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Crimsix explains how ‘laggy’ CDL servers “were not ready” for online play

Published: 13/Apr/2020 8:31

by Brad Norton


Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has criticized “laggy” servers after Dallas Empire’s Call of Duty League event concluded on April 12, claiming they “were not ready” for the competition.

After a few online exhibition matches, the Call of Duty League returned to its proper schedule with the Dallas Empire event on April 10-12.

Despite it being their turn to ‘host’ a CDL event, the Empire had no hometown advantage as all matches were contested in custom games online. Those custom lobbies were supposedly not quite up to snuff for elite competition however, as Crimsix slammed the servers after a top-four finish in the tournament.

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The Call of Duty League has shifted all events online for the foreseeable future.

Streaming some Warzone gameplay on Twitch after the Empire event came to a close, Crimsix was naturally asked about the tournament by those tuning in.

Immediately criticizing the servers pros had to play on throughout the event, the most successful competitor in CoD history outlined multiple examples of lag-spikes costing them maps.

“There’s a time in the Search and Destroy against [the Los Angeles Guerrillas] where [Ulysses ‘Aqua’ Silva] cooked a nade and the nade blew up in his hand,” he explained.

“So that means the lag spike was somewhere between one to four seconds.”

“The other time was when I was standing P2 window on Hackney Yard. When you’re in the hill, you just chill.”

Despite his best efforts to simply stay put inside the objective, Crimsix “lagged out of the hill after standing still for 10 seconds.”

“10 seconds I was standing still. I lagged out of the hill, landed on the bottom of wood steps, had to run all the way back up the steps just to get back into the hill. I knew right then and there, that these servers were not f***ing ready yet.”

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Crimsix was less than pleased by the state of the servers during CDL games over the weekend.

Crimsix also took to Twitter after their top-four finish, addressing that he wanted to “stay professional” but still share his “thoughts on this weekend’s online event.”

“I did not enjoy competing this weekend given the circumstances,” he bluntly expressed.

Another pro player raised similar concerns. Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan of OpTic Gaming LA also shared his opinion on the state of CDL’s network infrastructure. 

“Playing on laggy servers that were known to be laggy from previous test runs is unacceptable,” he said. “Something has to change for the competitive integrity of all future tournaments.”

Infinity Ward is yet to comment on the matter following the Empire event. With Chicago Huntsmen’s online event kicking off in just two weeks on April 24, there’s little time to see drastic changes implemented.

You can keep up to date with all the latest CDL developments using our dedicated hub right here on Dexerto.

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New Black Ops Cold War loadout makes pistols absolutely insane

Published: 23/Nov/2020 12:57

by Jacob Hale


A new class setup in Black Ops Cold War makes pistols absolutely incredible, with huge range and damage stats to match even the most frustrating shotguns in the game.

As with every new FPS release, the opening days of Black Ops Cold War has been a great time for players to find the most powerful weapon in the game and their favorite loadouts, such as the ‘negative recoil’ AK-47.

While the meta is starting to form, with weapons such as the AK, MP5, and M16 dominating public matches, you might have to start thinking about which secondaries are best.

Whether you prefer running a Gallo shotgun or a launcher to take down enemy Spy Planes, you’re going to want to reconsider, as these akimbo Magnums look absolutely deadly.

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The Magnum is somewhat of a hidden gem in Black Ops Cold War.

If you’ve played many CoD games in the past, you’ll likely know akimbo or dual wield pistols are very powerful, but this takes it to a whole new level.

With the huge array of attachments available on weapons in Black Ops Cold War, it’s possible to max out your Magnum with the right attachments to make it almost unstoppable in the right hands, according to YouTuber Acez Gaming.

Here’s what attachments he uses on his Magnum pistols to max out their damage and range and make them a force to be reckoned with:

  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 7.22” Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mW Laser Sight
  • Magazine: Salvo 12 RND Fast Mag
  • Stock: Dual Wield

Loadout is at 1:04

The main issue with this is that your Magnum has to be max level to unlock all of these attachments, so you’re going to have to grind a fair bit — but the rewards are well worth it, as you can easily take out enemies at medium to long ranges if your shot is crisp, and with extended magazines and fast reloads, you should never be struggling to lay down shots on an enemy.

The main issue will be hitting your shots accurately, but if you use these enough, you should get enough practice for your aim to be near-perfect. The best part is, though, that these are only secondary weapons: pair it with your favored primary weapon and you will be racking up the kills in no time!