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First look at MW2 map Rust coming to Modern Warfare Season Two

Published: 8/Feb/2020 10:48 Updated: 8/Feb/2020 10:50

by Joe Craven

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Rust – one of the most famous maps in Call of Duty history – has been confirmed for Season Two of Modern Warfare.

Fan anticipation for Modern Warfare’s second season grew exponentially on February 7, when a significant leak came by way of the official Call of Duty website. The leak confirmed a host of new content, including a ‘Ghost’ operator skin and a brand-new battle pass.

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Other new in-game items include two new weapons: the GRAU 5.56 assault rifle and the Striker 45 submachine gun. The former is described “lightweight, maneuverable and full of potential”, while the latter is a “hard-hitting and long-range SMG.”

However, a new detail has emerged in the aftermath of the leak, confirming the arrival of ‘Rust’, a fan-favorite map that dates back to 2009’s Modern Warfare 2. 

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The details come by way of charlieINTEL, whose Call of Duty AR card was updated on February 7 to confirm Rust’s imminent addition to Modern Warfare. 

An in-game image accompanied the news. At first glance the map looks almost identical to the original, which became notorious for trickshotting in Modern Warfare 2. 

shows Rust's return to Modern Warfare in 2020
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The map looks very similar to the original.

While the date of Rust’s addition to Modern Warfare has not yet been confirmed, fans are very excited for another opportunity to revisit Afghan desert map. It will most likely launch on the same day as Season 2, February 11.

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The map is known for its grid-like structure and tiny size, lending itself to some chaotic, fast-paced gameplay. In the center of the map there is a large metallic tower, which quickly established itself as a power position and a great location for trickshots. 

Rust was added to 2016’s Infinite Warfare, but was adapted significantly for the futuristic setting and advanced movement system. 

Rust has already been remade
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Rust returned as ‘Excess’ in Infinite Warfare, but changed a lot of its design and aesthetics.

The news confirms existing rumors that a host of Infinity Ward multiplayer maps are set to be added to Modern Warfare over its life cycle. 

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If the rumors are to be believed, Rust probably won’t be the last map from an old CoD that we see added to Infinity Ward’s 2019 title. 

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CDL’s Florida Mutineers announce $25K Warzone tourney: how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are putting together a Warzone tournament series that will give interested players a chance to compete against big-name pros and content creators for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

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Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that will culminate with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that, however, players in the United States will get a chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which will feature their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for the main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

Elite Gamer Play-In tournaments: dates & how to sign up

There are four duos play-in tournaments for the Elite Gamer event, the first of which was already played on October 2. The next three are on October 13, 21, and 23, all of which are open to anyone in the US.

These smaller competitions feature prizes from SCUF Gaming, Astro Gaming, and the Florida Mutineers organization, with the top-two duo teams from each one advancing to the Pro-Am Championship.

Those interested in playing can sign up by visiting the Elite Gamer Warzone Tournament Series website here, which also contains all of the detailed rules and a list of prizes.

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The Florida Mutineers’ Elite Gamers Warzone series features $25,000 in prizes.

Elite Gamer $25,000 Pro-Am Championship

The Elite Gamer series will wrap up on October 27 with the $25,000 Pro-Am Championship tournament, which will feature “celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, and top CDL players,” according to the team.

$15,000 will go to the first-place duo, $5,000 to second place, and the remaining $5,000 will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

Several players have already been confirmed, including Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – popular streamers who have already won several high-profile Warzone competitions. The full list of participants will likely get revealed at some point ahead of the main event.

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Aydan is one of the big-name content creators participating in this Elite Gamers Warzone event.

That’s all we know about this tournament series so far; while the details regarding the actual format haven’t been announced yet, considering that it’s a “pro-am” tournament, each Warzone player will likely be paired up with someone from outside the gaming industry.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest info as the Championship’s date draws nearer.

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