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ZooMaa and SlasheR go back and forth over ‘gentleman’s agreements’ in Black Ops 4

Published: 20/Nov/2018 23:03 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 0:01

by Wyatt Donigan

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Gentleman’s agreements in Call of Duty have been at issue for years and it seems like things are only starting to heat up as we get closer to the first Black Ops 4 open event in Las Vegas.

As the debate over gentleman’s agreements continue within the competitive CoD community, FaZe Clan’s Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto has made it clear he isn’t a fan of them. 

After going on an extended rant on his Twitch stream, in which he called GAs a “joke” and saying that he was “tired of it,” ZooMaa has continued the conversation on Twitter. 

While responding to a fan who was wondering why people have seemingly zeroed in on the grapple as the item of contention, ZooMaa had this to say: “Let’s talk about the double grip ICR no flinch, the all purpose Maddox, and the back pocket Mozu aka shotgun. Don’t see me trying to GA those things.”

This prompted 100 Thieves’ Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat to respond, alluding to the fact that many feel he’s behind some of the proposed GA’s saying : “Well since I make all the rules why would I ban those things!? Cmon I need to cater to myself to stay relevant.”

The two then seemed to disagree over whether the Saug SMG needed to be included in the list of GA’d weapons, with SlasheR saying it needed to go while ZooMaa hinted that it should be left alone since it’s “the worst / most inconsistent gun.”

At this point, SlasheR brought up the fact that he feels ZooMaa and others are circulating a false narrative about him wanting to create many GAs, to which ZooMaa told Slasher it seems to him “whenever there’s something you don’t like, it ‘needs to go.’”

SlasheR responds by saying that “it’s not a matter of [him] liking something or not, it’s what I think is better for comp.”

SlasheR then ends the debate by saying that he doesn’t “need a ruleset to be good,” while ZooMa doubles down on the fact that he feels some “people’s opinions [mean] more than others.”

The GA conversation in the community first came to a head when OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner mentioned on his stream that teams were refusing to play them if they used Ruin’s ‘grapple hook.’

ZooMaa then thrust the issue back into the forefront with his rant on Twitch just a couple days before the above exchange with SlasheR.

While gentleman’s agreements are technically against the rules set forth by the CWL, that hasn’t stopped players from making them anyways for the last few years.

Changes have already been made to the CWL ruleset, but it seems as though players will continue to have varying opinions of whether the base ruleset is sufficient.

With only a couple weeks left until CWL Vegas on December 7, this likely won’t be the last we hear on the matter.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.