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Clayster predicts who the next Call of Duty breakout star will be

Published: 24/Jan/2019 10:46 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 11:28

by Matt Porter


James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has been at the top of competitive Call of Duty for years, and the eUnited star has shared who he thinks will become a major player during the Black Ops 4 season.

Clayster appeared on the Wednesday, January 23 edition of Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler’s CoDCast, alongside fellow Call of Duty professional players Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza, Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi and Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento.

During the CoDCast, Wheeler and his guests broke down the CWL Pro League Qualifer and the teams who had secured their spot in the league, prompting discussion of who would be this year’s best rookie player.

Wednesday’s edition of the CoDCast broke down the CWL Pro League Qualifiers.

While NAMELESS suggested Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon, who qualified with Midnight Esports at the Pro League Qualifier as a possible answer, Clayster went a different route and mentioned a player who currently isn’t eligible to compete in the league.

“I’m calling the rookie of the year right now,” Clayster told Wheeler and his fellow guests. “He hasn’t even played an event yet, but Simp.”

NAMELESS seemed to agree with Clayster, stating that Simp was “definitely getting on a team.” Loony was less sure of Eubanks’ pick, saying: “I don’t think he’s going to come out and fry, because I think he’s going to be on an amateur team.”

While Clayster clearly has a lot of faith in him, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr is just 17-years-old, meaning he is ineligible to take part in CWL events until he turns 18 in February.

Simp has been an up-and-coming player in competitive Call of Duty for a number of years now, known as one of the best online Search and Destroy players, and will look to take the next step when he turns 18.

It’s likely that Simp will make his first competitive appearance at CWL Fort Worth in March, but will need to find a squad to attend with, as he has been unattached since leaving eU Cadets on January 14.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale


One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.