OpTic's Scump shares spot-on impression of CWL caster Benson - Dexerto
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OpTic’s Scump shares spot-on impression of CWL caster Benson

Published: 9/Jan/2019 20:27 Updated: 9/Jan/2019 21:02

by Alan Bernal


OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty squad is filled with incredible talents that provide insane plays and close games, but one member demonstrated an impeccable impersonation that could match his talent on LAN.

By taking first place at CWL Las Vegas in December, OpTic Gaming locked their spot in the upcoming Pro League, leaving a bit of room for some light-hearted joking before entering a scrim with other pros.

OpTic’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner was queuing up with a cohort of friends when a banter filled chat unleashed and impersonation from Scump on the longtime Call of Duty caster Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe.

Just before the a lobby of pros were about to get into a scrim, the party got on the topic of CWL Vegas, which led to Scump sharing his uncanny impersonation of Benson during the tournament’s hypest moment.

“Wait, yeah Benson was like ‘karma, KArma, KARMA,’” Scump said with a slight accent to cap off the impersonation.

Scump was referring to a previous shoutcast by Benson in which the English caster was hyped by OpTic’s Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow ridiculous hold against eUnited in Las Vegas.

The parody was met with thunderous laughter from a lobby that included 100T’s Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt, Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams, OpTic’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and more.

After the lobby had simmered down, Scump was getting praise for the “spot on” rendition of the popular shoutcaster.

As for the OpTic squad, they’ll no doubt cause Benson to lose his mind while casting when they play again during the CWL Pro League that kicks off February 4.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.