Call of Duty news, updates, notes, game release details
We learned about a week and a half ago that the newest Call of Duty game would be called, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.’ It makes sense that the game would take place sometime in the 1960s in its story mode, featuring storylines of the United States and Russia.
Aside from that, here’s more of the latest Call of Duty news.
Call of Duty League backlash
Sporting News reported on a number of internal controversies in the Call of Duty League heading into its championship weekend. A lot of the backlash stems from poor server connections affecting the outcome of matches. OpTic, which was the origination of the worries, was eliminated before the championship round.
Call of Duty League champions
Dallas Empire claimed the $1.5 Million grand prize by winning Call of Duty League. The Empire defeated Atlanta FaZe by a score of 5-1 to claim the crown.
Atlanta had dominated the regular season, but Dallas dominated the championship match. An early 3-0 lead by the Empire put a comeback out of reach for Atlanta.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta code
A lucky 10,000 randomly drawn viewers from the Call of Duty League’s weekend championship were given beta codes to download Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Once awarded, the beta code cannot be transferred to a different Playstation Network or Xbox account. The beta is slated to be open for two days.
Call of Duty Warzone cheat-maker apologizes
CxCheat.net was charging up to $60 for cheats to the popular Call of Duty Warzone game. However, Activision sued the cheatmaker, which is removing all the wares from its website.
The message from CxCheat was caught in a Discord channel that has now gone offline, according to Polygon. One developer warned customers, according to Polygon, that “using third-party tools in Call of Duty may result in the suspension or banning of your account,” and added that “we apologize for any pain we’ve caused to players of Call of Duty.”
Call of Duty League to wait on expansion
According to ESPN ESports, Call of Duty League will not expand beyond 12 teams in 2021. They instead plan on expanding in 2022. ESPN reported that new owners have expressed interest in joining the league, but that CDL wants to show off its offline events before expanding.
This announcement comes in the midst of financial troubles for many professional sports leagues during the coronavirus pandemic. There are national worries about the future of college sports due to the cancellation of 2020’s March Madness basketball tournament, along with many conferences cancelling college sports for the fall.