OpTic Gaming LA bench JKap for Chino ahead of Florida - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming announce roster changes for Florida Home Series

Published: 5/May/2020 2:21 Updated: 5/May/2020 2:57

by Isaac McIntyre

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OpTic Gaming Los Angeles has benched two-time world champion Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan ahead of the Florida Home Series, as the historic organization scrambles to stop their run of “unacceptable” Call of Duty League results.

The LA franchise announced Martin ‘Chino’ Chino would be taking JKap’s spot in the starting lineup in Florida. The move will see him reunited with former Team Kaliber squadmate Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams for the first time since WWII.

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Chino’s switch into the top-five isn’t the only mix-up LA is pulling the trigger on as they look to escape the CDL cellar either. General manager Muddawg confirmed the team would also be “looking at a variety of role changes.”

OpTic have struggled to find their footing in the 2020 Call of Duty League so far, and are hoping roster changes may stop the rot.
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OpTic have struggled to find their footing in the 2020 Call of Duty League so far, and are hoping roster changes may stop the rot.

 

“Obviously our team’s performance has been unacceptable, and we need to get a lot better,” Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders said during OpTic’s roster-swap announcement. “Going into Florida we’re going to try playing Chino for JKap.”

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The OpTic GM also added it “wasn’t lost on [LA’s backroom staff]” that the roster boasts two of the game’s top-tier main ARs in Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat and Brandon “Dashy” Otell in a meta that calls for just one on the roster.

“The team is looking at a variety of role changes” he confirmed. “We’re in a meta that allows for one assault rifle, so we’re trying out a variety of scenarios to see what is best. Hopefully, we can give you a better showing in Florida.”

OpTic will be hoping their sweeping changes pay dividends sooner rather than later too. Ahead of the 2020 CDL season launch weekend, the Los Angeles roster was tipped as one of the best chances to take the title. Now they languish in tied-last-place.

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Bringing Chino into the main roster also adds another puzzle piece for Los Angeles ⁠too. The 22-year-old has been an assault rifle player most of his career. He’ll likely make his CDL debut on the MP5 submachine gun, however.

OGLA’s refreshed roster will get its first major test this weekend against the London Royal Ravens. They face the seventh-placed team on Friday at 4.30pm CT. If the Greenwall can bag a win, they could then face Paris or Atlanta.

Related: CDL Power Rankings—FaZe, Huntsmen drop after Chicago:

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The newest OpTic switch-up isn’t the only roster move being made ahead of Florida’s event either. The league’s early pacesetters Chicago have also dumped Gunless from their lineup after falling behind rivals Dallas last round.

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Trick or Treat in Warzone Haunting event: chest locations & rewards

Published: 20/Oct/2020 7:29

by Brad Norton

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From Blueprints to weapon charms and plenty more, Warzone’s new Haunting of Verdansk event has dropped 16 unique items across the map. Here’s everything you need to know to claim them all.

Verdansk has been well and truly taken over in the new Halloween-themed event. Horror film icons are available to unlock in new bundles, a spooky nighttime version of the battle royale has been deployed, and there’s even a new Zombie Royale Limited-Time Mode (LTM)

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Activision has clearly gone all out with this haunting takeover, but there’s still more to it than meets the eye. On top of everything outlined in the new roadmap, Warzone also comes boasting a ton of free items in the new event. Just for exploring the map, 16 unique unlocks can be yours.

There’s a special treat waiting for you at the very end as well. From an overview of each reward to where they can all be found, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown. 

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How Trick or Treat works in Warzone


From October 20 through November 3, there will be plenty of fresh content for Warzone players to sink their teeth into. Featured throughout the event is a new trick or treat system full of goodies and surprises. 

Boxes are scattered around Verdansk for you to find. Some might contain rare weapon Blueprints, though others could come with a “terrifying fright.” There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a reward from every box you open, but they’re well worth your time.

There’s no need to worry about these boxes ruining your run either. You’ll get a fright, but the ‘trick’ part of this trick or treat gimmick deals “no damage,” Activision confirmed

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Upon claiming all 16 rewards on offer, a Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint will be all yours. The boxes are spread out far and wide so be sure to use our guide below to hunt them all down.

Trick or Treat locations in Warzone

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Trick or Treat boxes can be found all across Verdansk

Just like regular Supply Boxes in Warzone, these special crates are randomized. There’s no guarantee that one will be waiting for you at every single location in a single match. It might take some time across a good number of games over the next few weeks of the event.

There are five sections of the map that have a chance to contain Trick or Treat boxes, with two to four points of interest at each. You’ll need to claim rewards at each area over time as some are exclusive to certain points of the map. In other words, you can’t drop into the same location over and over expecting to find unique rewards each time. 

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Once you’ve claimed the rewards from a specific part of the map, a checkmark will appear in-game. Use this as you advance from one location to another, just to make sure you’re crossing every section off the list.  A full rundown of every possible location can be found below.

Sector One – North

  • Gora Dam
  • Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Karst River Quarry

Sector Two – West

  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Storage Town
  • Atlas Superstore
  • Zhokov Boneyard

Sector Three – Southwest

  • Hospital
  • Novi Grazna Hills

Sector Four – Central and South

  • BCH TV Station
  • Verdansk Stadium
  • Downtown

Sector Five – East

  • Gorengrad Lumber Yard
  • Port of Verdansk
  • Zordaya Prison Complex (Gulag)

Trick or Treat rewards

From spooky Calling Cards to weapon charms and a ton more, there’s plenty to unlock during this limited-time event. First up, just for opening the Trick or Treat menu in-game, a weapon charm will be yours.

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Next up, it’ll be on you to track down each location across the map. Once you’ve ticked off all 16, a special treat will be all yours. 

The “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is on offer throughout this Halloween-themed event. As the name implies, it’s a vibrant orange weapon with a creepy face carved into the side. Everything from the magazine to the muzzle has been painted or tinted orange to keep it consistent. 

“Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle BlueprintThe “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is your final reward.

Below is a look at all 16 items you’ll collect on your way to the Legendary Blueprint.

Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Freak of Nature Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Chainsaw Fiend Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Flashy Fate Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Harvester Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Ghoulish Gift Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Scary Patch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Cleaver Melee weapon
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Spooky Scene Calling Card
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Jack-O-Lantern Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Skeleton Crew Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Time of the Season Watch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Lil Demon Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Joker Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Woodsman Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Return To Dust Assault Rifle Blueprint
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Pumpkin Peril Calling Card

You have from October 20 until November 3 to track down every unique item. Once it’s over, the one of a kind Blueprint will be gone, so make sure you get in quick.