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Clayster & Slasher raise concerns over ‘no recoil mod’ in Modern Warfare

Published: 20/Jun/2020 14:47 Updated: 20/Jun/2020 15:31

by Calum Patterson

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A number of top pro players and content creators have raised serious concerns after a video went viral showing the use of a ‘no recoil mod’ in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The mod is compatible with a product called a Cronus Max, a device that has actually been used frequently by players competing in a LAN environment, to prevent Bluetooth interference.

But, one of the main functions of these devices and devices similar, is to allow players to use mods, similar to “strike packs.”

These mods or strike packs are essentially hacks for your controller input, that can directly impact gameplay. This ranges from reduced recoil to increased fire rate.

A video, posted by Skadezy on Twitter, shocked players, as it demonstrated the strength of the ‘no recoil mod’ in Modern Warfare. Shooting an MP5, the comparison with the regular recoil of the weapon is staggering.

Professional Call of Duty player, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, was among the first to react. “Stuff like this really does make you think. There’s legit no way to stop this, and how would you tell if someone is “just beaming” or is using a mod?

Fellow pro player, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, of OpTic Gaming LA, called for Cronus devices to be banned outright from LAN events.

But, one of the main concerns is coming up against these mods in an online match, where it would be impossible to tell what an opponent is using.

FaZe member Pamaj thinks it could be affecting not only regular multiplayer, but also the battle royale, Warzone.

But, this is not the first time pro players have raised concerns over the use of the Cronus Max. In 2016, around when the devices were first introduced to LAN tournaments as a workaround for Bluetooth interference, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow exposed the true purpose of the devices in a YouTube video.

“As you can see, it’s basically a cheat. This thing was made to cheat,” Karma stated. “It’s something that mods your controller, and makes it so you can cheat.”

The now-retired pro player spoke on the June 19 episode of the CoDCast, saying that in any other game there would be uproar about a device like the Cronus. “Go tell [CS:GO pros] NiKo or Olofmiester to go play with some adapter in their keyboard or mouse […] There would be an uproar, in any other game.”

Potentially, with the next-gen consoles around the corner, the use of a Cronus may not be necessary at LAN events. However, for online play, it’s unknown if console-makers or game developers can do anything to counter the mods that can be used.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies crafting table: everything you can make

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:39 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 19:23

by Tanner Pierce

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Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode includes a number of different additions and changes but one of the biggest is the upgrades that have been made to the crafting system, which is now more refined than previous titles. Here’s what you need to know.

With Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch has overhauled the Zombies experience to include a slew of new features, as well as a seemingly brand new storyline. The mode is very different when it comes to its previous entries, while still keeping the same spirit and concepts that fans have loved for years now.

One of the bigger changes to the mode, beyond the exfil function, is the game’s new crafting table feature, which allows players to make everything from grenades and equipment to scorestreaks. Here’s how it works.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Crafting Table

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The crafting table allows players to get equipment and scorestreaks using salvage.

While crafting tables have appeared in previous Zombies entries in one way, shape, or form, this overhaul in Black Ops Cold War completely changes up how it’s used.

Instead of players having to roam around the map, searching for specific parts, and then returning to the table to build the item, players now collect salvage and random parts from Zombies when they’re killed. The more salvage you have, the better items you’ll be able to build.

For example, 50 pieces of salvage will get you allow you to build a bow, while 250 will get you in control of a Chopper Gunner.

What items are available in the Crafting Table?

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Better items, like the Chopper Gunner, will cost more salvage.

Right now, there seem to be four Tactical items, five Lethal items, and five support items (scorestreaks). Each item can help you in a different way in-game and most are based on items featured in the base Multiplayer mode.

The only exception to that rule is the Monkey Bomb, which obviously returns from previous Treyarch Zombies titles.

  • Tactical
    • Stim shot
    • Stun grenade
    • Decoy grenade
    • Cymbal Monkey (Monkey Bomb)
  • Lethal
    • Tomahawk
    • Frag grenade
    • Semtex grenade
    • Molotov
    • C4
  • Support
    • Combat Bow
    • Sentry Gun
    • War Machine
    • Self-Revive
    • Chopper Gunner

Crafting Table locations in Die Maschine

While Crafting Tables don’t require anything to unlock, they seem to be few and far between on Die Maschine. There’s one in the main spawn room, allowing players quick access to a table in the early game, but the only other table seems to be right outside the underground facility’s automated doors.

This means that if players want to build some equipment, they’ll have to make their way to those two stations. There could be more around the map but right now, those seem to be the only options for players.

Here’s hoping that subsequent maps have more tables and that more items get added to each crafting station.