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6 players to watch during CDL New York

Published: 8/Jul/2020 18:14

by Andy Williams

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The Call of Duty League moves to the East Coast for its next Home Series, as the New York Subliners are set to host their first event of this inaugural season.

After a three-week break, players are eager to get back into the swing of things and finish off the season strong as we edge closer to the CDL’s postseason.

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With Florida Mutineers hot on the heels of Atlanta FaZe, the FaZe boys will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the CDL standings during Subliners’ Home Series.

Although, plenty of teams will be looking to rain on Atlanta’s parade. But which players need to go big to give them a fighting chance this weekend? We’ve rounded up the six players to keep an eye on during CDL New York.

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Makenzie ‘Mack’ Kelley (New York Subliners)

New York Subliners' Mack.
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Mack has turned things around for New York Subliners.

There’s no denying that Mack has been Subliners’ saving grace this season. After introducing the youngster to the squad, the squad has turned their early season woes around — reaching the playoffs in 3/4 events since his introduction.

With the 18-year-old dominating the killfeed in almost every respawn map, the Subliners have been saved an otherwise subpar season — now finding themselves in the middle of the pack after turning things around.

If Mack continues to run riot on the sticks this weekend, New York might just be contenders to take the whole thing… And where better to secure your first CDL event win than at your Home Series?

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Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon (Chicago Huntsmen)

Chicago Huntsmen's Envoy.
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Is Envoy the key to Chicago Huntsmen’s success?

One of the Call of Duty League’s hottest talents struggled to find his groove during Huntsmen’s last outing at CDL Minnesota, where a game five upset at the hands of Los Angeles Guerrillas forced the star-studded lineup to an early exit, despite winning the previous event in CDL Seattle.

While on paper, the Chicago Huntsmen have one of the more stacked lineups in Call of Duty history, something isn’t quite clicking and has led to a slew of inconsistencies throughout the season.

That something might just be Envoy. When he’s fragging out, the Huntsmen are seemingly unstoppable, so if Hannon manages to get back into the swing of things after a lengthy break from the action, the Huntsmen could find themselves in contention for yet another CDL title.

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Adam ‘GodRx’ Brown (Minnesota RØKKR)

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Can GodRx lead RØKKR back to winning ways?

Despite getting off to a hot start during the offline events, GodRx has struggled to transition to life online. Comparing the squad’s earlier performances to their more recent ones following the change is like looking at night and day.

Just a glance at GodRx’s stats tell you that he’s still grappling with the logistics of online play, as the RØKKR Flex player has gone from posting pub-stomping numbers to barely chalking up a positive K/D. After crashing out of their own Home Series in dead last, GodRx will be pivotal in turning things around for Minnesota.

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Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner (Atlanta FaZe)

Atlanta FaZe's Priestahh.
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Priestahh will need to rediscover his mojo during CDL New York.

Priestahh finds himself in our list for the second consecutive event, and not for the right reasons. Despite being one of the most mechanically gifted players in the league, he’s another player who’s struggling to get to grips with online events.

While CDL Paris was an improvement from his previous event, he’s yet to rediscover the event-winning stride that added to Atlanta’s ‘untouchable’ aura. If the Atlanta FaZe SMG steps up this weekend, it’s hard to think of a team that can stand in their way.

Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall (London Royal Ravens)

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Skrapz has been turning up big for Royal Ravens and will be looking to lead his squad to their first event win this weekend.

Skrapz’ twin brother, Bradley ‘Wuskin’ Marshall, has been stealing all of the headlines for himself of late. Royal Ravens’ Main AR has undoubtedly been the star of their season so far, but that is entirely supplemented by Skrapz’ selfless work around the objective.

Although, when Skrapz is on form, the Royal Ravens seem to follow suit. Should the Brits want to make it out of CDL New York’s ‘group of death’ and into the Playoffs, Skrapz will have to deliver.

Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic (Los Angeles Guerrillas)

Los Angeles Guerrillas' Blazt.
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Blazt has found his feet, but can LA Guerrillas follow suit?

While Los Angeles Guerrillas have struggled to get into any kind of rhythm throughout the season, Blazt has most definitely been the team’s silver lining. Despite a flurry of roster changes near the start of the season, the Guerrillas find themselves tied bottom of the standings.

But, while their placement at the foot of the table is nothing to shout about, their recent performance at CDL Minnesota is. Guerrillas made it to their first Playoffs of the season, after seeing off Huntsmen in a five-map thriller. Blazt and co. also took Atlanta FaZe right down to the wire and will be looking to carry over their form into Subliners’ Home Series.


