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FormaL reacts to “disrespectful” Crimsix comments amid CoD roster drama

Published: 20/Oct/2019 12:33 Updated: 20/Oct/2019 12:40

by Calum Patterson


Call of Duty pro Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has responded to former OpTic teammate Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, calling comments about him “disrespectful”.

During an Ask Me Anything session on Discord on October 18, Crimsix was asked if he would team with FormaL again, to which he simply responded “who?”.

He also discussed his now frayed relationship with Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, another of his now-former OpTic Gaming teammates, saying the pair were no longer “cool” with one another.

OpTic GamingFormaL and Crimsix were a formidable duo in OpTic.

FormaL later saw Crimsix’s comments, and reacted on stream, labeling them as “disrespectful,” before adding more of his own thoughts.

“Who…?” FormaL repeated, “that’s disrespectful man. Ungrateful motherf**ker.”

FormaL and Crimsix were teammates for almost four years on what is now considered the best roster of all time, as the ‘OpTic dynasty’, cemented with their win at the 2017 World Championship.

FormaL was a crucial member of the former lineup, particularly at the 2017 World Championship, where he dropped an almost unheard of 1.44 K/D ratio at the event.

It was FormaL’s first World Championship and Crimsix’s second, thanks to his earlier win in CoD Ghosts.

Turtle BeachCrimsix and FormaL lifted the 2017 World Championship together.

Crimsix has now reunited with his former Complexity teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks on Dallas Empire, the Team Envy-owned franchise in the Call of Duty League.

The teams for both Scump and FormaL are not yet confirmed, although rumors suggest they too are set to be reunited, but under the NRG-owned Chicago franchise.

Former OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has joined NRG as a co-owner and is expected to head up much of the operations with the Call of Duty team.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce


In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.