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An unknown UK player only known as ‘Unknown’ reached the quarter-finals in an unknown meta: Trio of UK Hearthstone players finish top 8 at Masters Tour 2022 Onyxia’s Lair hours after new mini-set launches

Three UK Hearthstone players reached top 8 in the Masters Tour 2022 Onyxia’s Lair on the weekend, including an Unknown player (a lesser-known player with a name that’s literally ‘Unknown’). UK players Unknown and DeadDraw – who plays for Team Liquid and had the highest win-rate last year – faced one another in the quarter finals. DeadDraw winning 3-1 to progress to the semi-finals. There, he fell 3-2 to another UK player, Judgement, who progressed to the grand final, only to suffer defeat to Chinese player LoveStorm 3-1. Continue reading An unknown UK player only known as ‘Unknown’ reached the…

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Esports News UK Rewind: 12 Big Interviews of 2021

2021 was a big year for Esports News UK, with editor Dom Sacco taking the site full-time and, with the help of Megalodontus, more interviews were published on the site than ever before. Here are some of our memorable interviews from last year, in no particular order. Interview with Valorant broadcast talent Yinsu Collins and MitchMan ahead of the VCT Stage 2 Masters (May 2021) Valorant came to the fore in 2021 – and a host of talent along with it. Continue reading Esports News UK Rewind: 12 Big Interviews of 2021

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Twitch Takes Traffic Hit Following Streamer Boycott Over Harassment

Yesterday, thousands of streamers abandoned Twitch for 24 hours in protest of its ongoing facilitation of harassment campaigns known as hate raids. While the Amazon-owned streaming platform has yet to implement proposed changes to the controversial raid system, it’s clear what some previously dismissed as a small movement has had a big impact, potentially costing Twitch roughly 22% of its peak concurrent traffic for the day.

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Massive weapon damage nerfs hit Warzone in an effort to increase overall time-to-kill

Raven is rolling out some major changes to the Warzone meta for Season 4 Reloaded, part of a plan to increase the game’s time-to-kill.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded arrives today, and Raven is introducing some fairly drastic changes to the game to celebrate the occasion.Many assault rifles have been hit with quite severe nerfs to torso and headshot multipliers, meaning it’s going to take players longer to kill with those weapons on average.LMGs, meanwhile, are a more mixed bag; some will see headshot damage multipliers increased whereas others will see similar nerfs to the…

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Here’s your first look at the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded roadmap

Mauer Der Toten, the next Zombies map for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, as well as a wealth of new Warzone content, is coming to the game on July 15.Call of Duty fans, there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. A classic Multiplayer map and new modes are coming to Black Ops Cold War, while Warzone is getting its own new objective mode with Payload  – as well as other meta-changing updates.For this update, there will be a download size of approximately 11.4GB to 21.3GB for those who…

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Call of Duty: Warzone gets a new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S texture pack

By Dom Peppiatt 28 June 2021 14:01 GMT Activision and Raven have offered out a new Call of Duty: Warzone texture pack that allows the game to run in 1440p on Xbox One X, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 Pro, and PlayStation 5 consoles.The texture pack is available to download on consoles and PC now, and as per the developer, it’s aimed at making the game playable in 1440p – that’s why you won’t find it on Xbox One or the base PS4 (thanks VGC). Those consoles only output up to 1080p.The texture pack weighs in at roughly 7GB on consoles, and marks…

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Raven and Footpatrol launch exclusive Call of Duty League team collections at pop-up shop in London, with guest appearances from Jukeyz and Angelika

Esports apparel brand Raven and London sneaker destination Footpatrol have launched exclusive merch collections for Call of Duty League teams LA Thieves, London Royal Ravens, OpTic Chicago and Atlanta FaZe. These will be sold exclusively at a retail pop-up in the heart of Soho, London on July 10th 2021. The Raven x Footpatrol pop-up has been created solely for UK fans of the Call of Duty franchise, offering a chance to experience a community-driven activation after more than 18 months of uncertain times. Continue reading Raven and Footpatrol launch exclusive Call of Duty League team collections at pop-up shop in…

