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Karma Reveals He is Considering Leaving OpTic Gaming For a Shot at 2018 CoD Champs

Published: 1/Jul/2018 18:47 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


Three time world champion and long time OpTic Gaming member Damon “Karma” Barlow has confirmed he has considered offers to join teams to play the Last Chance Qualifier for the 2018 CoD Champs.

Karma stepped down from his position on the competitive roster for OpTic Gaming following the team’s string of disappointing performances in CoD: WWII, ending a two year run with the team.

However, rather than moving to a new team as had been expected, Karma remained with the OpTic organization as a content creator, streaming a variety of games daily.

He made clear that he would look at his options for competing once again come the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, but for the time being would remain with OpTic and grow his stream following.

But as his desire to compete slowly crept up on him once again, Karma hinted at an earlier return to competition recently, saying he ‘felt lost’ without it.

He even suggested that he and the 2013 World Championship roster were considering getting back together for the fun of it, but due to Adam “KiLLa” Sloss’ Gamebattles ban, it wasn’t possible.

Now though, Karma has revealed he has received multiple offers to take part in the LCQ for 2018 Champs and is considering his options, perhaps even leaving the OpTic Gaming brand altogether.

“I’m thinking of doing the LCQ with a squad, I’ve got some teams hitting me up, but I just don’t know.

My biggest issue right now – and I’ve got to talk to my agents, I really have to call them – pretty much I either lose the OpTic tag or I stay with the tag. And I don’t know man, that’s tough. I don’t want to but I don’t know man. I don’t know what to do.

If I play LCQ, it’s just like if a team needs me, I don’t want to get tied down.”

Karma still has a considerable number of Pro Points to his name, thanks to his placings so far in the CoD: WWII season, meaning he would all but guarantee an LCQ spot with a team.

However, if he was to play the LCQ with under a different organization, there may be a conflict with his contract under OpTic Gaming, where he remains a full member.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce


Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.