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Call of Duty League Challengers Schedule and $1m event prizing announced

Published: 5/Feb/2020 13:22

by Jacob Hale


The Call of Duty League has laid out its roadmap for the first season of Call of Duty Challengers, the amateur series of events, with a $1 million prize pool across the year.

With multiple tournaments spread throughout the season – including at both Call of Duty League and Challengers-only events – Call of Duty is aiming to give its amateur players more incentive to compete, and a better chance at making a living from the esport.

The roadmap features three major Challengers events, as well as details on the smaller $2k tournaments at weekends and when each CDL/Challengers-only event will be, including a huge tournament to see off the season.

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Challengers players will be given the chance to compete for big money on the big stage at upcoming events.

Although certain information was already available to us – the 2k tournaments, CDL event weekends and Launch Weekend prize pool – the announcements of a big mid-season event and the tournament on Championship Weekend were news to the community.

During an unannounced league weekend in Summer 2020, Challengers will be provided a $250,000 prize pool and 25,000 points to fight for, the same as were available at the CDL Launch Weekend in Minnesota.

Not only that, but there will be a $500,000 Challengers tournament in the summer over Championship weekend, where pro teams will also be battling it out for the lion share of their $6 million prize pool.

The $1 million total prize pool is an impressive figure and shows increasing support for the amateur scene, with the Call of Duty League’s Jack Felling saying that he’s “really proud of the program” and says that they’re “one of the few (only?) [franchised leagues] to support massive open bracket amateur events.”

As well as the above, the team-hosted opens, such as the upcoming one in London on February 8-9, will feature $10k prize pools and 10k pro points on the line.

The dates for Challengers-only events are confirmed to be Feb 29-March 1 (Paris), March 21-22 (Toronto) and May 21-24 (Atlanta), and people are expecting the mid-season event to fall around mid-June, between the New York and London homestands.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.