 down, to take the map 248-250. 

The Lightning Strike mishap undoubtedly helped the Midnight response, and inaccuracies with a widely used scorestreak at CoD’s biggest tournament are less than ideal.

96 points without reply would be an incredible feat against any side, but to do so against one of the tournament’s favorites in 100 Thieves is arguably unprecedented. 

While the incredible hardpoint comeback secured Midnight the map win, they couldn’t make their momentum count and ultimately lost the series 3-1. This defeat saw Midnight eliminated from CWL Champs and Sicario Gaming qualify as Pool F’s runners-up. 

100 Thieves100 Thieves are still in a decent position going into bracket play.

Remember you can stay up to date with all the latest results and news on our dedicated CWL Championship hub

100 Thieves remain in a strong position at CWL Champs, and will kick off their Friday against Luminosity Gaming, who have struggled to find their feet so far at the $2 million tournament. Let’s hope SlasheR’s Lightning Strikes do more damage to enemies from now on. 

Call of Duty

Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby

Share


Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
Activision / Treyarch
This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 

Attachments

  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Secondary

  • 1911

Throwables

  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost

Wildcard

  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 


So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel