OpTic's Dashy has his own theory on why Nadeshot is spending a week in Texas - Dexerto
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OpTic’s Dashy has his own theory on why Nadeshot is spending a week in Texas

Published: 8/Nov/2018 17:19 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 17:31

by Matt Porter


OpTic Gaming star Brandon “Dashy” Otell has come up with his own theory to explain why 100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has came to visit OpTic Gaming in Texas.

Haag is visiting OpTic Gaming to spend time with Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, who Nadeshot both spent a large period of time with as teammates back when he was a member of the famous esports organization.


Otell, however, pretended that he believes that Nadeshot has an ulterior motive to his visit while he was streaming on Twitch.

Nadeshot / InstagramNadeshot is in Texas visiting his friends at OpTic Gaming.

After finding out that Nadeshot and Scump had went out drinking, Dashy joked with his teammate that Haag had taken him “off the grind.”


Abner quipped back, saying: “Dude, I’m so drunk that I can’t even shoot straight!”

“He’s sabotaging bro, he’s actually on a sabotage mission,” laughed Dashy. “He’s using that as an excuse. Yo stream, I just caught that guy! No way he’s serious, taking my teammate off the grind!”

While Dashy may have pretended that he was mad at Nadeshot for taking Scump away from his grind, he won’t be mad at the way OpTic’s Black Ops 4 season has started, winning the first CWL 2K in dominant fashion without dropping a single map.


Abner has also seen massive success on Twitch since the launch of Black Ops 4, including getting hosted by Ninja and hitting 100,000 concurrent viewers during the final stages of the 2K tournament on Monday, November 5.

Disclaimer: OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce


After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.


Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.


As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.


The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.