Karma Talks About OpTic CoD's Struggle "They have the same issues" - Dexerto
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Karma Talks About OpTic CoD’s Struggle “They have the same issues”

Published: 31/Jul/2018 15:28 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 15:42

by DG Goldstein


Three-time Call of Duty World Champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow discussed the struggles of the current OpTic Gaming roster following an early exit at the CWL Stage Two Playoffs.

After joining OpTic Gaming during the Advanced Warfare season in 2015, Karma and the remainder of the squad went on to win an unprecedented number of events and major tournaments in the subsequent years.

However, after a major roster shuffle saw Sam ‘Octane’ Larew and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni take the place of Karma and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper mid-way through the CoD: WWII season, OpTic has yet to see any real success with the new roster.

Although the new roster managed to qualify for the CWL Pro League Stage Two Playoffs following an impressive run during the regular season, OpTic fell to FaZe in a five-game series during the first round, and were eventually sent home with a 7th-8th placing by UNILAD after a 0-3 loss.

While streaming PUBG, Karma shared his thoughts on why OpTic continues to struggle down the road, mentioning that they have the ‘same issues’ they had prior to any roster changes.

“But for real, I don’t know, they just have the same issues, man. I said it in a chat one time I think when they first started playing. They were losing CTF’s and it would fuck them.

I’m pretty sure the last time we played FaZe – I think it was at Season One FInals. We legit played London Docks, and all I did, even though it was totally wrong to do, I just played the ‘gate side,’ the OE, because that’s all that [ZooMaa] did. That’s all they did at Stage Two, was play the OE on them and grab flags, and they just kept doing it. And no one [from OpTic] was constantly watching it.”

Although Karma has taken a step back from the competition, for the time being, it is unknown if he is planning to return for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season.

OpTic Gaming will be gearing up for the $1.5 million CWL Championship in Columbus, Ohio between August 15 and August 19.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce


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.

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.