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ACHES is tired of having to play ‘burgers’ in CWL 2Ks

Published: 5/Nov/2018 4:59 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 9:09

by Vincent Genova

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Call of Duty esports is unique in that anyone can sign up for a 2K tournament and play against the best players in the world. The best players in the world, however, are not getting much out of it.

Two-time World Champion ACHES vented his frustrations while playing against a team that was struggling to keep up with his EnVy squad in the early rounds of the first NA 2K.

His teammates reminded him that the team they were playing was trying to get better, and was in a position that most pros were in before they made it big.

The reasoning did not work as ACHES hilariously unloaded, “I want to get better at basketball, I don’t get to go play LeBron every day!”

“LeBron ain’t got time to just play me 1 on 1, or 5v5, or me vs the Lakers,” continued ACHES.

The online CWL 2K tournaments have drawn criticism from pros for their size and the amount of time they take to complete, with some tournaments stretching into the early morning hours of the following day. The first Black Ops 4 2K has over 1,000 registered teams, most of which barely put up a fight against pros.

Changes to the CWL format have made the Pro Points earned during 2Ks less of a necessity for the top teams in the world, however the events are still used for valuable practice in a competitive setting – just not in the early rounds.

ACHES did not just bring up the comparison to the NBA, he also used other esports as an example of CoD’s strange mixing of top pros with amateurs, “I can’t just hop on [League of Legends] every Sunday and be in a game with [SK Telecom].”

EnVy finally put the am team out of their misery as ACHES’ hilarious rant continued. You can watch his full musings below.

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Full list of 21 Black Ops Cold War Scorestreaks reportedly leaked

Published: 28/Oct/2020 23:27 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 23:28

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is still a few weeks away from launch, though an early leak appears to have confirmed all 21 Scorestreaks that will be available from day one.

Killstreaks and Scorestreaks have been a staple of the Call of Duty franchise for many years now. Black Ops Cold War is sticking to the formula with a few unique changes, though there might be more streaks to unlock than ever before. 

Treyarch’s next release is set to drop on November 13 though major leaks are already starting to slip through the cracks. We got our first look at a list of Scorestreaks through the game’s early access Alpha and Beta tests. However, that was barely scratching the surface if the new intel holds true.

Black Ops Cold War is set to boast 21 unique streaks at launch. All of which can be earned across multiple lives so long as you’re adding to your total score by tallying kills and completing objectives. While we can’t include the leaked image as to avoid DMCAs, here’s a rundown on each and every streak.

Black Ops Cold War Scorestreaks
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The early access Alpha gave us a look at just a few Black Ops Cold War Scorestreaks.

First up, the cheapest streak in the game appears to be the Incendiary Bow. Just like the War Machine available in the Beta, this will be an equippable weapon to deal extraordinary damage. Next up are a few familiar inclusions on the cheaper side of things. The RC-XD, Spy Plane, Counter Spy Plane, and Care Package are all to be expected. Though one new streak stands out.

At 700 points, players will seemingly be able to equip some armor just like in Warzone. The icon displays a bulletproof vest, so additional health could be on the menu in the core multiplayer experience

The Flamethrower is another fresh addition that we haven’t seen yet, while the Death Machine is reportedly also making a return. As we scale up to the more expensive streaks, a Hand Cannon is available for 2250 points. There’s no telling just how this one might work, though it could provide a One In The Chamber style buff.

At the very end of the list is the expected AI and pilotable Scorestreaks. You’ve got the Attack Helicopter and Chopper Gunner alongside a VTOL Escort and the Gunship to round things out. You’ll need to go on an absolute tear to unlock the final streak, however, as it’s placed at 10,000 points.

Below is a complete list of all Scorestreaks coming to Black Ops Cold War.

All 21 Scorestreaks in Black Ops Cold War

  • Incendiary Bow – 500
  • RC-XD – 600
  • Armor – 700
  • Spy Plane – 800
  • Counter Spy Plane – 900
  • Flamethrower – 1,000
  • Care Package – 1,250
  • Sentry Turret – 1,400
  • Death Machine – 1,500
  • Cruise Missile – 1,750
  • Artillery – 2,000
  • Hand Cannon –  2,250
  • Napalm Strike – 2,500
  • Air Patrol – 3,000
  • War Machine – 3,250
  • Strafe Run – 3,500
  • Attack Helicopter – 4,000
  • H.A.R.P. – 5,000
  • Chopper Gunner – 6,000
  • VTOL Escort – 8,000
  • Gunship – 10,000
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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Outside of AI-controlled air support, there will be a few pilotable streaks as usual in Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, it’s worth taking this information with a grain of salt for now. There’s a good chance this information comes from an earlier build of the game. Some Streaks may have been removed or significantly changed already. 

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled over the coming days, however. If early copies of the game are already out in the wild, more leaks will likely be on the way.