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Amateur CoD team criticized for “toxic” trash talk at LAN event

Published: 30/Jul/2019 11:13 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 11:52

by Kamil Malinowski

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One Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 team took their trash talk a little far as they hurled countless profanities at their opponents during a LAN event. 

Trash talk is part of any competitive environment and can be a good way to make matches feel more competitive and heated. One team came under criticism at an Australian CoD event called AUSLAN, where they went overboard with their trash talk. 

Following a match win, the team stood up and began to shout profanities for 20 seconds straight at their opponents across the stage. 

XP EsportsThe CoD AUSLAN stage where the trash talk began.

The shouting is difficult to make out as multiple players are hurling just about every harsh word they know across the stage, but, things like “gg easy, eat f*cking shit” can be heard. 

It’s clear that the Australians were excited about their win, but their celebrations may have been a tad over tuned. The other team doesn’t seem to react at all, however, so maybe this is just something that they are used to.

The community quickly caught wind of this video and seemed to be quite split in their reactions. In a Reddit thread, some members argued that this trash talk was a bit too much and “toxic”, while others reminisced about the old days of CoD. 

“Can’t imagine acting like this in public no matter how much I hate my opponent” said one Reddit user, meanwhile another commented: “That’s some old school cod LAN vibes right there.” Both comments were well received by the community, so it is hard to tell how the majority feels. 

The winning team supposedly managed to reverse sweep their series, and were just extremely excited about the win. One user claims that this is just “typical Aussie trash talk”, but it does seem a bit excessive and there is a lot of back and forth on the matter.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.