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Splyce Reveal The Newest Member of Their Call of Duty Pro Team

Published: 11/May/2018 18:53 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:52

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American based esports organization Splyce have revealed the newest member of their Call of Duty roster.

The team announced on May 11th that they have acquired the services of Joshua-Lee ‘Joshh’ Sheppard, who will be joining Splyce for the second time in his career.

The announcement came via the org’s official Twitter page, which also included highlights from Joshh’s previous stint with Splyce during the Black Ops 3 CWL season.

 

The former Red Reserve player joins a roster of established veterans that include Ben ‘Bance’ Bance, Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley, and Dylan ‘MadCat’ Daly.

After the roster move was made official, Joshh took to his own Twitter account to relay a message to the rest of the competitive Call of Duty community.

 

After a poor performance and a 17-20th placing at the recent CWL Seattle event, Splyce decided to make a change and dropped former player Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren.

They knew that the empty roster spot needed to be filled by experienced talent, and it was perfect timing that Joshh was made available after leaving Red Reserve. 

Joshh and Splyce will hope that him being back in the familiar gold and black colors will be just what the team needs to reach the next level.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone Oct 28 update nerfs JAK-12 shotgun: patch notes

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:32

by Theo Salaun

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A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone patch, deployed on October 28, nerfs Season 6’s JAK-12 shotgun while addressing a few bugged issues across Verdansk and multiplayer playlists.

The R9-0 shotgun with Dragon’s Breath rounds may be the most popular shottie in Call of Duty right now, following nerfs to the Origin-12, but it’s not the one Infinity Ward is most concerned with fixing. Instead, the developers have tuned the JAK-12, explicitly addressing two of its attachments: the Drum Mags and FRAG-12 Ammo.

While players, and particularly Warzone fans, may feel that the R9-0 is the hefty close-quarters gun most worthy of adjustments, Infinity Ward have gotten ahead of the curve and looked to fix its recent peer. The two nerfs to the JAK-12 contrastingly impact its mobility when stocked with a drum and its firing rate when stocked with the somewhat-recently buffed shotgun slugs.

Elsewhere, the developers have made some changes to playlists due to bugs and fixed some exploits. Unfortunately, Shipment still remains off of the menu.

JAK-12 loadout
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This JAK-12 loadout is an absolute monster in close-quarter firefights

In Season 6, Infinity Ward buffed shotgun slugs so that they would feel more accurate and register hits at further ranges. This, coupled with the surprising efficiency of the JAK-12’s drums, likely prompted the nerfs to both sorts of ammunition attachments. But, with 8-R Dragon’s Breath rounds still available, the gun hasn’t been rendered unusable.

As for the other adjustments made with this patch, they mostly surround smaller bugs and exploits. In Verdansk, a Warzone bunker has been reopened, a Zombie Royale exploit has been fixed, and Durable Gas Masks have been removed (but they were already very rare anyway). In multiplayer, the pumpkin heads are back in action while Snipers Only (TDM) has been removed from the playlist due to a bug, with Gunfight – Snipers Only (3v3) taking its place.

October 28 full patch notes

WEAPONS:

  • JAK-12:
    • Reduced movement and ADS speed on JAK-12 Drum Mags
    • Reduced rate of fire on JAK-12 FRAG-12 ammo
    • Updating the JAK-12 FRAG-12 ammo description to say ‘slugs’

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Fix for an issue where the code for Bunker 3 wasn’t functioning as intended
  • Fix for an issue with the Riot Shield that would only occur when players obtained the pumpkin head after getting 3+ kills (pumpkin heads are back on!)
  • Fix for an exploit in Zombie Royale
  • Temporarily removing the Durable Gas Masks from Warzone
  • Removing Snipers Only (TDM) while we fix a bug. We’ll be replacing this mode with Gunfight – Snipers Only (3v3)