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Call of Duty: OpTic Gaming on top as four teams remain in CMG ProDown

Published: 28/Jan/2019 11:06 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 13:31

by Ross Deason


Day one of the January 28 – 29 CMG ProDown tournament for Black Ops 4 has come to an end and OpTic Gaming are once again looking like the team to beat heading into the second day.

The popular online Call of Duty tournament was as stacked as ever in terms of raw talent, but a number of pickup teams were in action in place of full rosters for some of the bigger organizations.

Those thrown together squads weren’t afraid of the big dogs, though. Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler’s team proved in the very first round with an upset victory over Luminosity Gaming and Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte’s squad managed to push OpTic Gaming to map five.

NAMELESS doesn’t compete anymore, but his team still managed to upset LG.

The CWL Las Vegas champs quickly regrouped from their shaky start, demolishing NAMELESS and company 3-0 before outlasting a strong Team Envy in a another five map affair in round three.

In the losers bracket, Evil Geniuses bounced back from a first round to UYU an tore through Excelerate Gaming, Team NAMELESS and the CWL Vegas runners up, eUnited, before finally being stopped by Splyce.

January 27-28 CMG ProDown official Winners Bracket:

CheckMate GamingOpTic is once again be the team to beat.

Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams’ team, which included FaZe Clan’s Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto and Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner, made a similarly impressive run in the losers bracket but eventually fell at the hands of Envy in yet another five map slugfest.

Midnight Esports quietly went about business in an efficient manner, disposing of ExG, UYU and Splyce in the upper bracket before losing to OpTic Gaming in the upper final. Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon and co. will face the winner of Splyce vs. Envy in the loser’s final.

January 27-28 CMG ProDown official Losers Bracket:

CheckMate GamingSplyce will take on Envy for a spot in the losers bracket final.

The winner of that losers final match will play OpTic in the grand final but will need to win two best-of-five matches if they want to take home the title.

The $2,500 CMG ProDown competition will resume on January 28. Follow @DexertoINTEL on Twitter to keep you up to date with all the Call of Duty results and news.

Position Team Roster Prize
1st TBD $2,000
2nd TBD $500
3rd TBD
4th TBD
5th-6th Evil Geniuses Goonjar, Royalty, FeLo, Xotic, Faccento
5th-6th Kenny’s Team Kenny, TTiny, ZooMaa, Priestahh, GloFrosty
7th-8th eUnited Arcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, JKap, aBeZy
7th-8th Luminosity Gaming Slacked, John, FormaL, Gunless, Classic
9th-12th Nameless’ Team NAMELESS, Attach, Chino, GodRx, Asim
9th-12th Team Space Spacely, Havok, MajorManiak, Maux, Nagafen
9th-12th Teddy’s Team TeddyRecKs, Apox, Ramby, Super, Zaptius
9th-12th UYU Spoof, Skyz, Proto, Mayhem, Knight
13th-16th Excelerate Gaming Beehzy, FA5TBALLA, MRuiz, Believe, ProFeeZy
13th-16th SZN LLeY, Shotzzy, Onyx, PaulEhx, Simp
13th-16th Parasite’s Team Parasite, Blazt, Lacefield, Skrapz, Saints
13th-16th TwiZz’s Tea, TwiZz, MiRx, TurnUp2eZ, Happy, Legal
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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
Infinity Ward
CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.