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OpTic's Crimsix puts streaming scrims on hold due to toxic Twitch chat

Published: 31/Mar/2019 11:34

by Joe Craven


OpTic Gaming Call of Duty professional Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has taken a break from streaming the team’s scrims, due to the “vibes” coming from his Twitch chat.

Long time fans of Call of Duty will know about the changes in streaming scrims over the past few years, as teams often refrained from doing so due to fears of strategies being copied and countered.

However, in general, the Black Ops 4 season has seen a return to pros streaming their scrims, with many notable players such as Crimsix and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner streaming scrim matches regularly.

MLGOpTic experienced a disappointing finish at CWL Fort Worth; eliminated by Gen.G in Losers Round 2.

Off the back of OpTic Gaming’s recent struggles, typified in their disappointing 9-12th finish at CWL Fort Worth back in March, there has been an emphasis from OpTic’s players to get back ‘on the grind’, as they look to return to the heights of earlier this season, when they won CWL Las Vegas.

In a March 29 tweet, Crimsix appears to have indicated that his Twitch chat is negative in their responses to OpTic’s scrims, stating that there would not be any streams of scrims as he is “not really liking the vibes in chat recently”.

He adds that his OpTic team, consisting of himself, Scump, Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly, have work to do on their Hardpoint. 

Hence, it is likely a combination of the desire to keep these in-game adjustments private and the negative Twitch chat that encouraged him not to stream.

Whether they are streamed or not, it is likely we will hear about a lot of scrim matches in the weeks to come, as CoD teams gear up for the next few weeks of the CWL Pro League.

Up next for OpTic is the cross-division matches, facing off against a struggling Enigma6 on April 1, as they look to get back to better form.

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Black Ops Cold War dev responds to broken Zombies XP growth

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:03 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 13:07

by Luke Edwards


Treyarch has responded to a new issue that is slowing down Black Ops Cold War solo zombies players from leveling up their weapons. They intend to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Players reported the exp growth on their weapons had become increasingly slow. Some experimentation from Reddit user MaharaDTD discovered that it wasn’t impacting public lobby players, but was rather isolated to solo players and those on high round grinds.

Some players reported their guns not leveling up at all between rounds 30 and 100, while others, who played predominantly in co-op lobbies, reported almost no change at all.

The issues come amid a double XP event which should be the perfect time to grind out Zombies games, though. These problems stem from Treyarch combating an XP exploit where players could restart lobbies over and over again to wrack up big amounts – and the knock on effect has been completely ruining games.

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Treyarch dev responds to Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapon XP issues

Treyarch dev Josh ‘Foxhound’ Torres announced that their team had confirmed the issue with limited XP growth, responding to the lengthy Reddit discussion with a handful of comments of his own.

“I spoke with the team, and we have identified an issue that was causing lower than intended Weapon XP in both solo Zombies matches and later Zombies rounds. We are looking to release a fix for both of these as soon as possible,” he said.

Torres also confirmed there will not be an extension to the 2XP weekend for zombies players, despite pressure from the community.

He said: “I shared what the team had to share, and then I kept them updated on the community sentiment and conversations. The team investigated and found actual issues. We’ll be fixing them, and we’ll have more 2XP events in the future.”

This means zombies players will need to wait patiently for the chance to grind 2XP boosts and upgrade their guns.