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OpTic’s Karma explains how Scump can “do more” during matches

Published: 22/Jun/2019 1:46 Updated: 22/Jun/2019 2:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming‘s Call of Duty star Damon ‘Karma‘ Barlow thinks the team should make some changes in order to give Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner more to work with during matches.

Following OpTic’s third place finish at last weekend’s CWL Anaheim major tournament, many within the competitive CoD community have speculated that the team could potentially switch some in-game roles around moving forward.

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Karma gave further fuel to these rumors by discussing the possibility live on his stream on June 21, specifically bringing up Scump’s role as the SMG slayer.

While the three-time World Champion is still confident in his teammate being one of the best Saug players in the game, he believes that putting a Maddox in his hands could have a positive effect.

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“Personally, this is how I view it,” Karma said. “I just think he needs the best gun in the game to be able to feel like he can do more. It’s just whether or not he likes it.”

Scump, of course, has been playing the SMG slayer role for nearly the entire season, the only exception being the first two weeks of the CWL Pro League, during which he ran the Maddox at times to accommodate FaZe Clan’s Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto subbing in for Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell. 

Switching the King to a full-time Maddox role would definitely be a major shake-up, considering that he’s been OpTic’s primary SMG player for the past several years.

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There is speculation that, if the team were to go that route, Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ would become the primary Saug player, with Karma playing the flex role between a second Saug or a Maddox, depending on the map.

Karma using the Saug more often would also make sense on a different front, since he uses the Ruin Specialist, whose Grapple Gun becomes a lot more efficient in the hands of SMG Slayers. 

OPTIC GAMING – CURRENT IN-GAME ROLES

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  • Crimsix – ICR – Recon
  • TJHaly – Saug – Battery
  • Karma – Maddox – Ruin
  • Dashy – Maddox – Prophet
  • Scump – Saug – Crash
ActivisionIf Scump were to transition to a full-time Maddox role, TJHaLy would likely take his place as the primary SMG Slayer.

The good news for OpTic is that they’ve already clinched an automatic entry into the Playoffs at CWL Finals, so they can use their remaining four matches in the Pro League to test out any modifications they want.

As far as results go, the team and their fans will expect and improvement over the back-to-back third-place finishes they achieved at CWL London and Anaheim. 

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While finishing third may be good enough for most pro teams, the standard and expectations that the Green Wall have set for themselves demand perfection, especially since the fans know that rivals 100 Thieves are starting to pull away as the best team in the world right now. 

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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