Sources Indicate Methodz is the Key to OpTic, Luminosity and FaZe Lineups in Latest CoD Rostermania News - Dexerto
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Sources Indicate Methodz is the Key to OpTic, Luminosity and FaZe Lineups in Latest CoD Rostermania News

Published: 1/May/2018 18:16 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 17:34

by Calum Patterson

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The Call of Duty roster change period between CWL Seattle and Stage Two of the CWL Pro League could be the wildest one yet.

If you’re not sitting comfortably, we suggest you sit down and brace yourself for the latest twist in a very complicated transfer period that involves plenty of moving parts.

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Following Activision creating the CoD World League, major organizations began to pay more interest in the competitive Call of Duty scene, and alongside roster locks for tournaments such as the Pro League, contractual obligations also followed suit.

This new way of doing business came as something of a culture shock to players who had previously been allowed to roam freely among teams, but following the lead of traditional sports, buyouts and trades have become common practice.

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The current OpTic Gaming Call of Duty team has been together for over three years after forming during the Advanced Warfare season, however, they’re not the dominant force they once were.

Having failed to win a single event during the WWII season, and only reaching the grand final once, following a top 16 placement at CWL Seattle a rumor began that the team would be splitting.

At the time of writing there has been no official confirmation, but reputable sources close to Dexerto have revealed the current situation features a twist that no one expected.

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It’s believed that when Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni was sold to Team Kaliber from Rise Nation for an undisclosed fee, there was a timeframe given to tK in order to make the payment. Due to tK failing to pay on time, Rise Nation are now attempting to sell Methodz’ contract to OpTic Gaming.

DexertoAnthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni could be the key to rostermania.

OpTic, who are believed to be keeping Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter from their former team, will use Methodz in a trade to acquire the services of Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto from FaZe Clan. This entire exchange will then lead to the final trade of Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper to Luminosity for Sam ‘Octane’ Larew.

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It’s worth noting that this trade could fall through due to the large number of moving parts required in order to make it work. Our source didn’t have any indication either as to where Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow would end up, or who would replace Methodz in the Team Kaliber lineup should a deal be struck.

OpTic Gaming (Rumored)

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  • Seth ‘Scump’ Abner
  • Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter
  • Sam ‘Octane’ Larew
  • Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto

FaZe Clan (Rumored)

  • Dillon ‘Attach’ Price
  • Chris ‘Replays’ Crowder
  • Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner
  • Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni

Luminosity Gaming (Rumored)

  • Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan
  • John ‘John’ Perez
  • Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry
  • Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper
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NICKMERCS reveals his “overpowered” JAK-12 Warzone loadout

Published: 16/Oct/2020 16:49 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 16:51

by James Busby

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is back at it again with his loadout guides and this time he has revealed his best JAK-12 setup for Call of Duty: Warzone, demonstrating just how overpowered this new shotgun is.

The JAK-12 (AA-12) is the latest gun to make an appearance in Modern Warfare and it seems to already be wreaking havoc in Warzone. This comes just weeks after Activision nerfed the Origin 12. In fact, a lot of players are now using the JAK-12 as an overpowered replacement. Not only does this deadly shotgun offer incredible amounts of close quarters burst damage, it can also make short work of any long-range opponents. 

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As a result, the JAK-12 Shotgun has been picked up by both pro and casual players thanks to its fantastic kill potential. It’s certainly not hard to see why this iconic Modern Warfare 2 shotgun has been so prevalent across the frozen fields of Verdansk. If you’re after a shotgun that is both incredibly easy to use and extremely powerful, then this loadout will give you the edge needed to grab a Warzone win.

Best JAK-12 Warzone loadout

JAK-12 loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
This JAK-12 loadout is an absolute monster in close-quarter firefights
  • Muzzle: Choke
  • Barrel: ZLR J-3600 TORRENT
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip 
  • Ammunition: 8-R Dragon’s Breath 

Nick’s loadout aims to bolster the JAK-12’s close-quarters damage, giving players the damage they need to wipe out multiple targets when breaching buildings. This setup is completely different from the IceManIsaac loadout we covered, which focused on using the explosive frag rounds to maximize the gun’s ranged capabilities.

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While taking out foes with explosive rounds is always going to be incredibly fun, Nick’s loadout will leave your enemies burnt to a crisp. The 8-R Dragon’s Breath rounds chew through even the hardiest foes, quickly melting through any armor plates in seconds. 

Incendiary rounds continually spark heated debates in the CoD community, especially since they can hit multiple targets and greatly impede your vision when hit by them. However, this build is all about bolstering these red hot bullets. 

Both the Choke and ZLR J-3600 TORRENT create a tighter bullet spread and increase the JAK-12’s damage range, allowing you to begin firing off lethal rounds much sooner than most close-range shotgun builds. 

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Meanwhile, the Tac Laser greatly increases the gun’s ADS speed. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever need to ADS with the JAK-12, but it’s good to have the option available when you wish to deliver a few molten rounds to an enemy’s head. Lastly, the loadout rounds things off with the Merc Foregrip. This trusty underbarrel attachment reduces the JAK-12’’s recoil and further reduces the gun ADS time. 


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