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BigTymeR explains OpTic departure in emotional video

Published: 8/Sep/2019 21:39 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 23:19

by Alan Bernal

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Call of Duty since 2014, long-time fans will remember his dominant playing career with OpTic that earned him nine championships in five years. At one time his accomplishments made him the highest-earning Call of Duty player with over $400,000 in winnings.

Since his playing career, BigTymeR has essentially led the spirit of the OpTic brand with YouTube videos and content creation of all kinds. But changes in OpTic has signaled that it’s time to move on from the Greenwall.

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via BigTymeR YouTubeThe longtime OpTic member is moving on from the org.

His September 8 announcement looked back at some of the best moments in his OpTic career both as a player and content specialist, while delivering a heartfelt goodbye to the brand.

“Officially as of September 1st, I am no longer a part of OpTic Gaming,” BigTymeR said after noting special projects in the works as the reason for his small YouTube hiatus. “I think most people have come to that conclusion.”

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Although it seems like he’s in good spirits, the former OpTic member noted the tragic irony of him announcing the news in the Texas city.

“What do I say?” BigTymeR said. “I’m here in Dallas. It’s funny because Dallas was the place that (Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Joe ‘MerK’ Deluca) and I all decided to do the original OpTic house and move to Chicago. ”

The setting for a decision that eventually exploded the Greenwall into prominence “was the final resting place for OpTic Gaming,” according to BigTymeR.

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(Timestamp at 3:16 for mobile viewers)

While BigTymeR believes that the new management taking over OpTic “seem to be pretty capable” and that the name “is in good hands,” he noted what every fan has been feeling: that it’s just going to be different.

There has been a massive exodus of world-class players and talented content creators from the Greenwall ever since the Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic-parent company Infinite Esports in June 2019.

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Notable members like Marcus ‘MBoZe’ Blanks and Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards have similarly left the org, as massive restructuring was imminent after IGC’s purchase.

It wasn’t all bad news for BigTymeR fans however, as he reassured his following that he’ll be ramping up the content again soon.

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Haunting of Verdansk Warzone Halloween event: night map, Saw skins, more

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:25 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 20:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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A brand new Halloween-themed event called ‘Haunting of Verdansk’ is coming to Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare, and we’ve got everything you need to know about what’ll be in included.

With Halloween inching closer and closer, we’re officially in spooky season, and Infinity Ward have decided to give Modern Warfare a grand sending off with the Haunting of Verdansk in-game event.

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The event, which kicks off on Tuesday, October 20 and wraps up on Tuesday, November 3, will feature a nighttime version of Warzone’s map, cosmetic items themed after popular horror film series like Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, new modes, rewards, and a whole lot more.

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Haunting of Verdansk roadmap

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Full roadmap for the Haunting of Verdansk event in Warzone & Modern Warfare.

What’s added in Warzone for Haunting of Verdansk

Verdansk – Going Dark

As had been teased previously, a nighttime version of the Warzone map will make its debut in the Haunting of Verdansk event. As of now, the only modes confirmed for this are Trios and Plunder, but Activision did say that more would be made available.

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Needless to say, the darkness of the terrain will compel almost everyone to use thermal optics on their weapons and the Cold Blooded perk in loadouts to hide from such scopes.

Trick or Treat

Throughout the duration of the event, the nighttime version of Verdansk will feature 16 specially-marked Trick or Treat chests, which include a combined 16 new cosmetic items like Blueprints, weapons, charms, and more.

Of course, as is the spirit of Halloween, Infinity Ward have added a twist to this whole process: In some cases, certain chests will have tricks instead of treats, so open them carefully if you want to avoid “a terrifying fright.”

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If and when you do unlock all 16 cosmetics, you will be automatically awarded with a Legendary assault rifle blueprint called the Pumpkin Punisher, pictured below.

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Unlocking all 16 themed items in the Haunting of Verdansk event will unlock this Pumpkin Punisher AR blueprint.

Zombie Royale LTM

In this new Limited Time Mode, players who get killed come back to life as a Zombie instead of being sent to the Gulag. Zombies can’t carry weapons but do have special abilities that include increased speed, improved jumps, deadlier melee attacks, and thermal vision.

Turning into a Zombie isn’t the end all be all, though, as players will have the chance to return from the undead and rejoin their squad. Whenever someone is killed, they drop a syringe, and collecting two syringes will allow you to parachute back in with your loadout.

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The last team with a surviving Operator wins, even if the rest of their squad have turned into Zombies.

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The Haunting of Verdansk event includes a new LTM called Zombie Royale.

What’s added in Modern Warfare multiplayer

Themed changes

To add an extra layer of Halloween-themed spookiness into multiplayer, Infinity Ward have made it so any player who is on a kill-streak of three or more will have their head turn into a flaming jack-o-lantern pumpkin.

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This feature isn’t purely cosmetic either, since the change will let players on both sides know who is on a roll and needs to be stopped at all costs before reaching some of those higher tier killstreaks.

That’s not the only such quirk added; in Domination, scarecrows will replace the flags on points, while skulls will appear instead of dog tags in Kill Confirmed, as well as other visual effects in other modes.

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In multiplayer, players who are on a 3+ kill-streak will have their heads transform into a flaming pumpkin.

New modes

There are two brand-new multiplayer modes coming as part of the Haunting of Verdansk event: Onslaught and Snipers Only. Onslaught features a Juggernaut suit spawning somewhere on the map that two teams have to fight for control over. Once someone has the suit equipped, they must try to get it to the specific target area while the other team tries to do everything they can to stop it.

As for Snipers Only, this is a variant of Team Deathmatch that replaces custom classes with five pre-built loadouts, all featuring sniper rifles as the primary weapon(s). The rest of the mode is like any match of TDM: The team with the most kills wins.

Horror film bundles & new Operator

Saw & Texas Chainsaw Massacre

When it comes to the best horror film franchises of all time, most would rank Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre high up there – and both have been incorporated in Modern Warfare & Warzone as cosmetic items.

The Saw bundle include the iconic Billy the Puppet as an Operator outfit, as well as the Phlebotomozier Lethal Equipment – a throwing knife variant that kills enemies on impact in a shower of blood. The set also includes themed blueprints for an assault rifle and shotgun, both with “blood-red” tracers, as well as a Cargo Truck skin, tricycle charm, and four other items.

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The Saw bundle in Modern Warfare & Warzone includes Billy the Puppet as an Operator outfit skin.

As for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, players will be able to run around dressed as the menacing Leatherface villain and a new LMG blueprint called Family Heirloom, which has a special stock attachment that lets it be held like a chainsaw.

The rest of the bundles comes with an SMG blueprint, vehicle horn, the ‘Anyone Home?’ melee weapon, which has a hammer on one side and a meat tenderizer on the other, and five other items.

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Run around Warzone as the fearsome Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

New Dr. Karlov Operator

Dr. Karlov is the newest Operator added as part of the Haunting of Verdansk event – a character who’s obsessed with electricity and energy-charged weaponry, according to his lore.

The ‘Dr. Karlov Lives’ bundle includes a new outfit skin for Bale, two “high-voltage” weapon blueprints, an electric throwing knife, vehicle skin, and other cosmetics.

Dr. Karlov Warzone Operator
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The new Dr. Karlov Operator in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

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