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How to get the new Spotter Scope in Call of Duty: Warzone

Published: 6/Jul/2020 11:16

by Jacob Hale


In Season 4, Warzone has had a fresh lick of paint with weapon balancing updates, new weapons and new items. But what is the Spotter Scope and, more importantly, how do you get one?

The Spotter Scope is, essentially, the non-lethal substitute for a sniper rifle. It’s basically a pair of binoculars that you can use to see over long distances and plan your next move accordingly.

This is helpful if you don’t want to create an Overkill loadout with a sniper rifle, but still want the added benefits of being able to scout out enemy locations that you would usually get from your sniper.

Warzone spotter scope on floor
The Spotter Scope is a more passive alternative to a sniper rifle.

Unfortunately, the Spotter Scope isn’t just something you can add to your loadout in the main lobby, and similar to Field Upgrades, they can only be found and picked up in-game.

That said, it’s not as easy as simply heading to the right location and grabbing one – you need to know where, and what to look for.

How to find the Spotter Scope in Warzone

To find the Spotter Scope in Warzone, you have two options: Find it in a loot cache or complete a Recon contract.

Obviously, finding one out of a loot cache would seem easier but you have to rely on one actually dropping, so we would advise aiming for Recon contracts so as to also get ahead of where the next circle is.

The Spotter Scope occupies the Tactical gear slot, meaning it will replace any Heartbeat Sensor or Tactical Grenade you have, so you may have to make some tough decisions.

Warzone Spotter Scope zoomed in
The Spotter Scope has variable zoom options and a thermal toggle.

The Spotter Scope is especially helpful early to late game, where you can plan out your rotations slightly better and get an eye on any nearby pesky rooftop campers before they have the chance to catch you by surprise.

That said, as the match reaches its final moments, you may want to consider whether you really need that Spotter Scope, as a Heartbeat Sensor or tactical grenade may be more helpful to give you the upper hand in gunfights.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.