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Former NFL star Chad Johnson desperate to attend CWL Anaheim

Published: 13/Jun/2019 19:33 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 21:07

by Eli Becht


The Call of Duty World League is coming to Anaheim this weekend June 14-16 and Chad Johnson, a former NFL standout, is trying his best to get a look at the action.

The CWL continues in Anaheim and with it being at the tail end of E3, there are some additional eyes on it. 


You can count former NFL pro Chad Johnson as one of those people interested as he’s in Calfornia because of E3 and wants to give the CWL a chance.

The Call of Duty World League is the marquee CoD event.

Since his retirement from the NFL, Johnson has made a name for himself in the FIFA community by accepting challenges left and right on Twitter and posting the results afterward, oftentimes with him beating his opponent soundly.

  • Read More: Call of Duty pro scene. He’s already proven himself with FIFA so CoD is just the next logical step in his journey.

    Johnson has been reaching out to various people in charge of the event and trying to find out how to get involved with this weekend’s festivities. 

    His detective work has paid off and he does have credentials to the event now, but it’s still unclear if he’ll actually be showing up. 

    The former Cincinnati Bengals star is also looking to become a pro both in FIFA and in Call of Duty, making him a dual threat in the video game world. Johnson has always shown an interest in video games and his post-NFL career could see him capitalizing on that.

    Community reactions to Chad and CWL Anaheim

    A number of big names in the Call of Duty world responded to Johnson’s initial tweet, with some offering him a jersey and some reminding him that he owes them a 1v1.

    It almost feels like a true situation of worlds colliding but Johnson seems serious about showing up to the event. If you’re watching or attending CWL Anaheim, be on the lookout for Chad Johnson and see if he actually fulfills his end of the deal.

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“Broken” Warzone skin is too hard to see & players aren’t happy about it

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:48

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 5 Roze “Rook” operator is maddening players, as the small, dark silhouette is sometimes impossible to detect before getting killed.

Verdansk is a diverse environment and Modern Warfare’s operators are fittingly blessed with a varied assortment of camouflages. With the map spanning green, forested areas, dry, muted plains, and dark, indoor rooms, there is a lot of different scenery to keep track of.


Within the map’s obscured nooks and crannies, one Season 5 operator skin has become a particular nuisance for players. Upon hitting Tier 100 on the preceding season’s Battle Pass, the Roze “Rook” skin was unlocked, offering fans a jet-black, sleek character to rock across Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and accompanying battle royale.

With the prevalence of close-quarters combat in dimly lit indoor spaces, players have begun pointing out just how impossible it is to see Roze in the game. 

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Roze’s Rook skin is easy to see in the light, but practically invisible in the dark.

In a screenshot shown by ‘bleedblue_knetic’ on Reddit, there appears to be an empty cell in the subterranean jails located below the Prison POI. But their teammate, ‘Deadalus,’ is highlighted as being right behind the cell’s bars. 

Even knowing someone is technically there, it is practically impossible to discern a character model behind the partial obstructions.

I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay? from CODWarzone

As such, bleedblue_knetic’s post is titled simply: “I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay?” In response, the vast majority of commenters agreed that this skin is an issue and is getting widely used by sweaty players because of how difficult it is to see in Warzone’s darker environments.


One commenter summed it up succinctly: “It’s one of the most broken skins in the game.”

Another Redditor, ‘OJbeforethebadstuff,’ also replied with his own example of the Rook skin’s seeming invisibility. While their video settings appear to lack more brightness than necessary, it still demonstrates just how deadly Roze’s camouflage can be.


As seen in the video, the screen is darker than most players’ displays, but, nonetheless, the Roze that kills him is frankly invisible. It isn’t until you watch the kill cam that you realize there was a person actually standing there amongst the tables, waiting to secure an easy elimination.


Usually, hacking is raised as a possibility when you’re killed by someone you can’t see. But, in this case, it appears that the Rook skin is simply svelte and dark enough to blend into indoor backgrounds perfectly.

Her hitbox isn’t technically smaller than others’ and she does appear in an obvious contrast when in bright environments, but so much of Warzone is played in dimmed locations that this is as meta a skin as the game has seen. Infinity Ward has yet to respond to complaints and it remains to be seen if some of the game’s niche visibility issues can be resolved.