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Splyce Announce Another Major Roster Change as ‘Joshh’ Declares Free Agency

Published: 24/Aug/2018 22:25 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 22:32

by Albert Petrosyan

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Veteran Call of Duty pro player Joshua Lee ‘Joshh’ Sheppard has declared free agency ahead of the Black Ops 4 CWL season.

The longtime EU competitor is the second Splyce player to leave the org in as many days, with former teammate ‘MadCat’ announcing his departure the day before.

Joshh announced that he is no longer a member of Splyce via a tweet he posted on August 24.

I’m no longer apart of @Splyce, it’s been a disappointing few months but the situation was never ideal for anyone involved.
I wish them all the best especially the players @Bance, @jurd and @MadCat, I’m excited to get back playing at a new home with a new challenge.

Joshh joined Splyce from Red Reserve during the May roster change window, marking the second time he had played for the org after a long, two year stint from 2015-2017.

However, his arrival did not do much to help improve Splyce’s results, as the team failed to place higher than top-12 in the three events since the roster change, including a poor 17-24 placing at CWL Champs.

While Joshh will likely have some suitors this off-season, he may find it difficult to join a team that could qualify for the Pro League.

Splyce will also need to do some heavy recruiting of their own, as their roster now consists of only Ben ‘Bance’ Bance and Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale

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One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
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The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.