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Skrapz explains how Call of Duty changed his life

Published: 20/Feb/2020 13:29

by Jacob Hale


Ahead of the Call of Duty League event in London in February, we spoke with Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall to find out about his career and how Call of Duty “flipped his life around.”

Skrapz has never been one to shy away from telling his truth and explaining how much Call of Duty, the community and the esport means to him, and this rang true as he described his humble beginnings in Manchester, England.

Skrapz explains that he started playing Call of Duty with his brother, Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall, when they were nine years old, frequently occupying their Dad’s PlayStation at any available opportunity, and it escalated when they finally got their own PlayStation each to stop fighting over the shared console.

He goes on to explain how he attended his first local LAN tournament during the Black Ops 3 season and, just months later, was competing at the World Championship event in Los Angeles, an event he describes as “realizing it could become a thing” for him.

Just three years later, the esport has grown drastically and Skrapz found himself in a position with his brother and breakout star of Black Ops 4 Dylan ‘Dylan’ Henderson as sought-after players with plenty of options – and found themselves representing the UK on the biggest stage with the London Royal Ravens.

Finally, Skrapz talks about the real impact CoD has had on him. “My life’s that good, I don’t think it will ever sink in. I remember having nothing. I can do whatever I want. I get up every day and play a video game and get paid for it. It never will settle in, until I retire. It’s the greatest feeling in the world.”

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.