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CoD Mobile Season 12 patch notes: night maps, Battle Pass, new modes

Published: 10/Nov/2020 19:09 Updated: 10/Nov/2020 21:13

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the Season 12 patch notes for Call of Duty: Mobile, which is titled Going Dark, and it’s bringing along with it night maps, a slew of new weapons, and the Modern Warfare map Hackney Yard. Here’s everything you need to know.

Season 12 of Call of Duty: Mobile, titled Going Dark, is arriving very soon and Activison has announced every little thing that’s going to be included with the new update, including the new map, it’s weapons, skins, and more.

There’s a lot to dive into but it’s shaping up to be one of the most content-filled seasons for the game. Here’s what you need to know: 

Season 12 ‘Going Dark’ Battle Pass

Going Dark is set to bring a new SMG and a new version of Captain Price to CoD Mobile.

Like every other season of CoD: Mobile, Going Dark features a brand-new, 50-tier battle pass that includes a ton of new content, both free and premium.

The main skin for this new season is Captain Price, clearly based on his look from Modern Warfare (2019). In terms of weapons, players will be able to unlock the Ballistic Shield Operator Skill and the AGR 556 submachine gun, which are unlocked at Tier 14 and 21 respectively. New Black Gold variants for multiple weapons will also be available.

Night maps and modes

Hackney Yard CoD MobileA look at the night version of the new Hackney Yard map in CoD: Mobile Season 12.

Starting with Going Dark, CoD Mobile will include a Night Mode, which, of course, means Night-variants of maps. Currently, three maps will have night variants: Summit, Crash, and Hackney Yard.

According to Activision, this mode is directly inspired by the one seen in 2019’s Modern Warfare and features similar gameplay mechanics: players use night-vision goggles and laser sights to find and take-out their enemies.

New Multiplayer Map

Modern Warfare’s Hackney Yard is getting added to the game after it was teased a few days back.

Modern Warfare’s Hackney Yard is the newest map in Call of Duty: Mobile. Based on the images released, the layout seems to be identical to its 2019 counterpart, with the graphics slightly lowered to be better optimized for mobile.

The map has a classic three-lane layout, meaning longtime CoD fans will feel right at home. It also has some decent verticality options, allowing players to get up high in order to outsmart their opponents.

As previously mentioned, players will also be able to jump into the map in the new Night Mode, similar to how they could in Modern Warfare.

Attack of the Undead returns to Multiplayer

In addition to the new Night Mode, the fan-favorite Attack of the Undead is returning to the game. This mode is essentially CoD Mobile’s version of Infected from the base games.

This time around, however, the mode will be included in the Night playlist. In this version, the infected will no longer have a glow to them, allowing them to blend in with the surroundings and trick players.

Going Dark will see the return of the Attack of the Undead mode, now as a part of the Night playlist.

New events

A new Knights Divided Event will occur during Going Dark. According to Activision, this new event will be a classic “red vs. blue” style. 

“Choose a side and crush the opposition in a race to conquer new territory and earn rewards in the process. Earn and equip a special weapon set for a bonus modifier to further boost your efforts, with special rewards in store for the winning teams and the top contributors for either side.”

More content coming later in the season

Even more content will be coming later in the season, the most notable of which is the .50 GS pistol. Returning from Modern Warfare (2019), this weapon is essentially the Desert Eagle from previous CoD games. If it’s anything like those versions, and it more than likely will, it’s going to be one powerful pistol.

In addition, a new perk called Launcher Plus, which gives players an extra piece of Launcher ammo, and a new BR class called Refitter will be added later in the season. Details weren’t given about the new class and no dates have been given for either piece of content.

First Legendary skin and fresh deals

Going Dark will also introduce the first Legendary operator for the game in the form of Nikto, also making a return from Modern Warfare.

With Going Dark, fans will be able to get their hands on a Legendary operator, Nikto. Fans might recognize them from Modern Warfare (2019). No release date has been given for Nikto, however, Activision confirmed they’ll be coming later in the season, as well.

Finally, the developers also confirmed that a number of deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday would be coming to the game’s crates and bundles but failed to give any other details about them.

All in all, this content-packed season is sure to keep Mobile players entertained for a very long time. Season 12 ‘Going Dark’ is set to release on November 12, 2020.

