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Glitched Modern Warfare Beta menu shows Supply Drops and fans are outraged

Published: 12/Sep/2019 22:55 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:40

by Isaac McIntyre

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A glitch in the Call of Duty title, and fans are less than pleased.

The CoD community recently expressed their growing concerns over the possibility of increased microtransactions in the long-standing franchise’s sixteenth entry, and Infinity Ward developers told fans they would reveal their MTX plans when they were “ready”.

Now it appears a bug in the recently released testing beta of the title has confirmed supply drops will again be a part of the game’s leveling rewards, despite the fact many in the community are opposed to loot box systems.

NerosCinema screenshot / Infinity WardThe words “Lootbox” and “Common Supply Drop” appeared on the beta’s After Action Report menu.

YouTube content creator NerosCinema first discovered the keywords “Lootbox” and “Common Supply Drop” in his After Action Report on the game after hitting level 6. This ties in with the revelation that Call of Duty Points will still be in the game in Modern Warfare.


Of course, the community were less than pleased to hear about the potential inclusive of loot boxes in the game, with some threatening to boycott purchasing the title all together, while others turned to sarcasm to cope.

Infinity WardCall of Duty fans aren’t happy about the potential return of supply drops in Modern Warfare.

“Oh wow! What a shock!” said one fan after the news, while one begged the developers on Twitter to reconsider their plan: “Please Activision, don’t let your greed ruin another game.”

Another admitted they were now considering skipping the purchase. “I know it may be the normal but damn… I am just at the point with supply drops that I am considering to refuse to buy a new game with them in it. This is really annoying and so disappointing to see.”

Unfortunately for the CoD faithful, the inclusion of supply drops is basically their worst fears about the game realized. Many have confirmed their displeasure at being stung by hefty post-release costs for cosmetics and guns in the game.


The issue reached a head in Black Ops 4, when DLC weapons added later in the game’s cycle were gated behind paywalls and loot boxes. This move forced many to either fork out for the best weapons, or simply be at a disadvantageous due to not wanting to spend extra money.

While the potential inclusion of MTX in the game may have turned may off the purchase, the devs have also revealed a few positives about the title, including confirmation the latest CoD release will have full cross-play compatibility between consoles and PC.

Modern Warfare is set to release October 25, 2019, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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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

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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.