Clayster Proposes Several Changes to Competitive CoD That Could Result in "Record-Breaking Viewership" During Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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Clayster Proposes Several Changes to Competitive CoD That Could Result in “Record-Breaking Viewership” During Black Ops 4

Published: 6/Aug/2018 22:33 Updated: 6/Aug/2018 23:56

by Albert Petrosyan


EUnited Call of Duty pro player James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has proposed several ideas that he feels would help the competitive CoD scene grow during the upcoming Black Ops 4 season.

The long-time competitor went on a spiel via Twitter on August 6, presenting changes to the way competitive CoD is played that would attract a larger fan-base and possibly even yield record-breaking viewership numbers. 

Clayster’s plan for improving the competitive scene involves changing the format to 5v5 as opposed to 4v4, allowing players to use anything that is in the game, and adding and/or changing the rule-sets to garner the interest of also those who just play the game casually.

I say we play 5v5 next year, all maps, everything allowed. At least give it a shot to attract the 70-80% of players who only play pub TDM. Guarantee we’d see record-breaking viewership numbers. 

Not saying it would be competitive, but we’ve tried to make things as competitive as possible and that’s never really helped resuscitate the game. Anyone who thinks this isn’t worth trying for a few months genuinely doesnt care about the game dying or not. 

My personal opinion, which it always has been, is to use everything available in CoD. As long as it has a counter, it’s difficult to obtain, or each team can use it, I think it should be in. That’s what makes CoD different from other games, but it ends up watered down everytime.

Sniperbob420xX watched a competitive game and is confused as to why players aren’t running flamethrowers, shotguns, tommy guns or gas grenades, why there aren’t smokes on every map, etc etc so they just resort to the “pros can’t play the real game” and never watch again. 

But it’s cool, I’ll catch some heat for these tweets. In the end, we’ll end up with 5 maps, 2 MAYBE 3 guns and a sniper, and no variety on attachments/perk choices.
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If we HONESTLY want CoD to succeed, we need a dedicated developer making a competitive CoD that just gets an update every year but stays the same game. Add new maps, guns, attachments, perks, whatever to keep it fresh. Probably the only way to see big success.

This is not the first time that Clayster has gone on social media to express his frustrations on the matter; he has, at times, been an outspoken critic of the marketing of the Call of Duty World League, claiming that not enough is being done to promote it to casual viewers.

While his ideas and points of argument are subject to personal opinion, it cannot be denied that rule-sets and gentlemen’s agreements often limit the competitive scene to a set meta of weapons, attachments, and perks, with no real variety.

Despite the increasing prize pools over the past few years, many feel that the esport has plateaued in terms of popularity and viewership, especially during the Pro League and other major events.

It remains to be seen whether Clayster’s proposal will gain any traction within the CWL, and whether he will inspire any fundamental changes will be made to competitive CoD.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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