Apathy encounters creepy Black Ops 4 glitch vs OpTic Gaming - Dexerto
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Apathy encounters creepy Black Ops 4 glitch vs OpTic Gaming

Published: 4/Nov/2018 6:34 Updated: 4/Nov/2018 6:35

by Vincent Genova


While streaming scrims against OpTic Gaming, Team EnVy pro Apathy spotted an eerie glitch.

The glitch happened when Apathy was pushing up into the map near OpTic Gaming’s spawn on Arsenal.

He spotted the entire team, standing with their backs to the playing area like in the ending scene of the Blair Witch Project.

Thankfully there was no witchcraft involved, it was a simple glitch involving the Specialists select screen.

At the start of a match in Black Ops 4, the game shows what Specialists your team is picking and lines everyone up for a nice team photo with the background being whatever map is about to be played.

Below is an example of how the Specialists screen looks after everyone picks a character.

The glitch in question does not clear the character models off the map, instead leaving them in their pre-match poses.

As heard in Team EnVy’s game chat, OpTic Gaming was still flying around the map as normal.

The bug seems to be getting more common as other players have reported seeing it but it does not appear to have any effect on gameplay – besides momentarily confusing Apathy and scaring a writer at Dexerto.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.