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Call of Duty: Pittsburgh Knights add two veteran players ahead of CWL Pro League Qualifiers

Published: 8/Jan/2019 1:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American based esports organization Pittsburgh Knights have added two new players to their pro team for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Veteran longtime competitors Renato ‘Saints’ Forza and Richard ‘Ricky’ Stacy have officially joined the roster that already features a Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte, Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano, and Adam ‘GodRX’ Brown.

Barring any unforeseen or unexpected changes in the near future, this will be the roster that Knights will feature at the upcoming qualifiers for the CoD World League Pro League on January 16-20. 

These roster moves were formally announced on January 7 via a post on Knights’ official Twitter page, which came with a press release detailing each player’s role in this newly built squad.

Ricky will be the team’s new Anchor, allowing Parasite to return to his more comfortable Flex role, while Saints will be one of two Sub players. GodRX and Pandur will retain their roles as a Sub and AR Slayer respectively. 

Ricky and Saints will be filling the empty roster spots left after Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield and Dylan ‘Theory’ McGee parted ways with the team in late December. 

Ricky last played for G2 Esports but was let go after the team fared poorly at the $250,000 CWL Vegas tournament, the first major event of the Black Ops 4 season.

Saints was part of the Evil Geniuses side that went 7-8 at CWL Vegas, but found himself without a team after he was replaced by Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento on December 30. 

Despite faring relatively well at CWL Vegas, Evil Geniuses decided to part ways with Saints, allowing him to complete his move to Knights.

Knights will hope that the acquisition of two veterans with established competitive resumes will help improve the team and take them to the next level. 

With Lacefield and Theory, Knights finished 13-16 at CWL Vegas, despite going 2-2 in a Pool that also featured powerhouse teams OpTic Gaming and Splyce. 


The CWL Pro League Qualifiers will take place January 16-20 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, OH, where 28 teams will be vying for the 12 remaining spots in the Pro League.

The Pool Draw for the tournament is set to occur on January 8 and you can watch it live HERE

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.