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Clayster and SiLLY Claim CoDBurner’s Salary Leaks are “Massively Misinformed”

Published: 30/Aug/2018 9:33 Updated: 30/Aug/2018 10:17

by Matt Porter

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A number of Call of Duty pro players, including James ‘Clayster’ and Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo, have claimed that salary figures leaked by CoDBurner are wrong.

CoDBurner, a mysterious account on Reddit that leaks unverified information about the Call of Duty esports scene, recently returned to the platform and made fresh claims about player relationships and the possible roster changes we may see in the off season.

However, one specific comment from CoDBurner caught the attention of Call of Duty pro players. When asked what the average salary for players was, CoDBurner released a series of claims regarding pay, including monthly salaries for teams like Evil Geniuses and OpTic as well as some individual player salaries.

It wasn’t long until players and members of management caught wind of CoDBurner’s newest assertions, and they quickly took to Twitter in an attempt to dispel the rumors.

eUnited’s Clayster took to the social media site and called CoDBurner “misinformed”, while EG’s SiLLY claimed he couldn’t believe that every number stated was incorrect.

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Former Splyce manager Michael ‘Swizz’ Butterworth also weighed in, stating that all the numbers were incorrect, and felt that CoDBurner was “grasping at straws”. CoDBurner also found himself in trouble with OpTic’s Sam ‘Octane’ Larew for comments he made about the player’s future with the Green Wall.

While there is no way to fact-check CoDBurner’s claims and leaks, it’s unlikely that we have heard the last of the infamous Reddit user during this off-season.

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Black Ops Cold War is reportedly bricking PS5s

Published: 3/Dec/2020 17:40

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players may want to avoid playing Black Ops Cold War on their next-gen PlayStation 5s as reports are surfacing that the game is bricking consoles.

While the latest entry in the long-running CoD series had been met with praise, there have been some notable issues with the game, especially when it pertains to new hardware.

Aside from the issues players may be having with maps such as Miami or camo challenges the community deems unfair, there is a major problem with the game breaking PS5s.

In a now-viral post on Reddit, one user described their experience with the FPS and how it damaged their system.

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You can’t play Nuketown if your console is bricked.

“Game has hard crashed the entire console, only game that had been crashing for me on the PS5,” WillHar270 wrote. “Now when I turn it on none of my games will load without crashing and when games do start to load up the screen fills up with flickering and glitching pixels before the console goes dead.”

“If Cold War is crashing your PS5, DO NOT PLAY IT, it will damage your system, in particular for me my GPU,” they further warned.

According to the gamer, after trying everything from a factory reset to even installing system software off a USB drive, nothing worked to fix the console.

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Luckily, after contacting Sony, the company reportedly explained that this issue has been happening for others, always with BOCW serving as the lone culprit. As such, the player was able to send their PS5 back and will receive a replacement in a fortnight.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue or if Activision or Sony is to blame, but it should be noted that bricking isn’t limited to just PS5s.

As Dexerto previously reported, Cold War was also causing Xbox Series X bricking problems, which were addressed by the devs.

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Dreams of playing next-gen consoles are going up in flames.

“We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres claimed. However, no further update was made.

Hopefully, a patch is released soon that can prevent these fatal crashes from occurring so players can enjoy the game without worrying about their console bricking.