Longtime Splyce CoD Pro 'MadCat' Announces Free Agency Ahead of Black Ops 4 CWL Season - Dexerto
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Longtime Splyce CoD Pro ‘MadCat’ Announces Free Agency Ahead of Black Ops 4 CWL Season

Published: 23/Aug/2018 21:56 Updated: 23/Aug/2018 21:57

by Albert Petrosyan

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Longtime Call of Duty pro player Dylan ‘MadCat’ Daly has announced free agency ahead of the Black Ops 4 CWL Season.

The veteran EU player will be leaving Splyce after spending the last two CWL seasons with them, helping them win one event and place second at five others.

MadCat announced that he will be leaving Splyce in a tweet he posted on August 23.

I am no longer apart of @Splyce, was a decent run but everything comes to an end at one point. Keep it simple the team no longer became a team a long time ago which is not good for anyone. I am not restricted and will be on the look out for a team.

He followed that up with another tweet in response to a comment, confirming that he was not happy as a member of the team.

Nah not really I wasn’t happy in the slightest best for everyone

Splyce confirmed MadCat’s departure with a tweet of their own, wishing their now former player well in the future.

Today we’re parting ways with @MadCat with our deepest gratitude for his two years of service to Splyce’s Call of Duty team. He is a fierce competitor who left his mark on our team, and we wish him best in all his future endeavors.

After moving from Millenium in September 2016 ahead of the Infinite Warfare season, MadCat was one of the integral players that led the Splyce to several successful placings, including the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 title.

Splyce enjoyed some early success in the WWII season, placing second at both CWL Dallas and Birmingham. However, poor finishes at all of the events that followed, including a 17-24 placing at CWL Champs, was a sign that the team was falling apart and changes were due to be made.

It is not yet clear where MadCat will end up for the Black Ops 4 season, but considering his 8 year veteran experience and integral role in several successful rosters, he will likely be back in the Pro League next season. 

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.