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Skrapz reveals plans for Black Ops Cold War if he can’t play in CDL

Published: 11/Sep/2020 11:42

by Daniel Cleary

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Former London Royal Ravens star Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall has explained his plans for the 2021 Call of Duty League season if he doesn’t manage to find a team.

The inaugural year of the Call of Duty League saw the London Royal Ravens, with strong performances from the Marshall twins, Skrapz and Wuskin, making it to the semi-finals in the most prestigious event of the year, the CDL Championship.

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Despite not picking up a Home Series win during the season, Skrapz has still been one of the top Call of Duty pros in recent years but he surprised his fans after revealing that he might not get a team for Black Ops Cold War.

Following Treyarch’s announcement of Black Ops Cold War, CDL rosters have been confirmed to shrink to four starting players a team, and the change will see many pro players miss out on a spot next year.

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Skrapz and wuskin celebrating on CDL stage
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Skrapz revealed that he could miss out on a CDL roster spot.

Skrapz reveals plans for 2021 Call of Duty League season

While much of the roster action is expected to be finalized in the coming days, with contracts expiring on September 13, Skrapz admitted that there is a chance he might not get picked up for the 2021 season.

The Call of Duty star has now revealed what he might do if he doesn’t find a squad, sharing that he could be spending his time streaming instead.

“If we don’t get something sorted it’s all good,” he explained, tweeting out about his potential options, “will [probably] take the year off and stream.”

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While most players would opt to compete in the challenger circuit, CDL fans might not see Skrapz compete at all during the Black Ops Cold War season.

Skrapz has had success streaming Warzone in recent months and, with the battle royale confirmed to be sticking around in the next Black Ops title, it could be the perfect avenue for the CoD pro.

Although many fans would love to see Skrapz competing on the main stage in 2021, it is still unclear just how these CDL rosters will pan out ahead of Black Ops Cold War’s release.

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce

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After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.

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Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.

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As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.

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The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

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The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.

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