FaZe Clan Call of Duty member may already have a new team for Pro League - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan Call of Duty member may already have a new team for Pro League

Published: 27/Jan/2019 21:06 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:07

by Connor Bennett

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FaZe Clan Call of Duty pro Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto believes that teammate Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner has already found a new team.

The FaZe Clan roster entered the Black Ops 4 season with plenty of hype and excitement around it following a strong showing in the previous title – World War II. However, a disappointing 13-16 placed finish at the first event of the year – CWL Vegas – prompted the team to make a change.

Up-and-coming star McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel replaced Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni following Vegas and prior to the all-important Pro League Qualifier. However, the team struggled there too and a 15-16 placed finish meant that they had failed to qualify for the CWL Pro League.

The inability to qualify for the Pro League means that FaZe’s roster could be in trouble for the upcoming season without regular play time against some of the biggest teams in the game. ZooMaa alluded to the fact that Priestahh may depart during his January 26 stream.

“I think Priestahh has a team already. If he doesn’t, I’m down to play with him but I think he has a team already,” the long-time FaZe Clan member stated during his stream.

ZooMaa also dropped some intel about his potential future in the Pro League. Teams in the league need to have a substitute player just in case one of their original five members is unable to play for some reason. 

The long-time FaZe man revealed that he has already spoken to OpTic Gaming about potentially being their sixth-man for the Pro League but there is “contract things and stuff that needs to be settled” and he doesn’t “know what’s going to happen.”

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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.