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$1 million Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship announced

Published: 22/Apr/2020 21:54 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 22:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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The first esports competition for Call of Duty: Mobile has been announced, and we’ve got everything you need to try and qualify, including dates, tournament format and more.

Released on October 1, Call of Duty: Mobile achieved instant success, as the 148 million downloads in its first month made the franchise’s first-ever handheld game the largest mobile title launch in history.

Fast-forward six months, and we now have the first esports competition for the game – the $1 million World Championship 2020 that will give players all over the world a chance to qualify.

Call of Duty: MobileCall of Duty: Mobile has been historically successful since its launch.

Qualifiers for the tournament will be split into at least two stages. Stage 1 will take place over the course of four weekends between April 30 – May 24. Each weekend, an in-game competition will go live that players who are ranked Veteran or higher will be eligible to enter.

  • Weekend 1: May 2-3
  • Weekend 2: May 9-10
  • Weekend 3: May 16-17
  • Weekend 4: May 23-24

The first ten ranked matches in these qualifiers will earn you points, which will be based on both individual wins and current rank, which means you will earn more points the higher your rank.

Anyone who manages to reach 80 points during any of the four Stage 1 qualifiers will advance for Stage 2, in addition to receiving exclusive in-game rewards that will be rotated each weekend.

Those who qualify for Stage 2 will form need to form a team out of the players who made it that far, and continue to participate in online qualifiers.

Activision have not yet revealed information about this stage, or any of the following phases of the competition, so the details regarding rules, format, cash prizes and more are currently TBA.

They did mention “watching” the event, so there’s a chance that the final stage of the World Championship could be streamed live online.

FliptroniksThe use of external devices like this controller will be prohibited during the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020 qualifiers.

It’s no secret that CoD: Mobile has been infested with players using external devices, but for those concerned about coming up against such opponents, Activision have set a very important rule in place.

The use of Bluetooth and wired controllers, mouses, keyboards, and other such peripherals is prohibited, so everyone trying to qualify will have to play on an approved mobile device.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest information as more details get announced. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for the latest updates regarding this Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020.

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Black Ops Cold War Nov 30 update increases Weapon XP rates: patch notes

Published: 30/Nov/2020 18:47 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 19:27

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War developers Treyarch have released another patch update for the game, this time increasing the earn rates for Weapon XP, patching an out-of-bound exploit on Nuketown ’84, and more.

Leveling up guns in Black Ops Cold War has been a highly discussed topic since the game’s launch as the player-base has almost unanimously complained about how slow the Weapon XP earning process can be.

Fortunately, following a long 2XP promo, Treyarch have pushed out a small update that’s made it way easier to gain that valuable Weapon XP: “Coming out of last week’s 2XP + 2WXP event, we’ve made some additional tuning changes to global Weapon XP earn rates across the board. Starting today, you’ll now level up your weapons and unlock more attachments faster than the previous standard rate in both MP and Zombies.”

In addition, the exploit on Nuketown ’84 that allowed players to stand out-of-bounds and still be able to survive and shoot at enemies has been patched, so getting killed by someone using the glitch should now be a thing of the past.

Last but not least, the November 30 update has also addressed an issue in Zombies that was causing lower-than-targeted Weapon XP earn-rates in solo matches and in later rounds.

Here are the full patch notes:

Black Ops Cold War November 30 update – patch notes

GLOBAL

Progression

  • Increased Weapon XP earn rates for both Multiplayer and Zombies.

ZOMBIES

Progression

  • Addressed an issue that was causing lower-than-targeted Weapon XP in solo matches and in later rounds.
  • Addressed an issue where the Napalm Burst Ammo Mod wasn’t consistently awarding Weapon XP when equipped.

MULTIPLAYER

Maps

  • Nuketown ‘84
    • Closed an out-of-bounds gap that allowed players to stay alive outside of the playable space.
Black Ops Cold War Weapon XP
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Leveling up guns in BOCW should be a lot easier and faster following the November 30 update to Weapon XP.

There’s even more good news on top of all this: Treyarch also announced that they’re “planning additional 2X Weapon XP events in December,” although when exactly those will take place has not been revealed.

That said, however, the devs did not disclose exactly how the XP earn-rates have been tweaked, so it’s hard to know what to expect before jumping into the game and testing the waters for yourself.

Either way, fans will be thrilled by all of this since arguably the biggest complaint about BOCW so far has been about how long and tedious it can be to level up guns.