World Champion ACHES Explains Why Changing to 5v5 This Season Could Ruin CoD Esports - Dexerto
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World Champion ACHES Explains Why Changing to 5v5 This Season Could Ruin CoD Esports

Published: 30/Aug/2018 23:24 Updated: 30/Aug/2018 23:27

by Albert Petrosyan

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Evil Geniuses pro Call of Duty player Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price believes that switching to 5v5 for competitive CoD would be disastrous for the esport.

The longtime veteran, who is fresh off winning the 2018 CWL Championship, has been adamantly petitioning for the format to remain 4v4 after rumors and speculation have recently surfaced suggesting that the CWL was considering switching things to 5v5.

ACHES explained his position via a series of tweets on August 30, after OpTic Gaming content creator ‘Hitch’ also tweeted about the topic.

Will be absolutely baffled if it does. Such a disrespectful move tbh. Puts everyone in a shitty situation + have to create a team on based on an entirely new dynamic, stretches budgets and players make less. Orgs with $$ will be able to afford 5 superstars, AM scene can’t compete.

The conversation continued on Twitter as several other began contributing their own point of view on the matter. 

ACHES did reveal that he was not entirely opposed to the notion, but rather felt that if a change that massive was going to be implemented, it should be done after players and organizations were notified well in advance.

I’m ok with 5v5, IF ITS WITH A YEAR NOTICE, and there’s a guaranteed structure planned out and guaranteed for years to come.

Although the elite tier of today’s competitive CoD players would likely be good enough to adapt to 5v5, ACHES’ arguments do make sense in terms of team logistics and finances.

As a long-time competitor in the pro scene, ACHES has been through virtually every scenario and is likely just trying to look out for his fellow players, who are trying to either sustain or build a career in CoD esports, whether they be established stars or up-and-coming and fringe players trying to break into the top ranks.

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Warzone Zombies ‘black screen’ glitch makes it impossible to see

Published: 21/Oct/2020 12:03

by Jacob Hale

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The Zombie Royale mode in Warzone was barely a few hours old before frustrating glitches and bugs started popping up — and one of them is just giving players a black screen, making it impossible to see or play properly.

Whenever a new update or patch arrives in Warzone, or any game for that matter, there are likely to be some issues, whether it be balancing, servers or something similar.

That said, it’s usually something you can gloss over and not worry too much about until the next patch — but this doesn’t quite come under that category.

While the map for the new Zombie Royale mode is set at night time, some players are getting a little more darkness than they bargained for.

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Zombie Royale sees players fighting off — and even becoming — zombies, in Modern Warfare’s Halloween event.

It wasn’t long before players realized that occasionally they would drop into the mode and be plunged into total darkness, with what people are referring to as the “black screen” glitch.

As shown in the video below — and from accounts by other players — the screen goes completely black except for the HUD, which doesn’t provide massive help when traversing Verdansk and engaging in gunfights.

It essentially gives the players affected no chance of winning their fights, barring some sort of miracle or some incredible callouts from teammates, making it almost impossible to win games.

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As you can see in the above video, there are a couple of ways to get rid of the black screen, but they’re not exactly helpful.

One method is to look through the Spotter Scope, which gives you your vision back and can at least be used to see where you are, and you also lose the black screen bug when you become a zombie, which kind of nullifies the point of the game mode in the first place.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing this bug, but expect Infinity Ward to be looking for a fix imminently — with any luck, this problem shouldn’t affect players for too much longer.