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Black Ops 4’s new supply drop sniper is completely broken

Published: 13/Jun/2019 9:38 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 10:10

by David Purcell


Call of Duty players who decided to fork out on some new Black Ops 4 loot boxes might feel shortchanged if they found the new DLC sniper rifle inside. 

The Locus, along with the S6 Stingray tactical rifle, Peacekeeper assault rifle, Vendetta sniper rifle, and Ballistic Knife, were revealed as new purchasable content on June 5, with the Days of Summer patch notes. 

While that might sound like a whole load of new and exciting content on paper (albeit locked behind supply drops), it turns out that the Locus is hardly as good as it looks when used on the battlefield.

TreyarchThe Days of Summer event returned in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on June 5.

Black Ops 4 players have come out in force on the game’s subreddit, claiming that the bolt-action sniper rifle is plagued with issues that make it almost unusable. 

Reddit user TheMildewMuncher has captured a number of screenshots and shared them with the community, showing obvious errors with the alignment of the weapon’s optics.

“For those who were lucky (or rich) enough to obtain the Locus, none of the optics other than the default scope are functional. They are all misaligned, missing dots, or horribly zoomed out,” the user posted, clearly angered that the game’s developers have let this one slip through the net.

TheMildewMuncher, RedditOne Reddit user captured screenshots of the Locus on PC, showing a clear misalignment of reticles on the weapon.

This isn’t the first time that the Locus sniper has featured in a CoD game, as it was also available to use in Black Ops 3. But, its return certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations.

Another baffled user posted: “Did they make this while they were drunk? I’ve never seen such offset reticles in my five years of playing CoD.”

Whether or not Treyarch are aware of the problem yet is unknown, but with the furore about it online they should take notice – hopefully sooner rather than later.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.