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How to watch Bud Light’s Battle of the Best ft. shroud, DrLupo, more

Published: 2/Sep/2020 15:06 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 15:29

by Daniel Cleary

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Bud Light Seltzer has announced an upcoming tournament which will see sixteen of the top streamers competing across four different games in the Battle of the Best! Here’s what you’ll need to watch the action live.

There has been plenty of competitive action in the streaming world this year, with top stars facing off against each other in titles like Warzone, Valorant, and even Fall Guys.

Now, Bud Light has recently revealed that they will be hosting a tournament that will see some of the top streamers compete across four different games in the one event, dubbed “Battle of the Best.”

What is the Bud Light Battle of the Best?

The Battle of the Best is a tournament that will feature sixteen streamers, with some of the biggest gaming stars confirmed to be competing.

The event will be span from September 1-4, with action on multiple games – but only one streamer can walk away as the champion.

Bud Light has also announced that the titles the streamers will be competing in are Call of Duty Warzone, Halo 3, Golf with Friends, and Fall Guys.

How to watch Battle of the Best

Bud Light Seltzer’s multi-game event starts on September 1, immediately kicking things off with bracket play in the quarter-finals.

While Bud Light is streaming the competition on their official Twitch channel, with commentary from the likes of Puckett and Goldenboy, those competing will also stream their own POVs.

Viewers will be able to tune into the tournament, with the broadcast starting live each day at 4PM PST / 7 PM EST / 12 AM BST over the course of the event.

Official Bud Light Twitch stream

Battle of the Best standings – Quarter finals

Throughout each stage of the competition, the streamers will receive points for performing well in each game, before their scores get tallied up to determine who makes it to the next round.

You can find the current standings of streamers and their points ahead of Day 2 below.

Ranking Streamer Points
1-4 TimTheTatman 20
1-4 Snip3down 20
1-4 Vernnotice 20
1-4 AvaGG 20
5-8 shroud 15
5-8 Gold Glove 15
5-8 Jordan Fisher 15
5-8 Bnans 15
9-12 Cloakzy 10
9-12 ActionJaxon 10
9-12 Anthony Kongphan 10
9-12 Autumn 10
13-16 DrLupo 5
13-16 King George 5
13-16 Alexia Raye 5
13-16 Jonsandman 5

Who is competing in the Battle of the Best?

The Battle of the Best will feature 16 of the top gaming content creators as captains and the lineup is stacked with notable streamers for viewers to follow.

Streamers like shroud, TimtheTatman, DrLupo, and Cloakzy have all been confirmed so far and will be looking to earn bragging rights over one another in the competition.

However, as some of the games could require these streamers to create recruit more stars to play on their team, there might be more big names confirmed shortly. You can find the full list of the confirmed streamers below.

Battle of the Best captains

  • TimtheTatman
  • Shroud
  • DrLupo
  • Cloakzy
  • Jordan Fisher
  • King George
  • GoldGlove
  • QuarterJade
  • Bnans
  • Jonsandman
  • ActionJaxon
  • Autumn
  • Vernnotice
  • Snipedown
  • Avagg
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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.