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eUnited take down OpTic, Gen.G sweep Heretics – CWL Pro League July 5 recap

Published: 6/Jul/2019 10:46

by Connor Bennett

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TheCall of Duty squads jostling for their final standing ahead of the CWL Finals.

Despite a few teams already knowing their faith ahead of Miami, that didn’t affect the action as there were three helpings of 3-1 series’, as well as a classic 3-0 for good measure.

MLGOpTic wrapped Division A prior to the final week of CWL Pro League action.

Elevate 1-3 Team Reciprocity

In the first match of the night, Elevate locked horns with finals-chasing Team Reciprocity and tried to play spoiler by denying Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall’s squad a chance at making it to Miami. However, Reciprocity squared things away by a 3-1 scoreline.

The majority-British team scored Frequency Hardpoint by a score of 250-193 but allowed Elevate to return serve with a 6-5 victory on Arsenal Search and Destroy. Yet, wuskin’s men responded with a 3-1 win on Arsenal Control before finishing things off with a 250-108 result on Hacienda Hardpoint.

Midnight 3-1 Envy

After taking down OpTic Gaming in a 3-0 series in their last outing, Team Envy looked to take that momentum into their last Pro League game of the season – but fell to a dominant Midnight performance.

Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte’s squad opened things up with an almost flawless 250-67 win on Gridlock Hardpoint before dropping the subsequent Search and Destroy. Midnight regained, however, taking Seaside Control with a 3-0 before closing things down with a 250-219 win on Hacienda Hardpoint.

Gen.G 3-0 Team Heretics

Prior to the main event, Gen.G took down Team Heretics in the only 3-0 sweep of the night. Gen.G, who have been on the verge of winning an event in Black Ops 4 but have not been able to get over the hump, kicked things off with a 250-144 victory on Frequency Hardpoint. 

The series remained on Frequency for the following two maps, with Gen.G holding off a feisty Heretics showing in Search and Destroy – winning 6-4 – before dominating the Control match-up by a 3-0 scoreline.

Both teams have qualified for the Miami event – with Heretics needing to take down a play-in team before they have a chance of advancing in the winner’s bracket.

eUnited 1-3 OpTic Gaming

OpTic Gaming faced off against a red-hot eUnited team who were looking to claim the top spot in Division B. James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ men dropped the first Hardpoint on Arsenal by a 250-226 following a rousing late surge from OpTic. 

However, they quickly rallied and begun their dismantling of the Greenwall with an impressive 6-1 win on Payload Search and Destroy. Clayster’s squad didn’t let up either, picking up the Arsenal Control by a 3-1 scoreline before finishing things off with a 250-179 win on Gridlock Hardpoint. 

With the Pro League now done and dusted, teams will be looking ahead to the final major LAN events of the Black Ops 4 season, starting with the CWL Finals in Miami on July 19, before the big one – Call of Duty Champs in August.

It remains to be seen as to who will end up as the ultimate dominant force in Black Ops 4, but it should be a tightly-contested field before the focus turns to Modern Warfare.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.