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Karma Has Revealed What It’ll Take for Him to Cast at CWL Anaheim

Published: 2/Jun/2018 18:36 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:03

by Scott Mahoney

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Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow tweeted out what it would take for him to become a member of the CWL casting team for the June 15th to 17th Anaheim event.

After being dropped from his position on the OpTic Gaming competitive Call of Duty roster back in May, he has remained under the organization’s banner as a content creator.

The CoD legend has mentioned a return to the competitive scene if the right pieces were to fall in place and he felt that he could seriously make another run at championships. 

In the meantime, the fan favorite has received a great deal of adulation in the CoD community with many fans going as far as calling him the “greatest of all time.”

The former star is well known for high IQ plays and understanding of the game making him a perfect addition to the CWL casting team. 

Karma is asking for only five thousand retweets in exchange for asking to have a seat at the Anaheim casting desk. 

MLG executive Adam Apicella expressed his excitement at the possibility of Karma joining the casting desk. 

No official confirmation has been made, however, with both parties expressing interest and the 5k retweets being met, it is likely we will see the former CoD pro back in the scene. 

Anaheim will be the first official CWL event without him competing under the OpTic banner in over three years. 

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
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The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.