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Evil Geniuses confirm Call of Duty roster shakeup, cite internal issues

Published: 16/Nov/2018 9:48 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 9:58

by Matt Porter


Evil Geniuses have officially confirmed a massive change to their roster ahead of the first LAN event of the Call of Duty season, CWL Vegas.

Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield announced on Thursday, November 15 that he was a free agent, and searching for another team – move that has now been confirmed.

Lacefield will be replaced by John ‘Xotic’ Bruno, confirming the roster change that was first made public by Xotic’s former teammate, Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte.

The organization have now confirmed the change, posting a statement on their Facebook page explaining why they made the decision.

EG’s Call of Duty Manager Ryan Towey stated: “Team changes are always a difficult situation. It was brought to my attention very recently that there were several internal issues with our team that resulted in fundamental differences in how we’ve approached both preparation and practice.

“After much discussion, a decision was made that it would be in the best interest of the team to make a roster change immediately. Andy is an extremely skilled player and this decision was not made based on performance; we wish him the absolute best at CWL Las Vegas and the remainder of the 2018-2019 CWL season.”

The full statement from Evil Geniuses regarding their roster change.

The signing of Xotic to their roster will likely see Evil Geniuses sneak into the final pool play spot for CWL Vegas. The team who will miss out is the team that Xotic left, with former teammate Parasite furious at the situation, labelling the former Lightning Pandas player as “scum.”

It’s possible that Duarte could face off against Xotic and Evil Geniuses at CWL Vegas, as his team should have enough points to qualify for the play-in tournament once they officially announce their fifth.

CWL Vegas Open is set to take place on December 7-9, at the Hard Rock Rotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.