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Skadoodle demands Treyarch give him specialist reward after his game crashes at worst possible moment

Published: 31/Oct/2018 21:28 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 21:39

by Wyatt Donigan

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As Black Ops 4 players race to unlock the newly release specialist skins in Blackout, retired CS:GO pro Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham narrowly missed out on unlocking one after a poorly-timed game crash.

Unlocking specialists in Blackout is no easy feat as players are tasked with completing a series of tough challenges during matches to do so.

Seraph is one of the toughest to unlock, requiring players to shoot targets in the Firing Range POI on the map, use a special gun to eliminate other players, and then finish in the Top 5 (in Duos at least).

Despite the steep requirements, Skadoodle was zooming right through, having picked up the weapon and going on a spree in Firing Range to advance through the challenge list.

Everything was looking good for Skadoodle to finish the lengthy challenge when he was hit with the most poorly-timed game crash ever (well, this crash was also pretty brutal).

“My game crashed,” Skadoodle says before trying to laugh off the tragedy. “Yes, man. That’s exactly what I wanted!”

As Skadoodle and his teammates get ready for the next game, he issues a demand to Treyarch, saying “Treyarch, give me the character right now. Listen, between me and you.”

The worst part of all is that even if Skadoodle had died at that point in the game, he would have unlocked the specialist since he was already in the Top 5. But because his game crashed, he didn’t receive his rewards.

This is one story that has a happy ending, though, since Skadoodle ended up unlocking the skin later on in his stream, making up for this terribly timed game crash.  

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Modern Warfare & Warzone Oct 28 update nerfs JAK-12 shotgun: patch notes

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:32

by Theo Salaun

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A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone patch, deployed on October 28, nerfs Season 6’s JAK-12 shotgun while addressing a few bugged issues across Verdansk and multiplayer playlists.

The R9-0 shotgun with Dragon’s Breath rounds may be the most popular shottie in Call of Duty right now, following nerfs to the Origin-12, but it’s not the one Infinity Ward is most concerned with fixing. Instead, the developers have tuned the JAK-12, explicitly addressing two of its attachments: the Drum Mags and FRAG-12 Ammo.

While players, and particularly Warzone fans, may feel that the R9-0 is the hefty close-quarters gun most worthy of adjustments, Infinity Ward have gotten ahead of the curve and looked to fix its recent peer. The two nerfs to the JAK-12 contrastingly impact its mobility when stocked with a drum and its firing rate when stocked with the somewhat-recently buffed shotgun slugs.

Elsewhere, the developers have made some changes to playlists due to bugs and fixed some exploits. Unfortunately, Shipment still remains off of the menu.

JAK-12 loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
This JAK-12 loadout is an absolute monster in close-quarter firefights

In Season 6, Infinity Ward buffed shotgun slugs so that they would feel more accurate and register hits at further ranges. This, coupled with the surprising efficiency of the JAK-12’s drums, likely prompted the nerfs to both sorts of ammunition attachments. But, with 8-R Dragon’s Breath rounds still available, the gun hasn’t been rendered unusable.

As for the other adjustments made with this patch, they mostly surround smaller bugs and exploits. In Verdansk, a Warzone bunker has been reopened, a Zombie Royale exploit has been fixed, and Durable Gas Masks have been removed (but they were already very rare anyway). In multiplayer, the pumpkin heads are back in action while Snipers Only (TDM) has been removed from the playlist due to a bug, with Gunfight – Snipers Only (3v3) taking its place.

October 28 full patch notes

WEAPONS:

  • JAK-12:
    • Reduced movement and ADS speed on JAK-12 Drum Mags
    • Reduced rate of fire on JAK-12 FRAG-12 ammo
    • Updating the JAK-12 FRAG-12 ammo description to say ‘slugs’

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Fix for an issue where the code for Bunker 3 wasn’t functioning as intended
  • Fix for an issue with the Riot Shield that would only occur when players obtained the pumpkin head after getting 3+ kills (pumpkin heads are back on!)
  • Fix for an exploit in Zombie Royale
  • Temporarily removing the Durable Gas Masks from Warzone
  • Removing Snipers Only (TDM) while we fix a bug. We’ll be replacing this mode with Gunfight – Snipers Only (3v3)