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Modern Warfare’s Highrise coming to CoD: Mobile in Season 8 update

Published: 8/Jul/2020 11:56

by Andy Williams

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Call of Duty: Mobile will welcome the return of an iconic map from the game’s Modern Warfare franchise, as Highrise is set to be added to multiplayer this week.

Call of Duty: Mobile is full to the brim of iconic maps from the years of titles under its belt. And it looks like players can expect to see another added to the rotation, as Modern Warfare 2’ Highrise is primed and ready for release.

As players edge closer to the end of Season 7: Radioactive Agent, they’ll be hoping to cap-off all 50 tiers of the Battle Pass and earn their QQ9 Flood skin ahead of the new season.

Season 7 closes its curtains on July 10, meaning that players only have a limited time to grind that all-important XP to earn those limited-time rewards.

QQ9 Flood in CoD: Mobile.
Activision
The QQ9 SMG is an excellent weapon to have in your arsenal in both battle royale and multiplayer.

Highrise coming to CoD: Mobile Season 8

While developers have previously confirmed that Modern Warfare’s iconic map would be making a welcome return to the franchise, no date had been previously released.

Although in a recent press release, Activision committed to a Season 8 release for the fan-favorite map.

While the map will likely be tailored to the mobile experience, the same iconic features will be present — with the flagship helipad marking the midpoint between both office buildings.

Modern Warfare 2's Highrise.
Activision
Highrise is one of Call of Duty’s trademark maps.

The exact tweaks that will be made to Highrise are yet to be confirmed, but one thing’s for sure… The map will definitely bring back a sense of nostalgia for long-standing fans of the franchise.

The Call of Duty Endowment Freedom Pack is also coming to CoD: Mobile, with an exclusive ‘Hot and Cold’ camo being made available for the M16 and MW11, alongside skins for the Parachute, Wingsuit and Frag Grenade.

With some big changes in terms of Battle Pass content and now a brand new map, Season 8 is primed to be one of the most enthralling season to-date.

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How to watch $25K Mutineers Pro-Am Warzone event: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 20:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are hosting the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament featuring big-name pros and content creators battling it out for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that, today, culminates with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that players in the United States got the chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which featured their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for today’s main event.

Warzone Florida Mutineers
Infinity Ward
Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

When is the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The competition is taking place on Tuesday, October 27, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and expected to last at least several hours.

It’s being streamed live on the Florida Mutineers’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There are a total of 18 teams competing in this competition – ten that were invited and another eight that qualified via that four qualifier tournaments held throughout October.

The ten invited teams feature a mix of Warzone “pros” and high-profile amateur players, including the likes of athletes, musicians, and other celebrity figures.

Invited teams:

  • Antwuan Woods & Splack (play-in)
  • Seth Curry & LGTN (play-in)
  • LEGIQN & ZLaner (play-in)
  • MerK & Maven (play-in)
  • Symfuhny & Tfue
  • FaZe Bloo & Clutchbelk
  • Pamaj & Skyz
  • Karma & Stukawaki
  • Super Duper Kyle & ScummN
  • Might Mouse & BigDaddyRyyy

Qualified teams:

  • Tommey & Aydan (Qualifier #1)
  • aHTracT- & Dezmond (Qualifier #2)
  • GunsWorld & Djmas23(Qualifier #3)
  • PaceSetter & GangstazSalute88(Qualifier #4)
  • Kekoa & RussDaddy (Qualifier #5)
  • SloppyHarry & Unifyz(Qualifier #6)
  • Immude & Cinco (Qualifier #7)
  • Falnets & Shmelt (Qualifier #8)

Bracket:

Mutineers Warzone bracket
Florida Mutineers
The starting bracket for the Florida Mutineer’s Pro-Am Warzone tournament.

Format, rules, prizing

This is a single-elimination duos tournament that uses the popular bot-race format, meaning that teams matched up in the bracket must queue into a public quads lobby together. So, while they’re technically teammates in-game, they’re opponents for the purposes of the event.

All matches are best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that gets more eliminations in a single game of Warzone is considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advances in the bracket.

As for the prizing, $15,000 of the $25,000 goes to the champion team, $5,000 to the second-place duo, and another $5,000 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.