With the inaugural Call of Duty League Season currently suspended, we take a look at Chicago Huntsmen star Seth ‘Scump’ Abner’s most incredible Modern Warfare plays so far.
Any fan of competitive Call of Duty will know the name Scump. A pro player for the best part of a decade, the ex-OpTic Gaming star is currently shining on a talented Chicago Huntsmen roster, still under the tutelage of Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez.
While he has struggled to find consistent success over the past couple of CoD titles, he remains one of the most successful CoD players of all time. In fact, many consider him the undisputed best SMG player of all time, and one of the best to have ever picked up Activision’s title.
Scump (center-right) was part of the OpTic Dynasty roster that dominated Advanced Warfare, Black Ops III and Infinite Warfare.
The dynasty roster fell apart during CoD: WWII, but it remains the most successful CoD roster of all time. Both Scump and FormaL now find themselves on Chicago Huntsmen and have made an electrifying start to the Modern Warfare CDL season, sitting only behind Atlanta FaZe in the standings.
Despite the season only being a few events old, Scump has already racked up a number of impressive plays. These include main-stage plays versus ex-teammate Ian ‘Porter’ Crimsix, to dominating SnD wagers alongside the Old Men of Redacted.
Whatever the scenery, whichever name is on his jersey, the King continues to show why he’s Call of Duty royalty.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally upon us, and we’ve got everything you need to know about how to pre-load and download it ahead of time on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Ahead of Black Ops Cold War’s highly-anticipated November 13 release, Call of Duty players are getting the chance to try out the game’s multiplayer in a massive Beta period during October.
While the Beta is going to be open to everyone on all platforms, those who pre-order the game get early access on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Furthermore, thanks to Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, PlayStation 4 players got their hands on it before anyone else.
The details for how to pre-load the game on your console or PC can be found below, as well as the full schedule for all three platforms.
The Black Ops Cold War Beta will take place over the course of a two week period.
How to pre-download Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4
The early access period on PS4 started on Thursday, October 8 before the Beta was opened to all PlayStation users on Saturday, October 10. If you pre-ordered the game digitally, you could actually download the Beta early by simply searching ‘Black Ops Cold War Beta’ in the PlayStation Store.
There will be an option to download and pre-load the file before you can actually play, and you will not need a code. Just simply click on it and, as long as you’ve pre-ordered digitally, the system will allow you to start downloading.
It’s also worth noting that the same file will be used for both weekends, so you don’t need to delete and redownload it between the first and second sessions. However, this is a different program than the Alpha, so that can be deleted as it’s no longer needed.
PS4 players who pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War digitally can start pre-loading the Beta file now.
How to pre-load Beta on Xbox One & PC
As mentioned above, the first week of the Beta was reserved exclusively for PS4 before also including Xbox One and PC this week. As with PlayStation, there will be an early access period on these other platforms as well, between October 15-16, after which the Beta becomes open to everyone on October 17.
The pre-loading period for Xbox One and PC started on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. The process is pretty much the same: Xbox players who have pre-ordered a digital version of the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, or Xbox Series X can find the Beta in the console store, while the PC version will be listed under “Partner Games” in the Blizzard launcher.
Keep in mind that, unlike with PS4, those on Xbox must have an active Xbox Live Gold membership, and PC players will need to have a Battle.net account.
Xbox One and PC users won’t be able to play the first weekend of the Black Ops Cold War Beta.
For changes between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.
Here are a few details you should know before the Beta periods kicks off:
Early access is only available for digital pre-orders. If you’ve pre-purchased a physical copy, you will not get early access.
If you’ve received a Beta code through Activision, Xfinity, or other promotions, you will receive an email with a download code
Digital pre-orders will not need a code to download the Beta, simply search your console store or Blizzard launcher for the game once the pre-load periods begin
When is the Black Ops Cold War Beta? Dates & schedule
Here’s a reminder of the full Beta schedule for BOCW; all periods begin and end at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on their respective dates.
The full schedule for the Black Ops Cold War Beta.
October 8-9: PS4 early access
October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms
For more information about what’s included in-game, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War Beta guide. Also, follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for all the latest news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.