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CoD Pro Methodz Explains OpTic’s Strategy and Mindset Heading Into 2018 CWL Champs

Published: 15/Aug/2018 3:07 Updated: 15/Aug/2018 3:08

by Albert Petrosyan

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The $1.5 million 2018 CWL Championships are less than a day away and there is more on stake than ever before in the biggest and final tournament of the season.

Despite having a relatively underwhelming season, highlighted by their recent early exit from the Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs, OpTic Gaming go into Champs as still one of the teams to beat.

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Speaking on the August 14 episode of ‘Vision’ OpTic pro player Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni discussed various things about the team as they prepared for Champs.

The first point he brought up was the team’s new “one match at a time” mindset going into the tournament.

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“Now going into Champs we have a new motte like Seth said: place top-6, anything else is a blessing. That’s more so just like a joke, but we were saying a lot going into Playoffs that we really think we can win. At this point, we don’t want to jinx it. We just want to go into Champs and take it match by match and bring our best in every single match. It’s exciting; I think we’re all over Playoffs. It happened, it’s over.”

One of the main reason’s for OpTic’s shortcomings this season has been their play in Search and Destroy.

As a result, Methodz assured the Greenwall fans that S&D was one of the points of emphasis in their practices and boot camp sessions in recent weeks.

“We’ve been working really hard to improve our Search and Destroy, which is like our main thing that we needed to focus on. Trust me, we’re working as hard as we can to make sure it’s good. We’re putting in a lot of time. […] We’ve put in a lot of time man, we’re really trying to figure this out. Obviously our losses are just as heartbreaking for us as it is for you guys. […] Eyes forward man, we got Champs coming up. We’re boot-camping with coL [compLexity Gaming]. We’re doing everything we possibly can.”

Methodz is convinced that having a LAN boot camp session against coL will prove to be a lot more beneficial than just online scrimmages and practices.

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Being around teammates during and after matches opens up many more opportunities for communication and teamwork, which can result in boosted morale and confidence going into such a massive event.

“Pretty much we wanted to boot camp because I feel like when we’re all together, we have more fun, we go to the gym together, we eat food together, we hang out together. We’re just a lot more team-like when we’re together, whereas online, if we lose a few maps, it can get sour. But that’s like every team man, online Call of Duty can really stress you out. So all of us here being together, we can watch VODs together, talk about stuff in person, write things down and I’ll see it, whereas people at home are going to get a snack. It’s just a lot more beneficial for us to be in the same area playing together.”

OpTic opens up its title defense against Elevate in Group H on August 15 at 1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET.

You can keep updated on all schedules, scores, group standings, brackets, and live-streams via ourdedicated 2018 CWL Champs hub here

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Trick or Treat in Warzone Haunting event: chest locations & rewards

Published: 20/Oct/2020 7:29

by Brad Norton

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From Blueprints to weapon charms and plenty more, Warzone’s new Haunting of Verdansk event has dropped 16 unique items across the map. Here’s everything you need to know to claim them all.

Verdansk has been well and truly taken over in the new Halloween-themed event. Horror film icons are available to unlock in new bundles, a spooky nighttime version of the battle royale has been deployed, and there’s even a new Zombie Royale Limited-Time Mode (LTM)

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Activision has clearly gone all out with this haunting takeover, but there’s still more to it than meets the eye. On top of everything outlined in the new roadmap, Warzone also comes boasting a ton of free items in the new event. Just for exploring the map, 16 unique unlocks can be yours.

There’s a special treat waiting for you at the very end as well. From an overview of each reward to where they can all be found, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown. 

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How Trick or Treat works in Warzone


From October 20 through November 3, there will be plenty of fresh content for Warzone players to sink their teeth into. Featured throughout the event is a new trick or treat system full of goodies and surprises. 

Boxes are scattered around Verdansk for you to find. Some might contain rare weapon Blueprints, though others could come with a “terrifying fright.” There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a reward from every box you open, but they’re well worth your time.

There’s no need to worry about these boxes ruining your run either. You’ll get a fright, but the ‘trick’ part of this trick or treat gimmick deals “no damage,” Activision confirmed

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Upon claiming all 16 rewards on offer, a Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint will be all yours. The boxes are spread out far and wide so be sure to use our guide below to hunt them all down.

Trick or Treat locations in Warzone

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Trick or Treat boxes can be found all across Verdansk

Just like regular Supply Boxes in Warzone, these special crates are randomized. There’s no guarantee that one will be waiting for you at every single location in a single match. It might take some time across a good number of games over the next few weeks of the event.

There are five sections of the map that have a chance to contain Trick or Treat boxes, with two to four points of interest at each. You’ll need to claim rewards at each area over time as some are exclusive to certain points of the map. In other words, you can’t drop into the same location over and over expecting to find unique rewards each time. 

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Once you’ve claimed the rewards from a specific part of the map, a checkmark will appear in-game. Use this as you advance from one location to another, just to make sure you’re crossing every section off the list.  A full rundown of every possible location can be found below.

Sector One – North

  • Gora Dam
  • Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Karst River Quarry

Sector Two – West

  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Storage Town
  • Atlas Superstore
  • Zhokov Boneyard

Sector Three – Southwest

  • Hospital
  • Novi Grazna Hills

Sector Four – Central and South

  • BCH TV Station
  • Verdansk Stadium
  • Downtown

Sector Five – East

  • Gorengrad Lumber Yard
  • Port of Verdansk
  • Zordaya Prison Complex (Gulag)

Trick or Treat rewards

From spooky Calling Cards to weapon charms and a ton more, there’s plenty to unlock during this limited-time event. First up, just for opening the Trick or Treat menu in-game, a weapon charm will be yours.

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Next up, it’ll be on you to track down each location across the map. Once you’ve ticked off all 16, a special treat will be all yours. 

The “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is on offer throughout this Halloween-themed event. As the name implies, it’s a vibrant orange weapon with a creepy face carved into the side. Everything from the magazine to the muzzle has been painted or tinted orange to keep it consistent. 

“Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle BlueprintThe “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is your final reward.

Below is a look at all 16 items you’ll collect on your way to the Legendary Blueprint.

Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Freak of Nature Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Chainsaw Fiend Spray
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Warzone Flashy Fate Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Harvester Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Ghoulish Gift Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Scary Patch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Cleaver Melee weapon
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Spooky Scene Calling Card
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Jack-O-Lantern Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Skeleton Crew Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Time of the Season Watch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Lil Demon Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Joker Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Woodsman Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Return To Dust Assault Rifle Blueprint
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Pumpkin Peril Calling Card

You have from October 20 until November 3 to track down every unique item. Once it’s over, the one of a kind Blueprint will be gone, so make sure you get in quick.