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David Vonderhaar Teases the Return of a Fan Favorite Map in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Published: 21/May/2018 9:58 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Ross Deason


Treyarch’s Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar, has hinted that the fan favorite map Nuketown could be returning yet again in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Is a Black Ops game really a Black Ops game if it doesn’t include the legendary Nuketown map? Many people would argue that it isn’t.

Small, compact, and full of close-quarters action, Nuketown first appeared in the original Call of Duty: Black Ops game and was an instant hit with the online community.

Such a hit, in fact, that a special event gametype was created, called Nuketown 24/7, where players could quite literally play nothing but Nuketown for 24 hours a day.

Black Ops 2 featured a slightly revamped Nuketown, Nuketown 2025, which was once again so popular that a Nuketown 24/7 event was created and “Nuk3town” in Black Ops 3 even managed to make the tiny map work with wallrunning and jetpacks.

We’ve even seen a Nuketown Zombies map and now, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 due to release on October 12th 2018, David Vonderhaar has taken to Twitter to hint that it will be returning yet again.

The official community reveal event for Black Ops 4 took place on May 17th and seemed to go down well with fans of the series.

Everything from the boots on the ground gameplay to the “Blackout Battle Royale” should make for a game that is enjoyed by both hardcore Call of Duty players and the more casual online gaming community.

The potential return of Nuketown, though somewhat predictable at this point, is yet another nod from Treyarch towards the Black Ops loyalists which shows they don’t plan to stray too far from their roots.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney


The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.