Scump reveals why Stock 2 hasn't been GA'd yet in Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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Scump reveals why Stock 2 hasn’t been GA’d yet in Black Ops 4

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:09

by Calum Patterson

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OpTic Gaming captain Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has explained that despite calls for the ‘Stock 2’ attachment to be agreed out of play, it remains in use at the professional level.

For SMG players, the SAUG is by far the most viable weapon in Black Ops 4, and is improved even further thanks to one of its unique attachments – Stock 2.

In addition to the regular stock attachment, the doubled up version affords players even faster movement while ADS (aim down sights) and, crucially, allows players to dropshot while their characters keep both hands on the weapon – remaining in ADS as they move to prone.

The advantages provided by Stock 2 are deemed by some professional players to be too powerful to be allowed in competitive play, and so have publicly called for it to be placed under a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ (GA).

Players use these GA’s to remove something from play which is unanimously (or generally) agreed upon to be unfair or not conducive to competitive integrity.

Scump explains that despite the controversy, the Stock 2 attachment remains in play because “2 – 3 teams” are holding out on the rest.

He was replying to a post from 100 Thieves player Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, who suggested that Stock 2 was the reason that 7 of the top 10 players from the Pro League qualifier in K/D, were SMG players.

The CWL Pro League begins on February 4, so there is little time for the professional players to finalize all of their desired GA’s, before competition commences.

Treyarch themselves revealed that changes would be coming to the CWL Ruleset ahead of the start of the Pro League, and fans are anticipating that some of the gentleman’s agreements already in place will be brought into force officially.

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First look at leaked Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps & Operators

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 0:13

by Brad Norton

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Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.