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Scump clears up speculation about ZooMaa’s role on OpTic’s CoD team

Published: 31/Jan/2019 12:39 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 13:16

by Calum Patterson

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OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has discussed the team’s decision to recruit FaZe Clan’s Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto as a substitute, and what it means for the roster in 2019.

Having won CWL Las Vegas, the first event of the Black Ops 4 season, in convincing fashion, OpTic are likely the team least in need of a roster change.

Every team in the CWL Pro League must nominate a substitute player though, meaning another name had to be added to the lineup.

ZooMaa fell short at the CWL Pro League with FaZe Clan.

With FaZe Clan’s shock exit at the Pro League qualifier leaving them without a league spot, their veteran players suddenly became some of the most sought after by teams who are in the league.

Both Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greener and James ‘Crowder’ Crowder joined 100 Thieves, (Crowder as a coach), and ZooMaa had already hinted that he was set to join OpTic – but only as a sub – which was confirmed on January 30.

Given that there was some confusion about what ZooMaa’s role as a substitute would entail, Scump clarified on stream that the starting positions of the current roster were not at risk of being axed in favor of the FaZe player.

“We’re not replacing anyone, he’s not taking anyone’s spot – he’s there just in case.”

Some OpTic fans may have been concerned that the arrival of ZooMaa on the substitute bench may put pressure on others on the team, but Scump makes clear that’s not how the move is being viewed internally.

Fans’ concerns are not unwarranted however, as Pro League team UYU announced on January 30 that Tristan ‘Spoof’ Green, who had qualified with the roster, lost his starting spot to former G2 player Anthony ‘Zinni’ Methodz, who was brought on as a sub originally.

ZooMaa will only step in in the case of absolute emergencies, and in the meantime will look to find his own roster to prepare for CWL Fort Worth, and will no doubt aim to be recruited by a Pro League team in March, when a transfer period will commence.

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.