The Imperial release CoD roster after CWL Pro League Qualifier exit - Dexerto
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The Imperial release CoD roster after CWL Pro League Qualifier exit

Published: 23/Jan/2019 20:59 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 21:18

by Wyatt Donigan

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After a disappointing end to the CWL Pro League Qualifier, The Imperial have announced the release of their Call of Duty roster. 

Despite fielding one of the most talented rosters in Europe, The Imperial simply never managed to get off the ground during the Black Ops 4 season. 

The team finished the first event, CWL Vegas, with a 21st-24th placing that gave them an entry to the Pro League Qualifier, but they failed to even make it out of a stacked Pool D. 

With the CWL Pro League featuring just one overall season that will span the entire competitive year, the Qualifier was the only shot at making it into the League. 

As such, The Imperial announced on January 23 that they had released the entire CoD roster following their untimely exit from the Qualifier. 

The Imperial is the second team major org to have let their roster go on January 23, following the split of the G2 Esports CoD roster

All hope is not lost for these players, however, as every team in the CWL Pro League will need to field a substitute, meaning there will be room for some of the players who missed out on qualifying. 

The Imperial’s Reedy, who was very much outspoken against the new Pro League format following his team’s exit, has already announced his intention to find a home with a new team. 

The Pro League is set to kick off on February 4, giving teams a couple of weeks to try and lock down their final rosters ahead of its official start. 

Besides the Pro League, any player who failed to qualify can compete in the various open events throughout the year, with the next one being CWL Fort Worth on March 15-17. 

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale

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One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
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The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.