Mindfreak’s Denz Wants to join an NA or EU Team for Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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Mindfreak’s Denz Wants to join an NA or EU Team for Black Ops 4

Published: 10/Sep/2018 3:37 Updated: 10/Sep/2018 4:55

by Vincent Genova

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Australian Call of Duty pro Denz is looking for an opportunity on a team with North American or European players.

He believes staying in Australia will prevent him from advancing his professional career.

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Denz made the announcement in a tweet on September 9.

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Coming into BO4 I want to take the next step in my career, and I feel I can’t do it down under, so I am looking for an opportunity to compete in NA/EU.

He feels he is ready to make the leap, based on his consistent performances in WW2.

I believe I performed consistently at a high level this year, and versing the best day in day out would only heighten that. Ty

Denz played for the Australian team Mindfreak and are rarely challenged by other APAC teams in qualifying for the CWL Pro League.

Mindfreak struggled to adjust to the higher level of competition, posting a 4-10 record in CWL Stage 2. Denz however, was a standout performer.

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He carried his team through Search and Destroy with a 1.28 K/D, one of the highest marks in all of Stage 2.

Denz was also solid in Hardpoint, finishing with a 1.08 K/D while leading his team in engagements and finishing second in hill time.

It was previously rumored that Black Ops 4 would feature more region mixed teams due to a new ruleset.

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Rostermania is ongoing, though signings are slowing down over uncertainties about team sizes and format.

The Competitive reveal of Black Ops 4 is set for September 19 and a flurry of roster moves is expected to follow. Denz being available may cause even more shuffling among the top organizations.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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