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Dr DisRespect wants to talk business with Activision CEO ahead of Black Ops 4 release

Published: 25/Sep/2018 17:52 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 10:24

by Calum Patterson


Popular Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect has reached out to the CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, and wants to talk business – most likely about the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Developed by Treyarch, Black Ops 4 will be the next major release for Activision, and is expected to be the best-selling game of 2018 when it launches on October 12.

Dr DisRespect has a particular interest in Call of Duty this year because of the new battle royale mode ‘Blackout’, which he has already revealed he will be hosting one of his ‘Code Red’ tournaments for.

In fact, the Doc’s history with Call of Duty goes back quite far, as he previously worked at Sledgehammer Games on the development of 2014’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (in a professional capacity as Guy Beahm of course, not as the Doc).

Known mainly as a battle royale player and streamer on Twitch, Dr DisRespect absolutely loved Blackout, and it sounds as though he has some million dollar ideas that he wants to share with Kotick.

Although it is not certain what exactly he wants to discuss, the Doc always uses his ‘flip phone’ when making the ‘million dollar deals’ he often boasts about on stream.

He even extends Kotick an invitation to meet in person at a basketball game, although we’re not sure who would be paying for such expensive seats.

If it is a genuine request to Kotick, it most likely has to do with either the Doc’s Cod Red Blackout tournament, or another deal/promotion between him, his Twitch stream and Call of Duty.

Other than Black Ops 4, only Spyro is Activision’s big upcoming release, and we somehow doubt that Dr DisRespect wants to get involved with a Spyro promotion – although with the Doc you can never be sure.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.