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KiLLa accuses pro Call of Duty players of ‘killing’ the game

Published: 10/Mar/2019 15:31 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 16:06

by Daniel Cleary

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Former world champion Call of Duty, through their use of ‘gentleman’s agreements’.

KiLLa, who is a veteran of the competitive scene, has recently voiced his concerns about what he feels is going wrong with the current state of competitive play in Call of Duty.

His biggest frustration seems to be with the unofficial ruleset that the pro scene is playing by and their use of all the “gentleman’s agreement’s” (GA’s), which restrict weapons that are allowed in the Call of Duty World League official ruleset, but that some players feel are too powerful to be played in competitive modes.

CWL/Lalo TorresKiLLa won the Call of Duty World Championship alongside Fariko Impact in 2014.

Online tournament sites such as MLG’s GameBattles or Checkmate Gaming have adopted the basic CWL ruleset, but also implemented most of the pro player’s gentleman’s agreements as official rules for their own online matches.

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KiLLa explained that he was tired of all the new rules being added: “All these GA’s have completely killed playing online tournaments for me.” 

He blames the pro players for having a huge part to play in the constant meta changes and worries that it will have a terrible long-term impact for the competitive community: “[The] pro scene still running this community into the dirt and we can all thank them when CoD’s dead.”

Replying to KiLLa’s tweet, the European veteran, Dylan ‘Madcat’ Daly voiced the same opinion as the world champion. “Imagine going back to a game like bo2 or bo3 with the way GAs are now”, he said, “we would be running around with a knife and trophy”, to which KiLLa agreed.

CWL Fort Worth takes place on March 15 and many are left wondering how much of the Black Ops 4 weapons will seen in professional play and just how many will be restricted with all of these gentleman’s agreements coming into place.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.