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OpTic Gaming players blast CDL servers following loss to ROKKR

Published: 23/May/2020 3:23

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming Los Angeles lost an excruciatingly close match to the Minnesota ROKKR at the Seattle Home Series, which led to a Twitter rant about the Call of Duty League’s servers from star man Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, among others.

Losing in competitive Call of Duty is never fun, especially when the defeat comes in a match that goes the distance – all the way to game five, round 11.

That was the case for OpTic Gaming LA, who could not clutch up on Arklov Peak Search & Destroy against the Minnesota ROKKR and have now been forced down to the losers bracket, where they fill face elimination on Saturday.

However, not an instant had gone following the result when several of their players angrily took to Twitter and complained about their apparently poor connection to the CDL servers.

SlasheR, in particular, was very passionate in his tirade: “Want to know why there was a huge delay? Because I’m being forced to play on 100+ ping because their Texas server is conveniently unplayable. Pathetic, someone needs to be held accountable.”

He went on to claim that the CDL accommodated Minnesota when they had similar complaints, but were not so cooperative with OpTic.

“When Minnesota skips for one second in a test lobby, the league says the host is unplayable,” he said. “‘Deal with it, nothing we can do.’ Twice now. Unfair BS, they need to be held accountable.”

The former World Champion even went as far as to say that he’d “rather not play,” when a fan accused him of making excuses “every time you lose.”

SlasheR was not the only one to express such claims; both Dashy and the recently-promoted Chino tweeted about having to play on 100+ ping, with the former saying that he “misses LAN.”

While it’s never good to see players so frustrated about having to compete in such conditions, connection issues were always going to be an inevitability when the CDL announced, back in March, that the entire 2020 season would be played online.

The first event following that change, CDL Dallas, had its fair share of problems, and after similarly passionate complaints from Empire star Crimsix, the league announced the implementation of several new servers and a ‘server veto’ system that would, in theory, help mitigate some of the issues.

SlasheR himself also complained around that time as well, calling the situation “just unacceptable” and saying “when does the next Black Ops game release?”

After a couple of events with relatively few grievances from players, it appears that the predicaments have resurfaced, so only time will tell if, and how, the CDL will deal with them this time.


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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.