Scump reveals how strong the Saug SMG is on LAN following OpTic’s CWL Vegas bootcamp - Dexerto
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Scump reveals how strong the Saug SMG is on LAN following OpTic’s CWL Vegas bootcamp

Published: 5/Dec/2018 12:08 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 12:12

by Matt Porter

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OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty captain Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has taken to Twitter to reveal that the Saug 9mm will be one of the most powerful weapons seen this weekend at CWL Las Vegas.

CWL Las Vegas is the first Black Ops 4 tournament to be played on LAN since the game’s release on Friday, October 12.

However, in preparation for the tournament, OpTic Gaming invited fellow professional teams eUnited and long-time rival Team Envy to Texas to take part in a bootcamp ahead of the event.

This means that all three teams have had an opportunity to practice playing the game on a LAN environment, which feels much different to online gameplay, and Scump seems to believe that the popular submachine gun stands apart from the rest of the game’s weaponry when used on LAN.

When a fan tweeted Abner saying that the “Saug is going to be crazy,” the American’s response was a simple confirmation, stating: “It’s nuts.”

Scump did seem to enjoy playing Black Ops 4 on LAN however, which will be music to the ears of OpTic Gaming fans, tweeting: “LAN on this game is amazing.”

OpTic Gaming head into CWL Las Vegas, which kicks off on Friday, December 7, as one of the outright favorites for the tournament, having won every major online tournament they’ve competed in so far this season.

The Greenwall kick off their event in Pool D, where they have been drawn against Splyce and G2 Esports, with a team from the Play-In Tournament and one from the Open Bracket.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.