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FaZe Clan Upsets OpTic Gaming in Round One of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs

Published: 28/Jul/2018 2:05 Updated: 28/Jul/2018 2:06

by Joe O'Brien


FaZe Clan stunned OpTic Gaming with a 3-2 victory in round one of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.

The first round of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs featured a rematch of the Stage 1 grand finals between OpTic and FaZe, and once again it was FaZe Clan that pulled off the upset.

OpTic Gaming came out hot in Hardpoint, cruising to a 250-181 win on London Docks to draw first blood in the series. Search and Destroy was very much FaZe Clan’s territory, however, with the same map playing host to a crushing 6-2 victory for the team in red, with FaZe taking five rounds before even allowing OpTic their first.

The crucial map was a third consecutive London Docks, this time playing Capture the Flag. FaZe Clan came up clutch with a 3-1 victory, guaranteeing at least a fifth map, and a chance to close things out in Search and Destroy.

A dominant game for Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni on Sainte Marie du Mont helped to lock in an even more dominant Hardpoint victory than the first for OpTic, forcing the first game five of the day in the final series.

The last map of this series was the most intense of the day, with OpTic and FaZe trading blows all the way to a round eleven. There, it was James ‘Replays’ Crowder who came up clutch, a well-placed Artillery helping to seal the deal for FaZe Clan.

FaZe Clan advances to the winner bracket semi-finals, where they will face Team Kaliber. OpTic Gaming meanwhile, still searching for a big result with their new roster, will now be battling through the lower bracket, starting with Unilad in round one.

FaZe Clan 3-2 OpTic Gaming

HP London Docks 181-250

SND London Docks 6-2

CTF London Docks 3-1

HP Sainte Marie du Mont 250-103

SND Valkyrie 6-5

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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


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
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.