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3 beginners tips to help you in the Black Ops Cold War Alpha

Published: 19/Sep/2020 0:19

by Tanner Pierce


The Black Ops Cold War Alpha is officially here for PlayStation 4 players, and it very feels pretty different when compared to other Call of Duty games. Here’s some beginner’s tips to help you out the next time you jump into the pre-release version.

The Black Ops Cold War Alpha is finally here for everyone on PlayStation 4. After being available for press, media, and content creators a couple weeks back, Activision decided to make the pre-release version of the game available to all PlayStation 4 players, regardless of whether or not they pre-ordered the game.


If you jumped into it, however, you’ll notice that it’s very different to other Call of Duty games, especially when you compare it to something like Modern Warfare or Warzone, the most recent entries in the series. Because of this, we compiled some tips to help you out in this fresh landscape.

1. Throw out all your strategies and play-styles from Modern Warfare

For better or for worse, Black Ops Cold War is an entirely different beast when compared to Modern Warfare. Whether its the way guns behave, the felling of movement, etc., the game feels nothing like the 2019 title. Even features that carry over from that game, like the Gunsmith, feel relatively different overall.


Because of this, it’s a good idea if you just leave that all behind. Seriously, forget everything you learned while playing Modern Warfare, because it won’t help you with this one. Instead, it’s better if you just play a couple matches and get feel for the everything the game has to offer. You’ll be better off that way.

2. Don’t mess around with Create-A-Class right off the bat

This one is a bit strange, but it’ll help you get used to the way the game feels. When you jump into the title for the first time, don’t mess around with the Create-A-Class options. You won’t know how anything handles, and you’ll just generally not have a good time.

Instead, you should play a couple matches and get used to how the game controls and feels. Because its so different than last year’s title, players of those games might have a hard time deciding what they want to use, even if the Create-A-Class systems are extremely similar to one another.


3. Play your objectives if you have them

This might be obvious, but it’s vitally important in Black Ops Cold War. Playing your objectives in this game will not only help your team win the match, but it’s now crucial if you want to get your scorestreaks. While these rewards have always required more than their kill-based brethren, they now have insanely high requirements.

RC-XD’s require 600 points, Spy Plane’s require 800 points, and, worst of all, large-scale streak’s require a few thousand points. This means that, unless you really want to spend the time getting 6 kills to get your RC-XD, you’ll have to play your objectives.

All in all, these tips are only partially useful. Obviously, practice makes perfect when it comes to this kind of stuff, but it’ll allow you to not have as frustrating of a time when you jump into your first matches.

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CDL’s Florida Mutineers announce $25K Warzone tourney: how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are putting together a Warzone tournament series that will give interested players a chance to compete against big-name pros and content creators for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.


Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that will culminate with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that, however, players in the United States will get a chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which will feature their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for the main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

Elite Gamer Play-In tournaments: dates & how to sign up

There are four duos play-in tournaments for the Elite Gamer event, the first of which was already played on October 2. The next three are on October 13, 21, and 23, all of which are open to anyone in the US.

These smaller competitions feature prizes from SCUF Gaming, Astro Gaming, and the Florida Mutineers organization, with the top-two duo teams from each one advancing to the Pro-Am Championship.

Those interested in playing can sign up by visiting the Elite Gamer Warzone Tournament Series website here, which also contains all of the detailed rules and a list of prizes.

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The Florida Mutineers’ Elite Gamers Warzone series features $25,000 in prizes.

Elite Gamer $25,000 Pro-Am Championship

The Elite Gamer series will wrap up on October 27 with the $25,000 Pro-Am Championship tournament, which will feature “celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, and top CDL players,” according to the team.

$15,000 will go to the first-place duo, $5,000 to second place, and the remaining $5,000 will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

Several players have already been confirmed, including Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – popular streamers who have already won several high-profile Warzone competitions. The full list of participants will likely get revealed at some point ahead of the main event.

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Aydan is one of the big-name content creators participating in this Elite Gamers Warzone event.

That’s all we know about this tournament series so far; while the details regarding the actual format haven’t been announced yet, considering that it’s a “pro-am” tournament, each Warzone player will likely be paired up with someone from outside the gaming industry.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest info as the Championship’s date draws nearer.