Winless Tainted Minds Get Shock Upset Victory Over OpTic Gaming at the CWL Pro League, Including an Insane Comeback in CTF - Dexerto
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Winless Tainted Minds Get Shock Upset Victory Over OpTic Gaming at the CWL Pro League, Including an Insane Comeback in CTF

Published: 11/Jul/2018 21:23 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:56

by Albert Petrosyan


In a stunning turn of events, Tainted Minds has pulled off a shocking upset victory over OpTic Gaming in Division B of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.

The Australian based CoD team came into their match against the North American giants on July 11th as heavy underdogs, having lost every single one of their nine Pro League matches up to that point.

There were warning signs right from the start of the match, as Tainted Minds took the first Hardpoint on Gibraltar to put themselves up 1-0.

After OpTic’s victory in the subsequent S&D tied up the series, the Australians produced a miracle in the Game 3 CTF,  capturing five flags in three minutes in the second half of play to come back from a 1-5 deficit and win 6-5.

The Game 4 Hardpoint on London Docks was not close, as an angry OpTic squad asserted themselves to win 250-49.

However, Tainted Minds were able to hang around much closer in the Game 5 S&D on Sainte Marie Du Mont, and managed to get things to a Round 11, which they clutched up to win and secure the 3-2 series victory.

While the now 1-9 Tainted Minds are nowhere close to competing for a Playoff spot in Division B, this victory will be huge for their morale and confidence, especially for a team that had to go through qualifiers to even play in the Pro League.

On the flip side, although they are heavy favorites to qualify for the Playoffs, OpTic will rue losing to a winless team. At 6-3, they now sit a full game behind Rise Nation for the top seed, and this loss could ultimately prove to be the difference.

For all Division B scores, schedules, rosters, standings, and live-stream, make sure to visit our dedicated CWL Pro League Stage 2 hub.

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale


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
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.