Five teams earn trips to CWL Vegas through EU’s Black Ops 4 National Qualifier - Dexerto
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Five teams earn trips to CWL Vegas through EU’s Black Ops 4 National Qualifier

Published: 18/Nov/2018 6:31 Updated: 18/Nov/2018 16:40

by Vincent Genova


The European regional National Qualifier tournaments are in the books and five teams have punched their ticket to CWL Vegas on December 7.

Separate tournaments took place in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and the U.K., with each winner getting travel expenses covered for CWL Vegas – as well as a spot in the Open Bracket.

iDomina picked up where they left off in WW2 and won the Italian qualifier.

The organization won a trip to the Last Chance Qualifier during WW2, but were forced to miss out on the event after running into visa issues with their players.

Representing Germany will be tommyahrelite, a team led by Sharko, Cookie and Piero.

The trio were a common sight in the later rounds of the open brackets during WW2, with top 40 placings at CWL Anaheim and Seattle, as well as a top 32 finish at CWL Birmingham.

Team Heretics is headed for another NA major appearance.

Over in Spain, Heretics KFC defeated their rivals Movistar Riders in the final to punch their ticket to Vegas.

Heretics placed top 24 at CoD Champs last season, losing close map fives to Team Kaliber and Lightning Pandas to narrowly miss out on advancing to the knockout stage.

Wailers and his new team won the French qualifier, taking out Supremacy in the final.

Finally, Team Sween won the U.K circuit to grab the final spot out of EU.

Team Sween was already expected to be at CWL Vegas as they currently hold the last spot for the play-in tournament that will determine the last four pool play spots.

These five EU teams will join APAC National Circuit winners Rush Gaming and Team Obsidium.

CWL Vegas begins on December 7 and will be the first open of the Black Ops 4 season.

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Loadout Drops are ruining Warzone matches thanks to bizarre glitch

Published: 26/Oct/2020 6:52 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 6:58

by Brad Norton


Loadout Drops can now be added to the list of potential threats in Warzone, as unlucky Call of Duty players still grinding the battle royale have been hit with a new game-breaking bug that makes it impossible to win.

Infinity Ward’s hugely popular battle royale is into its sixth season now. Despite plenty of iteration and tons of updates since launch, new bugs continue to pop up. The latest will have you questioning every Loadout Drop until a fix is deployed.

Loadout Drops are absolutely vital in Warzone. It’s the only way to secure the most powerful weapons in the game and kit your Operator out with some important perks. However, it turns out they also have some critical downsides in the latest update.

Rather than grabbing a set of weapons and being on your way, there’s a chance that Loadout Drops now ruin your match. Here’s what you need to be cautious of.

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Be careful where you call your Loadout Drops in and how quickly you access them.

While running through a game on October 25, Reddit user ‘tharimrattler’ was thrown off guard by a Loadout Drop. To begin with, it landed in a rather awkward spot atop a street sign. Though what followed was far more awkward.

The player selected their Loadout almost instantly once the menu appeared. They were likely spamming the select button straight away as they had their favorite setup as the top class option. Unfortunately, choosing the Loadout this fast came with some complications. The progress bar for ‘Capturing’ the crate remained on screen.

No matter what they did, how far they moved from the drop, or what buttons they pressed, this bar stayed in effect. While that may not seem like a huge deal, this is what prevented them from shooting, swapping weapons, and using any form of equipment. For the rest of the game, they were quite literally defenseless.

Plenty of other players chimed in, adding they’ve also encountered the strange bug. It’s clearly not a one-off issue but there’s no telling how common it is just yet. You’ll need to be extra careful when interacting with Supply Drops until next update.

Warzone glitch #67242, the Loadout glitch. Can’t shoot, swap weapons, use tactical, use lethal, use special equipment. G A M E O V E R from CODWarzone

If you get hit with this particular glitch, there’s no proper way to deal with it.

Other issues can be fought through but for the Loadout Drop bug, it more or less means game over. If you’re downed, there’s a chance you might regain control in the Gulag. Though even that could seriously hinder if not ruin your run.

Infinity Ward is yet to comment on the issue but something this severe will likely be an immediate priority. Keep your eyes peeled for updates over the next few days.