Clint ‘Maven’ Evans believes that OpTic Gaming still has a strong chance of winning the 2018 Call of Duty World Championship if the players can get over their issues in Search and Destroy matches, specifically in game five situations.
The CWL and MLG commentator spoke about the defending world champions during MLG’s “OpTic Gaming: Defending the Wall” preview video, saying “my only concern really is when you talk Search and Destroy”.
Maven goes on to say “specifically like clutch moments. They’re not great in the game fives, they’ve been really poor in round 11 type situations. If they can fix that, they’re in a great spot”.
OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty: WWII season has been a series of disappointments and subpar results for a team that was on top of the world for the previous three years.
One of the biggest issues for the team, even after swapping Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow for Sam ‘Octane’ Larew and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni, has been Search and Destroy.
While still being a relatively strong team in respawn modes, OpTic’s inability to close out Search and Destroy matches, even with huge advantages, has seen the team fall short at numerous competitions.
With the 2018 World Championship being the last event of the year, the 2017 winners look less likely than ever before to hold on to the title.
However, as Maven points out, a few tweaks in S&D may well be all that is needed to transform OpTic Gaming back into a team to be feared.
After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.
If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.
Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.
New perks for Zombies
While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.
The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.
Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect
Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks
While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.
Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.
In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.
Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.
All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.
New Exfil feature
The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.
That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.
All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.