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OpTic Gaming eliminate FaZe Clan at CWL Anaheim, advance to Losers Final

Published: 16/Jun/2019 21:22 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 21:43

by Alan Bernal

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OpTic Gaming were the bane of FaZe Clan’s CWL Anaheim campaign with another crushing series loss on June 16 this time for the right to move on in the Losers Bracket to avoid elimination.

The final open event in the CWL circuit before Champs has been delivering on all fronts with incredible storylines filling both Winners and Losers brackets as top teams continue to fall in the lead up to the Grand Finals.

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This time it was FaZe Clan who fell in a hotly contested Losers Semis against an OpTic team who were itching to cement their dominance over their opponents after a reverse-sweep in their previous meetup the day before.

CWLOpTic are looking to get back to their winning ways, but had to get through FaZe to start the run.

FaZe and OpTic were trading punches throughout the series

The CWL Vegas Champs have a bigger prize in their sights but they first had to move past a FaZe team who weren’t planning on making any map easy for the Greenwall.

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Opening up the series, FaZe came out firing behind young star McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel as the team continuously shutdown OpTic’s attempts to enter the Hardpoint on Frequency, losing the match 250-152.

But OpTic came back punching during Search and Destroy in a 6-4 win that looked bleak to start until the Greenwall were able to put up a ripping four-round streak to get all the momentum.

CWLThe young gun Dashy is an absolute force on Hardpoint so far at Anaheim.

Speaking of momentum, Gridlock saw both teams trade rounds with big stock leads earned through surging offensive prowess. But OpTic was eventually able to pull away from FaZe to give them their first lead in the series at 2-1.

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FaZe were not going quietly into the night, as they tied up the series on Arsenal Hardpoint with a real close 250-223 win against an OpTic team who were eager to close out the Losers Semis.

But that would have to wait one more map as the series moved on to Frequency Search and Destroy where OpTic liked their chances seeing as they were 7-0 since CWL London.

CWLThe series was close, up until OpTic turned it on on the final map to thwart FaZe’s hopes of moving on.

Early in the match, it was FaZe who started with an impressive run netting two quick rounds to open the map. But the star-studded lineup of OpTic held their nerve, and used stellar individual talent to go up six rounds in a row to close out the game and series.

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OpTic fans were cheering their team on to avoid a repeat from London that saw the Greenwall bow out of championship contention after losing to eUnited in the Losers Bracket.

With their 3-2 win, OpTic move on to the Losers Finals against the loser of the Winners Finals between Gen.G and the 100 Thieves.

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It’ll be an uphill battle from here on out for OpTic but if they play like they did against FaZe, a heroic run to the top at Anaheim might not be out of the question.

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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
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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.