FaZe Clan CoD pro may be on his way out after failing to qualify for CWL Pro League - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan CoD pro may be on his way out after failing to qualify for CWL Pro League

Published: 24/Jan/2019 19:51 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 19:56

by Albert Petrosyan

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With just days after failing to qualify for the Call of Duty World League’s Pro League, FaZe Clan may be seeing one of their players already leaving the team. 

James ‘Crowder’ Crowder, formerly known as ‘Replays’ and ‘Reep,’ has left a major hint on social media that he may be parting ways with FaZe.

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On January 24, fans noticed that the longtime veteran had taken out ‘Pro CoD player for FaZe Clan’ out of his Twitter bio, immediately sparking rumors of his retirement. 

Spoonbill, the service that tracks changes people make to their Twitter profiles, confirms that Crowder had changed his bio to “Call of Duty World Champion,” as well as included his girlfriend’s Twitter handle. 

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With neither Crowder nor FaZe having made any official announcement regarding a roster change, this should be treated as nothing more than speculation, especially since he still has his name as FaZe Crowder and does have the org’s website linked. 

However, with the team out of contention for Pro League qualification, it’s hard to see Crowder playing in the Amateur Circuit with the hope of making it to a Pro League roster as a potential substitute player.

Furthermore, even before this change, many were already speculating that the 2015 World Champion would retire to become an analyst or a coach for a high profile team.

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The peak of Crowder’s career came when he won the 2015 CoD Championship as a member of Denial Esports.

If these speculations hold true, this will not be the first time the Crowder has called quits on competing in Call of Duty. He first retired in 2016 and joined FaZe as a coach, as well as making cameo appearances at CWL/MLG events as a broadcast talent.

He came out of retirement during the Infinite Warfare season, joining Echo Fox for the 2017 CWL Championship before joining FaZe as a pro player at the start of the following season. 

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Best FOV settings for Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4 & Xbox One

Published: 8/Oct/2020 20:18

by Tanner Pierce

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Black Ops Cold War Beta players on consoles can finally change their field of view settings thanks to a welcome addition by Treyarch. Here’s everything you need to know about the new options, including what the best setting is.

Field of view options for consoles is something that fans have been asking for for a long time. Whenever a new CoD game releases, there’s always a section of PlayStation and Xbox players wondering why the option hasn’t been made available for them. It’s equally frustrating considering that the PC version of every iteration has had the options available on day one.

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This is all changing with Black Ops Cold War, however, as Treyarch has confirmed that players on consoles will finally be able to adjust their field of view. For people unfamiliar with the options, this might be a bit confusing. Taking advantage of these settings, however, might end up helping your game.

What is field of view?

At its most basic form, field of view is how much of the game you see on your screen. A lower FOV means you’ll see less, while a higher field of view means you’ll see more.

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While some people might immediately say that a high field of view is automatically better, it’s important to note that the higher the field of view, the more distorted your screen will look and the smaller objects will look at a distance.

Generally speaking, you’ll want to balance you’re field of view with what your comfortable looking at.

How do I adjust my FOV settings?

In the beta, finding the FOV slider is relatively simple but in case you don’t know, here’s a quick and simple guide to figure it out.

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  1. In your Black Ops Cold War Beta application, press the buttons for “Settings”
  2. Tab over to the “Graphics” options
  3. Scroll down until you see “Field of View”
  4. Adjust the slider from left to right to set to your desired setting.
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The Field of View can be can be adjusted in the game settings.

What’s the ideal field of view setting?

If you’ve never played with a modified field of view before, it might be best to take things slow. Working your way up will allow you to adjust to the higher FOV so that you’re not thrown into the deep in, so to speak.

In order to have a high FOV, while making sure that you can still see enemies, it’s recommended to keep your adjusted setting at 100. While you can certainly push it all the way up to 120, the former will allow you to experience the changes without it being too difficult to see things at a distance.