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Scrapped Modern Warfare Zombies revealed by developer

Published: 7/Jul/2020 16:25

by Connor Bennett

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An Infinity Ward developer has shown what part of a Zombies mode could have looked like in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare before it was scrapped and forgotten about. 

Prior to the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare back in October, rumors were running wild about what fans could expect to see in the new game. The speculation ranged from an incredibly lengthy campaign mode to a game-changing battle royale map that would have been the biggest around. 

Some of the rumors like Warzone and the campaign, obviously, came true. Yet, fans also had hints about a possible zombies mode as well.

Now, it might not have been interwoven with the zombies story that has branched into other Call of Duty games since first being released as a part of World at War, but it would have been an additional mode for Modern Warfare.

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Treyarch invented zombies for 2008’s World at War but it’s been used since.

Now, Infinity Ward artist Aaron Beck, has released some exploratory screenshots from what should have been Modern Warfare’s Zombies mode. The image shows a special forces soldier and two robots leading three zombies around against a snowy backdrop.

“Finally got clearance to share more art from Modern Warfare! So to begin here’s an unused concept from early in production,” Beck noted. “I was thinking it would be fun to play with the classic Call of Duty zombie gameplay.”

Obviously, and sadly for zombies fans, the mode isn’t a part of Modern Warfare and is not scheduled to be released. It truly was scrapped, never to be seen again. Though, the art is pretty interesting nonetheless. 

Beck has also shared additional concept art in the past on his Instagram page, including different watches, a pistol with a golden-looking skin, an unused assault rifle, and even an in-depth look at an unnamed military shotgun. Though, its the look at zombies that is sure to grab plenty of attention.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.