Kenny Shines in Team Kaliber Victory Over Unilad to Kick Off CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs - Dexerto
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Kenny Shines in Team Kaliber Victory Over Unilad to Kick Off CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs

Published: 27/Jul/2018 21:34 Updated: 27/Jul/2018 21:36

by Joe O'Brien

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Team Kaliber made a statement in their opening match of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs with a convincing 3-1 victory over Unilad.

Unilad put in some big performances to keep things competitive at times, but the European squad look largely outclassed by a Team Kaliber that took a mile for every inch given.

Team Kaliber came out hot on Ardennes Forest Hardpoint, but a surge of form for Bradley ‘Wuskin’ Marshall was able to keep Unilad competitive. Kaliber’s Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams responded with a dominant game of his own, however, breaking forty kills to lead tK to a 250-197 victory.

Kenny’s momentum carried into Sainte Marie du Mont SND with a statement of a first round, single-handedly denying Unilad’s opening push.

Team Kaliber kept up the aggression throughout the Search and Destroy, pushing a pace that Unilad struggled to match and ultimately taking it 6-3, stealing away a must-win game from the European side.

The most competitive and thrilling map of the series was the third, Flak Tower CTF, which saw Unilad take a 2-0 lead initially before tK responded with two of their own in the second half. Both teams managed to hold on for the rest of regulation with some clutch plays on either side, forcing overtime.

Here it was Unilad’s Alex ‘Alexx’ Carpenter that came through, putting in a 13 kill-streak on his way to a 40-kill game to help Unilad hold onto the 3-2 lead that they took in the first half of OT.

Unfortunately, Unilad’s third-map heroics only bought them a stay of execution, as Team Kaliber put in their most dominant performance of the series on the fourth and final map. Sainte Marie du Mont Hardpoint, to close out the series 3-1.

Team Kaliber advances to the winner-bracket semi-finals, where they will face the winner between OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan. Unilad, meanwhile, will have to fight the loser of that same match for survival in the lower bracket.

Team Kaliber vs Unilad 3-1

HP Ardennes Forest 250-197

SND Sainte Marie du Mont 6-3

CTF Flak Tower 2-3 (OT)

HP Sainte Marie du Mont 250-154

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale

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One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
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The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.