Call of Duty: Here's why Gunless didn’t shake OpTic Gaming’s hands at CWL Vegas - Dexerto
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Call of Duty: Here’s why Gunless didn’t shake OpTic Gaming’s hands at CWL Vegas

Published: 21/Dec/2018 16:36 Updated: 21/Dec/2018 17:06

by Matt Porter


Some Call of Duty fans were incensed when Pierce ‘Gunless’ Hillman failed to shake hands or even acknowledge OpTic Gaming at CWL Las Vegas, but many of his colleagues think it’s been blown out of proprtion.

Following Luminosity’s match-up with Optic Gaming on day two of the tournament, the OpTic squad left their seats and walked across the stage to shake hands with their fallen opponents after a 3-0 victory.

While almost all Luminosity players bumped fists with OpTic, Hillman failed to turn away from his screen, seemingly declining to partake in the customary after-match ritual.

Fans believed this decision from Gunless was disrespectful, with some pointing out that Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper took part in the handshakes, even though he left OpTic Gaming earlier in the year.

However, during the Wednesday, December 19 episode of Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler’s CoDCast, CWL On-Air Personality Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker revealed that Gunless didn’t refuse to shake OpTic’s hand intentionally.

“He wasn’t purposefully not shaking hands with OpTic,” stated Pacman. “I asked him, and he said he didn’t know what people were talking about and he was just pissed that they lost. He didn’t even know they were behind him.”

“If you guys knew Gunless, and knew his personality – he wasn’t shrugging off OpTic, he was just staring at his screen.”

NAMELESS went on to confirm that OpTic didn’t feel disrespected by Gunless, and they had no issues with the Luminosity star. 

The return of Wheeler’s Call of Duty esports focused podcast provided plenty of discussion regarding Gunless. 

Pro players Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and Donovan “Temp” Laroda clashed with NAMELESS and Pacman as they discussed whether Hillman or Brandon “Dashy” Otell is the best Black Ops 4 player in the world.

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Black Ops Cold War bug removes grass on Cartel and players are loving it

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:35

by Tanner Pierce


Ever since the beta, Black Ops Cold War players have been complaining about the grass on the map Cartel, claiming that it’s too high and can block visibility. Now, a bug is eliminating that grass and players are apparently loving it. 

When the Black Ops Cold War beta first launched and players had the opportunity to try out all the maps the prerelease version had to offer, one stood out among the rest because of its terrible visibility: Cartel. While the outskirts are fine and pretty open, the center is generally considered a nightmare because of incredibly tall grass that blocks sightlines.

Ever since then, fans have been complaining about the visibility and when the game launched, nothing about the visibility was changed in any drastic way. Now, all of those complaints are being resolved in Black Ops Cold War – all thanks to a bug.

Had a bug where the leaves and bushes disappeared on the map Cartel… was beautiful from r/blackopscoldwar

According to a few Reddit posts, fans have been experiencing a bug on Cartel that essentially removes the extremely tall grass. As one can see from the pictures, the glitch gives the map a way more open feeling and allows players to see the center more easily than the normal version.

Response to the no-grass version has been overwhelmingly positive, with some people calling the bug “beautiful” and “how Cartel should be.” User bobagolf pointed out in one of the more popular posts that it looked so nice that it “makes it look like the version with the bushes should be the bugged version.”

How Cartel should be. from r/blackopscoldwar

To be clear, it’s unknown whether or not this glitch is new. Some players were reporting that they got it “early on” but considering at least three separate posts were added to Reddit talking about it in the span of 24 hours, it seems like, at the very least, it is now happening more frequently.

Normally, it’s easy to hope for a quick fix from the developers, but considering most players seem to be in love with the version, it may be in everyone’s best interest if Treyarch just makes it a permanent feature of the map and removes the grass entirely. Only time will tell what they’ll end up doing.