Just days after announcing the first version of the CWL rule set for the 2018/2019 season, the first change to the rules has been revealed.
Since the first version of the CWL rule set was announced on October 26, the pro community has been analyzing and critiquing them on a daily basis.
One of the most recent criticisms of the rules centered around the map rotation -- specifically taking issue with the Hardpoint map pool -- and the CWL has already responded with a new addition to the pool.
Announced in a short tweet on October 29, Hacienda has been added to the Hardpoint rotation, effective immediately.
Effective today, Hardpoint - Hacienda has been added to the CWL map rotation.
— Call of Duty espooks :ghost: (@CODWorldLeague) October 29, 2018
The change will likely come as a pleasant surprise to both Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, as the pair were just talking about the map’s exclusion from the rotation the day before.
Both players felt that the map was much better than some of the maps currently in the rotation, making its exclusion something that puzzled the pro players.
Given the speed at which this change was implemented, the pro community should be hopeful that their concerns are truly being heard, which could lead to more changes in the weeks leading up to CWL Vegas in December.
In addition to the map rotation, many players have questioned the inclusion of a handful of specialists in the first version of the rule set, with this short clip demonstrating one of the potential drawbacks of one particular specialist.
Whether any specialists will be added to the restricted list remains to be seen, but the fact that the map pool change has been implemented so quickly is a good sign for those wanting more changes.