There’s plenty on the line for everyone participating in CDL New York, so watch out for all of the above players, who are destined to play a big role in their team’s success.

Stay tuned into our CDL coverage to ensure that you don’t miss a minute of what is set to be a jam-packed weekend of Call of Duty action.

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Trick or Treat in Warzone Haunting event: chest locations & rewards

Published: 20/Oct/2020 7:29

by Brad Norton

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From Blueprints to weapon charms and plenty more, Warzone’s new Haunting of Verdansk event has dropped 16 unique items across the map. Here’s everything you need to know to claim them all.

Verdansk has been well and truly taken over in the new Halloween-themed event. Horror film icons are available to unlock in new bundles, a spooky nighttime version of the battle royale has been deployed, and there’s even a new Zombie Royale Limited-Time Mode (LTM)

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Activision has clearly gone all out with this haunting takeover, but there’s still more to it than meets the eye. On top of everything outlined in the new roadmap, Warzone also comes boasting a ton of free items in the new event. Just for exploring the map, 16 unique unlocks can be yours.

There’s a special treat waiting for you at the very end as well. From an overview of each reward to where they can all be found, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown. 

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How Trick or Treat works in Warzone


From October 20 through November 3, there will be plenty of fresh content for Warzone players to sink their teeth into. Featured throughout the event is a new trick or treat system full of goodies and surprises. 

Boxes are scattered around Verdansk for you to find. Some might contain rare weapon Blueprints, though others could come with a “terrifying fright.” There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a reward from every box you open, but they’re well worth your time.

There’s no need to worry about these boxes ruining your run either. You’ll get a fright, but the ‘trick’ part of this trick or treat gimmick deals “no damage,” Activision confirmed

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Upon claiming all 16 rewards on offer, a Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint will be all yours. The boxes are spread out far and wide so be sure to use our guide below to hunt them all down.

Trick or Treat locations in Warzone

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Trick or Treat boxes can be found all across Verdansk

Just like regular Supply Boxes in Warzone, these special crates are randomized. There’s no guarantee that one will be waiting for you at every single location in a single match. It might take some time across a good number of games over the next few weeks of the event.

There are five sections of the map that have a chance to contain Trick or Treat boxes, with two to four points of interest at each. You’ll need to claim rewards at each area over time as some are exclusive to certain points of the map. In other words, you can’t drop into the same location over and over expecting to find unique rewards each time. 

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Once you’ve claimed the rewards from a specific part of the map, a checkmark will appear in-game. Use this as you advance from one location to another, just to make sure you’re crossing every section off the list.  A full rundown of every possible location can be found below.

Sector One – North

  • Gora Dam
  • Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Karst River Quarry

Sector Two – West

  • Verdansk International Airport
  • Storage Town
  • Atlas Superstore
  • Zhokov Boneyard

Sector Three – Southwest

  • Hospital
  • Novi Grazna Hills

Sector Four – Central and South

  • BCH TV Station
  • Verdansk Stadium
  • Downtown

Sector Five – East

  • Gorengrad Lumber Yard
  • Port of Verdansk
  • Zordaya Prison Complex (Gulag)

Trick or Treat rewards

From spooky Calling Cards to weapon charms and a ton more, there’s plenty to unlock during this limited-time event. First up, just for opening the Trick or Treat menu in-game, a weapon charm will be yours.

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Next up, it’ll be on you to track down each location across the map. Once you’ve ticked off all 16, a special treat will be all yours. 

The “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is on offer throughout this Halloween-themed event. As the name implies, it’s a vibrant orange weapon with a creepy face carved into the side. Everything from the magazine to the muzzle has been painted or tinted orange to keep it consistent. 

“Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle BlueprintThe “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is your final reward.

Below is a look at all 16 items you’ll collect on your way to the Legendary Blueprint.

Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Freak of Nature Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Chainsaw Fiend Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Flashy Fate Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Harvester Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Ghoulish Gift Emblem
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Scary Patch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Cleaver Melee weapon
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Spooky Scene Calling Card
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Jack-O-Lantern Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Skeleton Crew Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Time of the Season Watch
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Lil Demon Charm
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Joker Sticker
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone The Woodsman Spray
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Return To Dust Assault Rifle Blueprint
Warzone Trick or Treat reward
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Warzone Pumpkin Peril Calling Card

You have from October 20 until November 3 to track down every unique item. Once it’s over, the one of a kind Blueprint will be gone, so make sure you get in quick.