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Reedy insults qualified team after missing out on CWL Pro League

Published: 20/Jan/2019 12:53 Updated: 20/Jan/2019 20:37

by Calum Patterson

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Professional Call of Duty player Jordan ‘Reedy’ Reed has hit out at MLG and the CWL format in a series of tweets, after failing to qualify for the CWL Pro League.

Reedy and his team, playing under The Imperial, placed 6th in their group, missing out on the chance of qualifying for the 2018 CWL Pro League.

It was a close call, as both The Imperial and 5th placed team Movistar Riders finished with a 2-4 record, but the Spanish side took the spot thanks to their head-to-head record vs The Imperial.

Following his team’s elimination from the qualifier, Reedy took to social media to express his discontent with the format, even calling one of the qualified teams, Midnight Esports, “shitters”.

Because there is only one stage of the Pro League this year, there are no second chances for many of these players, whose competitive options are now limited to the open events and qualifying for the world championship.

Reedy feels that despite the five day LAN qualifier, it still isn’t as robust a system as he would like.

His shot at Midnight Esports surprised many, considering the North American side steamrolled their group with a 6-0 record and 18-6 map count, beating some top teams along the way.

Midnight player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon didn’t take kindly to Reedy’s insult, and hit back, saying “we could have beat your team with our hands tied behind our back.”

Update, 10:50AM EST: Reedy’s organization, The Imperial, have publicly stated that they do not condone the Tweets which are circulating, stating it is “not in line with The Imperial’s standards or morals.”

Update, 3:30PM EST: Reedy has now apologized for his comments and deleted his original Tweets. He states that he will make a YouTube video to clarify his thoughts.

Former professional player turned analyst at MLG, Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker, also disagreed strongly with Reedy, saying this was the best system for qualification that had ever been in place.

Reedy wasn’t done either, as he closed his rant by suggesting that the Midnight Esports players wouldn’t still be playing in the league in two months time.

The format for qualification has generally been well received by other players and by the fans, although having only one stage for the Pro League does leave any teams that miss out feeling hopeless for the rest of the season.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale

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One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
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The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.