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Has the Modern Warfare beta hinted at a battle royale mode?

Published: 12/Sep/2019 15:36 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:42

by Matt Porter

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer beta has stirred up rumors that the developers may be hinting at a battle royale mode, after a name was left off the opening credits for the title.

The multiplayer beta officially goes live on Thursday, September 12, giving players their first chance to test out the game’s most popular mode before it releases to the world on October 25.

While booting up Modern Warfare’s beta, CharlieINTEL noticed the video that shows the development teams who have worked on the game, and while Infinity Ward, High Moon and Beenox are all present, one name is missing from the list – Raven Software.

ActivisionThe Raven Software logo is missing from the game’s opening credits.

According to CharlieINTEL, Raven Software has been specifically mentioned in all of the press releases so far from Activision, including the August 1 multiplayer reveal press event. In fact, every Call of Duty game released over the past eight years has included their logo at the start, with the company assisting with CoD development since 2010.

This has prompted many to question Raven’s involvement with Modern Warfare, and if they were actually working on another project linked to the game – possibly in the form of a battle royale mode.

This would tie in with rumors that have circulated about the possibility, including one from September 3 when YouTuber TheGamingRevolution, who accurately claimed that Modern Warfare would have a 2v2 mode named Gunfight, stated that a source told him the upcoming CoD title would “100% have a battle royale mode.”

Raven could also be working on a possible Modern Warfare 2 remake, with an entry on the European Ratings Board appearing back in February for a remastered version of the game’s campaign.

The fact that the company has been advertising for a community manager has also raised some eyebrows, as this would be the first time that Raven have advertised this position, hinting that they are working on something that players will be getting their hands on.

Of course, nothing is confirmed until Activision or Raven Software announce it, but this could be a subtle hint to keep our eyes open ahead of a possible announcement.

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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.