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Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: FiNN LMG, new event, more

Published: 24/Aug/2020 18:17 Updated: 24/Aug/2020 19:15

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision and Infinity Ward have officially unveiled the mid-season update for Modern Warfare and Warzone, and it’s bringing along a ton of content with it, alongside the Games of Summer event.

It’s about to be a huge week for Warzone. On August 26, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will be revealed inside of the battle royale mode, which, while normal for other games, is unprecedented for the series.

Even though everyone will already be paying attention to the game for the Black Ops Cold War reveal, Activsion and Infinity Ward have decided they wanted even more eyes on Modern Warfare and Warzone.

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One of the biggest features of Season 5 Reloaded is the Games of Summer, which pits different countries against each other in a trials competition.

On August 24, Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded, which is technically just the mid-season update for the game, was unveiled with a release date of August 25, much to the surprise and delight of fans.

According to the roadmap, players will be getting new content for all modes in the game.

First and foremost, we have the Games of Summer, which was previously hinted at in the original Season 5 unveiling back in early July 2020.

The event, which is clearly partially inspired by the Olympics, gives both Modern Warfare and Warzone players a chance to represent their country in an in-game competition.

The competition itself tasks players with completing five trials. According to Activision, these new trials are similar to the ones that are already a part of the game, but this time, players will now be able to receive better rewards like weapon blueprints, vehicle horns, calling cards, and more.

In addition to the in-game event, fans will also have access to a brand new weapon called the FiNN. This weapon has been hinted by Activision to be one of the more powerful LMGs in the game, so it’ll be interesting to see how it affects the metagame, especially with the Bruen receiving a pretty major nerf just a little while ago.

A new Gunfight map is also set to be added during the update. Titled Verdansk Stadium, this map is very clearly ripped from the new location in Warzone. The map will be smaller than the actual location in the battle royale, with only the field available for play.

Finally, a brand new Operator will also be added to the game. Morte has been described by Activision as a lover of spaghetti westerns and is seemingly dressed perfectly for the part. Unfortunately, like all other Operators added during mid-season updates, Morte will only be available in the in-game store and won’t be available for free.

Of course, there’s a ton of other content being added to the game, including a couple of new modes for Warzone, a free Gunfight tournament, and a Triple Feed double XP weekend. Here’s hoping that it keeps players entertained until the start of the next season.

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 21:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.