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OpTic Gaming’s Methodz Answers Questions on Health System, Blackout Battle Royale, and More After Playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Published: 21/May/2018 12:29 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Ross Deason


OpTic Gaming’s Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni has released a Q&A video about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 after getting his hands on it at the community reveal event.

Methodz joined OpTic Gaming prior to the start of Season 2 of the CWL Pro League along with Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, replacing long term members Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

On May 17th he got the opportunity to go out to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 community reveal and got the chance to get some hands on experience with the game itself.

Naturally, he was inundated with questions about everything from the new recoil patterns to the movement system and the time to kill given the new health values.

Instead of answering the same questions hundreds of times, the CWL Atlanta MVP decided to release a video where he answered the most common questions, starting with the new health system with 150hp and manual healing.

“I think people are definitely overthinking how drastic it’s going to be. It’s essentially just like auto regen but you actually have to trigger it and I think it’s gonna add for some cool plays. […]

It’s a really fast process, it’s not like other games where you’re sitting there bandaging up, you pretty much stab yourself and your health starts going up.”

Methodz does state that the time to kill does feel a little bit longer, noting that he felt it the most when using submachine guns. However, he sums it up by saying that the game feels like a Treyarch game, like “Black Ops 2.5”.

He also confirms that the speed of the game is as fast as it seems in videos released so far but does note that this could change by the time the full game is released.

“You gotta keep in mind we played a pre-alpha build so the game will change […] but the game was extremely fast. So you guys saw the slide feature, it’s pretty much the Black Ops 3 slide but it seems like it goes a little further and a little faster so I think, personally, there should be a tiny tweak to the slide”.

Next the OpTic star discusses the new maps, saying that they feel like they have been designed for the 5 vs. 5 public matches that were announced during the reveal and says that they felt good so far.

The rest of the Q&A discusses everything from player roles to new game modes, like Blackout Battle Royale, and the new specialists and attachments.

The full video can be viewed below.

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Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett


A Warzone streamer has been thrust into the top 30 of most followed Twitch streamers after receiving a huge, and unusual, boost in one go. 

Building up a following and community on Twitch can, obviously, be a slog if you’re starting from scratch. Streamers can stream for weeks and months on end without even having their talents recognized and blow up in popularity like others. 

Some others can take shortcuts, be it because they have a following on another platform, or because they decide to inflate it with fake accounts. 

This has happened before, with casino accounts smashing records in a bid to advertise their platform, while smaller streamers have been hit with huge boosts in an attempt to troll them for one reason or another. 

Screenshot showing the fastest growing Twitch streamers for October
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NeonSniperPanda has become the fastest growing streamer for October.

Warzone streamer NeonSniperPanda has become the newest content creator to be struck by these boosts, as his channel has rocketed into the top 30 of most-followed Twitch streamers. 

The streamer, who had previously built up a modest following of nearly 10,500, received the unusual boost in early October, jumping up to over 3.3 million followers. 

As previously mentioned, this figure puts him up there with some of Twitch’s biggest names like Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha and Spanish content creator Ibai, though, NeonSniperPanda hasn’t inflated the figures himself. 

Screenshot showing Twitch channel and their followers
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NeonSniperPanda jumped up over 3.3 million followers on Twitch.

The Warzone streamer has called on Twitch a number of times to help him out, noting that he’d been botted out of the blue and given the ridiculous amount of followers.

“Yo quick reminder, I was follow botted 3.3 million and there’s no way to delete them @TwitchSupport @Twitch can you help me out bro bro,” he tweeted. 

Previously, the aileybeanssa channel had been hit with a similar botting, as they rose up to have over 4.64 million Twitch followers in September. However, those figures have since been removed. 

Given that Twitch has been able to scrub channels of botted followers, they should be able to do the same for NeonSniperPanda, but it remains to be seen as and when they might do so.