The Call of Duty League team has announced some updates to the original Competitive Rule Set V1 that was revealed back during launch.
The new rule set updates come as Infinity Ward deploys new patches for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with changes and updates to CDL specific features and sets. The new rule set is now updated with the new features like the spawn camera and more.
These rule sets are in effect for this weekend’s 2000 Challenger Series.
NOV 23 2,000 SERIES RULESET UPDATE
For this weekend’s Challengers 2,000 Series Tournament, we’re incorporating new settings introduced in the latest update for ALL MODES:
Game Setting “Input Swap Allowed” set to DISABLED
Gameplay Setting “Spawn Camera” set to ENABLED
Gameplay Setting “Cranked Timer” set to DISABLED
Additionally, the following changes have been made for ALL MODES:
Game Setting “Skip Infil” set to ENABLED
Team Setting “Weapon Pings on Compass” set to DISABLED
Team Setting “Enemy on Compass” set to DISABLED
Gameplay Setting “Equipment Delay” set to DISABLED
Gameplay Setting “Equipment Protection” set to 7.5 SECONDS
Additionally, all matches for this weekend should be played with edited private match settings, not in-game CDL settings toggle.
Please stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks on both Specialist usage and settings.
SuperData Research analytical firm has released the latest data for the worldwide video games industry for October 2019.
The firm has provided two data points for Call of Duty, one for Modern Warfare and one for Call of Duty: Mobile.
The data shows that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sold an estimated 4.75 million digital units on PS4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in October. Modern Warfare is the best selling digital game of 2019. This is actually down 11% from Black Ops 4’s launch in October 2018, but that is due to the fact that Black Ops 4 launched two weeks early in October last year compared to Modern Warfare.
In addition, the data suggests that majority of users opted for the standard edition instead of higher editions because of the lack of a Season Pass bundle. The company has removed Season Passes for this year’s game, making post launch maps and more free for the community.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has best selling digital launch of 2019.Modern Warfare sold an estimated 4.75 million digital units across console and PC in October, down 11% from Black Ops 4 last year, although there were fewer days this year due to a later launch in the month. The average selling price of digital units also declined from last year due to the lack of a season pass bundle.
The data also reported on Call of Duty: Mobile, stating that there is an estimated 116 million active users on the game through the month of October. The game also generated an estimated $57 million in revenue in its first month.
Call of Duty Mobile catapults into the top rankings. We estimate COD Mobile generated $57 million in total revenue in October with 116 million monthly active users, placing it as the 12th top grossing mobile game worldwide this month. iOS made up 82% of total spend.
UPDATE – Nov 22: Data miners have also founded a first image of what appears to be a map called “Cargo” in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The map might be a remake of some sorts of the original Modern Warfare’s Wet Work map, but that’s not confirmed. The files in game only refer to it as “Cargo.”
Data miners have found new references to additional maps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The latest update, v1.09, has added in a partial loading screen of ‘Crash.’
With the latest update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare now live on all platforms, data miners have started to dig through the update files for any new things that have been added since the last update.
User on Reddit has found that the studio has added in the animated logo for the Season 1 Battle Pass for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The Battle Pass for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to begin sometime in December per Activision executives.
The Battle Pass is Infinity Ward’s replacement for not having supply drops in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The leaked Reddit post states that the tier stream will have 100 tiers and that the premium Battle Pass will be purchased with Call of Duty Points.
There will be both a free and premium Battle Pass system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The items unlocked through the content is cosmetic content only, per Activision. All gameplay affecting items are earned through gameplay.
There is no set start date for the Battle Pass yet, so stay tuned.
Infinity Ward has released the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare overnight on November 22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
This new patch update is version 1.09 and is 12.9GB update size on PS4, 15GB on Xbox One, and 20GB on PC.
This new update brings changes to Special Operators, changes the kill feed to be less cluttered, fixes for SnD mount glitches, thermal scope updates, additional bug fixes across the game, and more.
Update – Nov. 22 at 10:52AMET: Infinity Ward uploaded the patch notes for today’s update to Battle.net as well, but appears to have accidentally left an internal note that was not meant to be shown publicly under the changes to footstep audio.
The internal note states “This is a hot topic in the community, and this is not the change that they were hoping to see. Our core players want to see footstep volume dramatically reduced.“
Here’s a picture of it, which you can see they also left an internal note about Gun Game in there too:
The full patch notes, as shared on Reddit, are below:
Special Operations: “Harbinger” and “Brimstone”
Classic Special Operations: “Door Kick”, 3 Star Rating System and Rewards
3-star rating system (based on time completed)
XP & MP unlocks based on your star rating after finishing a game.
Infinity Ward has revealed some CDL related updates for Modern Warfare coming, alongside changes that’ll be global for all players.
The next update will fix the mounting glitch issue in SND, and it will also allow thermal to see through smoke.
Thermal seeing through smoke has been a topic for esports since the game launched. Infinity Ward said that they wanted to be realistic with this overall game, and thus, thermal could not see through smoke. It seems that has changed now.
In addition, the SND mounting glitch has caused a lot of frustration for users as the game has become harder to play and navigate in that mode.
This update is also set to bring kill feed updates, challenge fixes, and more.
One of the hot topics in regards to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare since the launch is the matchmaking system used in the game.
Fans have claimed in many, many Reddit threads that skill based matchmaking is in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and have been spamming developers across social channels asking for it to be removed.
YouTubers Drift0r and TheXclusiveAce have done a thorough testing of the matchmaking system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and have released two separate videos describing their conclusions based on their testing.
The entire data sheet is public HERE and available for anyone to review it.
Based on their testing, these were the conclusions they made based on the actual data and real information versus the feelings:
Call of Duty matchmaking does not prioritize skill over connection for matchmaking – it ensures the best/fastest server is prioritized.
High Stat players do not match together
Modern Warfare appears to heavily match players with similar player ranks together
Modern Warfare appears to match make in some cases players based on their performance in their recent games, not lifetime game stats. XclusiveAce states that some testing shows its based on the last 5 games performance. This means reverse boosting won’t change anything in this game in the long run.
Based on their testing, there is some hidden MMR system active in Modern Warfare.
With this mind, there does not appear to be a full fledged SBMM system in Modern Warfare active that fans believe there is. There does appear to be some stat based match making that is causing some games to be more skill focused than other matches. A lot of the issues has been around people believing others on Reddit and jumping on the train that their stats are negative because someone else is experiencing some skill matchmaking.
Infinity Ward yet to officially acknowledge SBMM even in being in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or any details on how the system is doing matchmaking.