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UK Viewing Party for Call of Duty World Championship at the Ricoh Arena Organized by Splyce and Wasps Rugby

Published: 27/Jul/2018 9:26

by Calum Patterson

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A UK viewing party for the Call of Duty Championships has been organized, thanks to Splyce and Wasps Rugby, for fans across the pond to watch all the action from the biggest event of the season with a crowd.

With the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship taking place in Colombus, Ohio, most UK fans will miss out on the event in person due to the travel costs.

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But this year, UK fans need not resign to watching it alone on stream at home, as this year you will be able to head to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, home to Wasps Rugby, to watch the event with a crowd.

The event will run for three days of the five day tournament, Friday August 17 to Sunday 19, and you can choose to attend all of some of the days over the weekend.

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In addition to watching the event with a crowd of passionate EU fans, there will also be other activities planned.

“Come join Splyce and the rest of the Call of Duty World League UK teams at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for a viewing party.

We will have Giveaways, Vendor Booths, Tournaments, Raffles and much much more! Esports are just better as a shared experience, so come join us in celebrating CWL Champs!”

In total, there will be 11 European teams in attendance at Champs, of which eight are from the UK or have UK players on the roster.

The top EU teams, Red Reserve, UNILAD and of course Splyce, will be the favorites to cause an upset over the North American favorites.

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Judging by the incredible crowd and atmosphere at the CWL Birmingham Open earlier in the season, the UK fans should have this event lively and entertaining, and well worth the ticket price.

Tickets cost only £10 per day, or you can buy the three day pass for £25. Buy tickets here.

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce

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After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.

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Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.

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As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.

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The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

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The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.

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