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ACHES slams “fake” OpTic CoD franchise in heated argument with SlasheR

Published: 4/Nov/2019 4:25 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 5:19

by Brad Norton

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Veterans of competitive Call of Duty have sparked a fiery argument online as members of the Los Angeles Guerillas and OpTic LA franchise rosters have traded blows.

The first official Call of Duty League event isn’t set to kick off until January 24 in 2020 when the Minnesota Røkkr host the very first matches, yet franchise rivalries are already taking form thanks to some heated online trash-talk.

Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat have fired shots at one another online, and seemingly kickstarted a rivalry between the two LA-based franchise teams that they represent – the Los Angeles Guerillas and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles respectively.

In a November 3 post, ACHES wished to welcome Andres Lacefield to the Guerillas roster, stating that he’s “super excited to be teaming with Lace again!” The pair haven’t teamed together since their tenure under Cloud9 that came to an end early in 2017. 

“Great addition to round out the LA B team,” SlasheR responded to agitate the two-time World Champion, implying that the OpTic lineup is much more impressive on paper.

“Listen bro at least all of my teammates want to be on my team, not a part of the fake OpTic” ACHES responded. “See you in a few months. If y’all make it that long of course.” 

Hinting at a litany of issues that have surrounded the OpTic organization of late, ACHES returned fire by bringing up the sale of OpTic parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment to Immortals Gaming Club

Additionally, the comment hits on behind the scenes drama surrounding Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell, which saw the star player threatening to bench himself if he wasn’t released from the LA team. ACHES seemed to suggest the same could play out again in the new LA team, before the first bullet had even been fired in the CDL.

Adding even more fuel to the fire, SlasheR responded in kind, arguing that ACHES “didn’t even want to be on [his] own team” according to texts between the two on September 4.

“September 4th?!? Was that before Free Agency even begun? Make sure you’ve settled everything at home before you talk about some LA rivalry,” ACHES concluded, responding with a GIF that doubled down on rumors of Dashy wanting to part ways with OpTic LA to join Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez and the powerhouse roster under the Chiacgo Huntsmen brand.

The OpTic roster features a mix of youngblood and veteran talent as the duo of Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly join forces with back to back World Champion Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, 2018 rookie of the year Kenny Williams and former 100 Thieves teammate SlasheR.

Meanwhile, the LA Guerillas lineup brings together a wealth of competitive Call of Duty experience with Renato ‘Saints’ Forza and former Splyce player Ulysses ‘AquA’ Silva, alongside ACHES and the newly announced Lacefield.

Twitter: OpTicGamingThe OpTic LA roster alongside manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders

Which of these two rosters will come out ahead as the league kicks off, remains to be seen. One thing can be certain though, the battle for LA supremacy will always be an enthralling matchup, especially with this bitterness adding fuel to emerging storylines.

As the LA Guerillas confirm their final starting member as well as any substitutes, you can keep up to date with all of the latest announcements using our dedicated off-season tracker.

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Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Battle Pass: All tiers & rewards

Published: 25/Feb/2021 5:38

by Albert Petrosyan

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With Season 2 of both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone now live, we’ve got the complete rundown on every single item in the new Battle Pass.

The Battle Pass has become a key part of every new season in Call of Duty over the past year-plus, and Season 2 of Cold War and Warzone is no exception.

Once again, players have 100 Tiers to level up through to unlock all the fresh new content, including Operator skins, weapon blueprints, charms, watches, XP tokens, CoD Points, and more.

As usual, the S2 Battle Pass has both a paid and free version; the former gives players access to every single reward while the latter allows fans to still unlock some of the items without paying a dime, such as the two new guns. Everything you need to know about the BP can be found below.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Price & bundle

There are two options for the premium (paid) version of the Battle Pass. The first is to just buy the barebones version, which costs 1,000 CoD Points and unlocks only the items available at Tier 0.

However, for those who want a nice head start, there is also a Battle Pass Bundle that can be purchased for 2,400 CP, and it includes 20 instant Tier Skips, unlocking everything between Tier 0-20.

It’s also always worth pointing out that completing the full BP grants you a total return of 1,300 CP, which means you get all your Points back plus an extra 300. This technically means you can buy a BP once and always get enough CP back to buy future Passes as well.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: New guns

FARA 83 in Season 2
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The FARA 83 assault rifle can be unlocked by reaching Tier 15 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

There are two new weapons released at the launch of Season 2: the FARA 83 assault rifle and LC-10 SMG. As usual, both of these are completely free for players to unlock; all you have to do is reach the necessary Tiers in the BP by grinding the game.

The FARA is available at Tier 15, while the LC-10 gets unlocked by reaching Tier 31.

LC-10 SMG in Season 2
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The brand new LC-10 SMG is available at Tier 31 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Free items

In addition to the FARA 83 and LC10, there are a few other rewards that can be obtained through the S2 BP without having to purchase it:

  • FARA 83 Assault Rifle: Tier 15
  • LC-10 SMG: Tier 31
  • Three War Track Packs
    • Black Ops 2 Mixtape: Tier 44
    • Rock Pack II: Tier 72
    • Pop Rock: Tier 94
  • Glade Ripper LMG Blueprint: Tier 21
  • Dragon Idol SMG: Tier 55
  • 300 CoD Points
  • And more

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Tier 100

Tier 100 is usually reserved for the most prestigious cosmetic items in the entire Battle Pass and S2 follows that trend as well. Reaching the final Tier unlocks two high-end cosmetics:

  • Warlord Naga Operator Skin: Naga is the new Operator in Season 2, and this skin features him wearing a ceremonial mask and a gold-trimmed leather jacket to show off his warlord status. Tier 100 also unlocks two Operator Missions for Naga.
  • Poison Dart Legendary LC-10 Blueprint: With the brand new LC-10 being one of two featured weapons in the BP, the final tier unlocks a special camo for it that has a green-and-black amphibian design to it.
Tier 100 in Season 2 Battle Pass
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Unlock this Naga skin & LC-10 Blueprint by reaching Tier 100 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Reactive Blueprints

A brand new type of cosmetic is introduced in Season 2: the ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprints. These function the same as regular blueprints, in the sense that they’re for a specific weapon and have pre-set attachments, but they feature a “reactive” design that changes with the more kills you get.

The Battle Pass contains one such item, the Vulture Exo, which has a “pulsating green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon.” As you get kills with the gun, the color of the energy goes from green to blue to orange and finally, red. Vulture Exo gets unlocked at Tier 95 of the paid BP.

While this is the only Reactive Blueprint in the Battle Pass, Activision has confirmed that one for the AK-74u, called the “Z-74u,” will be available as part of the Maxis Operator Bundle, which will go on sale during the second week of Season 2.

In addition to the Z-74u, the bundle also contains the new Samantha Maxis Operator, a finishing move, and several other cosmetic items.

Maxis Operator Bundle in Season 2
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A Reactive Blueprint for the AK-74u is available in the Maxis Operator Bundle.

Below is a full rundown on all 100 Tiers in the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Battle Pass: all tiers & rewards

Free Rewards, Tiers 1-5

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Free Rewards and Tiers 1-5.

Tiers 1-9

 

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 1-9.

Tiers 10-18

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 10-18.

Tiers 19-27

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 19-27.

Tiers 28-36

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 28-36.

Tiers 37-45

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 37-45.

Tiers 48-54

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 48-54.

Tiers 55-63

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 55-63.

Tiers 64-72

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 64-72.

Tiers 73-81

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 73-81.

Tiers 82-90

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 82-90.

Tiers 91-99

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 91-99.

Tiers 95-100

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass
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Tiers 95-100.