'Call of Duty swatter' Tyler Barriss pleads guilty to 51 federal charges, receives sentence - Dexerto
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‘Call of Duty swatter’ Tyler Barriss pleads guilty to 51 federal charges, receives sentence

Published: 14/Nov/2018 9:50 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 17:07

by Matt Porter

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Infamous ‘Call of Duty swatter’ Tyler Barriss has accepted a deal that will see him serve 20 to 25 years in prison, after pleading guilty to 51 federal charges.

The deal still needs to be approved by the judge who is presiding over his case, with Barriss able to recant his plea and proceed to trial if the judge chooses to decline the deal.

The Los Angeles resident was arrested in the aftermath of a fatal swatting incident, when Barriss made a hoax call to law enforcement in Wichita, Kansas, claiming that he had murdered his father and was holding hostages in a house.

Barriss believed the address belonged to Shane Gaskill, and had been asked by Casey Viner to perform the swatting after a dispute over a Call of Duty match.

The house actually belonged to 28-year-old Andrew Fitch, and when the father of two opened his front door, he was shot dead by a police officer. Barriss was arrested in Los Angeles and then extradited to Kansas on charges of raising false alarm and manslaughter. 

Barris was then indicted on 46 new charges brought by federal prosecutors in both the Central District of California and the District of Columbia in relation to other swattings, credit card fraud and hoax bomb threats he made to several schools and federal agencies, including the offices of the FBI.

KSNBarriss appeared in court for the first time back in May 2018.

Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner have both been charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, wire fraud and several other counts, but have so far plead not guilty to these federal charges.

Both will now head to trial, which is set to take place on Tuesday, January 8 in Wichita, Kansas.

We will continue to update the story as more information is made available. 

H/T: AP/ Wichita Eagle

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale

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The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.