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OpTic Karma reveals his pick for Call of Duty's GOAT

Published: 29/Mar/2019 16:33

by Matt Porter


OpTic Gaming star Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow appeared on Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez’s 600 Seconds podcast to discuss his best and worst moments as a professional player, his three World Championship wins and his thoughts on who Call of Duty’s all-time greatest player is.

Karma is widely recognized as one of, if not the greatest Call of Duty players of all time, with his three World Championship rings setting him apart from anyone who has ever played the game at a professional level.

The Canadian has starred on a number of legendary rosters throughout his career, playing a major role in Fariko Impact’s Black Ops 2 success, while also being a member of two of CoD’s greatest dynasties, compLexity and OpTic Gaming.

What were Karma’s best and worst moments in Call of Duty?

During his experience on 600 Seconds, Karma briefly broke down some of the highlights and lowlights from his time as a professional CoD player.

“Playing with Doug [‘Censor’ Martin], I was really mad,” stated the OpTic star when asked about tough moments. “The only other time was sad, but it opened my eyes. Playing in Raleigh in Black Ops 1, got my worst placing ever. It really opened my eyes.”

Karma has had plenty of highlights in his illustrious career though, mentioning Black Ops 2 and Infinite Warfare World Championship wins as the best periods he has experienced in the game, ranking them above his Call of Duty: Ghosts Champs win, which he says: “felt like just another tournament.”

Karma says his Infinite Warfare World Championship ranks as one of his greatest moments.

Who is Karma’s all-time favorite teammate?

The Canadian has no shortage of incredible teammates to list off when discussing his favorite ever teammate, but it will come as little surprise that Karma named the player he has teamed with longer than anyone as the best.

“That’s easy,” Karma told H3CZ. “Ian [‘Crimsix’ Porter]. I don’t even know how many years we’ve played together. We’ve got to be the longest team of two people in Call of Duty.”

Crimsix is Karma’s favorite ever teammate.

Who is the greatest Call of Duty player of all time?

With Karma disqualified from choosing himself as the answer to this question – although many would argue he is the undisputed best – Karma stayed in-house for his answer, going back to the well and selecting Crimsix as the greatest of all time.

Karma said: “I’m picking Ian. He’s smart. That’s all I care about playing CoD. In my opinion, everybody can shoot straight, some might shoot are a little better. In the end though, it comes down to the decisions you make and that’s how I rate Call of Duty players.”

Karma also touched on the prospect of franchising in Call of Duty, stating that he was unaware of the details regarding the prospect, but revealed that his biggest concern was that he hoped he didn’t have to move. 

Disclaimer: Hector Rodriguez is a minority shareholder of Dexerto LTD. 

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Black Ops Cold War devs address Mastery camo bug & confirm other fixes

Published: 27/Nov/2020 0:17

by Brad Norton


Mastery camos in Black Ops Cold War will soon be looking better than ever, Treyarch has confirmed, with an assortment of camo-related fixes on the way in a nearby update.

If you’ve already been hard at work grinding the latest Call of Duty, unlocking the very best camos has likely kept you busy. Reaching that elite Dark Matter cosmetic is always a huge effort, though many players have already hit it just weeks after launch.

Unfortunately, the flashy Mastery Camos haven’t quite lived up to the hype in many regards. Some weapons barely display the unique visual. Small areas of the guns are given the new design while a majority of the weapon stays the same.

The community was naturally disappointed at first, but it turns out these actually aren’t working as intended. Fixes are on the way very soon, as Treyarch has confirmed the top priorities for the next major update.

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An example of how minimal Dark Matter currently looks on the M60 due to recent bugs.

First and foremost, we now have confirmation that “unintentional changes to Mastery Camos” will be addressed in the next update. “After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” devs addressed on the official Treyarch Trello board.

While an exact date isn’t quite set in stone for the next update just yet, rest assured it won’t be long. “We are looking to release a fix for this in our next major update,” they confirmed.

So if these issues had you holding back on the Dark Matter grind, there’s no reason not to get back on the hustle. In a matter of days, the camos will be displaying properly and you’ll be able to flex your early accomplishments.

Next up, there are six other major problems that Treyarch is looking into. Some are more vague, such as various console crashes and bugged animations. However, others are more specific.

Prestige leveling should be a bit smoother in the weeks to come. If your level hasn’t been displaying properly, a fix for this is currently in the works. 

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Outside of bug fixes, Flak Jacket could be addressed in a nearby update.

While no specific changes are on the way just yet, the balance team has also “had discussions” surrounding the power of Flak Jacket. A potential nerf could be on the way given how common the perk has become since launch.

The most recent patch only just went out on November 25, so we likely won’t see anything for a few days at a minimum. At least now have a solid idea of what to expect when the next updates roll around.