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Warzone leaks reveal possible new playlists and weapons coming soon

Published: 30/Apr/2020 19:44

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare are about to get some major new content, as leaked by Twitter user ‘ModernWarzone’ following a huge pull from the game’s source files.

After weeks of drama surrounding Infinity Ward’s removal and addition of Warzone playlists, we now know just how varied the playlist options will soon become. 

As for Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, there’s a strong chance that it will join the battle royale by receiving a highly anticipated, community-favorite weapon: the campaign’s infamous cinder block.

 

Since there’s already a finisher that uses the cinder block, this leak suggests that the hefty weapon will finally be getting released as a novelty sidearm in the game—akin to the Secret Santa or Cha-Ching melee weapons from Black Ops 4 and Blackout. (And it looks like a sword will be getting added too!)

As for the playlists, that’s where things get really interesting.

Leaked Warzone Playlists

  • Duos: One Shot and Stimulus
  • Solos, Duos, Trios and Quads: Bottom Line
  • Infinite Gulag
  • Most Wanted
  • Run Like Hell
  • Classic Battle Royale
  • Mo’ Gulag, Mo’ Problems
  • Non-Stop
  • PewPew
  • Realism
  • Inflation Redeployment

 

It’s not clear exactly what all of these playlists mean, but some information is already available thanks to ‘ModernWarzone’s’ detective work. The “Run Like Hell” mode enlists a much faster circle, likely forcing players to require vehicles to stay alive. Conversely, the “Non-Stop” mode engenders a slower, but “constantly closing” circle.  

Two other additions harken immediately back to Blackout’s heyday: the “Classic BR” mode has no contracts, money or loadouts while “Mo’ Gulag, Mo’ Problems” continuously allows players to hit the Gulag upon death until the final three circles—an evolved version of the nonstop redeployments featured in Blackout’s Alcatraz mode.

Proving just how varied IW intends to be with Warzone’s modes, the “Realism” playlist (featuring a minimal HUD) is a stark contrast against the sillier “PewPew,” which will feature high-damage pistols and explosive physics (like some sort of souped-up Gulag fight in broad daylight).

 

The last playlist leaked is “Inflation Redeployment,” which is an absolute mystery. But, with it comes “lines for extracting contracts and delivering weapons to extraction.” 

There is no word yet on what these mechanics mean, but this is all a great sign for both Warzone and Modern Warfare. The community may not have been pleading for new gimmicky weapons or playlists, but diversity is the spice of life.

There’s no timetable for when these modes will be introduced in the battle royale, and Infinity Ward can always add, remove, or change them at their discretion, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

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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.