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Octane Responds to John’s Accusation That He Threw CWL Seattle to Join OpTic Gaming

Published: 19/Aug/2018 12:35 Updated: 19/Aug/2018 13:18

by Calum Patterson

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OpTic Gaming player Sam “Larew” Octane has responded after his former teammate Johnathon “John” Perez suggested Octane threw the CWL Seattle Open to force a move to OpTic.

Octane had been playing with Luminosity since the start of the Infinite Warfare season, and had stayed with the organization with the new roster for CoD: WWII, as John and Jordan “JKap” Kaplan joined.

The team had performed well early in the season, winning the CWL Montreal invitational event, and then winning their first major event together, CWL Birmingham, in April.

After a third place finish at the Pro League Stage One playoffs, the team travelled to CWL Seattle, where they placed disappointingly, in 7-8th.

In a recent interview with Dot Esports while at CWL Champs, John had this to say about his former teammate Octane, who left after CWL Seattle to join OpTic Gaming.

“Octane wanted to go to OpTic the whole time. He got offered like months before. And I honestly feel like he didn’t want to play for the team anymore, so we just let him go. If he didn’t want to play for the team – I actually feel like he threw Seattle just so he could join OpTic and at that point, just let him go and we’ll pick up FormaL, who wants to grind.

From past events we played at to that event – it’s not that [Octane] didn’t play as well – it just felt like he wasn’t going as hard or giving it 100 percent.”

A bold accusation to make, and one that Octane clearly didn’t agree with. Octane took to Reddit to make his response, and also revealed more about the messy OpTic – Luminosity trade.

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Octane’s revelation also begs the question, if it is true that John re-approached OpTic to join, why did they turn him down? Had the deal with Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni already been sealed?

Octane and the rest of the OpTic squad are currently licking their wounds after a heartbreaking defeat at CWL Champs 2018, where they were eliminated in group play, finishing top 24.

Luminosity continue to roll on in the tournament, currently top 6 heading into championship Sunday with a match against eUnited up next.

You can keep up with all the action at the 2018 CWL Championship with our dedicated coverage hub, with streams, schedule and more.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.