Clayster names the CoD teams unwilling to ban Stock 2 in the gentleman's agreement - Dexerto
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Clayster names the CoD teams unwilling to ban Stock 2 in the gentleman’s agreement

Published: 28/Jan/2019 2:13 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 2:28

by Vincent Genova

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A divide in the Call of Duty community is forming over whether or not the Stock 2 attachment on the SAUG SMG should be allowed in competitive play.

Some members of the professional community were vocal in banning the attachment, including OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Austin ‘Slasher’ Liddicoat of 100 Thieves.

On January 27, Scump stated only two or three CWL Pro League teams were in favor of keeping Stock 2.

The SAUG’s attachment options are causing controversy.

James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks of eUnited, no stranger himself to GA related controversies, was far less subtle than Scump and name dropped the three pro teams who want to keep Stock 2 on the SAUG.

According to Clayster, Splyce, Midnight Esports and Evil Geniuses are not in favor of removing Stock 2.

Splyce are not surprising, considering they were one of the few teams to use Stock 2 at CWL Vegas before it became the meta.

Midnight Esports are also understandably hesitant to change the meta that saw them go 6-0 at the Pro League Qualifier – including a win over Slasher and 100 Thieves. Some Midnight players were even spotted using Stock 1&2 as the only attachments on the SAUG.

Evil Geniuses had a successful Qualifier as well, finishing 5-1 thanks to fast SAUG play.

A gentleman’s agreement in Call of Duty is when professional players decide a part of the game is too overpowered and the developer may not be able to properly balance.

The Stock 2 was underused at CWL Vegas, but players discovered its power at the Pro League Qualifier where most SAUG users had the attachment equipped.

Stock 2’s prevalence and effectiveness have brought it into the GA discussion, though the issue is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon if the pros can’t agree.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

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Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.