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London Royal Ravens announce massive CDL challengers event

Published: 14/Jan/2020 12:17 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 15:10

by Jacob Hale

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London Royal Ravens, the UK’s sole representative in the franchised Call of Duty League, have announced that they will be hosting a large-scale challenger’s event in response to criticism over their main homestand event.

London will be hosting the very best teams Call of Duty has to offer on February 8-9, including the likes of the Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire and New York Subliners among others.

However, they faced criticism for having just 32 team slots in the open bracket, something that they seemed unable to get changed. Now, though, it looks like they’ve found a solution with an all-new challengers event.

MLGIn 2019, CWL London was a huge event that many fans tipped as one of the best ever for its atmosphere.

In a tweet posted on January 14, the Ravens explained to their followers that they hear their concerns and have come up with this solution.

“Players we hear you! While we have been unable to change the challenger’s format for the February event, we will be offering a much larger 100+ team challenger tournament in June,” the tweet states. They also explain that more details will be available closer to the event.

“Over 100 teams” is much closer to what Call of Duty events have seen in recent years, and the addition of another event to the calendar will surely satiate fans’ thirst to see more high-level Call of Duty.

Although exact details on the event have not yet been shared, June is closer to the latter end of the season which means it could be many teams’ final chances at glory on the big stage, so it could be the perfect time to run an event on this scale.

Based on the wording of the announcement, it seems the London team tried to increase the number of challenger teams for their main February event at the Copper Box arena but had no luck.

London Royal Ravens originally had an event planned for June 20-21, so while this may be the dates for the massive challenger event, it’s worth noting that since the format and layout of tournaments changed, this date may no longer be set in stone.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:16

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
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CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Reclaim

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Reclaim, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Reclaim. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.