ACHES Turns Back the Clock With a Clinical 1v1 to Complete Reverse Sweep at CWL Champs - Dexerto
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ACHES Turns Back the Clock With a Clinical 1v1 to Complete Reverse Sweep at CWL Champs

Published: 19/Aug/2018 15:07 Updated: 19/Aug/2018 15:15

by Vincent Genova

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CoD:WWII felt a little bit like Ghosts when Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price clutched up in Search and Destroy to send his team to the Winners Finals.

The 2014 Call of Duty Champion was left in a 1v1 against Team EnVy in Round 10 of the Game 5 Search.

ACHES and Evil Geniuses fell down 0-2 in the series but battled back to force the Game 5.

The S&D was a back and forth affair with neither team able to distance themselves. Finally, EG earned match point and the round came down to a 1v1 between CoD legend ACHES and rising star Huke.

There would be no torch passed as ACHES masterfully used the cover of the bomb site to win the engagement and send EG through to a guaranteed top 3 placing.

Evil Geniuses had a roller coaster of a season, making the Grand Finals of CWL Seattle and dominating the first half of the Stage 2 Pro League, but the wheels came off after a disappointing finish in CWL Anaheim.

The team was suddenly unable to win a Search, dropping 14 straight and missing out on the Stage 2 Playoffs.

Pool play of Champs also showed off the hot and cold nature of the EG roster, losing to Elevate but sweeping OpTic Gaming to advance to the bracket portion of the tournament.

Next up for EG is Team Kaliber in the Winners Finals of the 2018 CWL Championships. You call follow all the Champs action with Dexerto’s 2018 CWL Championship Hub.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale

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One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
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The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.