Rise Nation Announce Former CoD Pro as Their First Pro Fortnite Player - Dexerto
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Rise Nation Announce Former CoD Pro as Their First Pro Fortnite Player

Published: 3/Jul/2018 1:50 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization The Rise Nation have revealed their newest Fortnite professional player.

Former Call of Duty pro player Jamal ‘Whea7s’ Lee will join as the first official member of the org’s pro Fortnite roster for the upcoming competitive season.

The roster move was announced on July 2nd via a post on Rise’s Twitter page.

Whea7s also commented about the move, tweeting out “I’m back baby” on his own Twitter page.

According to the announcement, Whea7s enters the competitive Fortnite scene as a solo player, and will likely focus his gameplay for potential solo competitive events.

It remains unclear whether Rise Nation will pursue any more players to add to their roster, and if their new addition will serve any other roles in the future.

Rise Nation and competitive Call of Duty fans alike will be very familiar with Whea7s, considering he played CoD professionally for the org in 2014 and 2015. 

In addition to his two different stints with Rise, the now retired pro played for 17 other organizations, including the likes of Team SoloMid and eUnited, in a career that spanned from 2013 to February of 2018.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.