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eUnited roast OpTic Gaming’s CoD Champs failure with Halloween makeover

Published: 31/Oct/2018 15:35 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 16:03

by Calum Patterson

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Esports organization eUnited gave their social media accounts a Halloween makeover – dressing up as “a Top 24 Champs team” – i.e. OpTic Gaming.

OpTic had a dysmal showing at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championship in August, eliminated in the group stages, despite only needing to win a single map against Evil Geniuses to advance.

Evil Geniuses, led by now Envy captain Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, went on to secure World Championship and reinforce the ACHES vs OpTic rivalry – but it appears eUnited wants to start a rivalry of its own.

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Although their original tweet was deleted, eUnited blamed it on a ghost, doubling down on their costume plans for Halloween.

And it wasn’t just this single tweet, they also changed their entire Twitter banner to the green colors of OpTic.

eUnited placed 4th at the most recent World Championship, although they may have experienced a slight lapse in memory – as they too placed top 24, albeit at the 2016 World Championship – as they were reminded by CoDGamepedia.

eUnited’s social media team may have earned somewhat of a reputation for their memes and gags, but this joke particularly caught the community by surprise.

CWL caster and host Clint ‘Maven’ Evans simply responded with a picture of the OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, presumably mirroring his own reaction.

100 Thieves graphic designer Alpaca – formerly of OpTic Gaming – responded similarly, with a picture of an open mouthed Drake in complete shock and awe.

MLG Director Ethan Spence just seemed happy to see another rivalry brewing ahead of the new season.

There’s no response yet from OpTic Gaming themselves, but we’re sure they’re cooking something up to fire back at such slander – although a social media war with eUnited is not for the faint hearted.

Of course, a handful of fans of the GreenWall were not impressed by eUnited’s hilarity, but it’s the response they would have expected.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
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The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.