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OpTic’s Scump reveals pictures of his new house while it was still in the building process

Published: 22/Oct/2018 22:39

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty pro player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has offered fans their first glimpse of his newly constructed home.

The longtime competitor took to social media to announce that he had purchased a house, posting images taken while it was still under construction.

According to his tweet, the project has been going on for over nine months, and he had kept it under wraps publicly until now.

“So I haven’t spoken on it much here, but I bought a house!” he tweeted. “It is done next month. This photo was taken about nine months ago.”

The images he posted, five in total, show the various aspects of the house, including its exterior, kitchen, central hallway, and stairs to the second floor.

The house is a lot more closer to being finished than shown in the pictures, since they were taken nearly a year ago, but Scump has yet to provide any photos or videos of the finished product.

Furthermore, according to an additional comment he later tweeted, it appears that his property actually includes two houses, one of which will be used for guests.

“The guest home is where that front chimney is,” he explained. “There is a courtyard behind it that leads to the main house.”

Purchasing a home is often the biggest investment anyone can make, so this marks a significant moment for Scump.

In his announcement, he made sure to thank his fans for their support throughout his illustrious career in competitive Call of Duty.

“Incredibly grateful to be in this position. I thank you all very much for the support throughout my eight years of competing.”

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.