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Parasite Breaks Down Everything That’s Wrong with Amateur CoD Players

Published: 4/Jul/2018 18:56 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


Ghost Gaming player and 2013 world champion Chris “Parasite” Duarte took to social media to explain what he believes is wrong with the amateur Call of Duty community.

Due to the season of open events and the Gamebattles Pro Point system, Call of Duty esports has a busy amateur scene, both in the US and in Europe.

While some players do make the jump from amateur to professional, there is a feeling amongst some that the same players have been competing at the top level for years.

Part of the blame has been put on the pro players themselves for not giving chances to up and coming players, but Parasite thinks the attitude of some amateurs is detrimental to their progression.

He explains that constant ‘roasting’ of each other on social media, and failing to practice while focusing on their mistakes is part of the problem. 

Parasite also says that while amateur players are able to play a certain way at home online, they are unable to adapt when it comes to LAN performances.

Although Parasite has himself narrowly missed out on the Pro League this 2018 season, he has been a staple in the professional scene for years.

And although some amateur players online performances may gain them some recognition, what really counts is being able to put in those same performances when out of their comfort zone in an open event environment.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young


Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
Activision / Treyarch
Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.