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Modern Warfare Season 1 announced – new maps, weapons, modes, more

Published: 26/Nov/2019 20:36 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 3:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official look at Season One of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is set to be jam-packed with a lot of new content.

Season One of Modern Warfare will be releasing on December 3 for all three major platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, meaning that PS4 won’t have an exclusivity period over the others.

Furthermore, all of the content included in Season One will be free for everyone to enjoy, since Activision have ditched the Season Pass model and purchasable DLC content.

Speaking of content, there will be a tremendous amount of new stuff added, including seven-plus maps, three of which are remakes, three modes, two weapons, five-plus Spec-Ops experiences, and more.

And although it wasn’t revealed as part of this announcement, the Season One Battle Pass is also expected to launch on December 3. Here is a full breakdown of what to expect once this update goes live:

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Modern Warfare Season 1 – new maps

As mentioned above, there will be at least seven new maps added in Modern Warfare during Season 1 – three multiplayer, a massive one for Ground War, and at least three for the 2v2 Gunfight mode.

All three multiplayer maps are remade versions of classic ones from the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare game – Crash, Vacant, Shipment. The new Ground War map will be called Post.

As for Gunfight, two maps were confirmed – Cargo and Atrium – but the announcement hints at there being more, so players will have to stay tuned to find out more about that.

Infinity WardThe iconic Shipment map from the original Modern Warfare game will be added as part of Season One.

Modern Warfare Season 1 – new modes

Three new modes will make their debut in Season 1 – Reinforce, Gunfight OSP, Infected, all three of which have been seen in Call of Duty before at some point.

Reinforce, which was featured in both Ghosts and Infinite Warfare, is a combination of Domination, Search & Destroy, and Search & Rescue, as it involves both capturing flags and limits on respawns.

Infected is a classic mode that’s been in a lot of past CoD titles. The way it works is one player is randomly chosen to start infecting everyone else, and matches end when either all of the players have been infected or the time runs out, and there are still some survivors.

Of the three, Gunfight OSP is the newest one, as it’s a variation of the existing version of Gunfight that’s currently in the game. In OSP, players start each round with their fists rather than a pre-determined loadout and must find and pick up weapons to engage the enemy team.

Official Modern Warfare Season 1 trailer:

Modern Warfare Season 1 – Battle Pass

Although this announcement was full of news, there was a glaring omission when it came to revealing the Battle Pass, despite Activision having already confirmed that one will be coming for this new season.

However, a day after this Season 1 reveal, dataminers were able to access and leak the entire Battle Pass, including the rewards for all of the 104 Tiers.

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CDL Kickoff Classic 2021 – Mutineers make surprise comeback against FaZe

Published: 24/Jan/2021 0:30 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 2:10

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League’s 2021 campaign is just around the corner, but before the Black Ops Cold War professional season starts, the preseason has kicked off with the Kickoff Classic – where fans finally get to see the league’s best compete.


  • Skyz and Mutineers come back from 2-1 to beat FaZe 3-2
  • Guerrillas outlast Surge in year’s first Map 5
  • iLLeY’s clutch plays ruin Clayster’s grudge match in 3-0 win vs. Subliners

CDL Kickoff Classic: Stream

CDL Kickoff Classic: Schedule & scores

Sunday, January 24

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
London Royal Ravens vs Paris Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 25)
Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota ROKKR 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 25)
OpTic Chicago vs LA Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 25)

Saturday, January 23

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
Dallas Empire 3-0 New York Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 24)
LA Guerrillas 3-2 Seattle Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 24)
Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Florida Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 24)

Empire continue championship form, FaZe (and Surge) falter

The Dallas Empire were the best Call of Duty team in 2020 and that form has lasted into 2021. The day started with 2020 MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro racking up 35 kills and just 17 deaths with almost two minutes of hill time on Map 1, but then it became the Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal show as the upsurging player hit star form with some huge clutches.

With Empire cleaning up their former teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ New York Subliners, the day moved on with two tight Map 5’s. First, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and the Los Angeles Guerrillas outdueled a revamped Seattle Surge 3-2 and then, in a twist few saw coming, the Florida Mutineers came back against the Atlanta FaZe.

As Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno returned to the form that earned him MVP candidacy in 2020, the Mutineers flew back from a 2-1 deficit and eventually clinched the 3-2 victory against a FaZe team who stood near the top of most standings for this season.

Sunday, January 24

CDL Kickoff Classic: Teams & players

With this being the first official CDL matches in Black Ops Cold War, a lot of eyes are watching how the new rosters perform. All 12 teams had to make at least one change due to the switch to a 4v4 format, with some opting to completely revamp their squads.

Former Huntsman, Arcitys, will make his debut for Atlanta FaZe against the new-look Florida Mutineers, one of the top teams from the 2020 season, while Toronto Ultra and Minnesota ROKKR will add another installment to their “Battle of the North” rivalry.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Havok, Owakening, Slacked
London Royal Ravens Seany, Alexx, Dylan, Zer0
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Vivid, Apathy
Los Angeles Thieves SlasheR, Kenny, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Attach, Accuracy, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Clayster, Mack, HyDra
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion Skrapz, Classic, AquA, Fire
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, CleanX, Cammy