Who Belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty Esports? - Dexerto
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Who Belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty Esports?

Published: 8/May/2018 2:40 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:49

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty esports has had a rich history full of big names and top performers that have all contributed to the immense growth of the scene into becoming what it is today.

With so many superstar and championship caliber players that have graced the competitive scene of Call of Duty, it is nearly impossible to single out who are the best of the best.

Reddit user ‘Jasonfive7’ posed this question on the CoDCompetitive subreddit page, opening up an interesting discussion.

Who would you have if a ‘Mount Rushmore’ of CoD was made? Mine would be Nadeshot, Crimsix, Karma and Scump.

Of course, for those who are not aware, Mount Rushmore is a mountain into which a large sculpture is carved that depicts four of the greatest presidents in US history.

Therefore, the term has been made used when referring to the four greatest names in a profession, particularly in sports.

The names that the Reddit post mentions all have strong grounds to be in the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty.

While he was never considered the best, Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s success and electric leadership is the reason why he remains one of the most iconic names in the esport’s history. 

Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has a record 32 major tournament wins, and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is the only player with three CoD Championship rings.

Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, aside from his 28 tournament wins, is often considered to be one of the most talented and dominant players of his generation.

The recently split OpTic Gaming dynasty roster featured three players that could all claim a spot on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty.

 

However, longtime competitors and former World Champions Patrick ‘Aches’ Price, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, Raymond ‘Rambo’ Lussier, Will ‘BigTymer’ Johnson, and others all could make a strong case that they too belong.

What about players who have retired to become organization owners, such as Team EnVy’s Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail and OpTic Gaming’s Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez? Those two have certainly been huge contributors to the growth of CoD esports.

All in all, it certainly is difficult to separate four names above the rest in competitive CoD.

Be sure to tweet us who you think belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Call of Duty.

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Activision
Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.