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NRG and H3CZ reveal logo and branding for Chicago Hunstmen CoD franchise

Published: 31/Oct/2019 14:34 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 18:18

by Calum Patterson


NRG has finally unveiled the name and branding for their Chicago Call of Duty franchise, which will now officially go by the Chicago Huntsmen.

The Chicago franchise became an instant fan-favorite after former OpTic Gaming CEO left the organization he had led for a decade to join NRG.

Following him there are former OpTic stars Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, who are joined by Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson, Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman and Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon to make up the starting roster of the Huntsmen.

After announcing the full starting lineup on October 24, fans were left waiting to see the name and logo they’d be getting behind. Although various leaks had already hinted at the name Huntsmen, including one from the official Call of Duty League website.

H3CZ teased the reveal of the team’s branding for October 31, with ‘founders’ merch available for fans who want to ensure they were among the first to back the Chicago-based franchise.

The organization has now unveiled the logo that will emblazon their merch and player jerseys when the Call of Duty League begins on January 24, 2020, in Minnesota. 

The announcements aren’t quite over yet for the Huntsmen though, as they will still need to bring on at least two substitute players to add to their roster, with up to a maximum of five subs per team.

For now, their starting roster is already hard at practice on Modern Warfare, and have been playing online tournaments to ensure they don’t fall behind the competition.

Meanwhile, H3CZ will be hard at work trying to push the Huntsmen brand as the next OpTic in Call of Duty esports, and attracting new fans.

OpTic Gaming also has their own spot in the league, holding one of two Los Angeles franchise spots, but are now owned by Immortals Gaming Club, and many fans will choose to support H3CZ, over the historic OpTic brand.

Rodriguez already has experience creating a popular franchise team, with a big role in the creation of the Houston Outlaws, the Overwatch League team. The team’s logo is regarded as one of the best in the league, and some of that same ingenuity has clearly been applied to the Hunstmen too.

We’ve now had all but one Call of Duty franchise unveil their branding, still waiting on Paris to announce their name and logo.

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Best Hauer 77 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:33

by Alex Garton


If you’re looking to one-shot enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with a shotgun, there’s an incredible Hauer 77 loadout that will help you dominate your Multiplayer matches in no time. 

Shotguns are back in the secondary slot in Treyarch‘s Black Ops Cold War and players are loving the one-shot potential of the weapons. Currently, there are only two shotguns in-gamem with those being the Gallo SA12 and Hauer 77.

When comparing the weapons, the Hauer 77 comes out on top for base firepower but the Gallo SA12 has a significantly faster rate of fire. Both have their place in Multiplayer, but when making your choice consider your playstyle and which weapon suits you best.

The Hauer 77 is the shotty players unlock first at level 7 and is the weapon we’ll be covering today. Here’s one of the best loadouts for the Hauer 77.

There are multiple great attachment options for the Hauer 77.

Best Hauer 77 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Hauer 77 shotgun for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Hauer 77 loadout Attachments

  • Muzzle: Duckbill Choke
  • Barrel: 25.2 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mW Laser Sight
  • Stock: Shotgun Stock
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap

Primary Weapon

  • M16


  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask + Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger + Tracker
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Gung-Ho

Wild Card

  • Perk Greed


  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

This loadout strictly focuses on dominating opponents at close range with the shotgun. The Task Force Barrell increases the Hauer’s damage output at close quarters by 45%. Alongside the SWAT 5mW Laser Sight, the weapon has unbelievably effective hip-fire. The addition of the Shotgun Stock increases sprint to fire time by 15%. This allows players to run around the map and pull out their gun with ease when it’s needed.

In terms of choosing a primary weapon, the M16 provides this loadout with a medium to long-range option for players. However, the M16 is replaceable with any other assault rifle you prefer.

The M16 provides players with a long to medium range option.

In terms of perks, the six slots provided by Perk Greed allows this class to shine at close range while remaining undetected by enemies. On top of this, the Hauer struggles with its ammo usage so running Scavenger eliminates this issue. The addition of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask makes this combination heavily resistant to enemy equipment and capable of clearing areas quickly.

Finally, the equipment choices are fairly standard but running Stimshot in the tactical slot is a must. After rushing into a room and taking multiple close-quarter gunfights, the Stimshot is ideal in preparing for your next encounter with an enemy.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Hauer 77 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.