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Karma Comments on the Gunless to OpTic Gaming Rumors

Published: 1/May/2018 15:53 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 16:01

by Mike Kent


OpTic Gaming’s Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow has dropped a little nugget of information as the roster rumors regarding his team continue to circulate.

For the first time since the Advanced Warfare season, OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty team looks set to make some roster changes.

The current World Champions have struggled to meet their high expectations since the switch to Call of Duty: WWII and their most recent result of 13th – 16th at CWL Seattle seems to have been the final nail in the coffin.

As the most popular team in all of Call of Duty, and arguably the most talented roster in the franchise’s history, the potential shuffle has caused an influx of roster rumors and speculation that the community has rarely seen.

One of the players that is almost universally expected to be departing the team is Karma, and the most popular candidate to replace him has been Rise Nation’s Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman – a player that many other pros view as the best in the game.

However, during a recent Twitch stream, Karma commented on the Gunless to OpTic rumors and made it clear that he “highly doubts” that it is happening.

This information can be interpreted in a number of different ways.

Firstly, the negotiations fell through, meaning that Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper could also be leaving the roster as he supposedly only agreed to stay on the team if Gunless joined.

Secondly, the information leaks about the entire team leaving OpTic and joining some other team were true, meaning that Karma’s information is true but with a twist.

Or lastly, Rise Nation was unwilling to sell their star player and OpTic decided to take aim at another player, or players, like some of the Luminosity Gaming rumors would suggest.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.