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Karma responds to Crimsix and explains why OpTic roster failed

Published: 24/Oct/2019 9:24 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 11:41

by Calum Patterson


Three-time Call of Duty World Champion Damon ‘Karma‘ Barlow has responded after former teammate Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter revealed how the OpTic Gaming roster fell apart throughout the Black Ops 4 season.

Now signed for the Seattle franchise, alongside an entirely new roster, Karma is heading into the 2020 franchised league without any of his former OpTic teammates.

Crimsix has joined Dallas Empire, while Scump has confirmed his departure from OpTic with an announcement of his new team presumably coming soon.

CWLThis OpTic roster started strong, but failed to reach another grand final in Black Ops 4.

On October 23, Crimsix opened up about the roster’s turbulent Black Ops 4 season – which started so well with a win at CWL Las Vegas, but quickly went downhill, as they failed to reach another grand final.

Crimsix pointed out “ego” was a major factor, a lot of which came from fans “fans who only look at numbers and stats.” Presumably, he was referring mainly to young star Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell, who had by far the best raw numbers on OpTic throughout the season.

Karma was more measured in his response, stating he didn’t want to ruin any friendships, but confirmed “things were really bad last year”.

When asked if he had any personal beef with Scump too, the Seattle player simply said that he had “no issues”, and thinks it best that they have split.

However, he did express frustration at how the split happened, explaining the he “had to reach out to (Dashy) and (TJHaLy) to see if I had a spot on the team even though I knew I didn’t but I had already been through that so I didn’t really care.”

He later explained that one of the primary issues for the roster was their roles, as Karma was required to use the Ruin operator with an AR, rather than an SMG (the Saug), as most teams were doing.

Karma believes that this clash of roles had a direct impact on the team’s performance, and that he had asked Scump to run a Maddox instead, but that he refused.

Although Scump’s new team has not yet been confirmed, rumors suggest that he could be reuniting with another of his former OpTic teammates, Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, for the 2020 season.

Karma now has new faces on his team, playing alongside Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov, Sam ‘Octane’ Larew and Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, for Seattle.

Seeing these former OpTic players go head-to-head in the new Call of Duty League is already set to be a great rivalry, with the storylines writing themselves.

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Best Milano 821 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 5:58

by Brad Norton


If you’re always pushing the pace and playing aggressively in Call of Duty, SMGs should be your go-to in Black Ops Cold War and we’ve got an overview of the fastest Milano 821 loadout possible.

While Assault Rifles are there to help you in mid to long-range gunfights, SMGs are always about up-close engagements. You should be trying to blitz your way through the map and towards the next kill.

As a result, you’re going to want to fine-tune your weapon of choice to fit that playstyle. Rather than equipping attachments to improve your aim or your reveal distance, for example, speed should be the top priority.

Thankfully, the Milano 821 is an early unlock in the SMG category and it’s one of the fastest guns in the game. Here’s how you can get the most out of it.

Best Milano 821 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

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Reach new speeds with this ridiculous Milano loadout.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.6 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

We recommend picking the Infantry Compensator Muzzle over the Socom Eliminator. While the latter provides even more vertical recoil control, it comes at the expense of movement speed. Your goal is to be as quick as possible, so hindering speed is a big deal-breaker for this loadout.

The 10.6 Task Force Barrel might be the strongest attachment in Cold War. Not only does it boost your overall weapon damage, but also the range of the SMG along with its bullet velocity. There is no better way to bump the lethality of the gun but obviously, it comes with some steep tradeoffs.

You’re giving up on the notion of fine aim in favor of an outright beastly weapon. This thing will shred with the right Barrel, but it won’t be easy to control. So you’re going to want to play from a closer range and always be pushing the pace.

With the 5mw Laser Sight, there isn’t much of a need to actually aim down sights. Your recoil is going to be tough to handle to begin with, so firing from the hip will often be the easier choice.

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You’ll be zooming through the map in no time with this setup.

No need to reduce flinch with this particular weapon since you’ll rarely be aiming down sights. Instead, opting for the simple Speed Tape Handle is the way to go. This will give a slight buff to your ADS speed without any downsides.

Make sure you’re running Gung-Ho in the third perk slot as well. This is a complete game-changer for SMG classes as you’ll always be on the move, running and gunning with every fight. This will help keep you ahead of the competition with seamless movement.

If you’re trying to mix things up and swap out from the fast-paced SMG action, be sure to check out our other weapon guides to set up the best classes in Cold War.