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CDL Champs 2020 dates accidentally revealed during New York broadcast

Published: 13/Jul/2020 2:22

by Brad Norton

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The final event of the Modern Warfare cycle appears to be set in stone, as dates for the Call of Duty League Championship event were accidentally revealed early during the CDL New York Home Series broadcast.

Champs has always marked the end of a title in the competitive Call of Duty cycle. It’s the most prestigious event of any given year and more is at stake in 2020 than ever before. Teams will be competing for their share of $4.2 million with the overall winning claiming $2 million for themselves.

Activision recently confirmed the CDL playoffs, including Champs, will be held online this year. A cosmetic bundle was also made available in Modern Warfare to promote the event. Despite this, exact dates were still not made available.

When is CDL Champs 2020?

With only three regular-season Home Series events remaining, time was running out. However, during the CDL New York broadcast on July 12, it looks like the official event dates were accidentally revealed early on-stream.

During the closing moments of the New York event, a lower third briefly flashed on screen to reveal the Champs dates. If this information holds true, CDL Champs 2020 will take place from Saturday, August 29 to Sunday, August 30.

Call of Duty League New York Home Series stream
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Champs dates appeared during the CDL New York Home Series broadcast.

This would leave just two days for the biggest tournament of the year. Less time than regular season Home Series events.

Activision has not yet confirmed these dates since the slip-up, however. There’s a good chance that things change as the final two regular-season events take place throughout July. While the exact week may still be up for debate, the month of August appears to be final.

Dylan Henderson of the London Royal Ravens also let slip the final day of Modern Warfare competition in a since-deleted tweet. “38 more days we keep fighting brothers,” he said on July 11. This timing would position Champs a week ahead of the dates that appeared during the New York broadcast.

Call of Duty League Championship format
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More is at stake at this Championship event than ever before.

Confirmed CDL Champs 2020 format

Champs 2020 will include all 12 teams in a double-elimination bracket. Higher ranked teams will automatically advance through the bracket as lower-ranked teams earlier rounds of competition.

The top two teams will instantly move through to the winner’s semi-final. Conversely, the bottom four teams will start with just one ‘life’ on the lower side of the bracket.

August has been the month highlighted by the League for Champs in 2020. It’s likely that these dates hold true considering where they were revealed, but nothing is official as of writing, however, so do take this information with a grain of salt.

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Insane Warzone exploit somehow makes Juggernauts even more powerful

Published: 30/Nov/2020 5:02 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 5:18

by Brad Norton

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As though Juggernauts weren’t already enough of a problem in Warzone, a ridiculous new bug gives them a wild advantage that could outright ruin any given match.

It’s no secret that Juggernauts have been an issue for quite some time in Warzone. Every time you get an alert that one has appeared in your lobby, you know it’s going to be an uphill battle. The near-impenetrable suits of armor take some hefty killstreaks to deal with, regular guns will rarely do the job.

They can beam you down from afar with their minigun and it’s an almost guaranteed win unless strangers team-up. Despite weeks of dealing with their extreme power, Juggernaut’s have barely been addressed. While they’ve been removed as loot inside of vaults, they’re still fairly common.

These devastating suits of armor were already enough of a challenge. However, a new bug is making them even stronger. You’re going to want to look out for this insane exploit until a new patch is deployed.

Warzone Juggernaut gameplay
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Juggernaut’s might already haunt your games but this exploit makes them even more of an issue.

Juggernaut’s will already have you on your toes if one appears in your lobby. Though now you’ll have even more of a reason to be cautious. If you hear the warning that a firesale event is about to kick off, you’re about to have a real problem on your hands.

This random-chance event has paved the way for an absurd Juggernaut exploit. Items in the Buy Station are cheaper than ever, though one goodie is often free for each player as well. If you’re in a suit of armor, it turns out that one free goodie can be redeemed an unlimited number of times.

In one example, Reddit user ‘TarleenG’ was able to secure well over a dozen self-revive kits in the blink of an eye. While only one can be used at a time, this obviously creates an unbalanced state of affairs. 

If Juggernauts can provide their full squad with self-rez, it saves funds for other powerful items. Not only that, but additional copies of the item will drop on the ground. Meaning you can always return to the Buy Station later to have an endless supply of free lives.

During fire sale as jug you can buy unlimited self revives from CODWarzone

The only plus side to this exploit is that it’s quite rare. To have a Juggernaut suit and then get a firesale event requires some crazy luck. Though it’s clearly possible and will clearly be frustrating when it happens.

Treyarch is yet to respond to this particular issue. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when a fix comes through. Perhaps in the next major update as Black Ops Cold War’s arsenal transitions into Warzone on December 10.