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How to unlock Black Ops Cold War Beta SMG Blueprint & Mobile character

Published: 6/Oct/2020 21:07 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:49

by Alan Bernal


Activision is giving Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players a chance to unlock an SMG Weapon Blueprint for the launch of the official game, as well as a new CoD: Mobile character after the Beta ends.

After Treyarch gave their community a taste of BOCW gameplay in the alpha, the studio is going to transition to the next phase of their test in the Beta weekends for the next title in the Call of Duty franchise.

While CoD Betas already invite troves of bugs, connection issues, packed servers, and more, Treyarch is asking for all the smoke by putting different rewards up for grabs for players to collect.

These prizes come in the form of the ‘Mutual Animosity’ SMG blueprint for Black Ops Cold War and a CoD: Mobile iteration of Russell Adler, a CIA Agent that will star in the upcoming title’s campaign.

Russell Adler Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
Russell Adler is coming to Call of Duty: Mobile as a BOCW beta reward.

How to unlock Mutual Animosity SMG Blueprint

The bonus content most players will be interested to collect in the Black Ops Cold War beta will be the decked-out SMG blueprint called Mutual Animosity, which is for the Type 821 SMG and it includes a pre-installed scope, muzzle, extended mag, underbarrel, and paint job.

To add the Mutual Animosity to your collection as soon as the game releases, all you have to do is hit level 10 during the Beta. After that, once BOCW launches on November 13, you’ll have the gun at your disposal in multiplayer.

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The Mutal Animosity SMG Weapon Blueprint will be given to BOCW players who reach level 10 in the beta.

Russell Adler for CoD: Mobile

Russell Adler, aka ‘America’s monster,’ as Treyarch writer Murray Kraft described him, is going to launch on Call of Duty: Mobile after the beta ends.

Here’s how to unlock Russell in the game:

  1. Create and link an Activision Account for Call of Duty: Mobile here
  2. Play the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta with the same account from Step 1
  3. Within a week after the beta ends, actively check your email used for your Activision Account (check Spam folders!)
  4. Go to CoD’s code redemption page to enter your UID, along with the code and verification
  5. Go to CoD: Mobile’s in-game mailbox to claim Russell Adler
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Unlock the CoD: Mobile character by playing the Black Ops Cold War beta.

Adler will be available for the mobile game’s Multiplayer and Battle Royale modes, so players will be able to head into the battlefield flaunting those stylish aviators and a sleek leather jacket.

Early access to the Beta for PS4 users who pre-ordered the game digitally kicked off on October 8 before opening up to all PlayStation players on October 10. There will be another early access period from October 15-16 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, after which all platforms will get the Open Beta from October 17-19.

For more information about what’ll be included, such as the new modes, maps, and more, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War Beta guide here.

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How to watch $25K Mutineers Pro-Am Warzone event: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 20:45

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are hosting the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament featuring big-name pros and content creators battling it out 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.

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

Before that players in the United States got the chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which featured their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for today’s main event.

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

When is the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The competition is taking place on Tuesday, October 27, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and expected to last at least several hours.

It’s being streamed live on the Florida Mutineers’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There are a total of 18 teams competing in this competition – ten that were invited and another eight that qualified via that four qualifier tournaments held throughout October.

The ten invited teams feature a mix of Warzone “pros” and high-profile amateur players, including the likes of athletes, musicians, and other celebrity figures.

Invited teams:

  • Antwuan Woods & Splack (play-in)
  • Seth Curry & LGTN (play-in)
  • LEGIQN & ZLaner (play-in)
  • MerK & Maven (play-in)
  • Symfuhny & Tfue
  • FaZe Bloo & Clutchbelk
  • Pamaj & Skyz
  • Karma & Stukawaki
  • Super Duper Kyle & ScummN
  • Might Mouse & BigDaddyRyyy

Qualified teams:

  • Tommey & Aydan (Qualifier #1)
  • aHTracT- & Dezmond (Qualifier #2)
  • GunsWorld & Djmas23(Qualifier #3)
  • PaceSetter & GangstazSalute88(Qualifier #4)
  • Kekoa & RussDaddy (Qualifier #5)
  • SloppyHarry & Unifyz(Qualifier #6)
  • Immude & Cinco (Qualifier #7)
  • Falnets & Shmelt (Qualifier #8)


Mutineers Warzone bracket
Florida Mutineers
The starting bracket for the Florida Mutineer’s Pro-Am Warzone tournament.

Format, rules, prizing

This is a single-elimination duos tournament that uses the popular bot-race format, meaning that teams matched up in the bracket must queue into a public quads lobby together. So, while they’re technically teammates in-game, they’re opponents for the purposes of the event.

All matches are best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that gets more eliminations in a single game of Warzone is considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advances in the bracket.

As for the prizing, $15,000 of the $25,000 goes to the champion team, $5,000 to the second-place duo, and another $5,000 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.