Atlanta FaZe could be Call of Duty League favorites after crazy scrim run - Dexerto
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Atlanta FaZe could be Call of Duty League favorites after crazy scrim run

Published: 16/Jan/2020 3:58 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 15:33

by Brad Norton

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As the best Call of Duty teams in the world gear up for the start of a new era in competition, Atlanta FaZe may have emerged as the strongest lineup ahead of the opening event on January 24.

Players have been grinding Modern Warfare since its release in October, 2019 as franchises prepare for a brand new year of competition under the new CDL structure. Before the 12 star-studded rosters descend on Minnesota for the opening weekend of action, however, teams are hard at work practicing on a daily basis to refine their skills and nail down various strategies.

Atlanta FaZe appear to have separated themselves from the pack, with members of the Call of Duty community heaping praise on the team of young-guns after an extraordinary scrim record was revealed on January 15.

Set to kick off on January 24 in Minnesota, the first slate of CDL matchups feature the likes of the Chicago Huntsmen and hometown heroes Minnesota RØKKR. The very next day will serve as the first test for the Atlanta FaZe squad though, as they square off against the Dallas Empire to round out the second day of competition.

Revealing information about recent scrims, analyst Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler shared that the Atlanta-based franchise could be a force to be reckoned with by the time they take to the stage next weekend.

“Atlanta FaZe went on a 52 map win streak in scrims then lost 1 map, then went on a 42 map win streak. What the f***” he outlined in a January 15 tweet, which set off plenty of conversation in the community.

According to 2019 Champs MVP and starting member on the ATL roster, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr, these consecutive streaks took place “right before new years.”

Confirming the validity of the statement, Simp highlighted how the map wins were, in fact, accurate and that the team did tally a record of 94 map wins with only a single loss along the way.

While obviously an extraordinary accomplishment, various players were quick to chime in and raise their eyebrows at the post. Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo-Palmer of the Minnesota RØKKR indicated that they have taken a few map wins against the FaZe roster following their 2019 streaks, for instance.

Additionally, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks added that the team in focus hadn’t quite been practicing against all of the top squads. “Wonder why,” he joked, hinting that Dallas Empire hasn’t had a chance to scrim them recently. Dallas last played Atlanta at the start of the scrim cycle.

Once brothers under the eUnited banners throughout a successful 2019 run that saw them crowned world champions, Clayster and Simp will be duking it out in the very first weekend of action in the Call of Duty League.

Whether the grizzled veterans of the Empire or the young blood of FaZe stand tall at the end of the series is yet to be seen, but with a record so dominant throughout practice, it’s sure to be a fascinating matchup to start the season.

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Black Ops Cold War devs address Mastery camo bug & confirm other fixes

Published: 27/Nov/2020 0:17

by Brad Norton

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Mastery camos in Black Ops Cold War will soon be looking better than ever, Treyarch has confirmed, with an assortment of camo-related fixes on the way in a nearby update.

If you’ve already been hard at work grinding the latest Call of Duty, unlocking the very best camos has likely kept you busy. Reaching that elite Dark Matter cosmetic is always a huge effort, though many players have already hit it just weeks after launch.

Unfortunately, the flashy Mastery Camos haven’t quite lived up to the hype in many regards. Some weapons barely display the unique visual. Small areas of the guns are given the new design while a majority of the weapon stays the same.

The community was naturally disappointed at first, but it turns out these actually aren’t working as intended. Fixes are on the way very soon, as Treyarch has confirmed the top priorities for the next major update.

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An example of how minimal Dark Matter currently looks on the M60 due to recent bugs.

First and foremost, we now have confirmation that “unintentional changes to Mastery Camos” will be addressed in the next update. “After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” devs addressed on the official Treyarch Trello board.

While an exact date isn’t quite set in stone for the next update just yet, rest assured it won’t be long. “We are looking to release a fix for this in our next major update,” they confirmed.

So if these issues had you holding back on the Dark Matter grind, there’s no reason not to get back on the hustle. In a matter of days, the camos will be displaying properly and you’ll be able to flex your early accomplishments.

Next up, there are six other major problems that Treyarch is looking into. Some are more vague, such as various console crashes and bugged animations. However, others are more specific.

Prestige leveling should be a bit smoother in the weeks to come. If your level hasn’t been displaying properly, a fix for this is currently in the works. 

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Outside of bug fixes, Flak Jacket could be addressed in a nearby update.

While no specific changes are on the way just yet, the balance team has also “had discussions” surrounding the power of Flak Jacket. A potential nerf could be on the way given how common the perk has become since launch.

The most recent patch only just went out on November 25, so we likely won’t see anything for a few days at a minimum. At least now have a solid idea of what to expect when the next updates roll around.