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London Royal Ravens announce massive CDL challengers event

Published: 14/Jan/2020 12:17 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 15:10

by Jacob Hale

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London Royal Ravens, the UK’s sole representative in the franchised Call of Duty League, have announced that they will be hosting a large-scale challenger’s event in response to criticism over their main homestand event.

London will be hosting the very best teams Call of Duty has to offer on February 8-9, including the likes of the Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire and New York Subliners among others.

However, they faced criticism for having just 32 team slots in the open bracket, something that they seemed unable to get changed. Now, though, it looks like they’ve found a solution with an all-new challengers event.

MLGIn 2019, CWL London was a huge event that many fans tipped as one of the best ever for its atmosphere.

In a tweet posted on January 14, the Ravens explained to their followers that they hear their concerns and have come up with this solution.

“Players we hear you! While we have been unable to change the challenger’s format for the February event, we will be offering a much larger 100+ team challenger tournament in June,” the tweet states. They also explain that more details will be available closer to the event.

“Over 100 teams” is much closer to what Call of Duty events have seen in recent years, and the addition of another event to the calendar will surely satiate fans’ thirst to see more high-level Call of Duty.

Although exact details on the event have not yet been shared, June is closer to the latter end of the season which means it could be many teams’ final chances at glory on the big stage, so it could be the perfect time to run an event on this scale.

Based on the wording of the announcement, it seems the London team tried to increase the number of challenger teams for their main February event at the Copper Box arena but had no luck.

London Royal Ravens originally had an event planned for June 20-21, so while this may be the dates for the massive challenger event, it’s worth noting that since the format and layout of tournaments changed, this date may no longer be set in stone.

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

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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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
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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.