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London Royal Ravens and OpTic LA roast each other ahead of CDL

Published: 23/Nov/2019 11:04 Updated: 23/Nov/2019 11:11

by Joe Craven


Two Call of Duty League franchises, London Royal Ravens and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, have locked horns via social media, setting up more intriguing story-lines ahead of the 2020 season. 

As the professional Call of Duty scene makes the unprecedented jump into a franchise-based league, fans are eagerly anticipating a host of new rivalries and storylines, as ex-teammates turn nemeses in the league’s new format.

We have already seen ex-OpTic Gaming’s Crimsix and Scump getting at each other’s throats, and November 22 saw two of the CDL’s franchises going at it via social media. 

MLGScump and Crimsix have been going at one another.

London Royal Ravens are one of three franchises based outside of the U.S., alongside Paris Legion and Toronto Ultra. It’s fair to assume that distance will lessen any rivalries, but that didn’t stop them picking a fight with a franchise on the other side of the planet.

“Gonna tell my grandkids this was the most loved CoD team,” the Ravens’ tweet said. It then had a picture of OpTic Gaming LA’s logo, joking that all of the Greenwall’s fans have deserted them as H3CZ, Scump and others left the organization, and it was acquired by Immortals Gaming.

OpTic then hit back, mocking the mundanity of the Ravens’ announcement video, which saw members of its CoD team introducing themselves as they lounged around on sofas. 

However, London didn’t seem too phased by the insult to their announcement video. They immediately hit back with a screenshot of OpTic Gaming LA’s 231-point defeat to Dallas Empire in a hardpoint scrim. “Gonna tell my grandkids this is a pro team,” the caption read. 

While scrim results should be taken with a degree of skepticism, fans were shocked at how one-sided the match was, with only Dashy managing to get into double figures for kills. Unofficial scrim records suggest OpTic Gaming LA are struggling to find early consistency on Modern Warfare. 

OpTic did not respond further but Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, their main AR, took issue with London’s tweets, and hit back with a number of images showing OpTic members winning tournaments. 

In response, London joked that SlasheR would ‘GA’ their tweets – meaning ‘gentleman’s agreement’. 

SlasheR seemingly has a reputation in the pro CoD scene for pushing for in-game items to be GA’d, meaning pros agree not to use them, despite them technically being allowed in the official rules. 

With OpTic LA already facing rivalries with Chicago, Dallas and LA Guerrillas, it seems we can add London to the list of teams that want to get one over on the new version of the Greenwall.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young


Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
Activision / Treyarch
Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.