Dallas Empire is a team of two halves: veterans and young guns. Clayster & Crimsix are still performing at the very top after a decade, but they couldn’t do it without the young talent around them.
On August 29 they’ll meet Atlanta FaZe for the seventh time this year. Only one team will be able to make it through to the Championship Grand Finals, however.
It won’t be an easy test for the Empire roster as FaZe have notoriously been one of their toughest rivals in 2020. Throughout the regular season, FaZe won five of six matchups against Empire. Most of which came in convincing fashion as their map count more than doubles that of Empire in head to head competition.
The absolute worst Empire can do from here is a third-place finish, should they fall to FaZe and then the winner of Huntsmen and Ravens. However, their path to the best of nine Championship finals and a chance to compete for 1.5 million dollars is just one series win away.
A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone patch, deployed on October 28, nerfs Season 6’s JAK-12 shotgun while addressing a few bugged issues across Verdansk and multiplayer playlists.
The R9-0 shotgun with Dragon’s Breath rounds may be the most popular shottie in Call of Duty right now, following nerfs to the Origin-12, but it’s not the one Infinity Ward is most concerned with fixing. Instead, the developers have tuned the JAK-12, explicitly addressing two of its attachments: the Drum Mags and FRAG-12 Ammo.
While players, and particularly Warzone fans, may feel that the R9-0 is the hefty close-quarters gun most worthy of adjustments, Infinity Ward have gotten ahead of the curve and looked to fix its recent peer. The two nerfs to the JAK-12 contrastingly impact its mobility when stocked with a drum and its firing rate when stocked with the somewhat-recently buffed shotgun slugs.
Elsewhere, the developers have made some changes to playlists due to bugs and fixed some exploits. Unfortunately, Shipment still remains off of the menu.
This JAK-12 loadout is an absolute monster in close-quarter firefights
In Season 6, Infinity Ward buffed shotgun slugs so that they would feel more accurate and register hits at further ranges. This, coupled with the surprising efficiency of the JAK-12’s drums, likely prompted the nerfs to both sorts of ammunition attachments. But, with 8-R Dragon’s Breath rounds still available, the gun hasn’t been rendered unusable.
As for the other adjustments made with this patch, they mostly surround smaller bugs and exploits. In Verdansk, a Warzone bunker has been reopened, a Zombie Royale exploit has been fixed, and Durable Gas Masks have been removed (but they were already very rare anyway). In multiplayer, the pumpkin heads are back in action while Snipers Only (TDM) has been removed from the playlist due to a bug, with Gunfight – Snipers Only (3v3) taking its place.
A small patch is now available across all platforms! This includes a few bug fixes, playlist update changes, and tuning for the JAK-12. Click the link for notes! https://t.co/keHyb0GCRM