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Trading kills in a 1v1 on Black Ops 4 SnD leads to a weird and unexpected outcome

Published: 16/Oct/2018 18:36 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 18:39

by Albert Petrosyan


Still in its early days of release, the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 title has its share of glitches and flaws, one of which involves 1v1 situations in the Search and Destroy mode.

Generally in Call of Duty history, 1v1s in SnD can be intense, since the last surviving player from each team go head to head with a crucial round point at stake. 

However, an odd glitch in Black Ops 4 allows players in a 1v1 situation to trade each other, and thus giving each team an additional point to their round count.

This oddity was on display in a 5v5 match that the new look OpTic Gaming roster was playing, with Team EnVy’s Huke filling in for Karma. 

With the round count sitting at 4-2 in favor of OpTic, TJHaLy and ‘OnyxWC’ traded each other in their 1v1, with the kill-feed showing the two having eliminated each other, after which the round count showed 5-3.

On paper, even though both teams get a round, this scenario benefits the team that is ahead in the round count, since it brings that team closer to winning six rounds and claiming victory.

Even in the clip above, the excitement in the OpTic players’ voices can be easily heard, since TJ was in a 1v3 and the trade allowed them to salvage the round, even though the opposite team also earned a point. 

Perhaps the most interesting scenario would be in a round 11, in which both teams would have won five rounds and thus, theoretically, this type of trade would get both teams to six rounds. 

As of now, it is not clear whether this is a glitch or something added to the game intentionally, although it would be unlikely for Treyarch to have altered SnD in such a fundamental way.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.