CoD pro ACHES trolls his critics with perfect boast - Dexerto
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CoD pro ACHES trolls his critics with perfect boast

Published: 5/Sep/2019 16:48 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 18:25

by Calum Patterson

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Two-time Call of Duty world champion Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price has reminded everyone of his illustrious career, as he looks to secure himself a starting spot on a franchise roster.

CoD esports is moving to a franchise league model for the first time next year with the launch of Modern Warfare, meaning a Rostermania like none other is now underway.

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Players will need to convince all new organizations and team owners that they’re the right person for the roster, and even veterans like ACHES are putting their best foot forward.

Eric Ananmalay / ESPAT MediaACHES won the 2018 World Championship with Evil Geniuses.

While many players have kept it strictly professional with simple free agency announcements, ACHES followed up his declaration of free agency with a ‘flex’ to really impress the team owners and managers – and to shut down his detractors.

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Having won both the 2014 and 2018 World Championship, ACHES has hoisted two oversized checks for $400,000 and $600,000 respectively, and joked that he was struggling to display his many accolades.

“Just tried hanging up my $600,000 check and I knocked down my $400,000 check and then it knocked over 6 of my 18 other trophies,” Price explained, “at least my 2 rings are still ok. Hope your night is going better than mine.”

As one of only six players to have won two or more rings (only Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow has three), it’s certainly one of ACHES’ major selling points for prospective teams.

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Although his Envy team, going through various iterations of rosters, struggled throughout the 2019 Black Ops 4 season, ACHES has shown repeatedly that he is always capable of bouncing back and reaching the top.

It will be a surprise if he isn’t named on a starting lineup when the league commences, given his pedigree at the highest level. But, competition is set to be stiffer than ever with the new system.

Rosters will feature up to ten players, seven minimum, and it’s possible that seasoned players like ACHES will feature in more of a leadership role, than the out-and-out slayer he was known as in the earlier stages of his career.

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You can keep up with all the action in the 2019 offseason Rostermania with our dedicated transfer hub.

Modern Warfare is a return to the more slow-paced, tactical gameplay style of Call of Duty though, and this is certainly the type of game the former Envy star has proven himself most effective at in the past.

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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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