This Week in Call of Duty® - May 18

All the intel on the happenings in Call of Duty

by Stephanie Glover on May 18, 2020

The Lead: Modern Warfare

This week in Modern Warfare play a new Multiplayer map Hardhat, experience a new Gunfight battleground Aisle 9, collect the Cash as Blood Money Quads returns to Warzone, pick up a new classic look for Ghost in Store, and more. 

The ‘Ghost Pack Contingency’ bundle arrives to the store this week featuring two weapon blueprints including a Legendary assault rifle and a new skin that gives a Ghost a look that veterans will remember. The bundle includes 10 ghostly items, so you can customize your identity from your Operator to your emblem. Find the ‘Ghost Pack Contingency’ bundle in Store and take this look into the battlefield of Modern Warfare including Warzone. 

Hardhat, a Multiplayer map at the scene of construction site, is now available in its own 24/7 playlist. This map, first seen in Modern Warfare® 3, is a haven for close quarters, fast-paced, and frenetic combat, but also features some longer sightlines, so a variety of loadout types can find success. Re-experience Hardhat or jump in for the first time to learn the ins and outs of the map, and hopefully achieve victory in your next match. 

Aisle 9, the latest Gunfight map, is available in its own unique playlist – ‘Clean Up on Aisle 9’. The 3v3 playlist will host TDM, Kill Confirmed, Grind, and Domination, so players can discover multiple ways to fight on this small map. Aisle 9 will also be playable in the Gunfight map rotation, so stock up for a fight. 

Blood Money Quads drops back into Verdansk, so players can expand their trio. Find your fourth and get to collecting Cash, completing Contracts, and of course eliminating opponents to end up on top in Blood Money.

Two updates have arrived in Warzone – a change to Gulag weapons and a new item. 

First, players will now find SMGs and assault rifles in the Gulag. While you can still receive a shotgun or pistol, be aware that different weapon classes are now being handed out in this fight for your life. The new weapon choices include the AK-47, M13, Kilo 141, Ram-7, Striker 45, and more. SMGs and assault rifle both expand the range of engagements in the Gulag, so be careful if you decide to rush your opponent. 

The Armor Box is a new item available in all modes in Warzone.  Similar to a Munitions Box, this item can be used by the entire team to replenish their armor before or after an engagement. Find the Armor Box in ground loot, Supply Boxes, or purchase it at a Buy Station to make sure you’re protected before you get into a battle. 

Brush up on the fundamentals in a new limited-time mode – Classic Battle Royale. This mode strips down Battle Royale and features no Buy Stations, no Contracts, and no Gulag. If you’re out, you’re out. Survive the enemies and the ever-collapsing circle to be the last team standing. 

#LiveFromWarzone

It’s another week of battles, longshots, and of course the Gulag streaming #LiveFromWarzone. Tune in to see streams, pros, and some celebrity guests take the fight to the competition in the quest to survive and be the last team standing. 

On Thursday, watch the Call of Duty League in the Warstream featuring the Florida Mutineers, Toronto Ultra, and their celebrity guests. Last week, the London Royal Ravens and the Atlanta FaZe went head to head to see who could tally up the most eliminations and beat the Los Angeles Guerillas high score of 168 eliminations. The Atlanta FaZe shattered the record with 251 eliminations to defeat the London Royal Ravens’ 175 eliminations. Each week there’s been more action and more eliminations, so tune into the Warstream to watch what happens next on the Call of Duty League YouTube Channel. 

Call of Duty®: Mobile

Earn a new Battle Royale class – the Poltergeist through the Poltergeist Challenge later this week, earn the Cordite in a Seasonal Mission, and more as Once Upon A Time in Rust continues in Call of Duty: Mobile. 

Cloak yourself from your enemies with the newest Battle Royale class – Poltergeist. It’s two abilities, Active Camo and Voidwalker, focus in on using stealth to ultimately position yourself to take down your opponent. Head to the events tab on May 21 to view all the objectives and complete them to earn the Poltergeist for Battle Royale. 

More Seasonal Challenges, multi-step mission sets, have arrived in Call of Duty: Mobile! Complete all objectives in the challenge to earn an ultimate reward like a new weapon. Complete ‘Close Quarters Master’ to earn the Pharo, a burst SMG, finish ‘Elite Marksman’ to earn the Locus sniper rifle, and ‘Gunslinger’ to earn the Cordite SMG. Head to the Seasonal section of the Events tab to see the missions and the rewards available to earn. 

Earn more rewards by progressing through the ranks in Ranked Mode. Find the Ranked Mode lobby by selecting Ranked Matches on the Main Menu screen. Progress through the ranks to earn rewards at each level. Plus, players can get the details on the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020 presented by Sony in the Ranked Mode lobby including rules, rewards, and how to participate. Those desiring to claim the ultimate Call of Duty: Mobile esports prize must qualify for Stage 2 by May 24. Best of luck.  

Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4

Ten years ago, Treyarch revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops to the world, and today they’re celebrating with a look back at the original story that started it all:

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To mark the occasion, Treyarch is treating all players to an extended Quad Feed with Double XP, Double Weapon XP, Double Merits, and Double Nebulium Plasma through May 28!

And this week, get the best of two fan-favorite game modes in Deathmatch Domination: a hybrid of TDM and Domination, where teams earn points for capturing and holding objectives, and for getting kills. Choose how you want to play and lead your team to victory in Deathmatch Domination. Here’s a look at all of this week’s playlists starting on May 19:

·      Multiplayer – 2XP Deathmatch Domination, Nuketown, Barebones Moshpit, Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

·      Blackout – Hot and Heavy (Hot Pursuit and Heavy Metal Heroes), Alcatraz Portals Quads, Quads, Duos, Solos

·      Zombies – Voyage of Despair 

Call of Duty League™

Ready up for a weekend of pro gaming as the Seattle Surge Home Series starts on May 22 featuring three days of Call of Duty League action. Currently at the official mid-point of the season, the Atlanta FaZe sit atop the leaderboard with the Empire and Huntsmen trailing closely behind. The second half of the season will be the time for teams to put their best foot forward. Tune in this weekend to see who’s climbing the leaderboard and earning CDL points during the Seattle Surge Home Series. 

Watch a replay of the third broadcast of the Call of Duty Challengers™ Cup on the Call of Duty YouTube Channel. The Challengers is the official path to pro and features up and comers in the Call of Duty pro scene, maybe even your next favorite player. Keep up to date on the all intel on Challengers on the Call of Duty Website.

Want to see more of your favorite CDL pros? Check out the Warstream this week to watch the Florida Mutineers and Toronto Ultra battle it out in Warzone to get the most eliminations in 90 minutes. Drop into the Warstream and join the Call of Duty League in Verdansk to see some of the best in Call of Duty handle business. 

This week on the Games blog get intel on Ghost and how you can get classic look for the iconic Operator, a complete tactical breakdown of Hardhat, loadout suggestions for the Bruen MK9 LMG, and more. 

We’ll see you online. 

 

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