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SlasheR hits back as Methodz mocks OpTic’s CDL position

Published: 4/Mar/2020 17:43 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 16:26

by Scott Robertson

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Toronto Ultra’s Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni took a shot at OpTic Gaming Los Angeles and their winless start to the 2020 Call of Duty League, but former world champion Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat came right back at him.

Trash talk goes hand-in-hand with the professional Call of Duty scene, but if you come at one of the all-time greats, you’d better not miss.

During a March 3 stream of Modern Warfare, Chicago Huntsmen star Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper was streaming his warmups in Ground War with several other pro players in a call.

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FormaL was warming up in Ground War when the banter began..

With too many players for a 5v5 match, someone had to be dropped, and Ultra’s Methodz suggested that perhaps the decision should be made on current Call of Duty League standings.

“It’s funny because some players being kept have zero CDL points.” When someone asked him to name players, Zinni replied, “I don’t want to do it but I will, Austin [SlasheR] has zero CDL points.”

Barely a second passed before the 2016 World Champion fired back. “At least I have ten times your earnings,” SlasheR replied, prompting a surprised response from the group.

There is some truth to both of their points. OpTic LA have gotten off to a very slow start, having not yet won a series in CDL. SlasheR is one of the scene’s highest all-time earners, ranking sixth all-time on the with over $623,370.

But Methodz made it clear that the past is the past, and that he’s focused on the now. “Everybody’s freaking out but the past is the past, and all I know is I got some [CDL] points alright? So you can say “ohhhh” all you want but I’m happy with where I am in life, fuck you.”

Unfortunately, it will be some time before the two players face off after this little bit of banter, as OGLA and Toronto Ultra aren’t scheduled to be at the same event until week 7 of CDL, at the Florida Home Series in April.

Both teams will look to have improved their forms by then, as the two rosters sit in the bottom two of the league’s standings. Ultra are next-to-last with a 1-5 record, while OGLA are in dead last at 0-4.

OpTic will look to pick up their first win against a potentially new-look LA Guerrillas at their shared LA home series on March 7-8, which you can follow along with our coverage hub here.

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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.