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Call of Duty: Warzone to feature 200 player lobbies in the future

Published: 11/Mar/2020 19:55 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 15:32

by Bill Cooney

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Infinity Ward has confirmed they’re planning on increasing the amount of players Call of Duty: Warzone can support to 200, a number we first saw in leaks leading up to the game’s launch.

Some of the first leaks for Warzone dropped back in February, and 200 player-count lobbies was one of the features that was supposedly coming.

That number seemed to be a bit off the mark at release though, with matches only supporting up to 150 players. But it seems developers intend to increase that number going forward.

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The current maximum player count in Warzone lobbies is 150, but we could see that increase soon.

Patrick Kelly, Studio Head at Infinity Ward, told USA TODAY in an interview that they have 200 player lobbies working in the studio, and are currently playtesting the higher player count.

“We brought a number of twists to battle royale,” Kelly told USA TODAY. “I do think the world you play in is going to be undeniably unique. For one thing, we are initially going to roll out with 150 players, when you are typically seeing 60 to 100. Actually, I can tell you we are already playing with 200 players. We are going to release that a little bit later.”

With 150 players battling it out on a single map, Warzone is already one of the largest battle royales on the market, at least based on player count.

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Players will have to compete against even more opponents for loot and cash in Warzone, the only question is when.

Kelly said devs would be upping the player count to 200 “a little bit later” which doesn’t really give us an exact timeframe for when the update could happen, unfortunately.

But the fact it’s already being playtested is a good sign that players could see lobby numbers go up sooner, rather than later.

So far though, Warzone seems to be faring pretty well for itself on Twitch, with big names like Dr Disrespect, summit1g, shroud, and more all giving the game a go and (mostly) positive reviews on release.

Only time will tell whether or not Warzone will be able to keep players around for the long haul, but offering 200 player lobbies – something no other major battle royale does – surely can’t hurt.

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How to watch Atlanta FaZe’s Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational: all teams

Published: 22/Oct/2020 7:52

by Brad Norton

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While we’re in the midst of the Call of Duty League off-season, Atlanta FaZe is hosting an enormous event with $25,000 up for grabs in the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational.

From Ghosts competitions to Modern Warfare 2 tournaments, the current off-season has treated us to a proper look back in time. Many of the world’s best CoD players from over the years have gathered together for a handful of events already and there are no signs of the festivities slowing down soon.

Atlanta FaZe is next in line for a major event, and sights are set on the more recent Black Ops 4. From CDL talent to Academy players and even those that made it through open qualifiers, the best of the best are set to compete.

It’s one of the biggest tournaments over the off-season, taking place across multiple days. Fear not though, we’ve got you covered with a complete overview of all there is to know.

How to watch the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational

Get ready for a long weekend of action. The Black Ops 4 event is set to kick off on October 23 and run through to October 25. No exact times have been locked in just yet, but we’ll update you as soon as the information is made available.

There’s every chance that individual competitors will be streaming their own perspectives during the matches. However, ATL FaZe is also hosting the event through a dedicated hub stream that we’ve embedded below for your convenience.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational

It’s safe to say this event is one of the most stacked we’ll see in the off-season. Six CDL teams have put rosters forward for the tournament. They’re joined by an assortment of top talent coming from Challengers, along with eight teams that earned a spot through the open qualifiers.

Not only is this a step back in time, but it’s also a unique look ahead. FaZe aims to give fans their first “opportunity to see new 2021 CDL 4v4 rosters in action.”

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 4 tournament can be found below.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Abezy, Arcitys, Cellium, Simp
Dallas Empire Crixical, Huke, Illey, Temp
OpTic LA Accuracy, Kenny, Slasher, TJHaly
LA Guerrillas Apathy, Assault, Silly, Vivid
Chicago Huntsmen Dashy, Envoy, Formal, Scump
Seattle Surge Goonjar, Gunless, Loony, Prestinni
Mood Swings Blazt, Decemate, F3rocitys, Slacked
Westr Jintroid, Paulehx, Spart, Venom
West Coast Goons  Gonplue, Otflick, Ryanbacardi, Savysita
The Boys  Godrx, Kismet, Maux, Pandur
AF Academy  Archivs, Hyper, Phantomz, Sibilants
Team LBX  Exceed, Neropoiison, Noysii, Xotic
Four Horsemen  General, Standy, Proto, Royalty
Arial Arise  Crazie, Crimson, Horizinsfall, Kyuhm
HYXR  Estreal, Fflames, Hazy, Lurid
Dgeneration Sangar, DeadlyResults, Strezy, Yspry
Lost Angels  Aapex, Beehzy, Conbix, TheHolyToaster
Diamond Gaming  Spekcy, Uncivil, XinfinitX, Yemon
Magic  Huntsmann, Kips, Parzelion, Yeezy
Team Moch  Mochilla, Tech, TeddyRecks, Ttinyy

Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational Format

Not much is known about the structure just yet, though it’s clear teams will begin in various groups. 20 teams in total have been revealed, though four teams from the open qualifiers have already been relegated to the first round of the lower bracket.

This means we can expect to see four groups of four in the initial stages. After the opening matchups, the most successful teams within each group will likely advance through to the double-elimination bracket.

$25,000 is on offer. Only three teams can actually place in the money though. $15,000 will be awarded to the top team, second place will be treated to $7,500, while third place nabs $2,500 for their efforts.

Atlanta FaZe Black Ops 4 Throwback Event
Atlanta FaZe
The Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational takes place across three full days of action.

The finalized groups along with a full schedule will be made public on October 22. Be sure to check back here as updates come through.