How to earn CDL Knife Blueprint & more from watching CoD Champs Weekend - Dexerto
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How to earn CDL Knife Blueprint & more from watching CoD Champs Weekend

Published: 29/Aug/2020 16:45 Updated: 29/Aug/2020 16:46

by Theo Salaun


Viewership rewards are back for the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend, as players can earn an exclusive CDL Knife Blueprint and more cosmetics for use in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Call of Duty players have been able to earn in-game cosmetics by watching the CDL for much of the 2020 season, but those rewards have been upped considerably for CDL Champs. In the final weekend of CDL play, August 29-30, a variety of viewership rewards will be made available to fans.

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The CDL Champs Knife Blueprint is slick, gold, and most importantly… Free!

The Knife Blueprint is the headlining reward, but it is joined by a variety of Calling Cards, Emblems, and Sprays — as well as randomized code drops for the CDL Champs Pack and a mystery drop.

That Champs Pack is particularly alluring, as fans who luck into receiving a code for it will be able to save $14.99 and earn a whopping amount of items for free: three Legendary Blueprints, two Charms, three Calling Cards, three Emblems, three Sprays, and 55 stickers.


How to earn CDL Champs viewership rewards

  1. Sign into your Activision Account on or the COD Companion app, if you don’t have one — create one here
  2. Link your Playstation, Xbox, or account.
  3. Watch CDL Champs live on or the COD Companion app and let the rewards start flowing

How to earn each CDL Champs reward

CDL Champs rewards.
There are plenty of rewards on offer, alongside the CDL Knife Blueprint.

There are eight tiers of rewards on offer during the Championship Weekend. To earn all eight tiers, players will need to tune in for a total of four hoursHere’s every viewership reward on offer and how to earn each one.

Tiered rewards

  • Level One — Glory Isn’t Given Emblem: Unlocks after 15 minutes over the weekend.
  • Level Two — Glory Isn’t Given Sticker: Unlocks after 30 minutes over the weekend.
  • Level Three — Glory Isn’t Given Spray: Unlocks after 1 hour over the weekend.
  • Level Four — Atlanta FaZe Player Card: Unlocks after 1.5 hours over the weekend.
  • Level Five — Dallas Empire Player Card: Unlocks after 2 hours over the weekend.
  • Level Six — Chicago Huntsmen Player Card: Unlocks after 2.5 hours over the weekend.
  • Level Seven — London Royal Ravens Player Card: Unlocks after 3 hours over the weekend.
  • Level Eight — Glory Isn’t Given Player Card: Unlocks after 4 hours over the weekend.

Day-specific rewards

  • CDL Champs Pack: Randomized code drops on Saturday.
  • CDL Champs Knife Blueprint: Unlocks after 30 minutes on Sunday.

Viewers of Activision’s Call of Duty League Championship Weekend will also have the chance to win an early access code for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War beta. Follow our guide to ensure you’re in the know on how to secure your code.

We will update this page with additional information as it becomes available, but spectators should get their sign-ins and linked accounts sorted in the meantime.

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NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:02

by Jacob Hale


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.


While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

Warzone Season 6 SP-R208 sniper marksman rifle
The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.


Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.