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Clayster “can’t believe” location choice for CDL Launch Weekend

Published: 21/Jan/2020 22:25

by Jacob Hale


Dallas Empire Call of Duty star James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has said he “can’t believe” the decision to host the CDL Launch Weekend in Minnesota, especially in January.

Minnesota is one of the twelve cities represented in the franchised Call of Duty League, and local team RØKKR are bringing their CDL opponents to their hometown to kick the action off.

However, anybody that knows Minnesota knows the weather can creep pretty low at times – especially in January, deep in the heart of the winter season.

Clayster is a veteran of the CoD esports scene and two-time world champion.

In a tweet posted on January 21, Clay put his thoughts out there pretty clearly, questioning why the League opted to host the very first event of the inaugural season in Minnesota, particularly during one of the coldest months of the year.

“Can’t believe they put the first event in Minnesota in f**king January”, the Empire player said, which, although he doesn’t explicitly say it, many believe to be a comment on how cold it gets in the North Star State.

He also joked about fans not wanting to attend the event, saying he “hopes to see all ten of the fans there!”

While several fans making jokes about it, saying they’re “pretty sure he’ll be playing indoors,” some other pro players responded to him too.

Former teammate Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr of Atlanta FaZe was one of the first to respond, simply telling Clay that he’s “shook already,” while Seattle Surge’s Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry asked “What do you mean man? Mall of America is here, it’s lit.”

There’s no doubt Minnesota will be a bit chilly throughout the event, but with the players traveling all across North America and Europe over the coming months, Clay and his peers will likely get more than their fair of sunshine and warm weather at other events.

The Call of Duty Launch Weekend is in Minnesota’s Minneapolis Armory, with all twelve teams in attendance. Despite Clay’s concerns about the event, there is no doubt fans will be incredibly excited to see the professional Call of Duty circuit kick off once again.

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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.