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Call of Duty dev David Vonderhaar teases YouTube collab with OpTic H3CZ

Published: 24/Aug/2019 12:56 Updated: 24/Aug/2019 16:21

by Joe Craven


Black Ops 4 dev and Treyarch Game Design Director David Vonderhaar has teased a meeting with Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, following a number of cryptic tweets from the game developer

David Vonderhaar has long been the CoD community’s port of call regarding inquiries surrounding Treyarch titles, often perceived as a de facto community manager. 

However, he had large portions of the community baffled on August 19, after posting a number of cryptic tweets that almost appeared to suggest he had been dismissed by Activision. No official confirmation of this has been released by any party involved.

Twitter: David VonderhaarThe Treyarch dev’s tweets have left everyone scratching their heads.

Speculation surrounding his dismissal from Treyarch stemmed from his tweet which stated he has been asked to “disconnect” from Call of Duty. He then launched into a scathing assessment of US President Donald Trump, before temporarily disabling his Twitter account. 

On August 23, Vonderhaar suggested he could meet OpTic Gaming CEO and founder H3CZ. “Is it worth a lot of subs and views if I fly to Texas and we go fishing?” Vonderhaar asked. “I don’t mind making an ass out of myself for the greater good of this world. Someone must.”

After H3CZ responded encouraging the dev to fly to Texas, Vonderhaar tweeted that he’d “be right there”, before drafting a mock introduction he would use in a H3CZ vlog or interview.

His mock introduction reads: “”Hi everyone. I’m David Vonderhaar. I _____ video games and put them on the Internet. Today we are going fishin’ my friend Hector. You may know him has OpTic H3CZ. He used to be relevant just like me.””

While the two may unite for one of H3CZ’s vlogs, many fans would be more intrigued in an appearance on the OpTic CEO’s Eavesdrop Podcast.

YouTube: H3CZVonderhaar appeared on the Eavesdrop Podcast back in September, prior to Black Ops 4’s release.

The Eavesdrop Podcast has been incredibly popular since it was launched by H3CZ back in late 2018. Vonderhaar has already featured in an episode, back in September. 

However, the developer’s cryptic tweets have left everyone stumped, and another appearance on the podcast would certainly help to lift the confusion surrounding Vonderhaar’s current position with regards to Call of Duty. 

UPDATE – August 24 09:15am PST

Despite fans clearly wanting an explanation for his mysterious tweets, Vonderhaar has since clarified that he was “just joking about” and simply wants to go fishing with an old friend.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like H3CZ and Vonderhaar will be meeting for another eavesdrop, but may collaborate on a simple fishing trip instead.

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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NICKMERCS creates deadly RAM-7 Warzone loadout for all ranges

Published: 24/Jan/2021 16:28

by Connor Bennett


Twitch and YouTube star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has shown off his pretty interesting Ram-7 loadout for Warzone as players have started experimenting with different weapons. 

Ever since Warzone released, players have constantly fiddled around with their loadouts to try and get something that works for their playstyle but also keeps up with the ever-changing meta. 

With the switch to Black Ops Cold War, the meta has somewhat shifted away from the original weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but some players have been going back to them – especially in terms of the assault rifles. 

We’ve seen new classes for the M4, the Kilo 141, as well as Amax CR-56, but now NICKMERCS has been trying out the Ram-7 again, and he’s got a pretty spicy class. 

Warzone RAM-7 Gunsmith screen
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The RAM-7 can be tough to control without the right attachments.

As Nick notes, the Ram-7 was, at one point, the strongest assault rifle in Warzone but updates saw it displaced by others. Yet, it’s still pretty nice in terms of the damage it deals and not being incredibly slow to carry. 

“It’s a very, very strong assault rifle, but it’s kind of hard to control the recoil at distance,” Nick said. “I’ll be honest man, I had never used the Ram-7 ironsight in Warzone… this things slaps.”

With his setup, Nick has boosted the accuracy, range, and control somewhat, but the mobility does take a hit.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FSS Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammo: 50-round mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

Now, whether or not the weapon will displace some others and cement its place in the meta is anyone guess. However, it’s still not as quick as weapons like the FFAR and Mac-10, so it might take another round of nerfs and buffs to really get the Ram-7 up there. 

Yet, Nick’s setup is a pretty nice close to mid-range setup, and worth messing around with if you’re looking for something new.