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CDL ruleset changes announced for SnD & Domination in Modern Warfare

Published: 15/Feb/2020 0:06 Updated: 15/Feb/2020 0:40

by Albert Petrosyan


The Call of Duty League has made changes to Search & Destroy and Domination in the official Modern Warfare competitive ruleset, affecting not only official competitions but also the in-game CDL playlist.

On February 14, the Call of Duty League announced that they plan to roll out some changes to the official CDL ruleset following last weekend’s London event.

The changes, which decrease round time limits, will apply to both Search & Destroy and Domination, two of the three modes played in the official format.

Infinity WardThese Call of Duty League round time limit changes affect both official competitions and the new CDL playlist.

SnD rounds will not be 30 seconds shorter, going from 2:00 minutes to 1:30. Domination’s round time has also been decreased – from six minutes to five – meaning that a game of Domination can now last a maximum of 10 minutes instead of 12.

These changes will apply to everything that uses the official competitive ruleset. That includes, of course, CoD League matches and events, as well as the Challengers circuit, online Gamebattles tournaments and matches, and the recently-added in-game CDL mode.

They go into effect on Monday, February 17, which means that CDL and Challenger teams will have only five full days to practice with the new rules until the Atlanta event the following weekend.

While the Call of Duty League has yet to officially reveal the reason for these changes, the speculation is that the developments are due to with way CDL London ended on February 9.

Because of how long some matches took, the tournament ended up running later than how long the venue had been booked for, causing fans, players, and staff to rush out with no official trophy ceremony or proper conclusion to the event.

Thus, while not confirmed, the consensus is that the CDL made these changes to round time limits so that matches will go by faster and help avoid a similar situation at future events.

Call of Duty League - TwitterThese round time limit changes will be in effect at CDL Atlanta.

Now the attention turns to the players, as they won’t have too much time to get accustomed to these changes before CDL Atlanta. While not every pro team will be in attendance, those who are competing, as well as all the Challengers squads, will have to play with these new rules.

The changes aren’t too drastic, unlike the controversial major update that went live right before Launch Weekend, but even the tiniest tweaks can affect strategy, timing, and in-game habits, so only time will tell how players will react to this.

For a look at the full CDL ruleset, as well as the latest standings, event schedule, and more, make sure to visit our Call of Duty League 2020 season hub.

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Best Warzone kills against cheaters exploiting the Stim glitch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 5:12

by Theo Salaun


Taking matters into their own hands, some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s bravest players have, quite literally, gone out of their way to punish cheating exploiters who abuse the notorious Stim glitch.

As most Warzone fans have become familiar with by now, there is an unlimited Stim Shot glitch that pops into existence, gets patched out, and then returns every once in a while. The bug allows you to use an infinite amount of Stim Shots, enabling players to remain in the gas indefinitely and secure easy wins while those who play fairly die to the final circles.

Unfortunately, as time passes, more and more exploiters have become aware of the glitch and prone to abusing it. Fortunately, more and more players with competitive integrity have become aware of those exploiters and prone to exacting justice by punishing them.

While few things are more satisfying than a high-kill Warzone victory, one such thing is the cathartic sensation of a cheater being killed and therefore robbed of their illegitimate win. Highlighted by one of Warzone’s very best, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, here are the best kills against Stim glitch exploiters.

Unwilling to be denied their 100-kill victory, Jukeyz and his team got set up with self-revives, gas masks, and a UAV to go seek out and eliminate the exploiter in their lobby. Driving directly into the toxic gas, Jukeyz is able to hop out (as his driver is downed by the green cloud) and delete the prone cheater.

And Jukeyz isn’t alone in obliterating these exploiters. Reddit’s ‘thebigeasy31’ decimated the hubris of one such exploiter, who brashly thought they could start Stim glitching earlier in the game with a Most Wanted contact on his head. Instead, bigeasy gave him a bullet to the head.

And last, but certainly not least, Reddit’s ‘Millertime166’ took it upon themself to pull off a one-man vigilante act by seeking out a Stim glitcher on Rebirth Island. Heading into the gas, copping a Gas Mask, and getting into a vehicle, Millertime used their last remaining HP to kill off a silly cheater who was hidden behind a wall.

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While the Stim glitch was supposed to have been removed during the January 13 patch, some believe it persists, albeit in a more limited fashion. Nevertheless, most expect it could possibly make a return at some point.

If it does come back, these players prove that the game’s developers are not the only ones who can counteract cheaters. Like those who killed off exploiters who were abusing the Promenade truck glitch, Verdansk’s finest have begun carrying out their own brand of justice.