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Should pro Black Ops 4 players be expected to stream and create content? KiLLa weighs in

Published: 11/Jan/2019 10:58 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 12:28

by Ross Deason

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The content debate in Call of Duty has been raging for a number of years now, but it would appear that we are still no closer to having everyone see eye-to-eye.

Professional players are often under a lot of pressure from fans and fellow community member to create YouTube content and stream regularly on Twitch, but others argue that this is not in their job description.

The pro players are paid to compete at the highest level and win tournaments – many feel like worrying about content creation alongside this is simply a distraction. However, content from players like Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner was often credited as one of the key reasons the competitive scene grew at all.

OpTic Gaming’s players have been streaming on a regular basis.

The release of Black Ops 4 in October saw a number of players and teams make a concerted effort to increase their content output, but former world champion Adam ‘KiLLa’ Sloss appears to have noticed a significant dip in early 2019.

“Outside of OpTic, only person streaming is Clayster. That’s just not acceptable,” said the 25-year-old.

There are still a handful of players putting out regular streams alongside those mentioned by KiLLa, but the number does appear to be dropping off as CWL Pro League Play-In qualifier and main season draw ever closer.

“Pro players making content would just be so healthy for everything COD. idk how that isn’t obvious by now,” said Austin Pamaj, a content creator for FaZe Clan and former member of OpTic Gaming’s content team.

Unfortunately, KiLLa seems to believe that the conversation is going nowhere: “No point beating on a dead doornail.”

Whichever side of the argument you fall on, there’s no denying that the regular content from the likes of OpTic Gaming and eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has kept the scene interesting in the month since CWL Las Vegas ended.

Given that OpTic won the event and eUnited finished second, the question of impact on performance is also rather dubious.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.