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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

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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.
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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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Warzone Season 2 update LIVE: Latest news, reactions & tips

Published: 25/Feb/2021 22:40 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 22:55

by David Purcell

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Activision’s integration of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War brought a load of new content to the game in Season 1, and next up is the Warzone Season 2 update. The massive patch introduced a huge overhaul to content, including new weapons, map changes, and more. 

On launch day, we will be keeping you on top of all the live updates as they happen for all things Warzone. In the live blog below, we’ll be posting everything you need to be equipped properly for battle, including guides, news, leaks and reactions from streamers and fans.

Warzone Season 2 essentials

Warzone Season 2 Launch day live blog


Agency Suppressor and Silencer nerfs to be reverted

February 25, 9:30pm GMT

One of the new changes that CoD fans were not fond of in the new update? A secret nerf to the Agency Suppressor and other silencers. Back when BOCW integrated, the suppressor was buffed so that it helped bullet velocity and was therefore comparable to the Monolithic Suppressor. That was then nerfed in Season 2.

To the satisfaction of virtually all players, those secret nerfs are going to be reverted. As Raven Software confirmed within a day of the update, Cold War suppressors will soon be, once again, buffed so that they are more viable at range.


How to get Yellow Access Cards

February 25, 8:00pm GMT

New locations and new silos may have nothing on the newest loot box, which can only be found on the new Ship POI. After you kill enough zombies, you can get a Yellow Access Card which can then be used to unlock a humming, glowing chest.

For more information on how to secure a Yellow Access Card and earn some of that sweet, exclusive loot — check out our full guide.


How to unlock LC-10 & FARA 83

February 25, 4:56pm GMT
We’ve posted two guides now on how to unlock the new Season 2 weapons, in both Multiplayer for Black Ops Cold War, and for Warzone. Here’s the one for the LC-10 and the other for the FARA 83. 

The good news is that they are fairly simple to get, as you grind through the Battle Pass. Speaking of which, check out the last post…


Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass rewards

February 25, 3:56pm GMT
While we have a comprehensive guide on the Season 2 Battle Pass, our Call of Duty lead writer Albert Petrosyan has also posted a short clip running through the rewards for each tier – seen below. There’s plenty to get through this time, no doubt about it!


Gas damage change

February 25, 3:42pm GMT
Here’s an interesting change that you might have missed in the patch notes. The gas that takes over the Warzone maps will potentially deal more damage this season, depending on how you play. The notes state: “Players that are continually in the gas will suffer more damage over time.”

It will be interesting to see how that’s received with the community.


Warzone Outbreak event

February 25, 2:50pm GMT
Season 2 kicks off with a new Zombies event called Outbreak, bringing a whole load of new rewards to Call of Duty. Below you can see some of the rewards, though we do have a full list here – courtesy of Brad Norton, one of our CoD writers.

Warzone Outbreak Event
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There’s plenty on offer throughout The Outbreak Event.

How to get Vulture Exo Reactive Blueprint

February 25, 1:40pm GMT
One of the best looking blueprints Warzone has seen is available at Level 95 in the Season 2 Battle Pass. It’s called Vulture Exo Reactive and it looks… Crazy.


Best LC-10 Warzone class

February 25, 12:58pm GMT
One of the new weapons, the LC-10, is a submachine gun that can tear through your opponents with ease. Especially if you have our recommended class built out!

LC10
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The LC-10 was added in the Season 2 update of Warzone.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 13.9” Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd

Here’s our LC-10 Warzone loadout guide, courtesy of James Busby. Inside is more details, including best perks, equipment and tips.

We also have an LC-10 class guide for Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, written by Jacob Hale.


FaZe Swagg Twitch milestone

February 25, 12:34pm GMT
Shoutout to Faze Swagg for an incredible Warzone Season 2 livestream on Day 1, where he topped his personal best for peak viewers. Seen below in his tweet, 96,000 people were watching him play Call of Duty at one point. Very well done, sir!


Have your say #WarzoneSeason2

February 25, 12:28pm GMT
There’s so many opinions out there in the community. What’s the best thing about the latest Warzone update – or maybe the worst? You can join the debate by tweeting with #WarzoneSeason2! We’ll feature some of the best comments below.

It looks like some players will need to abandon ship, as most of the lobby is headed right for the Tanker Ship POI.

It looks like glitches are still very much a thing, sadly.


Best FARA 83 Warzone loadout

February 25, 11:30am GMT
Looking to give the FARA 83 a go in Warzone? Here’s the best loadout to try out when you jump in.

Black Ops Cold War FARA 83 gameplay
Activision
The FARA 83 has been added in Warzone Season 2.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5” Contour
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 60 Rnd Fast Mag

Perks

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

You can also read our full Warzone loadout guide here, from James Busby. Not only that, Jacob Hale has picked out a best class for Black Ops Cold War multiplayer as well – check it out. 


Warzone Silo locations

February 25, 11:15am GMT
A number of new Weapon Silos have appeared as part of those map changes. We have found each of them, seen below.

Warzone silo locations
Activision
Here’s where you can find the Warzone weapon silos on Verdansk.

Season 2 map changes

February 25, 10:45am GMT
Warzone’s S2 update has introduced a number of new features, but one of the most exciting will be the map changes introduced by Raven Software. The developers have added a new Shipwreck POI, Weapon Silos, and more.

Tanker ship POI in Warzone Season 2.
Activision
New cargo tanker ship POI coming to Warzone in Season 2!

For a full breakdown, check out our full guide from Albert Petrosyan.


First look at new weapons!

February 25, 10:32am GMT
As we mentioned, two new weapons are available in the Season 2 update! These can be seen below – tweeted from our @DexertoIntel account.


Patch notes

February 25, 10:29am GMT
Finally, a new major patch has been released in Warzone – and things have certainly been shaken up!

Notable changes include the following:

  • Ship POI added
  • New weapons: FARA 83 & LC-10
  • New Warzone modes: Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme & Exfiltration
  • Zombies Outbreak challenge
  • Double XP weekend starting Feb 26

If you’re looking for a quick summary of everything that’s changed for the new Season 2 update, check out the full patch notes here.