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ACHES announced as LA Guerrillas franchise captain

Published: 26/Oct/2019 7:20 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 8:23

by Joe Craven


Los Angeles Guerrillas, one of two Call of Duty franchises making the famous Californian city their home, have announced two-time world champion Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price as their captain for the upcoming CDL season. 

Los Angeles is the only city involved in the CDL to have two separate franchises competing over the same share of land. The first of these franchises, owned by OpTic Gaming, is aptly named OpTic Gaming Los Angeles. 

They announced their impressive roster on October 24, featuring a number of the most talented youngsters in the world. Dashy and TJHaLy, who both competed for the Greenwall during Black Ops 4, are joined by JKap, Slasher and Kenny. 

OpTic GamingThe full OpTic Gaming roster, with General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders.

However, it’s their neighbors who have made waves with their latest announcement, confirming late on October 25 that their roster will be led by none other than Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, a world champion on CoD: Ghosts and WWII. 

Away from his undeniable achievements in the competitive CoD world, ACHES is sometimes colloquialized as the “OpTic Killer”, thanks to his aversion for the Greenwall, and habit of knocking them out of the biggest tournaments at the biggest moments. 

The prospect of ACHES being based in the same city as OpTic’s franchise is a mouth-watering prospect, and we can expect to see the rivalry burn on throughout the Modern Warfare season. 

As the Guerrillas put it: “The Battle for LA begins”.

Of all the famous ACHES vs OpTic moments, few stand out more than the famous Map 5, Round 11 at Black Ops III’s CWL Championship. 

OpTic entered the tournament hot favorites, but struggled in Search and Destroy and fell into the Losers’ Bracket. There, they came up against ACHES’ Cloud 9 roster, who dramatically eliminated OpTic as FormaL lost a 1v1 vs Assault. 

The remaining members of LA Guerrillas’ roster are yet to be confirmed but, with ACHES leading the line, it’s fair to say we can expect to see them competing and being vocal members of the Call of Duty League. 

It seems ACHES will have to channel his aversion for OpTic Gaming and use it to fuel his Call of Duty across the year. 

It’s just another of the intriguing story-lines being set up in the CDL. 

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


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


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

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.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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