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CouRage kills an unlikely duo in Dr DisRespect’s Code Red Blackout Tournament

Published: 19/Oct/2018 17:42 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 18:00

by Mitch Reames


In Dr DisRespect’s Code Red Blackout tournament on October 18th, CouRage and Teepee were losing in the final match against the Doc and Shroud when CouRage picked up a couple kills on an unlikely duo.

For those that didn’t watch the tournament, the scoring was similar to KEEMSTAR’s old Friday Fortnite competitions.


The two competing duos joined as a squad and dropped in different places with the goal being to pick up more kills on an unsuspecting lobby than their opponents.

Typically these kills were on random people, but, in the final match, CouRage took down a duo who turned out to be OWL casters Reinforce and Uber, which led Jack to let loose some good-natured trash talk.


“CoD casters greater than bitch HAHA,” he said jokingly. Like Conor McGregor trying to box Floyd Mayweather, the Overwatch casters were out of their element.

Those kills weren’t enough to make up for Shroud’s dominant performance and he carried the Doc to a win in his own tournament by racking up 20 of the team’s 23 kills in the final match. The OpTic duo finished with 13.

For their efforts, Shroud and the Doc earned $12,000 while CouRage and Teepee took home $5,000 and the third place duo of TSMViss and Halifax left with $3,000.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone update nerfs AS VAL & SP-R: Patch notes

Published: 8/Oct/2020 17:13 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 18:19

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s October 8 update has quickly nerfed the overpowered rounds on Season 6’s new AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, while fixing a bizarre Warzone bug. Check out the full patch notes below.

In one of CoD’s quicker patches, Infinity Ward have officially fixed the SP-R 208 and AS VAL shenanigans players have experienced since Season 6 deployed on September 28. In this patch, which IW had alluded to in recent days, the developers fixed the AS VAL’s absurd bullet penetration with its SSP 10-R mags and completely overhauled the SP-R’s hitscan dominance.


The SKS marksman rifle also received a light tweak, but, more importantly for Warzone enthusiasts, the bugged interaction between the subway’s fast travel system and Verdansk’s gas has been fixed.

AS VAL and SP-R nerfs

The AS VAL’s SSP 10-R mags let it shoot through walls upon walls and the SP-R’s .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags let it essentially shoot as a hitscan sniper up to 450 meters. As such, Season 6’s AR was a nightmare in multiplayer and the marksman rifle was some sort of hybrid HDR-meets-Kar98k monstrosity.


Both of those issues have been abruptly adjusted, following recent confirmations from Infinity Ward that they would be tackling the overpowered weapons sooner than later.

While the AS VAL’s change was a simple one, just removing the ability to shoot through multiple walls, the SP-R has also gone through a number of changes aimed at balancing it more appropriately for Verdansk gameplay.

Warzone Subway bug fix

When Season 6 dropped, it came with a new, subterranean fast-travel system in the form of a subway that moves around the entire map. Unfortunately, players quickly realized that the underground transport could also bring you to an undeserved victory as the system could be abused to ignore the gas while your opponents on the surface coughed to death.


That issue has now been resolved in the October 8 update, with players within the subway no longer untouched by the battle royale’s toxic gas. This is tremendous news for those who want to play the game without worrying about ‘sewer rats’ exploiting a major bug. In combination with the nerfs to the AS VAL and SP-R, this patch should be a community favorite.

Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 patch notes


  • Fixed an issue where players could survive in the gas while staying on the subway fast-travel system




  • Fixed a bug where the SSP 10-R mags could allow bullet penetration through multiple walls

SP-R 208

  • Increase to flinch
  • Minor reduction to ADS speed
  • Variable zoom scope: moved weapon closer to player while ADSing, small reduction to ADS speed
  • .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags: reduction to bullet velocity, reduction to ADS speed


  • Small reduction to ADS speed for variable zoom scopes