Full Day One (Friday) Schedule for the CWL Pro League Stage Two Playoffs - International Timings, Matchups, and Much More! - Dexerto
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Full Day One (Friday) Schedule for the CWL Pro League Stage Two Playoffs – International Timings, Matchups, and Much More!

Published: 26/Jul/2018 16:09

by DG Goldstein

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The full day one (Friday) schedule of the CWL Pro League Stage Two Playoffs has been released by MLG with a collection of high-profile matchups.

With the Stage Two regular season complete after eight weeks of grueling competition, only eight of the best Call of Duty teams in the world remain between Division A and Division B.

Day one of the Stage Two Playoffs will kick off on Friday, July 26 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio with Team Kaliber taking on UNILAD at 4:00 PM EST (1:00 PM PST, 9:00 PM BST), and will feature a total of four matches across the day.

However, the ‘standout’ match of the day will be the CWL Anaheim Grand Finals rematch between Red Reserve and Rise Nation at 7:00 PM EST, which is taking place in the first round after Rise Nation fell down to the fourth seed in Division A following a turbulent end to the regular season.

Teams will be competing all weekend for their shot at a $500,000 prize pool, and the chance to have some momentum prior to the $1.5 million CWL Championship in mid-August – the largest tournament of the Call of Duty: WWII season.

A full schedule for Friday at the CWL Stage Two Playoffs can be found below.

CWL Pro League Stage Two Playoffs – Friday, July 27

Team vs Team PST EST BST AEST
Team Kaliber vs UNILAD 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
eUnited vs Echo Fox 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
Red Reserve vs Rise Nation 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 9:00 AM
OpTic Gaming vs FaZe Clan 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 AM
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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
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The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.