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Treyarch hints at removal of specialist from CWL ruleset

Published: 28/Jan/2019 9:50 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 10:04

by Connor Bennett


A senior game designer from Treyarch has hinted at the removal of another specialist from the Black Ops 4 CWL ruleset coming in the future.

The current pool of specialists in the CWL ruleset is smaller than that of what is used in public online matches. With professional players also agreeing to gentlemen’s agreements on not using others, such as the Ajax character, only a handful of the specialists are actually used.

The Ajax specialist, one that pros have already agreed not to use because of how strong it is, has the ability to use a Ballistic Shield and the ever-devastating 9-Bang grenades in-game to create havoc. However, it could soon be removed.

In-game screenshotThe Ajax may not see the light of day in the CWL.

Treyarch senior game designer Matt Scronce responded to a post on the CoDCompetitve subreddit that spoke about the frustrations of dealing with the character in-game.

“For real holy shit and half of the broken ass specialists that kill you one short of your attack chopper because a dude going 13-25 got his riot shield,” posted user Josh13CE, before fellow commenter TheMad_Dabber responded “Well that could still be in. Ajax isn’t banned in the CWL ruleset.”

However, neither of the Call of Duty fans would have expected Scronce to reply to their posts, as he simply replied: “Yet” to the TheMad_Dabber’s comment.

While Ajax is not one of the more commonly used specialists in the CWL, its removal from the pool would certainly limit options of players if the meta of the game shifts.

Pro players are currently locked in a battle over whether or not to ban the Stock 2 attachment for the SAUG SMG. Plenty of players are in favour of its removal but eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks revealed that only Splyce, Midnight Esports and Evil Geniuses are not ready to agree to remove the attachment.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce


Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.