London's Call of Duty franchise adds two more CWL superstars - Dexerto
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London’s Call of Duty franchise adds two more CWL superstars

Published: 20/Sep/2019 21:51 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 22:21

by Scott Robertson

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Two of the hottest CoD free agents in Dylan “Dylan” Henderson and Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall are staying close to their homes and signing with CoD London for the upcoming Call of Duty World League.

London has been calling, and is out to a fast start when it comes to putting together a team. After announcing earlier in the week that has signed Englander Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall as its first player, CoD London have now struck twice in one day, by signing Dylan and Skrapz.

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Skrapz speaks directly to the camera on a video posted to the CoD London Twitter channel, having apparently just woken up. He reveals that he has signed with the London franchise before it pans over to his new teammate Dylan, who proudly proclaims that “it’s coming home.”

So far London is the only franchise to announce any players, and have already announced three. Wuskin is joined by his former Reciprocity teammate in Dylan, while Skrapz joins from FaZe Clan.

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Wuskin and Dylan both departed Team Reciprocity when the team announced they would not be applying for Call of Duty franchising. London says that this signing is also pending League approval.

“So far we have Wuskin, Dylan, and Skrapz – who else do you have in mind for our roster?” Michael Butterworth, London’s GM said. 

With this core from both FaZe Clan and Reciprocity, London could make a bold statement in their first season of the Call of Duty League. Reciprocity finished 5-6th at the Call of Duty World League Championship and became crowd favorites for their quick rise through the Call of Duty scene. 

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More signings from various Call of Duty teams are expected as 2019 rolls onwards, as all teams are expected to have full rosters of at least seven players. 

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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