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Major Venue and Stage Upgrades Announced by MLG For CWL Anaheim

Published: 12/Jun/2018 20:30 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:58

by Calum Patterson

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With CWL Anaheim fast approaching on June 15th, MLG’s Adam Apicella has revealed some significant venue and stage improvements ahead of the biggest open event of the year.

With the exception of the final event of the year, Call of Duty World Championship, the penultimate event CWL Anaheim is by far the most popular each year, with much larger crowds showing up to watch the action live.

Last year’s 2017 CWL Anaheim was a record breaking one in terms of attendance, and Apicella assures us that this year will be even bigger and better, and so accordingly the venue itself is getting an upgrade.

Taking place in the Anaheim Convention Center in Hall A – 145,000 square feet with around a 12,000 theatre capacity – it is certainly a massive space and one that gives MLG a lot of options.

And having used the same location for last year’s event, they have specific experience to build upon and improve the event, including specifically addressing problems caused by the increased spectators.

Firstly, Apicella explains that due to peristent bag checks upon entering the venue, they have expanded the hall to have toilets, meaning continual checks after returning from the toilet won’t be necessary.

He also explains there will be more booths and separate bars for both VIP and general attendance, and of course confirmation that Black Ops 4 will be playable at the event.

But that was not all, to help attendees sitting far from the main stage action, there will be screens hanging over the audience to allow for better viewing no matter where you are seated.

Finally, the large center screen will be moved just ahead of where it would normally be visible to players on stage.

Apicella also confirmed that 156 teams are confirmed to be signed up for the competition, which is 30 more than the 2017 Anaheim event.

And for attendees there is not only the main $200,000 tournament, but also the fan favorite all-star game, featuring the best players from the CWL Pro League playing in a friendly pro mod match.

The opportunity to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 early at the event will also be a major selling point for those attending.

The event should be the best possible penultimate show before the World Championships, which this year is be heading to Columbus, Ohio on August 15th-29th.

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Insane Warzone exploit somehow makes Juggernauts even more powerful

Published: 30/Nov/2020 5:02 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 5:18

by Brad Norton

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As though Juggernauts weren’t already enough of a problem in Warzone, a ridiculous new bug gives them a wild advantage that could outright ruin any given match.

It’s no secret that Juggernauts have been an issue for quite some time in Warzone. Every time you get an alert that one has appeared in your lobby, you know it’s going to be an uphill battle. The near-impenetrable suits of armor take some hefty killstreaks to deal with, regular guns will rarely do the job.

They can beam you down from afar with their minigun and it’s an almost guaranteed win unless strangers team-up. Despite weeks of dealing with their extreme power, Juggernaut’s have barely been addressed. While they’ve been removed as loot inside of vaults, they’re still fairly common.

These devastating suits of armor were already enough of a challenge. However, a new bug is making them even stronger. You’re going to want to look out for this insane exploit until a new patch is deployed.

Warzone Juggernaut gameplay
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Juggernaut’s might already haunt your games but this exploit makes them even more of an issue.

Juggernaut’s will already have you on your toes if one appears in your lobby. Though now you’ll have even more of a reason to be cautious. If you hear the warning that a firesale event is about to kick off, you’re about to have a real problem on your hands.

This random-chance event has paved the way for an absurd Juggernaut exploit. Items in the Buy Station are cheaper than ever, though one goodie is often free for each player as well. If you’re in a suit of armor, it turns out that one free goodie can be redeemed an unlimited number of times.

In one example, Reddit user ‘TarleenG’ was able to secure well over a dozen self-revive kits in the blink of an eye. While only one can be used at a time, this obviously creates an unbalanced state of affairs. 

If Juggernauts can provide their full squad with self-rez, it saves funds for other powerful items. Not only that, but additional copies of the item will drop on the ground. Meaning you can always return to the Buy Station later to have an endless supply of free lives.

During fire sale as jug you can buy unlimited self revives from CODWarzone

The only plus side to this exploit is that it’s quite rare. To have a Juggernaut suit and then get a firesale event requires some crazy luck. Though it’s clearly possible and will clearly be frustrating when it happens.

Treyarch is yet to respond to this particular issue. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when a fix comes through. Perhaps in the next major update as Black Ops Cold War’s arsenal transitions into Warzone on December 10.