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Atlanta FaZe “blacklisted” from CDL scrims over new GA rules

Published: 8/Jul/2020 23:34

by Albert Petrosyan

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With just days before the Call of Duty League shifts to The Big Apple for the CDL New York Home Series, Atlanta FaZe claim they’ve been blacklisted from scrimmage practices due to their supposed failure to comply with the new Gentlemen’s Agreements.

It appears that the Call of Duty League’s best team, at least according to the current standings, won’t be able to get in proper practice before the New York Home Series kicks off this weekend.

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On July 8, FaZe star Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris wrote in a now-deleted tweet that the rest of the CDL had “blacklisted” them from scrims and teams said they would be “using everything” against them at CDL NY.

“We’ve been grinding and practicing with the AUG for 2/3 days and then when we don’t agree to a GA two days before an event, they try to blacklist us and say they are using everything against us this weekend,” he tweeted. “It’s going to be a fun weekend so everyone get your popcorn.”

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It might not be all 11 other teams who are blacklisting them, however, as FaZe assistant coach Austin ‘Easy Mac’ O’Neil said that only eight were refusing to practice against them.

What’s this all about?

The issue is over the AUG SMG, a weapon that was nowhere near the competitive Modern Warfare meta for much of the game’s life cycle but was suddenly thrust into the spotlight following the recent nerfs to the MP5.

CDL teams moved quickly to GA (unofficially ban) the weapon amongst themselves over the past few days, and because of the rules surrounding that process, those who are against restricting the gun have no choice but to go along with it, even if the league itself isn’t enforcing it.

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According to Dallas Empire veteran Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, the GA process is determined by a vote including all of the team captains, and the result is applied to everyone. Those who refuse to comply are put in a similar situation to Atlanta’s: “no practice for you until you agree. No team scrims and no 10s.”

As things stand, it’s not clear yet whether FaZe will ultimately decide to go along with the ban on the AUG. But if they don’t, and what aBeZy said about other teams using “everything” against them is true, it could make for some wildly interesting matches at CDL NY.

Atlanta have been put in Group A and their first match is against Los Angeles Guerrillas, who seem to be one of the teams that did vote for the AUG to be GA’ed. So, as Pharris said, get your popcorn ready.

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You can catch all of the Call of Duty action this weekend via our CDL New York Home Series hub, including all streams, schedule, scores, brackets, and more.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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