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Modern Warfare Jan 14 patch notes: new Gunfight mode & playlist update

Published: 14/Jan/2020 18:39 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 17:02

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward rolled out another update for Modern Warfare, adding Gunfight Trios and bringing back several multiplayer playlists and modes, including the fan-favorite Shoot House 24/7, Cranked, and Drop Zone.

With Season 1 still in full swing in Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward continue to add more content for players to enjoy, as part of what they’re calling the biggest post-launch content drop in Call of Duty history.

On January 14, they released another small update that made changes to the modes and playlists currently available in multiplayer.

Infinity WardAs Modern Warfare Season 1 continues to roll on, so does the influx of new content and modes.

A breakdown of what this update added to Modern Warfare can be found below, including the full and official patch notes.

3v3 Gunfight

Since the release of MW, Gunfight remains one of the more popular modes in multiplayer. Now, the developers took the classic 2v2 version and added an extra player on each side, revealing the brand new Trios variant.

This is an experiment that’s definitely worth keeping an eye on because some of the maps are small and congested as it is, so it’ll be interesting to see how they play with six total players loaded in at once.

Infinity WardGunfight has been a popular multiplayer mode in Modern Warfare, and a 3v3 variant is now available.

Gunfight Trios is the fourth different version of the mode to be added, following the unpopular O.S.P., the classic 2v2, and the recently-released 1v1, with the latter two still available in-game.

Other Playlist changes

The ever-popular Shoot House 24/7 playlist is now available once again, after being removed and added back for what seems like the umpteenth time. It’s now become a trend for the developers to remove it in favor of something new only for fans to complain so much that they end up bringing it back.

It’s replaced Shipment 24/7, which was added as the featured playlist the week prior but never got even close to being as popular as its Shoot House counterpart.

Infinity WardShoot House 24/7 has replaced Shipment 24/7 as the featured playlist, which should make a lot of players happy.

A new ‘Same Day Delivery’ playlist has also been added, which features Cranked and Drop Zone, two multiplayer modes that were introduced earlier in Season 1 and have now been brought back.

Cranked is a Team Deathmatch-style mode except it requires players who get their initial kill to hurry and follow it up with another or else they’ll explode.

Drop Zone is similar to Hardpoint in that there are specially marked zones on the map that players and teams need to take control of. However, the twist here is that Killstreaks can only be earned by controlling zones long enough to grab the Care Packages that drop into them from the sky.

Modern Warfare January 14 playlist update patch notes

Today’s playlist update is now live:

  • Shoot House 24/7 is back! (Replaces Shipment 24/7)
  • Gunfight 3v3
  • “Same Day Delivery” Playlist – Cranked and Drop Zone!
  • Gun Game is now in the Quick Play Filter
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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale

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Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

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The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
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Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.