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Scump and Crimsix step up banter as Dallas-Chicago rivalry continues

Published: 22/Nov/2019 12:04 Updated: 22/Nov/2019 12:08

by Joe Craven


Ex-OpTic Gaming teammates Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter stepped up their rivalry with a tongue-in-cheek back and forth on Twitter on November 21. 

Over the pair’s 4 years on OpTic together they won numerous tournaments together, including a world championship at the end of Infinite Warfare. Rumors of an acrimonious split saw Crimsix remain in Texas to represent Dallas Empire, while Scump followed H3CZ to Chicago to play for the Huntsmen. 

Both rosters have made strong starts to Modern Warfare, boasting impressive scrim records. On November 21, the two poked fun at each other on Twitter, after Porter promoted Dallas teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ Scuf Gaming code in Scump’s Twitch chat. 

Twitter: @TLoopz_Crim’s comment in Scump’s Twitch chat.

While teaming in Black Ops 4, Crimsix apparently grew so frustrated with Scump’s Twitch chat that he banned his own name. Abner confirmed the hilarious story in November while scrimming with his new team, much to FormaL’s delight. 

On November 21, Crimsix decided to go into Scump’s Twitch chat and promote Clayster’s Scuf Gaming discount code. After the incident was picked up on Twitter, Clayster responded: “Couldn’t use “Crimsix” because “Crimsix” is banned in Scumps chat LUL”.

However, Scump replied with a sly dig of his own, explaining that Crimsix “couldn’t give constructive criticism last year without calling someone a pussy so people made fun of him”. He then sarcastically hash-tagged the Dallas slogan for the Call of Duty League: ‘Build an Empire’. 

Clayster responded directly to Scump, commenting on the hilarity of the fact Crimsix couldn’t even promote his own code, having previously banned his name in Scump’s Twitch chat. 

Scump, however, didn’t seem to find the event too funny, poking more fun at his ex-OpTic teammate. “Is it funny though?” he asked. “Coming into my stream after talking all that smack to try and promote his code? Hilarious. Grown men in the gaming community. Sheesh.”

There are far worse things Crimsix could have done than promote a rival discount code in Scump’s chat, but fans are more excited at the prospect of Dallas meeting Chicago as a result of the Twitter banter. 

The Call of Duty League’s inaugural season kicks off on January 24, taking place in Minnesota. While Chicago and Dallas do not meet during the first weekend of matches, Chicago will be playing OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

This match-up will see Scump go up against his old organization, which still features Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly, who teamed with Abner during last year’s Black Ops 4 season. 

As CoD enters its first-ever franchised league, fans are anticipating mouth-watering match-ups, unprecedented storylines and tangible rivalries. 

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Black Ops Cold War devs address Mastery camo bug & confirm other fixes

Published: 27/Nov/2020 0:17

by Brad Norton


Mastery camos in Black Ops Cold War will soon be looking better than ever, Treyarch has confirmed, with an assortment of camo-related fixes on the way in a nearby update.

If you’ve already been hard at work grinding the latest Call of Duty, unlocking the very best camos has likely kept you busy. Reaching that elite Dark Matter cosmetic is always a huge effort, though many players have already hit it just weeks after launch.

Unfortunately, the flashy Mastery Camos haven’t quite lived up to the hype in many regards. Some weapons barely display the unique visual. Small areas of the guns are given the new design while a majority of the weapon stays the same.

The community was naturally disappointed at first, but it turns out these actually aren’t working as intended. Fixes are on the way very soon, as Treyarch has confirmed the top priorities for the next major update.

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An example of how minimal Dark Matter currently looks on the M60 due to recent bugs.

First and foremost, we now have confirmation that “unintentional changes to Mastery Camos” will be addressed in the next update. “After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” devs addressed on the official Treyarch Trello board.

While an exact date isn’t quite set in stone for the next update just yet, rest assured it won’t be long. “We are looking to release a fix for this in our next major update,” they confirmed.

So if these issues had you holding back on the Dark Matter grind, there’s no reason not to get back on the hustle. In a matter of days, the camos will be displaying properly and you’ll be able to flex your early accomplishments.

Next up, there are six other major problems that Treyarch is looking into. Some are more vague, such as various console crashes and bugged animations. However, others are more specific.

Prestige leveling should be a bit smoother in the weeks to come. If your level hasn’t been displaying properly, a fix for this is currently in the works. 

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Outside of bug fixes, Flak Jacket could be addressed in a nearby update.

While no specific changes are on the way just yet, the balance team has also “had discussions” surrounding the power of Flak Jacket. A potential nerf could be on the way given how common the perk has become since launch.

The most recent patch only just went out on November 25, so we likely won’t see anything for a few days at a minimum. At least now have a solid idea of what to expect when the next updates roll around.