OpTic Scump reveals what he is most excited about going into Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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OpTic Scump reveals what he is most excited about going into Black Ops 4

Published: 30/Sep/2018 20:00 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 15:37

by Vincent Genova

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WW2 was a season to forget for OpTic Gaming’s Scump but the CoD pro is looking forward to the start of Black Ops 4.

A fan in Scump’s stream asked him what he is most looking forward to for Black Ops 4 and Scump responded by hyping up the new OpTic roster.

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“I don’t really know dude, I’m just excited to play with the team that we got,” replied Scump. He continued to show his excitement for the new signings.

I’m really excited. I feel like the team that we actually got can do some damage. We’re a really, really well rounded team.

Last season was the first time in Scump’s storied career that he did not win a trophy, and it led to the breakup of potentially the greatest competitive CoD roster of all time.

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OpTic’s mid-season split was messy as rumors swirled about in-fighting and the amount of practice getting done. The normally reserved FormaL even felt the need to clear up some of the rumors.

The swap of FormaL and Karma for Methodz and Octane did not improve things, OpTic would go on to their worst ever Champs placing after failing to make it out of pools.

The rumor mill cranked back up to speculate that Scump was done with competing. OpTic’s owner, H3Cz, said Scump was never planning on retiring.

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Scump does seem reinvigorated by his new squad, which includes young stars TJHaly and Dashy, along with a Black Ops 4 game that has significant hype.

His excitement means more content is on the way for fans, like Twitch streams and daily YouTube uploads.

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“Broken” Warzone skin is too hard to see & players aren’t happy about it

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:48

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 5 Roze “Rook” operator is maddening players, as the small, dark silhouette is sometimes impossible to detect before getting killed.

Verdansk is a diverse environment and Modern Warfare’s operators are fittingly blessed with a varied assortment of camouflages. With the map spanning green, forested areas, dry, muted plains, and dark, indoor rooms, there is a lot of different scenery to keep track of.

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Within the map’s obscured nooks and crannies, one Season 5 operator skin has become a particular nuisance for players. Upon hitting Tier 100 on the preceding season’s Battle Pass, the Roze “Rook” skin was unlocked, offering fans a jet-black, sleek character to rock across Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and accompanying battle royale.

With the prevalence of close-quarters combat in dimly lit indoor spaces, players have begun pointing out just how impossible it is to see Roze in the game. 

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Roze’s Rook skin is easy to see in the light, but practically invisible in the dark.

In a screenshot shown by ‘bleedblue_knetic’ on Reddit, there appears to be an empty cell in the subterranean jails located below the Prison POI. But their teammate, ‘Deadalus,’ is highlighted as being right behind the cell’s bars. 

Even knowing someone is technically there, it is practically impossible to discern a character model behind the partial obstructions.

I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay? from CODWarzone

As such, bleedblue_knetic’s post is titled simply: “I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay?” In response, the vast majority of commenters agreed that this skin is an issue and is getting widely used by sweaty players because of how difficult it is to see in Warzone’s darker environments.

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One commenter summed it up succinctly: “It’s one of the most broken skins in the game.”

Another Redditor, ‘OJbeforethebadstuff,’ also replied with his own example of the Rook skin’s seeming invisibility. While their video settings appear to lack more brightness than necessary, it still demonstrates just how deadly Roze’s camouflage can be.

 

As seen in the video, the screen is darker than most players’ displays, but, nonetheless, the Roze that kills him is frankly invisible. It isn’t until you watch the kill cam that you realize there was a person actually standing there amongst the tables, waiting to secure an easy elimination.

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Usually, hacking is raised as a possibility when you’re killed by someone you can’t see. But, in this case, it appears that the Rook skin is simply svelte and dark enough to blend into indoor backgrounds perfectly.

Her hitbox isn’t technically smaller than others’ and she does appear in an obvious contrast when in bright environments, but so much of Warzone is played in dimmed locations that this is as meta a skin as the game has seen. Infinity Ward has yet to respond to complaints and it remains to be seen if some of the game’s niche visibility issues can be resolved.

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