OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner is now back home after completing the first stint of Division A matches in the CWL Pro League, and with a little downtime, can enjoy some more casual gaming.
Blackout, Call of Duty’s own battle royale mode, was a big hit, especially with pro CoD players who wanted to take a break from the competitive side of the game and enjoy something a bit more relaxed, but still Call of Duty.
Scump particularly had played a lot of Blackout on his livestream, but as of late, he has swapped it out for Respawn Entertainment’s new ‘Apex Legends’ – a direct competitor with Blackout, which also happens to be free-to-play.
Apex Legends has been a massive hit, attracting 25 million unique players in only a week after release, and Scump is one of them.
While Call of Duty is still his original darling, Scump has explained why he moved on to Apex, and what it will take for Black Ops 4 and Blackout to get him interested again, beyond competitive play of course.
Speaking of the new updates coming to Black Ops 4 with the Grand Heist Operation, Scump explained: “We’re also going to have League Play coming out, so hopefully they don’t suck, because if they do, you’re going to see me on a lot of [Apex Legends].
“Blackout was what I was spending the majority of my time on, and hopefully it gets fixed, or at least improves with the update. I think that it will, especially with the new prestiges coming out.”
The Grand Heist operation in Black Ops 4 will add a new location to the Blackout map, plus two new multiplayer maps, and plenty of cosmetic content.
For competitive players, the highlight of the update will of course be League Play, which has been impatiently waited on for months.
The Grand Heist Operation update will drop on February 19, at 10 PST. It will also include some weapon balancing changes which are set to seriously switch up play at the competitive level.