Dates announced for first 2X Weapon XP event in Black Ops 4, plus "very special" 2XP event coming next week - Dexerto
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Dates announced for first 2X Weapon XP event in Black Ops 4, plus “very special” 2XP event coming next week

Published: 15/Nov/2018 23:46 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 22:05

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Treyarch have announced the starting and ending dates for the first Double Weapon XP event in Black Ops 4.

In a tweet put out on November 15, Treyarch revealed that 2X Weapon XP is coming his weekend, with the event slated to start Friday, November 15 at 10 AM PT and last until 10 AM PT on Monday, November 19.

The promo event is for both Multiplayer and Zombies, and will be live across all platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

In addition, the tweet also revealed that a “very special” 2XP event is coming next week, although no other details about it are available at this time.

“We’re prepping for a very special 2XP event next week,” the tweet reads. “And starting tomorrow, it’s time to unlock those Operator Mods and Kill Counters even faster.”

As the tweet alludes to, with 2X Weapons XP players can level up their weapons faster and unlock attachments sooner.

Once maxed out, the Operator Mods for weapons that have them are unlocked, and players can also prestige their guns to activate a special Kill Counter.

This is the third promo event that Black Ops 4 has had since its release on October 12, with the other two being 2XP and 2X Tiers Boost weekends respectively.

As for the 2XP event scheduled for next week, time will tell what Treyarch have in store for the Call of Duty community, and by calling it “very special,” they are setting the expectation that it will be a level up (no pun intended) from what we’ve been given previously.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.