CoD pros set to add to BO4 gentleman’s agreement ahead of CWL Finals - Dexerto
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CoD pros set to add to BO4 gentleman’s agreement ahead of CWL Finals

Published: 21/Jun/2019 7:57 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 8:46

by Matt Porter

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It appears that another Call of Duty players using a gentleman’s agreement.

Gentleman’s Agreements are created by pro players themselves, as they attempt to balance the game and remove weapons, attachments, and scorestreaks that have proved to be too powerful for use in esports competition without waiting on it to be added to the official CWL ruleset.

While these player-made restrictions are usually made in the early stages of the competitive season, it appears that pro players have decided that the Thermal Scope has become too powerful, and decided to ban it from the game.

TreyarchThermal Scopes have been restricted by pro players.

Twitter account CWLIntel states that players have specifically banned the Thermal Scope from being used on the game’s dominant ICR assault rifle, with it restricted in all three CWL game modes.

Players have also deemed it to be too powerful for use on sniper rifles as well, although it is only unavailable in Search & Destroy – meaning anyone who would like to use it on a sniper in either of the two respawn modes can continue to do so.

Professional players Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall and Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell were overheard discussing the ban during a pickup game on stream, with FaZe Clan’s Skrapz discussing with OpTic Gaming star about how difficult it was to break “B side” of Gridlock without the Thermal Scope.

“It’s so hard,” said Skrapz, while Dashy seemingly voiced his agreement with the ban by saying: “It was a little too easy though.”

Pro players have yet to officially reveal the extent of the gentleman’s agreement, but with Skrapz and Dashy talking about not using the attachment, it seemingly confirms that the decision has already been made.

With CWL Anaheim now over, pro players will return to action in the CWL Pro League on Monday, June 24, likely with no Thermal Scopes in their arsenal.

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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.