New 100 Thieves CoD Pro 'Octane' Reveals Why He's No Longer on OpTic Gaming - Dexerto
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New 100 Thieves CoD Pro ‘Octane’ Reveals Why He’s No Longer on OpTic Gaming

Published: 1/Sep/2018 3:17 Updated: 1/Sep/2018 3:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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The stunning transfer of CoD pro player Sam ‘Octane’ Larew from OpTic Gaming to 100 Thieves has become the talk of the town in the competitive CoD community, as was expected. 

In their discussions about the roster move and its implications for both teams, many have questioned why Octane would leave arguably the greatest organization in CoD esports history for an org whose only experience in the scene was a brief and unsuccessful stint in 2016.

Seeing all of the social media chatter, the player has publicly revealed that the reason he left OpTic was because he had no choice and that the decision whether to stay or not was made for him.

Getting a lot of tweets and people seem to be confused- I didn’t leave OpTic by choice.

When a follower commented on the post to point out that his contract was likely bought out by 100 Thieves, Octane made a point to clarify that he had been dropped by his former org.

Contract was likely bought out, for those of you wondering.

After I was dropped on my neck, yeah it was.

Optic have not confirmed or denied this claim as they have not yet said anything about the details of Octane’s move to 100T, and they will likely not reveal anything in the near future. 

However, the player, the org seem to be going their own ways in good standing with each other, as both tweeted out their farewells and wished each other good luck in the future.

It appears that OpTic’s poor results in all three major tournaments since Octane’s arrival was enough for the org to decide to drop him, despite the fact that he had only arrived in May.

Now that Octane’s future team has already been revealed, all eyes will be on OpTic as in their search for a new fourth player ahead of the Black Ops 4 season. 

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
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CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Rebirth

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Rebirth, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Rebirth. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.