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Controversial Black Ops 4 specialist now banned in CWL for Search and Destroy

Published: 31/Oct/2018 10:32 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 12:36

by Calum Patterson


Following the announcement of the V1 CWL ruleset for Black Ops 4 on October 26, changes have already been made, including the addition of a map and restriction of a controversial specialist.

Hacienda was added to the Hardpoint map rotation after calls from professional players, and now one of the other big complaints has also been addressed.

The ‘Torque’ specialist, which grants players who use him a Razor Wire and Barricade, will now be restricted in Search and Destroy for any CWL related matches – including the upcoming 2K tournament.

The decision has perhaps come following a clip which went viral online, showing a player use the Razor Wire in combination with the Barricade to prevent their opponent having any chance of defusing.

By simply placing the Razor Wire directly over the bomb, and the Barricade (which has a guardian damage effect) adjacent, the opponent had absolutely no chance of winning the round.

Now, the CWL rules have been updated to restrict Torque’s use – but only in Search and Destroy. The specialist will still be permitted in Hardpoint and Control.

“Torque is now restricted in Search and Destroy, but is allowed in Control and Hardpoint. This change is effective for all CWL Variant matches after 6pm ET on Monday, October 29.”

Many competitive players will be happy with this change, especially since Torque actually received a significant buff in the October 30 update for Black Ops 4.

His Barricade will now be earned faster and do more ‘hit points’, although Treyarch did say that specialists may receive specific tuning for CWL rulesets, separate to the regular public match balancing.

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Warzone Zombies ‘black screen’ glitch makes it impossible to see

Published: 21/Oct/2020 12:03

by Jacob Hale


The Zombie Royale mode in Warzone was barely a few hours old before frustrating glitches and bugs started popping up — and one of them is just giving players a black screen, making it impossible to see or play properly.

Whenever a new update or patch arrives in Warzone, or any game for that matter, there are likely to be some issues, whether it be balancing, servers or something similar.

That said, it’s usually something you can gloss over and not worry too much about until the next patch — but this doesn’t quite come under that category.

While the map for the new Zombie Royale mode is set at night time, some players are getting a little more darkness than they bargained for.

Warzone Zombie Royale prison
Zombie Royale sees players fighting off — and even becoming — zombies, in Modern Warfare’s Halloween event.

It wasn’t long before players realized that occasionally they would drop into the mode and be plunged into total darkness, with what people are referring to as the “black screen” glitch.

As shown in the video below — and from accounts by other players — the screen goes completely black except for the HUD, which doesn’t provide massive help when traversing Verdansk and engaging in gunfights.

It essentially gives the players affected no chance of winning their fights, barring some sort of miracle or some incredible callouts from teammates, making it almost impossible to win games.

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As you can see in the above video, there are a couple of ways to get rid of the black screen, but they’re not exactly helpful.

One method is to look through the Spotter Scope, which gives you your vision back and can at least be used to see where you are, and you also lose the black screen bug when you become a zombie, which kind of nullifies the point of the game mode in the first place.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing this bug, but expect Infinity Ward to be looking for a fix imminently — with any luck, this problem shouldn’t affect players for too much longer.