Retired CS:GO AWPer Skadoodle takes his accuracy and sniping skills to Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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Retired CS:GO AWPer Skadoodle takes his accuracy and sniping skills to Black Ops 4

Published: 24/Oct/2018 12:00 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 12:10

by Calum Patterson

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Recently retired CS:GO professional Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham may have stepped down from full time competition, but his AWP skills are legendary and, judging by this clip, transferable to other shooters.

Skadoodle, who retired from competing after in October 2018 following Cloud9’s win at the ELEAGUE Boston Major in January, is now turning his attention to full time streaming.

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With a large Twitch following already built up from his time as one of the best known players in North American Counter-Strike, he has a strong platform to build on and follow in the footsteps of players like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek.

Like shroud, another former Cloud9 player, Skadoodle’s skill and accuracy with a keyboard and mouse are rivalled by only the very best, no matter what game he’s playing.

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Trying his hand at the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Skadoodle goes on a tear with the Paladin sniper, the Annihilator and even a tomahawk kill, just for good measure.

And in typical Skadoodle fashion, he did it while hardly saying a single word, reacting with only “that was sick”, when his run was finished.

With his focus now fully on full time streaming, fans of Skadoodle from CS:GO and new fans too may get to see him play a variety of games, with his laid back style and skill in game strikingly similar to shroud in a number of ways.

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You can watch Skadoodle stream regularly on his Twitch channel, where he still streams CS:GO, plus new games like Call of Duty, particularly the battle royale mode ‘Blackout’.

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Black Ops Cold War Beta bug leaks potential return of Supply Drops

Published: 9/Oct/2020 7:55

by Brad Norton

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The Black Ops Cold War beta has only just begun, though an early bug may have let slip a huge feature on the way: The return of the Supply Drop system last seen in WWII.

When it comes to microtransactions in Call of Duty, we’ve seen a number of different systems over the years. Some games have opted for the loot box-style method, while others have gone with a mix of Battle Passes and individual bundles.

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We already know that Treyarch’s upcoming release will be sticking with Battle Passes, but could there be more microtransactions on the way too? If you’ve already been playing the Black Ops Cold War beta on PS4, you may not have noticed anything out of the ordinary on controller.

However, if you happen to plug in a keyboard and mouse while playing on console, things get a little different. As a result, a brand-new bug appears to have slipped through the cracks, revealing mention of a Supply Drop system in Black Ops Cold War.

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No different from many recent titles in the series, when booting up Black Ops Cold War, players are greeted with a message of the day. It’s here that ‘NoobOfVerdansk’ stumbled upon an eye-opening glitch. Instead of displaying the usual message along with a few standard tabs below, “many other options were found.”

Reserves, Purchase Crate, and Crate Bundle were all options visible in the menu. While it is only a beta, and bugs are inevitable, it could be hinting at a return. Perhaps the old microtransaction model may appear alongside Battle Passes.

Supply Drops, or Reserve Crates as they were called in Black Ops 4, have featured all sorts of items. Some games kept powerful guns in these randomized lootboxes while other games stuck to purely visual unlocks.

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These labels slipping through the cracks in the beta could be indicative of what’s to come, though it is worth taking this leak with a grain of salt. After all, it could just be leftover code from a system that’s since been scrapped in development. 

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Supply Drops were vital in previous CoD’s if you wanted the most powerful weapons.

Only time will tell if the old system of in-game purchases replaces the specific bundle method of 2019’s Modern Warfare. Who knows, perhaps all three forms will be included: Supply Drops, Battle Passes, and bundles altogether.

If you haven’t yet jumped into the beta, fear not. Check up on our full overview so you know when and how to dive in on every platform.

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