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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

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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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Black Ops Cold War devs respond to console-bricking Xbox Series X issues

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:29 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:44

by Brad Norton

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Despite the Xbox Series X console just launching, Black Ops Cold War players have reportedly encountered a number of game-breaking bugs already, some that have even supposedly ‘bricked’ the hardware completely.

The new generation of gaming consoles have certainly been hard to come by. However, certain players that were able to get their hands on the Xbox Series X at launch haven’t all been feeling lucky.

Black Ops Cold War launched on the new system, alongside five other platforms. With plenty of unique hardware to account for, it’s no surprise that the release has been accompanied by some critical bugs. While some pull players from the game momentarily, others appear to be far more damaging.

If you’re playing on the Xbox Series X and notice a few crashes, it might be time to put the controller down for a little while.

Gamers that have tried to play through certain issues have reported their brand new Xbox Series X consoles outright breaking and refusing to turn back on.

Word of Caution Xbox Series X from blackopscoldwar

“My Cold War had been crashing my Series X a bunch over the weekend,” Reddit user ‘Junesfoshiz’ said. While it wasn’t a major deal at first, things soon became much worse. “I’d just reboot and move on,” they explained. “Well, when it happened this morning, it was for good. Xbox will not boot back up.”

With their console no longer functioning, they advised others with the same crashing issues to “play something else until there’s a patch.”

Treyarch already investigating Xbox issues

Treyarch is well aware of these devastating issues already. In fact, it’s the top problem on the official Trello board, with developers investigating it at this very moment. “We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres added on Reddit.

“My immediate recommendations are to make sure that you’re using the correct version for your platform,” the community manager wrote.

Similar to those playing on the PS5, you can still access the PS4 version by mistake. This can seemingly lead to all sorts of unique problems. Double-check that you’re running the proper version of the game if your Xbox Series X has been crashing while playing Cold War.

Last but not least, “players have also shared that disabling Ray Tracing on XSX has helped.” While you won’t be using the flashy new hardware to its full potential with Ray Tracing disabled, it should prevent some devastating crashes.

An incoming patch should help mitigate a good number of these problems on the Xbox hardware, including those that brick the Series X console. However, there’s currently no ETA on when this patch will arrive.