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OpTic CouRage makes hilarious blunder during Doritos Bowl Blackout tournament

Published: 28/Oct/2018 1:34 Updated: 28/Oct/2018 14:23

by Virginia Glaze

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OpTic caster and content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop was participating in the Doritos Bowl Blackout tournament when he realized he’d been wearing his headphones backward, which completely flipped his game audio.

CouRage Tweeted about his blunder after the fact, stating that he hadn’t realized his mistake until he was already 20 minutes into the tournament.

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“Putting your headset on backwards will flip all the audio,” he wrote. “Took me 20 minutes to figure that out live on stage in a $250,000 tournament.”

However, CouRage wasn’t the only one to make this mistake – popular streamer Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo confirmed that he, too, had worn his headphones backward.

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“Same lol,” he replied, to which one user responded, “Y’all are getting old.”

Even OpTic’s Ashes got in on the fun, Tweeting an alleged quote from Gears of War captain Xplosive, “These lights do things to people.”

The Doritos Bowl marks the first inaugural tournament for Blackout, Black Ops 4’s brand new battle royale mode. The tournament features four teams of four players each, headed by major streamers Ninja, Shroud, Dr Lupo, and CouRage, himself. The Bowl is being streamed live from TwitchCon 2018 in San Jose, California.

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The Bowl is even allowing fans to take part in the action: by jumping into a game during the times assigned on the Doritos website, players may find themselves in a match with the pros.

You can get all the details about the Bowl from our write up, right here on Dexerto.

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“Broken” Warzone skin is too hard to see & players aren’t happy about it

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:48

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 5 Roze “Rook” operator is maddening players, as the small, dark silhouette is sometimes impossible to detect before getting killed.

Verdansk is a diverse environment and Modern Warfare’s operators are fittingly blessed with a varied assortment of camouflages. With the map spanning green, forested areas, dry, muted plains, and dark, indoor rooms, there is a lot of different scenery to keep track of.

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Within the map’s obscured nooks and crannies, one Season 5 operator skin has become a particular nuisance for players. Upon hitting Tier 100 on the preceding season’s Battle Pass, the Roze “Rook” skin was unlocked, offering fans a jet-black, sleek character to rock across Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and accompanying battle royale.

With the prevalence of close-quarters combat in dimly lit indoor spaces, players have begun pointing out just how impossible it is to see Roze in the game. 

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Roze’s Rook skin is easy to see in the light, but practically invisible in the dark.

In a screenshot shown by ‘bleedblue_knetic’ on Reddit, there appears to be an empty cell in the subterranean jails located below the Prison POI. But their teammate, ‘Deadalus,’ is highlighted as being right behind the cell’s bars. 

Even knowing someone is technically there, it is practically impossible to discern a character model behind the partial obstructions.

I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay? from CODWarzone

As such, bleedblue_knetic’s post is titled simply: “I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay?” In response, the vast majority of commenters agreed that this skin is an issue and is getting widely used by sweaty players because of how difficult it is to see in Warzone’s darker environments.

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One commenter summed it up succinctly: “It’s one of the most broken skins in the game.”

Another Redditor, ‘OJbeforethebadstuff,’ also replied with his own example of the Rook skin’s seeming invisibility. While their video settings appear to lack more brightness than necessary, it still demonstrates just how deadly Roze’s camouflage can be.

 

As seen in the video, the screen is darker than most players’ displays, but, nonetheless, the Roze that kills him is frankly invisible. It isn’t until you watch the kill cam that you realize there was a person actually standing there amongst the tables, waiting to secure an easy elimination.

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Usually, hacking is raised as a possibility when you’re killed by someone you can’t see. But, in this case, it appears that the Rook skin is simply svelte and dark enough to blend into indoor backgrounds perfectly.

Her hitbox isn’t technically smaller than others’ and she does appear in an obvious contrast when in bright environments, but so much of Warzone is played in dimmed locations that this is as meta a skin as the game has seen. Infinity Ward has yet to respond to complaints and it remains to be seen if some of the game’s niche visibility issues can be resolved.

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