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OpTic Gaming Sweeps eClasico To End CWL Anaheim Day One Undefeated

Published: 16/Jun/2018 4:29 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:09

by Joe O'Brien

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OpTic Gaming swept aside Team Envy to end their first day at CWL Anaheim undefeated.

The latest iteration of the classic rivalry was a one-sided affair, as OpTic Gaming cruised through to a 3-0 victory.

This is the first time the two teams have fought since the OpTic Gaming roster change. Prior to that, their last clash saw Envy come out on top with a 3-1 in the group stage of CWL Seattle.

In Anaheim OpTic came out swinging, drawing first blood with a dominant 250-104 win on Gibraltar Hardpoint. The pressure didn’t let up on Valkyrie SND, with a 6-3 win putting OpTic on match point. Flak Tower CTF completed the sweep, a 3-0 score in both the map and the match.

Once known for their slow starts on Fridays, it seems the new OpTic team doesn’t want to leave anything up to chance at CWL Anaheim. Having only relinquished a single map on a 3-0 run on day one, OpTic are on track to lock up the top seed for the winner bracket with ease.

With that loss, Team Envy now finds themselves at 1-2 in the group, having beaten compLexity but also lost to Splyce. As a result, they’re now relying on results outside their control if they’re to secure a spot in the winner bracket.

OpTic 3 – 0 Envy

HP Gibraltar 250-104

SND Valkyrie 6-3

CTF Flak Tower 3-0

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.