Red Reserve's Bance announces surprising roster update following CWL Fort Worth - Dexerto
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Red Reserve’s Bance announces surprising roster update following CWL Fort Worth

Published: 18/Mar/2019 1:11 Updated: 18/Mar/2019 1:17

by Wyatt Donigan

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Just hours after the conclusion of CWL Fort Worth, Ben ‘Bance’ Bance shocked the Call of Duty community by announcing his free agency.

With CWL Fort Worth in the books and Luminosity Gaming crowned champions, the attention was turned back towards cross division play at the CWL Pro League.

It looks as though at least one team will look a lot different once that begins, though, as Bance announced that he would soon be a free agent. 

Bance quickly followed up his initial tweet with another letting his fans know that it wasn’t bait and for any teams to hit him up.

The move is a bit surprising given that the team finished in the Top 6 after finishing at the top of Pool B.

Things become even more curious due to the fact that the roster lock is already in affect, which means that teams will not be able to add any new players at the time being.

Red Reserve finished CWL Fort Worth with an impressive Top 6 placing.

This likely means that Red Reserve’s substitute, Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek, will slot into the main roster once the Pro League resumes on March 25.

Of course, CoD players have been known to make claims such as this one in the past, only for things to eventually shake out and stay the same.

To his credit, though, Bance once agains assured fans that this was not bait and that he indeed would not be competing in the Pro League once cross division play starts up again.

All we can do at this point is wait and see if any more official news surfaces in the coming days.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.