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Dr DisRespect Quizzes Karma on His Future as a Professional CoD Player

Published: 20/Jun/2018 20:53 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Mike Kent


The decision by OpTic Gaming to drop Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow ahead of the CWL Pro League wasn’t a popular decision with fans of the team.

The only three-time world champion on the planet couldn’t work out a deal with another squad in time, meaning he missed out on Stage Two of the Pro League, and ultimately decided he’d be missing Champs for the first time.

His former teammates Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner have yet to justify dropping Karma with a tournament win, placing 5th/6th at CWL Anaheim alongside new recruits Sam ‘Octane’ Larew and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni.

Karma meanwhile has been taking a more relaxed approach by streaming a variety of games, including Fortnite, and spending time with his family in his new home in Texas.

So what does the future hold for Karma? Popular streamer Dr DisRespect asked him that very question while streaming on Wednesday, June 20th.

The Doc was playing a squad match with Karma and Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop when he asked him about whether he’d be continuing to compete when Black Ops 4 is released.

Doc “So talk to me about the Karma update”

Karma “I couldn’t tell you, I don’t know.”

Doc: “Are you still a pro Call of Duty player or are you retired? Semi-retired? What’s going on?

Karma: “I don’t plan on stopping, ok?”

Doc: “Ok, there we go, good.

Karma: “I don’t plan on stopping”

Doc: “Too much violence, too much speed, too much momentum!”

Karma “Yup, but I feel like I’m sitting here getting old”

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale


One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.