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An innocuous Call of Duty Warzone Salt Mines door is killing players, for some reason

By Dom Peppiatt 21 June 2021 17:15 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone seems to have spawned a door that will kill players when they try and pass through it – so you’re probably best off avoiding the Salt Mines for now.Redditor Rxelik has figured out that a specific door in a warehouse in the Salt Mines portion of the map will instantly knock you if you go anywhere near it. The user posted some footage of the offending barrier over on the r/warzone subreddit.Showing solidarity and wanting to prove that The Scary Door is, indeed, deadly, other players flocked to the unlikely…

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Raven interview: Hearthstone caster and ‘UK’s Best Gamer’ on esports streakers, getting reported for how he says ‘Shaman’ and that ragequit in the recent Grandmasters final

Having spent the last two months casting the most recent Hearthstone Grandmasters (which ended in a controversial player ‘ragequit’), Alexander ‘Raven’ Baguley is an experienced UK Hearthstone caster. Raven has a storied history, having played in the old ESL UK & Ireland Hearthstone Premiership and at various Insomnias, before transitioning into casting. Not only that, but he’s run his own events, was crowned the ‘UK’s Best Gamer’, witnessed UK esports’ first streaker and first met ENUK editor Dom Sacco while playing vanilla World of Warcraft some 15 years ago. Continue reading Raven interview: Hearthstone caster and ‘UK’s Best Gamer’ on…

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Warzone developer Raven has now banned over 500,000 players

By Dom Peppiatt 16 May 2021 15:40 GMT Raven Software has been swinging the banhammer once again, and now the total number of banned players in Warzone has risen above 500,000 – or half a million.Cheaters are nothing new to Warzone. Raven Software has been battling with hackers and cheaters pretty much since the game went live. Back in February, we heard the developer had kicked off over 300,000 accounts for cheating, and then in April we heard the studio lament hackers were “ruining some of the [studio’s] best work”.Over the weekend, in another attack against the constant stream of cheaters,…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War gets Nuketown today and double XP for the rest of the week

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:19 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first post-launch map arrives today alongside a new patch.Just as we got done downloading the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War patch, Treyarch is already here with another one. Today’s update is, of course, the one that brings Nuketown ’84 to the game as its first free map.The update arrives on all platforms today at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm GMT – the usual reset time for Call of Duty. This is also when double XP and double weapon XP kick off,…


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta extended for an extra day

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 14:35 GMT This weekend’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta will be extended by an extra 24 hours, Treyarch and Activision have confirmed.This weekend saw the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta go live across all platforms the game is set to launch on – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.During the beta, Activision sent emails out to players, urging them to solve a series of cryptic messages that sort-of tie into the game’s Cold War setting. 🚨OPEN BETA EXTENDED🚨 Thanks to the code-breaking efforts of our incredible community,…


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer beta tips: new Scorestreak, longer TTK, Wild Cards and more

Welcome to what’s going to be a decidedly different Call of Duty experience than the one millions of us have been playing for a year. The Black Ops Cold War beta is here, and it’s where most players will form their first impressions with this year’s game.Some things operate on feel, and others, well, we can let you know of ahead of time to save you some of the trouble. In the few tips to follow, we’ll cover everything from moment-to-moment changes from Modern Warfare, to Black Ops Cold War’s new quirks. This may be a harder transition compared to…


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War actually has an FOV slider on all platforms

PC players won’t be the only ones able to tweak their FOV in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is doing what the vast majority of shooters do not: offer an FOV slider on consoles. This is one of several changes made based on alpha feedback, and will be available in the game’s beta and beyond.An FOV slider, for those unfamiliar, allows the player to widen their peripheral vision. A wider FOV means you get to see more around the edges of the screen, but makes targets at a distance smaller, and the…