Major change coming to how console players can cycle through heals and equipment in Blackout - Dexerto
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Major change coming to how console players can cycle through heals and equipment in Blackout

Published: 17/Oct/2018 19:33 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 20:15

by Wyatt Donigan

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As Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode continues to gain popularity, Treyarch remains hard at work bringing updates to the game’s battle royale mode.

Despite all the fun of Blackout, managing the inventory, especially on console, can sometimes be a bit of a chore during the most hectic moments.

Less than a day after posting an update on changes coming to grenades in Blackout, Treyarch studio design director David Vonderhaar has revealed an upcoming update to the Quick Menu system that will please console fans everywhere. 

While the Quick Menu allows players to access their healing an equipment a bit easier, it still requires cycling through using the d-pad, which can be the difference between life and death in certain situations.

After the latest update, though, players will be able to use L1 to cycle through heals and R1 to cycle through equipment while the Quick Menu is open.

PC will also get the new change, with it likely coming in the form of a keybind, according to Vonderhaar. 

The one drawback of this system, however, will be that players won’t be able to heal or use the equipment while the Quick Menu is open with this option. Still, it’ll be a much quicker method than having to cycle through every item.

In a follow-up tweet, Vonderhaar let fans know that this was just one of three quality of life updates Treyarch has planned for item management.

With Vonderhaar vowing to make Blackout “the best in the business on all platforms,” fans should expect the updates to continue rolling out in the coming days an weeks.

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 18:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.