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Mindfreak CoD announce TWO changes ahead of CWL Pro League qualifier

Published: 5/Jan/2019 10:15 Updated: 5/Jan/2019 10:26

by Mike Kent

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The most dominant team in the history of APAC Call of Duty have announced two changes ahead of the CWL Pro League qualifier.

Following a lackluster performance at CWL Vegas in December, it was announced that Daniel ‘Swifty’ Hickey would be joining the squad, but it wasn’t confirmed who would be leaving.

Sources close to the situation advised that Mitch ‘BuZZO’ Mader would be moving to a coaching role and taking a step back from competing after four years in the team. This was confirmed during an announcement on January 5.

Mindfreak didn’t just reveal one change in that post on January 5, because they also announced that they have dropped Cody ‘Excite’ Rugolo from the lineup and replaced him with Jai ‘Beastn’ Boone.

Excite had only joined the Australian side at the start of the season when Call of Duty esports teams expanded to five-man rosters, but his second stint with the organization has been cut short.

The trio of Fighta, Shockz and BuZZO have competed together since 2014

Beastn has been playing at a reasonable level within the APAC scene since Call of Duty Ghosts in 2014, but has yet to make his mark on the international scene.

Mindfreak will be hoping he can help their squad become one of the 12 out of 28 teams who’ll compete in the CWL Pro League qualifier, known as the Play-In, which kicks off on January 16 in Columbus, Ohio at the MLG Arena.

Mindfreak Call of Duty:

  • Fighta
  • Shockz
  • Louqa
  • Swifty
  • Beastn
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Insane Warzone exploit somehow makes Juggernauts even more powerful

Published: 30/Nov/2020 5:02 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 5:18

by Brad Norton

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As though Juggernauts weren’t already enough of a problem in Warzone, a ridiculous new bug gives them a wild advantage that could outright ruin any given match.

It’s no secret that Juggernauts have been an issue for quite some time in Warzone. Every time you get an alert that one has appeared in your lobby, you know it’s going to be an uphill battle. The near-impenetrable suits of armor take some hefty killstreaks to deal with, regular guns will rarely do the job.

They can beam you down from afar with their minigun and it’s an almost guaranteed win unless strangers team-up. Despite weeks of dealing with their extreme power, Juggernaut’s have barely been addressed. While they’ve been removed as loot inside of vaults, they’re still fairly common.

These devastating suits of armor were already enough of a challenge. However, a new bug is making them even stronger. You’re going to want to look out for this insane exploit until a new patch is deployed.

Warzone Juggernaut gameplay
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Juggernaut’s might already haunt your games but this exploit makes them even more of an issue.

Juggernaut’s will already have you on your toes if one appears in your lobby. Though now you’ll have even more of a reason to be cautious. If you hear the warning that a firesale event is about to kick off, you’re about to have a real problem on your hands.

This random-chance event has paved the way for an absurd Juggernaut exploit. Items in the Buy Station are cheaper than ever, though one goodie is often free for each player as well. If you’re in a suit of armor, it turns out that one free goodie can be redeemed an unlimited number of times.

In one example, Reddit user ‘TarleenG’ was able to secure well over a dozen self-revive kits in the blink of an eye. While only one can be used at a time, this obviously creates an unbalanced state of affairs. 

If Juggernauts can provide their full squad with self-rez, it saves funds for other powerful items. Not only that, but additional copies of the item will drop on the ground. Meaning you can always return to the Buy Station later to have an endless supply of free lives.

During fire sale as jug you can buy unlimited self revives from CODWarzone

The only plus side to this exploit is that it’s quite rare. To have a Juggernaut suit and then get a firesale event requires some crazy luck. Though it’s clearly possible and will clearly be frustrating when it happens.

Treyarch is yet to respond to this particular issue. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when a fix comes through. Perhaps in the next major update as Black Ops Cold War’s arsenal transitions into Warzone on December 10.