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OpTic Gaming’s Karma Has Regrets About How Things Have Unfolded – “I Feel Lost”

Published: 30/Jun/2018 17:41 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Scott Mahoney


Back in May OpTic Gaming announced its official roster moves for the remainder of the CWL second season, and now Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow has regrets about not joining another team. 

Karma and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper are both no longer on the OpTic Gaming dynasty that dominated across the last several Call of Duty titles. 

The decision to make roster changes came after a series of disappointing placings during the Call of Duty: WWII CWL first season.

While FormaL was traded to Luminosity Gaming for Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, Karma was dropped from the roster and replaced by Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni.

Looking back on the situation, Karma has regrets about choosing not to compete for the rest of the CWL season. 

“I feel lost man. I really regret this path I chose, not that I really had much of a choice. I sit here and watch people compete whatever the game be and that’s all I want to do. I just feel a set of fresh faces would’ve changed everything for me.”

He would go on to say that while he did hate this year’s game, he hated past titles as well, and ultimately believes he hated the environment more.

The CoD legend also mentioned plans of teaming with Killa, Mirx, and a 4th, but unfortunately Kills is suspended, so those plans fell through. 

Many fans still regard the former OpTic star as a top player and expect him to return to competitive play in October when Black Ops 4 releases.

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

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young


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.