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Will Call of Duty: Warzone ever get Duos and Squads modes?

Published: 13/Mar/2020 18:29 Updated: 17/Mar/2020 19:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty’s newest battle royale, Warzone, currently only features Trios, and players are wondering if and when they’ll see more options added.

After months of hype and anticipation, Warzone finally launched on March 10, as Activision unveiled their second run at the battle royale genre following Blackout, which released in 2018.

A week later, Infinity Ward also introduced Solos, the first post-launch addition to the BR, but fans are wondering if they’ll ever get Duos and Squads on top of the two playlists already available.

Speaking with USA TODAY, Infinity Ward Studio Head, Patrick Kelly, explained that they launched with Trios because that’s what consistently worked for them during the testing phases, so they were most comfortable and confident with that.

However, he more than left the door open for other playlists to be added in the future, revealing that the developers have been internally testing four-, and even up to five-player team sizes.

“I can tell you we have four- and five-player squads we are already playing with,” he said. “But we want to launch with something we know works really well and we have tested to the nines and then play around with these different team sizes.”

Infinity WardThe only way to play Call of Duty: Warzone currently is Trios.

That could come when Infinity Ward up the play-count of Warzone to 200 players, which Kelly also revealed in his interview with USA TODAY. The current max number of users in each match is set to 150.

“We brought a number of twists to battle royale,” he said. “I do think the world you play in is going to be undeniably unique. For one thing, we are initially going to roll out with 150 players, when you are typically seeing 60 to 100. Actually, I can tell you we are already playing with 200 players. We are going to release that a little bit later.”

While the details for these upcoming releases remain murky, we could see IW implement a system in which the four- or five-player squads playlist would be played with 200-player lobbies, while the 150 could be reserved for the current trios format, or even smaller teams if the devs decide to release those as well.

Infinity WardInfinity Ward have confirmed that 200-player lobbies are coming soon to Call of Duty: Warzone.

What about Duos?

While IW have already added Solos and revealed that other team sizes are coming soon, whether or not there will ever be a Duos playlist remains a mystery. IW have said that “there’s a ton of content plans and live events to come,” but, so far, there’s been virtually no mention of a two-player mode.

Of course, there’s technically a way to queue into lobbies with one other teammate – all you have to do is turn off squad fills in the pre-game screen and you won’t be automatically paired with additional players.

However, that’s not exactly Duos, since you’re still going up against teams that are mostly three players each.

Infinity WardYou can queue into Call of Duty: Warzone by yourself or with one other teammate by turning off the squad fill option.

Of course, Warzone is not the first battle royale to release with only a Trios playlist; Apex Legends, to this day, still only features three-player team sizes and Respawn Entertainment have yet to add Solos or Duos on a permanent basis.

Call of Duty fans will hope that Infinity Ward act much faster in that regard than Respawn, but so far, no timetables have been provided for the changes that have been teased and hinted at.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this as more information becomes available.

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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.