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100 Thieves x Rogue Company collection: skins, weapon camos, release date

Published: 29/Sep/2020 21:50 Updated: 29/Sep/2020 21:57

by Theo Salaun


Shortly after teasing a collaboration on skins with Rogue Company, 100 Thieves revealed their branded in-game outfit and weapon skins for the emerging third-person shooter.

Rogue Company debuted as a third-person, multiplayer shooter from Hi-Rez Studios in a July 20 closed beta and is expected to unveil with a full release later in 2020. The game, which will feature cross-play and cross-progression across PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, has ramped up in its collaborations with content creators.

Following teasers of a map designed in conjunction with star streamer Dr Disrespect, 100 Thieves are also partnering with Hi-Rez to deploy branded skins for four of the game’s characters, which will come out on Sept. 30.

As Nadeshot suggested, his team has been “cooking up something incredible” with the multiplayer title’s developers, which understandably drove massive interest and curiosity from both the org’s and game’s fan bases.

In a classic, staggered continuation of that hype, 100T served up one skin collaboration per day, starting with Dima, one of Rogue Company’s more popular characters.

100T x Rogue Company: Dima

Straight off the creative grill, innumerable fire emoji replies confirm that fans consider this cosmetic absolute heat. Dima is rocking the organization’s classic black, white, and red color scheme in a tough streetwear look that matches the aesthetic Nadeshot’s group has been pushing since the brand’s inception in November 2017.

100 ThievesFirst look at 100 Thieves’ upcoming outfit skin for Dima, one of Rogue Company’s more popular characters.

100T x Rogue Company: Phantom

The second skin revealed is for one of Rogue Company’s more popular female characters, Phantom. It features a slick jumpsuit, with the red, black, and white colorway as well as some subtle design markings and a nice 100T logo slapped on the back.

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The 100 Thieves x Rogue Company Phantom skin, featuring a smooth design.

100T x Rogue Company: Saint

Third up was Rogue Company’s in-house physician Saint. His trademark green dreadlocks have now been dyed blood red to fit with the 100 Thieves colors, and his red and white jumpsuit definitely matches. A 100T logo placed on his back does a nice job of tying it all together, but there’s no sign of his drone or any changes to it. Hopefully, they didn’t neglect the most important part of Saint’s kit.

100T x Rogue Company: Ronin

Finally, the game’s cover girl herself Ronin was the fourth one to get the custom esports skin treatment. The Rogue continues to be the most stylish of them all with a branded 100 Thieves jacket that looks like it could have come from the org’s gear store itself. The Duelist is already one of the most popular characters among players, so expect to see quite a bit of this cosmetic when the new line finally comes out.

Rogue Company 100T Ronin Skin
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Ronin is the poster girl for Rogue Company, so of course, she wasn’t going to be left out.

100T x Rogue Company: Weapon skins

If you thought that Rogue skins were all that were coming with the 100 Thieves collaboration, well, you thought wrong because the game will be coming out with a weapon wrap for every gun and melee in the game branded with the org’s logo and colors.

100 Thieves Rogue Company Weapon skins
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All the weapon skins coming with the Rogue Company X 100 Thieves collab.

The melee weapons especially stand out and are instantly some of the coolest cosmetics in the game. Just imagine tossing that stylish 100 Thieves katana into the back of an unsuspecting enemy during a round, or finishing off an opponent with what might be the first-ever esports branded baseball bat.

100 Thieves Rogue Company melee skins
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There’s also an exclusive spray included in the 100 Thieves pack.

Like we mentioned earlier, the 100 Thieves outfits and weapon skins are coming out on Sept. 30, but certain details like price, availability, and more are still unknown.

While this isn’t Rogue Company’s first collaboration with a content creator or influencer, it is the first time an esports organization has had their logos emblazoned upon in-game characters with exclusive cosmetic items.

One has to wonder if that means 100 Thieves is considering getting more involved in the new competitive shooter, even possibly as an esports team following the game’s full release.

Call of Duty

Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre


Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.