Modern Warfare & Warzone update adds Classic BR Trios & more: patch notes - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare & Warzone update adds Classic BR Trios & more: patch notes

Published: 22/May/2020 19:24 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:40

by Theo Salaun


Infinity Ward has released a patch with a new pack and its latest playlist update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, with trios getting the “Classic BR”  treatment.

After replacing Stimulus Solos with Classic Solos earlier in the week, Call of Duty’s developers are now adding a supplemental mode to the base playlist: Classic Trios.


In the classic battle royale mode, all of Warzone’s innovations are stripped away for a realistic, tense experience. You drop, you look for loot and you hope not to die.

If you die, you’re out. There is no Gulag system, no buy station for your teammates to purchase your redeployment. There aren’t even any contracts on the map, leaving you stuck with just your friends, loot and, most importantly, fear of death.

As of now, the Warzone playlist is updated to include Classic Trios alongside the standard BR Trios, Quads, Solos and Blood Money Plunder modes.


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There will be no more Gulag action for those who drop into Classic BR Trios.

Classic has not been out for much time, but early reactions confirm that it is indeed an increasingly tense environment, given the lack of respawn mechanics and the limitations enforced by the absence of buy stations (no self-revives or easily bought UAVs). 

Fittingly, players have also noticed an increase in camping and generally cautious gameplay. This too makes sense, as you only have one life to spare and most would rather not waste it by succumbing to bloodlust and getting out of position.

For those who are looking for a barebones battle royale experience, without 2020’s frills and with higher stakes, Classic Trios is the way to go.


The playlist update coincides with the release of a new pack too: the Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack, which was co-designed by Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg and has 100 percent of its proceeds donated to the Call of Duty Endowment organization, helping to place veterans into jobs.

The pack features a Venerated – Milsim Operator skin, a weapon blueprint, charm, watch, camo, spray, and two calling cards.

The camo, charm, and blueprint all feature elements of the same design that matches the Call of Duty Endowment logo—an orange camo, littered with grey and navy, much like a variant of the game’s digital camos.

But you might want to stick with a ghillie suit if you’re going to be dropping into a high-risk, high-reward match of classic BR.

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FormaL claims FaZe are OpTic Chicago’s toughest competition for CDL 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:42 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:51

by Theo Salaun


OpTic Chicago’s Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has revealed that he thinks the Atlanta FaZe will be the team to beat in the Call of Duty League’s 2021 season, citing how similar the two teams are.

A seven-year veteran in professional Call of Duty, FormaL boasts a wealth of expertise and some interesting insights. Excited for Black Ops Cold War and a refreshed CDL roster, back under the OpTic banner, the 2017 World Champion broke down his expectations for the 2021 season on an episode of “The Bakery” podcast.

Tucked in between romantic stories of trying to hide his gaming career from a crush and resisting Seth ‘Scump’ Abner’s kiss attempts, FormaL discussed the upcoming competitive season. With former teammate Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson moved over to Atlanta, OpTic’s AR revealed that FaZe are the biggest concern in 2021 — not the 2020 champion Dallas Empire.

With the league transitioning to 4 vs. 4 and Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War, FormaL believes that Chicago is primed to win CDL Champs, but that Atlanta is the toughest test ahead.

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Like sniping from the safety of a head glitch, FormaL did not hesitate at all when asked who would Chicago considers the most troubling team in 2021: “Definitely FaZe. FaZe is just another powerhouse … They’re pretty well-rounded, they got an insane amount of talent, they all want to play with each other. It’s just how our team is.”

Pinpointing FaZe’s roster balance, FormaL elaborated that the inclusion of Arcitys simply adds a new element to the competition between Chicago and Atlanta: “Alec’s a really good friend of mine. It’s gonna be really fun to play against him the whole year. You’ve got the Simp, aBeZy duo, you’ve got the Cellium thing … it’s gonna be a good rivalry for sure.”

In 2020, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris were one of the best SMG duos in the CDL while McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel was an MVP candidate (alongside Simp) in the flex role. When he spoke with Dexerto back in July, Cellium also told us that he thought Arcitys was the best AR in the league.

While respectful of the talent and balance this new FaZe roster enjoys, FormaL was unfazed when asked who wins CDL Champs 2021: “We do. 100 percent.” This coincides with his earlier explanation that the change to 4 vs. 4 suits a Chicago team that prefers that style, is excited to reunite with Dashy, and enjoys Treyarch titles.

Last year, the Empire came first, FaZe came second, and Chicago (at that point, the Huntsmen) came third. This year, FormaL expects to win, FaZe to repeat with silver, and it doesn’t even seem like third place is on his radar: “I don’t know who the f**k comes third, Paris?”