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Amateur CoD organizers accused of lying about precautions taken at AGN

Published: 2/Aug/2020 21:07

by Theo Salaun

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After defending themselves and blaming players for what appeared to be a LAN Call of Duty tournament, the American Gaming Network have now been accused of lying by an attending player.

The amateur CoD scene goes hand in hand with drama and this past week has been no exception. Despite the AGN being asked by Activision to cancel their Indianapolis tournament and publicly proclaiming to have shifted it online, footage revealed dozens of players in attendance at a small venue. The organizers proclaimed their innocence following massive backlash, but an attending player has revealed why those excuses were “all bulls**t and lies.”

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As is officially known, the AGN event was scheduled for LAN play on August 1 in Indianapolis before being canceled and shifted to online just 10 hours before the event was scheduled to start. Players were filmed playing at the venue, many without masks or wearing them improperly, and AGN then insisted this was against their intentions and entirely a fault of the players themselves.

In a Twitlonger, a player, ‘Trace,’ who attended the event laid out why it was dishonest for the organizers to shift blame toward the players: “If you think this is still on the players, then I don’t know what’s wrong in your head.”

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AGN Indy player Trace statement
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In a Twitlonger, Trace explains how the AGN Indy event played out from a player’s perspective.

The NBA and NHL paved the road for safe bubble play, so Trace expected some of those precautions to be put in place, including liability waivers, temperature checks, and mask requirements. (No comment on the most important of bubble precautions: mandatory 14-day quarantines after travel and daily testing.)

While waiting until 10 hours before an event to move it to online, at a moment in which “95% of the teams/players are now in Indianapolis” is an entire debacle in itself, but that has been clear from the start. 

But ignoring those logistical issues, the bigger controversy here is that Trace contradicts AGN’s statements by revealing that it wasn’t just the players who showed up to the event space despite the shift to online play. “The whole AGN staff was there at one point … so when everything got out publicly, all of a sudden they disappear.”

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As evidenced by one of a series of tweets that the AGN owner retweeted, the organizers insisted their innocence and that the players simply “ignored” their directions. Conversely, as evidenced by Trace’s experience, “this whole event was filled with nothing but lies.”

The situation is obviously nuanced. The event space was open to the public and Indianapolis is currently hosting bigger events like AAU basketball. But Activision asked for safety precautions and, while the organizers did try to technically shift the event online at the last-minute, it’s clear that this situation is unideal for all parties involved.

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Trick or Treat in Warzone Haunting event: chest locations & rewards

Published: 20/Oct/2020 7:29

by Brad Norton

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From Blueprints to weapon charms and plenty more, Warzone’s new Haunting of Verdansk event has dropped 16 unique items across the map. Here’s everything you need to know to claim them all.

Verdansk has been well and truly taken over in the new Halloween-themed event. Horror film icons are available to unlock in new bundles, a spooky nighttime version of the battle royale has been deployed, and there’s even a new Zombie Royale Limited-Time Mode (LTM)

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Activision has clearly gone all out with this haunting takeover, but there’s still more to it than meets the eye. On top of everything outlined in the new roadmap, Warzone also comes boasting a ton of free items in the new event. Just for exploring the map, 16 unique unlocks can be yours.

There’s a special treat waiting for you at the very end as well. From an overview of each reward to where they can all be found, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown. 

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How Trick or Treat works in Warzone


From October 20 through November 3, there will be plenty of fresh content for Warzone players to sink their teeth into. Featured throughout the event is a new trick or treat system full of goodies and surprises. 

Boxes are scattered around Verdansk for you to find. Some might contain rare weapon Blueprints, though others could come with a “terrifying fright.” There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a reward from every box you open, but they’re well worth your time.

There’s no need to worry about these boxes ruining your run either. You’ll get a fright, but the ‘trick’ part of this trick or treat gimmick deals “no damage,” Activision confirmed

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Upon claiming all 16 rewards on offer, a Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint will be all yours. The boxes are spread out far and wide so be sure to use our guide below to hunt them all down.

Trick or Treat locations in Warzone

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Trick or Treat boxes can be found all across Verdansk

Just like regular Supply Boxes in Warzone, these special crates are randomized. There’s no guarantee that one will be waiting for you at every single location in a single match. It might take some time across a good number of games over the next few weeks of the event.

There are five sections of the map that have a chance to contain Trick or Treat boxes, with two to four points of interest at each. You’ll need to claim rewards at each area over time as some are exclusive to certain points of the map. In other words, you can’t drop into the same location over and over expecting to find unique rewards each time. 

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Once you’ve claimed the rewards from a specific part of the map, a checkmark will appear in-game. Use this as you advance from one location to another, just to make sure you’re crossing every section off the list.  A full rundown of every possible location can be found below.

Sector One – North

  • Gora Dam
  • Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Karst River Quarry

Sector Two – West

  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Storage Town
  • Atlas Superstore
  • Zhokov Boneyard

Sector Three – Southwest

  • Hospital
  • Novi Grazna Hills

Sector Four – Central and South

  • BCH TV Station
  • Verdansk Stadium
  • Downtown

Sector Five – East

  • Gorengrad Lumber Yard
  • Port of Verdansk
  • Zordaya Prison Complex (Gulag)

Trick or Treat rewards

From spooky Calling Cards to weapon charms and a ton more, there’s plenty to unlock during this limited-time event. First up, just for opening the Trick or Treat menu in-game, a weapon charm will be yours.

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Next up, it’ll be on you to track down each location across the map. Once you’ve ticked off all 16, a special treat will be all yours. 

The “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is on offer throughout this Halloween-themed event. As the name implies, it’s a vibrant orange weapon with a creepy face carved into the side. Everything from the magazine to the muzzle has been painted or tinted orange to keep it consistent. 

“Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle BlueprintThe “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is your final reward.

Below is a look at all 16 items you’ll collect on your way to the Legendary Blueprint.

Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Freak of Nature Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Chainsaw Fiend Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Flashy Fate Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Harvester Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Ghoulish Gift Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Scary Patch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Cleaver Melee weapon
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Spooky Scene Calling Card
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Jack-O-Lantern Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Skeleton Crew Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Time of the Season Watch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Lil Demon Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Joker Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Woodsman Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Return To Dust Assault Rifle Blueprint
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Pumpkin Peril Calling Card

You have from October 20 until November 3 to track down every unique item. Once it’s over, the one of a kind Blueprint will be gone, so make sure you get in quick.