OpTic Gaming's Hitch Speculates on Potential Roster Moves for OpTic, 100 Thieves and More - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming’s Hitch Speculates on Potential Roster Moves for OpTic, 100 Thieves and More

Published: 29/Aug/2018 15:10

by Calum Patterson


OpTic Gaming member Davis “Hitch” Edwards has given his thoughts on the rumors and speculation surrounding the ongoing Call of Duty roster mania, with hints at OpTic and 100 Thieves rosters.

After 100 Thieves officially announced their acquisition of former Team Kaliber duo Kenny “Kenny” Williams and Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, fans are desperately trying to work out who is set to join them on the roster.

Hitch, who works with OpTic Gaming as a content creator and has close ties to both current and former OpTic CoD players, discussed briefly on stream where he thinks players could end up.

When asked if who he believes 100 Thieves founder Nadeshot is targeting, Hitch’s first guess was three time world champion Damon “Karma” Barlow”, and one of the current OpTic members.

“I would be very surprised if Damon doesn’t end up on that squad. I’d be very surprised if someone from the current OpTic team doesn’t end up on that squad either.”

But Hitch wasn’t entirely certain that 100 Thieves is entirely set on their final two options. He later explained that CompLexity player Brandon “Dashy” Otell and Rise Nation’s Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly may also be on his radar.

“I think that [Nadeshot] is 100% going to go after Damon, he’s openly talked about going after the OpTic guys, so we’ll see what happens with that. I think he’s going to go after Dashy, he’s going to see what happens with [TJHaLy].”

Interestingly, Hitch appears to rule out Rise Nation’s Peirce “Gunless” Hillman and Matt “FormaL” Piper as potential 100 Thieves players, saying:

“The rumor I heard is that Gunless and FormaL have signed some pretty intense contracts – just literally, straight rumors – I’ve heard those are two people you can’t really go after.”

Finally, Hitch makes sure that no one gets too ahead of themselves, reminding us that he has “no inside scoop or anything”, even predicting this very article.

Nadeshot did say when they announced both Kenny and Fero that they wanted to get ahead of the all the rumors and speculation, so it could be that the next two players will be announced sooner rather than later.

In the case of both Dashy and TJHaLy, whom Hitch highlighted, there is already speculation that TJHaLy is a free agent, while Dashy is under contract with compLexity.

However, with two young and relatively inexperienced players on the roster already, 100 Thieves will be keen to have someone with more years under the belt at the professional level, and that means all signs point to Karma.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.