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SpaceLy announces major update on org search for CWL Vegas

Published: 1/Dec/2018 19:52 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 20:12

by Wyatt Donigan


With less than a week left to go until the start of CWL Vegas, Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale has announced what organization his team will be representing at the event.

After weeks of speculation, SpaceLy has confirmed that his team will be representing Str8 Rippin for the first event of the Black Ops 4 season.

His statement on the issue came after a leak surfaced on December 1 that Str8 Rippin would be returning to Call of Duty with SpaceLy’s team after making waves during the Infinite Warfare season in 2017.

The leak did end up being correct, SpaceLy confirmed an important caveat in his own announcement. 

While they will be representing Str8 Rippin in Las Vegas, no official contract has been signed, with the players and the organization coming to a mutual agreement for this one event alone while they continue searching for a long-term org.

SpaceLy further clarified the issue in a response to a concerned fan who felt that he deserved an official contract, saying that they had a chance to receive salaries but “turned them down to wait until after [they] qualify.”

Despite having gone unsigned and unrepresented up to this point, the roster has been one of the hottest in Call of Duty.

They came in second at the first CWL 2K tournament on November 4-5, finished 5-8 in the second on November 11-12, and finally rounded things out by winning the third tournament on November 18.

Str8 Rippin’s road at CWL Vegas will begin with the Play-In Tournament where they will play their first match against Mindfreak.

Str8 Rippin

  • Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale
  • Colt ‘Havok’ McLendon
  • Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak
  • Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez
  • Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harrel
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When will Warzone solos return?

Published: 18/Jan/2021 11:53

by Connor Bennett


The normal BR Solos are not available in Warzone, with Buy Back Solos and Mini Royale Solos taking its place. When will the normal solo mode come back? Well, here’s what we know.

Ever since Warzone released back in March, a number of different modes have been added alongside the normal quads, trios, and duos modes.

You’ve had things like Juggernaut Royale, Buy Back Quads, and even Zombies Royale to celebrate the spooky Halloween period. However, some players just want the normal battle royale mode that they know and love to be available.

Currently, if you just want to play the normal BR mode – where you hop in, loot, use the gulag if you die, and try to be the last player standing – you can only do so in quads, trios, and duos. It’s not available for solos, and players are asking when it’ll be coming back.

Squad of Warzone characters standing together
Warzone is full of different modes, not just the normal BR formula.

When will BR Solos return to Warzone?

Well, the answer to that question is… it’s up to Raven Software and Activision. They make the call on when the playlists get updated and when things are rotated in and out.

Currently, solo players can only play Buy Back solos – which takes place in Verdansk – and Mini Royale Solos – which takes place on Rebirth Island. The latter of which was rumored to only be lasting until early January, but we’ve blown past that now.

The next big update that looks to be coming to Black Ops Cold War will drop on February 4 – bringing a new Zombies map with it. That could also see major changes come to Warzone, too. However, if enough players kick up a stink about BR solos still being missing, that could push the devs to change whatever plans they’ve got and bring it back sooner rather than later.

Warzone character running away from an explosion
Warzone’s solo mode has become incredibly popular since it was added.

Are Warzone solos gone for good?

Whenever something exits the playlist, some fans immediately ask if it’s been scrapped altogether. And no, that’s rarely ever the case.

While modes like Buy Back and Mini Royale add a nice change of pace, sometimes, you just have to stick with the classic battle royale formula. So, don’t worry too much about it possibly being removed forever. That’s really unlikely to be the case.

So, everything points to us seeing normal solos mode return in the near future, it’s just a matter of when Raven and Activision decide to flip the switch and bring it back.

If anything changes, we’ll keep this post updated so you’ll know when you’ll be getting your fix of normal Warzone solos next.