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Arrow’s Katie Cassidy reveals why Call of Duty is her go-to video game

Published: 22/Nov/2020 14:28

by Emma Soteriou


Arrow star Katie Cassidy has revealed she got back into gaming after playing Call of Duty and would be open to voicing a video game character in the future.

Best known for playing Black Canary in The CW’s Arrow and, later on, Black Siren on The Flash, Katie Cassidy is fully involved in the world of both superheroes and gaming.

She has previously shared her love for video games across social media, with a particular franchise being a favorite of hers, but which one is it?

katie cassidy gaming on instagram
Cassidy took to Instagram: “Where my #COD people at?”

Cassidy’s return to gaming

Having been gaming from a very young age, Katie Cassidy is far from new to the scene. However, in recent years, her love for it has definitely grown again.

In an interview with the Geek House Show, Cassidy gave fans the rundown of the latest games she’s been playing, specifically highlighting Call of Duty as a firm favorite.

“I love Call of Duty!” she said. “I love first-person shooter games. I grew up playing video games – I’m a total gamer. I love Mortal Kombat, Sub-Zero… the thumb blaster in Sub-Zero’s fatality is dope as-.”

The actress continued, explaining what had drawn her back into gaming after being less involved in recent years: “I got back into it because [Call of Duty] had a couch co-op. I think it was Modern Warfare or Black Ops.

“There was a story mode where you could play couch co-op and, at the time I was married, so my ex-husband and I would play and it was actually quite therapeutic to be able to sit there on a team and play.”

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Cassidy also hinted at a return to Twitch too, now that her love for video games has been reignited. She even suggested that she would be open to voicing a character for a video game in the future: “I would love that. I would honestly be so excited, I’d total fangirl over it.”

Catwoman Vs The Joker

As well as discussing her favorite video games, Cassidy also went back to her acting roots, suggesting two other DC characters she would love to have the opportunity to play.

First on her list was Catwoman: “I’ve always been a big fan, Michelle Pfeiffer killed it as Catwoman.”

With Zoe Kravitz having been cast as her for upcoming movie The Batman, it seems Cassidy just missed out this time around, but there’s someone else that she has her eye on too: The Joker.

Martha Wayne as the Joker in DC Comics
DC Comics
Martha Wayne as the Joker in DC Comics

“It would be really cool to play the Joker but as a woman,” said Cassidy. “I think I’d make a pretty good Joker!”

In the Flashpoint comics (and timeline), Bruce Wayne’s mother later becomes a female Joker after his death, so the potential is there for the actress to make this a reality at some point.

Until then, Cassidy is expected to return to her role as Black Canary in an Arrow spin-off – Green Arrow and the Canaries – which is rumored to be in the works.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War players demand change to controversial camo challenge

Published: 1/Dec/2020 22:08

by Michael Gwilliam


Call of Duty players are calling on Treyarch to revamp one of the camo challenges in Black Ops Cold War, Policia, because it relies too heavily on their opponents’ actions.

Anyone who plays Call of Duty should be familiar with camo challenges – weapon skins that are unlocked as players complete certain tasks. These normally range from scoring a certain amount of headshots, picking up double kills, or just simply fragging out.

However, while the community generally loves completing these challenges, there is one in Black Ops Cold War that players are demanding get changed: the science category.

These skins require players to get kills on enemies who are “taking cover from you in multiplayer”; the final unlock in the category, Policia, requires fifty of these kills.

Black Ops Cold War Checkmate
Shooting enemies behind cover is a major drag for some players.

Given the fact that you need your opponents to behave in the exact way you need them to and get behind cover as you kill them, completing this challenge can be a massive chore. So much so that players are calling for Treyarch to change it.

“I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge?” Redditor Dementor8919 asked. “I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you.”

I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge? I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you. from blackopscoldwar

Others agreed and remarked how previous Black Ops games had better challenges.

“Remember the good old days where you had to get hip fire kills?” one user reminisced. “At least there ain’t a camo challenge where you have to get 100 kills whilst being prone, just imagine the camping.”

“Yes please change this! Whoever decided to make this challenge should actually try doing this…it is a pain. Why would they make a challenge where you have no control over it?” another chimed in.

Taking cover in Black Ops Cold War
Will Treyarch change up the camo requirements?

The original post itself ended up getting a lot of traction with over 4,000 up-votes on the site and even earned Reddit awards from users who would also like the camo’s requirements to be tweaked.

So far Treyarch has yet to respond to the post or make any mention of plans to change it, but hopefully, they end up figuring out a method of making the camos more appealing for BOCW players to try and unlock.

Also, if you need help completing any of the gun skin challenges, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War weapon camo guide, which also includes all the steps needed for gold, diamond, and Dark Matter Ultra.