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How Karma Reinvented Himself to Win 3 CoD World Championships

Published: 17/Apr/2020 16:00 Updated: 1/May/2020 13:55

by Joe Craven

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With OpTic Gaming’s win over Team Envy at the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare World Championships, one member of the Greenwall made history, that still stands to this day.

When Call of Duty fans discuss the best CoD player of all time, there is one name that crops up more than all the rest. Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is the only player to have won three world championships, doing so in three separate Call of Duty titles.

The first came in 2013 on Call of Duty: Black Ops II, when Karma played on Fariko Impact alongside Killa, MiRx and Parasite. The squad were seriously impressive in Treyarch’s acclaimed title, but disbanded just weeks after winning their world title.

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The Fariko squad celebrate their world championship.

After leaving Fariko, Karma found himself on Impact and Team Envy, before joining CompLexity Gaming. Here, Barlow became the only two-time CoD world champion, winning on CoD Ghosts alongside Crimsix, TeePee and ACHES.

He would reunite with Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter on OpTic Gaming a year later, when Nadeshot stepping back left a spot on the famous Greenwall. Despite disappointment at Black Ops III’s World Champs, OpTic regrouped and won Infinite Warfare’s CoD Champs, beating the Envy roster that knocked them into the Losers’ Bracket in Black Ops III.

But how has one man become such a stalwart of Call of Duty? Here, we take a look at the adaptability, talent and desire that has made Karma the best of all time.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.