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How to watch Dallas Empire Black Ops Cold War $25k kickoff tournament

Published: 17/Nov/2020 12:07

by Jacob Hale


To celebrate the release of Black Ops Cold War, the Call of Duty League and several of its franchises are hosting launch tournaments featuring big-name pro players and content creators, and we’ve got everything you need to watch & follow along live.

It’s a very important time for Call of Duty right now as everyone is buzzing about the launch of Black Ops Cold War, the series’ highly anticipated 2020 installment.

With competitive CoD more prominent now than it’s ever been, the CDL is getting involved first-hand with the game’s release, putting together seven high-profile tournaments – each hosted by a different franchise.

Not all of these competitions are identical; the formats and participants will vary from one to the other. All of the details about these competitions, including the full schedule and recaps of completed events, can be found below.

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The full schedule for the CDL’s Black Ops Cold War launch tournaments.

$25,000 Dallas Empire Battle of the Throne

Dallas Empire are hosting the fourth consecutive CDL-sanctioned Black Ops Cold War kickoff tournament of the year, following in the footsteps of Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Chicago and Minnesota RØKKR.

Having become world champions in Modern Warfare, the Empire boys will be looking to keep up their displays of dominance while playing alongside content creators and professional athletes to claim the lion’s share of the $25k prize pool.

How to watch Dallas Empire’s Battle to the Throne

The Battle to the Throne will take place on Tuesday, November 17, with the action having kicked off at 12pm CT (10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT). As with the previous kickoff tournaments, this one will last the duration of the rest of the day.

The event will be livestreamed across various channels, including the Call of Duty League Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for your convenience.

Battle to the Throne players & teams

The Battle to the Throne features four teams of four players each. The captains of each team will be Dallas’ roster for the upcoming 2021 CDL season: Crimsix, iLLeY, Huke and Shotzzy, and they’ll be joined by former pros, professional athletes and content creators. Here are the teams:

  • Team Crimsix: Crimsix, BobbyPoff, Censor, Justin Jackson
  • Team Huke: Huke, Merk, Pamaj, Jack Clarke
  • Team Shotzzy: Shotzzy, Nameless, TeePee, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Team iLLeY: iLLeY, Tommey, Legiqn, Brandon Williams

Dallas Empire Battle to the Throne format & prizing

The Battle to the Throne will feature four teams of four players each, playing in a single elimination, best-of-5 bracket. This looks to be very similar to what the official CDL matches will look like — albeit, with some players thrown in that might not typically play in the Call of Duty League.

As with the previous three tournaments, expect first place to take home $20,000 between them, with second place drawing a still-respectable $5000 — not bad for a day of Call of Duty.

Completed tournaments & upcoming schedule

Atlanta FaZe – Cold War Clash, ft FaZe Clan (Nov 14)

Atlanta FaZe’s opening tournament was won by Simp’s team, taking their share of the $25,000. They beat out Vikkstar’s side in the Grand Finals. The final results are below:

Atlanta Cold War Clash
Atlanta FaZe
Team Tommey didn’t lose a single game all tournament.

OpTic Chicago Cold War Launch Event (Nov 15)

For the second day in a row, three-time Call of Duty world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow took home the win, taking home the lion’s share of the prize alongside Hitch, Cellium, and Sender. They beat Envoy’s squad in the final for the biggest $20,000 prize.

Team Hitch Win Cold War Launch Event
OpTic Chicago
Team Hitch wins OpTic’s Cold War Launch Event

Minnesota ROKKR – ROKKR Arms Race (Nov 16)

Team Rallied took the win in a closely-contested final matchup against Team Saintt, with both teams making short work of their prior opponents. Team Crowder, on the other hand, were the only ones to bomb out without winning a single map.

ROKKR Arms Race event
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The final standings for the ROKKR Arms Race event.

Dallas Empire – Battle of the Throne

  • Tuesday, November 17: 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT

Florida Mutineers – Release the Kraken: Cold War

  • Wednesday, November 18: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT

London Royal Ravens – Cold War Colosseum

  • Thursday, November 19: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT

Toronto Ultra – $25K Coldish War

  • Friday, November 20: 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GMT

Make sure to check back here before and after every tournament to get the maximum coverage, including the players and format of each one as well as a recap and final placements once they’re completed.