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CWL details how substitutes will work in Black Ops 4 Pro League

Published: 21/Jan/2019 0:10 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 6:06

by Vincent Genova


The 2019 Black Ops 4 CWL Pro League will feature a roster substitute system for the first time, giving teams a chance to rotate players during the season.

Although it has been known for some time that subs were going to be involved, the specific details on how they would work were not revealed.


Thanks to the Pro League Handbook, which leaked CWL London and CWL Anaheim, we now know how teams can use subs for the CWL Pro League.

MLGFaZe Clan failed to qualify for the Pro League, but their players may be of interest to teams that did.

According to the Handbook, every Pro League team will be granted one substitute roster spot and it will be mandatory to sign one. Teams will have a roster of six with the new rules – five active players and one substitute.


The substitute player will be allowed to participate in Regular Season matches or the Pro League Cup and Championships. Notably, Open Events and the Pro League Playoffs are not listed as eligible events for substitutes.

Being a substitute will not prevent that player from joining a team on the Amateur Circuit, however appearing in a match for their Pro League team will mean the sub can not play for their amateur team for the following week and will not be able to play in the next 2K event.

The rules detailing substitutes in the Pro League.

Finally, teams will only be allowed to sign or switch substitute players during the same windows as the active roster, meaning teams can not sign subs during roster lock periods.


The hype around substitute signings have taken on more importance than anyone could have anticipated due to the massive names dropping during the Pro League Qualifier. 

Established Call of Duty pros Attach, ZooMaa, Parasite, Chino, Methodz, Dqvee, MadCat and SAINTS – or anyone on Team Sween – may be available for Pro League teams to pick up. If Pro League teams have an eye for the future, top young players like Preistah, Cellium and Decemate are also potentially available.

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Nuketown Easter egg discovered on new Black Ops Cold War map

Published: 10/Oct/2020 1:08

by Tanner Pierce


Black Ops Cold War players have discovered an easter egg that could hint at Nuketown from BO1 on the map Cartel, which is one of the brand new maps made available to fans during the game’s Open Beta.

Everyone knows that Nuketown is the single most popular map in Black Ops history. It’s been a part of every single iteration in the series, even showing up multiple times in one title, if you count the Zombies version of it in BO2. Rumors have even suggested that the map will be showing up in Black Ops Cold War, which is unsurprising, to say the least.


Because of its popularity, it’s only reasonable that the developers would want to start teasing it before it’s added to the game – but most people probably didn’t expect it to show up in one of the beta maps.

The image of Nuketown can be found right before the main hanger in Cartel.

If players go into the back of the map Cartel, which was one of the maps that players didn’t get to experience in the Alpha, they’ll find an image of one of the houses on the classic BO1 map. Does this mean that the classic version of the map will appear in Black Ops Cold War?


Of course, no one knows at this point in time, but some people seem to think so, like YouTuber TheGamingRevolution. And it would make sense, too: With BOCW being a direct sequel to Black Ops 1, having a map pulled straight from that game would fit the time period.

That being said, given that every single version of the map throughout its history has been changed, it would be surprising if the developers didn’t do the same thing this time.

Regardless of what this picture means, it’s nice to see that the developers haven’t forgotten about the classic map, even 10 years after its original launch.