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Awesome CoD cosplay perfectly recreates Black Ops 4’s Ruin

Published: 26/Apr/2020 9:48 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 9:49

by Joe Craven


A professional cosplayer known as ‘demateraliz’ has shared his incredible interpretation of Donnie ‘Ruin’ Walsh, the gravity-slamming specialist from Black Ops 3 and 4. 

Call of Duty is not typically associated with excellent cosplaying, but the most recent installments in Activision’s FPS series have introduced some creatively designed characters for cosplayers to try their hands at.

Black Ops 3 introduced specialist characters for the first time in CoD history, and reintroduced a selection of their original cast for 2018’s Black Ops 4.

Black Ops 4 brought back some Black Ops 3 fan favorites, including Firebreak and Battery.

One of the characters brought back for the fourth installment in Treyarch’s series was Donnie ‘Ruin’ Walsh, the gravity-slamming specialist who was a popular pick in Black Ops 3.

While his gravity spikes were somewhat toned down in Black Ops 4, his unique character design was maintained. The trademark mohawk stayed, alongside some vivid facial tattoos and the badass American attitude.

These are characteristics that have been perfected by the cosplayer, who also dons the bland overalls and knee pads Ruin is typically seen with.

Despite perfecting a number of cosplays on his Instagram, including God of War’s Kratos, he explained that the Ruin look is the “most uncomfortable” cosplay he’s done, and “it feels like being squeezed into a tin can”.

His photoshoot perfectly captures the character too, with the desolate, dark landscape looking like the result of one of his gravity slams. The commitment to the cosplay is also evident, with the facial tattoos visible next to the easily-recognizable mohawk.

It reiterates the exceptional lengths some cosplayers go to in order to perfect their outfits, all in order to accurately recreate a fan-favorite character.

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Can Cold War save Warzone? FaZe Blaze interview | CharlieIntel Podcast #12

Published: 4/Dec/2020 21:27

by Tanner Pierce


In Partnership with Xfinity

On Episode 12 of the CharlieIntel Podcast, Mike and Keshav touch on the future of Warzone, as well as a new mode that was leaked for Black Ops Cold War, before being joined by both Frozone and FaZe Blaze. 

Ever since Black Ops Cold War’s launch, XP earn rates across both Multiplayer and Zombies have been a huge topic across the community. Now that a major update has been released adjusting the earn rates for XP in both modes, Mike and Keshav break down what it means for the game, as well as other CoD news like the leak of the new Dropkick game mode.

During the episode, they’re also joined by Warzone content creator and Twitch streamer Frozone, who gives a few tips on how you can improve your skills and what he would like to see in the future from the battle royale title.

Speaking of the future of the game, it’s a major talking point this week on the podcast. Keshav and Mike discuss map changes for the battle royale, or the lack thereof to put it bluntly, as well as the lack of hype surrounding private lobbies.

Finally, the group is joined by Twitch streamer FaZe Blaze, who’s been recently grinding to get the Black Ops Cold War Zombies world record ever since launch (even though he’s been thwarted by a crash or two at times). The streamer discusses what makes the Zombies mode so appealing, as well as what he would like to see from Warzone when it integrates with BOCW.

The CharlieIntel Podcast can also be found on Spotify and Apple News.