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ACHES criticizes “$300m” CDL after map forfeit at Launch Weekend

Published: 25/Jan/2020 13:25

by Andy Williams

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LA Guerrillas’ pro, Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, has lashed out at the Call of Duty League after an incident which forced his team to forfeit S&D versus Minnesota RØKKR.

The Call of Duty League got off to an explosive start in Minneapolis on January 24, with the first three games showcasing the very best of what Modern Warfare has to offer.

From a heated eClásico between Chicago Huntsmen and Dallas Empire to a drama-filled bout between hosts Minnesota RØKKR and Los Angeles Guerrillas, the first day alone provided fans with plenty to talk about.

The Armory, Call of Duty League Launch Weekend.
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Minnesota RØKKR packed The Armory full to the brim.

However, two-time world champ, ACHES, was vocal about his team’s second map forfeit versus the home side. 

After beating RØKKR 6-3 in Search & Destroy on Piccadilly, Price and co. were heading into Domination, intent on sweeping the series 3-0. 

However, in a dramatic turn of events, a member of the Guerrillas squad enabled Hardline (currently restricted according to the current competitive settings), which forced the side to forfeit the map… Leaving the series evenly poised at 1-1. 

Time stamp: 1:06:31 for mobile users.

After a lengthy pause, both squads resumed the series. However, the momentum seemed to swing in favor of RØKKR after the restart, and the team would go on to win back-to-back respawn game modes to close out the series. 

ACHES immediately weighed in on the ordeal (which proved to be a turning point in the series), by pointing the finger towards Modern Warfare developers, Infinity Ward.

The Guerrillas captain later vented his frustrations on the matter by stating: “The fact that sh*t like this happens in a 300 million dollar league is f**king insane.”

Price wasn’t the only player to be vexed by the incident, with some of his fellow teammates joining him in articulating their thoughts on Twitter.

There appears to be some confusion among pros, in light of the competitive settings receiving an update on January 23. 

Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato stated that Hardline had been left “unbanned” despite the most recent ruleset listing the perk under the ‘Restricted Items’ list. 

Given the drama which ensued, Activision will likely be looking to clarify what is and isn’t acceptable with pros ahead of the rest of the weekend’s action. 

If you’re looking to keep up-to-date with CDL’s Launch Weekend action, check out Dexerto’s dedicated hub — which contains all of the information you’ll need, in one convenient location.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
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CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Rebirth

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Rebirth, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Rebirth. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.