Scump & H3CZ explain how the CDL bubble can work - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Scump & H3CZ explain how the CDL bubble can work

Published: 24/Sep/2020 10:09 Updated: 24/Sep/2020 10:28

by Jacob Hale

Share


With rumors circulating that the Call of Duty League could implement a ‘bubble’ similar to the NBA for the 2021 season, many top pros and personalities have had their say. Now, Chicago Huntsmen’s Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner have spoken out.

The bubble is something adopted by a number of sports leagues, most notably the NBA, in which teams can follow health guidelines by staying with their ‘bubble’ of people, with the intention of all staying healthy together and not engaging with people outside of your bubble.

Advertisement

In the immediate aftermath of the leak becoming public, Scump was one of the first to speak out, clearly not in favor of the idea and hoping for an alternative to the upcoming season.

Now, he, some of his Huntsmen teammates and NRG co-CEO H3CZ have spoken in a bit more detail about their thoughts.

Advertisement
Scump Chicago Huntsmen
Call of Duty League
Scump has been one of the biggest names in CoD for some time — and isn’t convinced that a bubble is the right choice.

First, H3CZ cleared up that this is not just a decision a few people are working on: it’s something the players and everyone involved is coming together on to find the best solution for everybody.

After saying that he’s in favor of a bubble, and that he wanted to put one together for the CDL Championship in its inaugural season, he also adds that he’s “not sure about the whole five months thing,” especially having to explain something like that to his wife, Jude, because “of course… I’m going to go out there and shoot podcasts and shoot content for the Huntsmen.”

Scump went on to agree that five months is simply too much and that, should this scenario have to arise, he would rather play his regular season matches online and create a bubble in the lead-up to major events such as mid-season playoffs and the CDL Championship.

Advertisement

This seems to be the main concern of some players. They have lives outside of their career, with Scump himself explaining that he has pets, a girlfriend, and a house to maintain, and that spending nearly half of the year in a bubble away from that simply isn’t a feasible option for him.

Later in the video, Chicago Huntsmen coach Troy ‘Sender’ Michaels and Jordon ‘General’ General echoed similar sentiments, reiterating that running the whole course of the league in a bubble probably isn’t the best option for a number of players.

Instead, most seem to say that a few weeks prior to a major event would be the best way to incorporate this into the league.

Advertisement

Regardless, there’s no concrete information out there right now, so we’ll have to see what Activision and the CDL team do. It’s clear that there is opposition to the bubble but, after frequent complaints about having to play online during the 2020 CDL season, some players may prefer to go ahead to ensure matches are all played out on a fair LAN connection.

Call of Duty

Modern Warfare & Warzone update nerfs AS VAL & SP-R: Patch notes

Published: 8/Oct/2020 17:13 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 18:26

by Theo Salaun

Share


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s October 8 update has quickly nerfed the overpowered rounds on Season 6’s new AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, while fixing a bizarre Warzone bug. Check out the full patch notes below.

In one of CoD’s quicker patches, Infinity Ward have officially fixed the SP-R 208 and AS VAL shenanigans players have experienced since Season 6 deployed on September 28. In this patch, which IW had alluded to in recent days, the developers fixed the AS VAL’s absurd bullet penetration with its SSP 10-R mags and completely overhauled the SP-R’s hitscan dominance.

Advertisement

The SKS marksman rifle also received a light tweak, but, more importantly for Warzone enthusiasts, the bugged interaction between the subway’s fast travel system and Verdansk’s gas has been fixed.

AS VAL and SP-R nerfs

The AS VAL’s SSP 10-R mags let it shoot through walls upon walls and the SP-R’s .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags let it essentially shoot as a hitscan sniper up to 450 meters. As such, Season 6’s AR was a nightmare in multiplayer and the marksman rifle was some sort of hybrid HDR-meets-Kar98k monstrosity.

Advertisement

Both of those issues have been abruptly adjusted, following recent confirmations from Infinity Ward that they would be tackling the overpowered weapons sooner than later.

While the AS VAL’s change was a simple one, just removing the ability to shoot through multiple walls, the SP-R has also gone through a number of changes aimed at balancing it more appropriately for Verdansk gameplay.

Warzone Subway bug fix

When Season 6 dropped, it came with a new, subterranean fast-travel system in the form of a subway that moves around the entire map. Unfortunately, players quickly realized that the underground transport could also bring you to an undeserved victory as the system could be abused to ignore the gas while your opponents on the surface coughed to death.

Advertisement

That issue has now been resolved in the October 8 update, with players within the subway no longer untouched by the battle royale’s toxic gas. This is tremendous news for those who want to play the game without worrying about ‘sewer rats’ exploiting a major bug. In combination with the nerfs to the AS VAL and SP-R, this patch should be a community favorite.

SP-R 208 Warzone loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
The SP-R 208 turned Warzone into sniper glint-filled chaos.

Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 patch notes

General

  • Fixed an issue where players could survive in the gas while staying on the subway fast-travel system

Weapons

Advertisement

AS VAL

  • Fixed a bug where the SSP 10-R mags could allow bullet penetration through multiple walls

SP-R 208

Advertisement
  • Increase to flinch
  • Minor reduction to ADS speed
  • Variable zoom scope: moved weapon closer to player while ADSing, small reduction to ADS speed
  • .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags: reduction to bullet velocity, reduction to ADS speed

SKS

  • Small reduction to ADS speed for variable zoom scopes