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YouTuber Drift0r explains why Modern Warfare might still have a season pass

Published: 2/Jun/2019 19:33 Updated: 2/Jun/2019 19:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty YouTuber Brad ‘Drift0r’ Overbey believes that the upcoming Modern Warfare title will still include a season pass, contrary to what most players have been lead to believe.

Modern Warfare was finally confirmed to be CoD’s 2019 installment on May 30, and during the reveal event, Activision and Infinity Ward made mention about what they had planned in regards to a season pass.

“We’re eliminating the tradition season pass,” they said. “So that we can deliver more free maps and content, as well as post-launch events to all players.”

This announcement got many excited, as it led them to believe that Activision were finally ditching the season pass model that has existed in so many previous CoD games.

The season pass, of course, gives players who purchase it access to all of the exclusive DLC content that is released for a specific game throughout the year, costing less than if the content was purchased individually each time. 

Infinity WardModern Warfare 2019 will be a complete reboot of the MW series, which is why they opted not to go with MW4 as the title.

However, Drift0r has been quick to suggest that players should not get too ahead of themselves, as there is a good chance that Modern Warfare could still feature some sort of season pass.

In a video he published on June 1, the YouTube explained that the quote was slightly misleading, since the developers still left the door open for Modern Warfare to still feature some sort of “non-traditional” pass.

“The wording here is a little bit complicated,” he explained. “What most people saw is ‘no season pass.’ But that’s not what they said. It kind of makes you think that. I take a closer look and I’m like ‘well, why did the say no traditional season pass?’ You could just say no season pass.”

“I think it means they have some kind of other pass planned that we don’t know what it is yet. It’s unfortunate.”

Infinity WardThe MW campaign is apparently set to the most controversial CoD single-player story yet.

Why having a season pass is not a good idea

Drift0r went on to list the various reasons why having a season pass in Modern Warfare would simply not be a good idea.

For one, he mentions how season passes are an old business model, since so many of today’s games release content for free to all players, and it would just set CoD behind those games in terms of content availability.

He also explains that the passes really divide the player-base based on what content they may or may not have, such as map packs. This divide can be very detrimental to matchmaking, as opposed to if all players were given access to all DLC content. 

His final argument was that it’s impractical to have both a season pass and microtransactions, and that Activision and Infinity Ward should choose between one or another rather than stuffing every bit of new content behind a pay wall.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to be released on October 25, 2019. The highly anticipated Multiplayer reveal is expected to take place at the E3 gaming convention, which kicks off on June 11. 

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 21:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

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