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Envoy explains why he thinks Chicago Huntsmen can beat Atlanta FaZe

Published: 14/May/2020 11:52 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:47

by Jacob Hale

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Chicago Huntsmen’s young star Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannan has explained why he believes the struggling team can beat the Call of Duty League’s current leaders, Atlanta FaZe.

Chicago Huntsmen got a win at the London Home Series in February, but since then have failed to repeat the feat, including three consecutive fourth-place finishes, while FaZe have consistently been at least top two, including two Home Series wins out of a possible five so far.

Despite that, Envoy thinks his Chicago side have a good shot against Atlanta, and has explained how and why he thinks they could beat the side that has thus far eluded them.

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Envoy has arguably been Chicago’s strongest player so far in the CDL.

In an appearance on Call of Duty League original show ‘The Barracks’, host Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow explained that he believes Atlanta are the biggest threat to take the overall CDL trophy at the end of the season.

Envoy, though, thinks his team has a decent chance against the league leaders, despite the fact that they are yet to face off. According to the young star, Chicago’s style of play matches most similarly with Minnesota ROKKR, who have beaten FaZe twice so far this season – and that’s why he believes his team can get the better of the reigning champions.

The main issue, he says, is Chicago’s teamwork. Minnesota have been widely credited as one of the most cohesive team units in the league, and he says that while they “need to do a better job of replicating Minnesota’s teamwork,” they play at a very similar pace to ROKKR and that seems to counter FaZe well.

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His final point is that if they match the “consistency of FaZe” and “the teamwork of Minnesota,” a meeting between Chicago and Atlanta would be “a good match to watch.”

It’s hard to disagree that the matchup could be exciting, but given Huntsmen’s recent struggles, which have been explained in detail by Hunstmen players themselves, the two might be slightly mismatched at this point in the season.

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Black Ops Cold War dev responds to broken Zombies XP growth

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:03 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 13:07

by Luke Edwards

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Treyarch has responded to a new issue that is slowing down Black Ops Cold War solo zombies players from leveling up their weapons. They intend to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Players reported the exp growth on their weapons had become increasingly slow. Some experimentation from Reddit user MaharaDTD discovered that it wasn’t impacting public lobby players, but was rather isolated to solo players and those on high round grinds.

Some players reported their guns not leveling up at all between rounds 30 and 100, while others, who played predominantly in co-op lobbies, reported almost no change at all.

The issues come amid a double XP event which should be the perfect time to grind out Zombies games, though. These problems stem from Treyarch combating an XP exploit where players could restart lobbies over and over again to wrack up big amounts – and the knock on effect has been completely ruining games.

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Treyarch dev responds to Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapon XP issues

Treyarch dev Josh ‘Foxhound’ Torres announced that their team had confirmed the issue with limited XP growth, responding to the lengthy Reddit discussion with a handful of comments of his own.

“I spoke with the team, and we have identified an issue that was causing lower than intended Weapon XP in both solo Zombies matches and later Zombies rounds. We are looking to release a fix for both of these as soon as possible,” he said.

Torres also confirmed there will not be an extension to the 2XP weekend for zombies players, despite pressure from the community.

He said: “I shared what the team had to share, and then I kept them updated on the community sentiment and conversations. The team investigated and found actual issues. We’ll be fixing them, and we’ll have more 2XP events in the future.”

This means zombies players will need to wait patiently for the chance to grind 2XP boosts and upgrade their guns.