DooM Clan face backlash after being accused of cheating in the race to Black Ops 4 master prestige - Dexerto
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DooM Clan face backlash after being accused of cheating in the race to Black Ops 4 master prestige

Published: 17/Oct/2018 17:56 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 9:57

by Calum Patterson

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Popular gaming entertainment organization ‘DooM Clan’ have been accused of cheating their way to become the first account to hit master prestige in Black Ops 4.

Every year with the release of a new Call of Duty title, Activision launches #TheRace campaign, this year renamed to #CODNation Challenge, which pits players (typically in groups) against each other to rank up an account to master prestige in the least time.

The campaign is promotional for Call of Duty, but also serves to raise money for Activision’s ‘Call of Duty Endowment’ charity, which helps US veterans.

DooM Clan are said to have won #TheRace for four successive years, and Black Ops 4 would be their fifth, but there is dispute among fans whether their entry should stand.

Fans immediately began to accuse the organization of playing before the embargo with an early copy of the game, and also using 2XP codes, perhaps even finding and using a 2XP glitch.

They are also accused of not streaming the entirety of their play time, which is enforced in order to prevent any confusion over who are deserved winners.

DooM Clan member ‘TrapGod’ explained that “we live streamed till we got first masters, that’s it, nothing more, nothing less.”

“They can say whatever we want, what we did this year is went for world’s first master prestige in CoD. We turned the stream on when we were legally allowed to stream at 6am.”

Rival organization ‘No Remorse’ have laid claim to be the rightful winners, having started after the embargo was lifted and not using 2XP. A No Remorse member told Dexerto:

“No Remorse [have] the world’s fastest to master prestige, all streamed starting from embargo lift. Unlike teams starting before and not finishing faster than us.”

It is likely the dispute will never truly be resolved, as DooM Clan are standing by their record.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.