The bonus rewards in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone for watching Twitch streams offer is back, live now through July 16.
To celebrate the Season 4 Reloaded update this week in Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Activision is teaming up with Twitch again to enable drops for select COD Partner streams. Watching select streamers will let you get additional bonus content in game.
Want to earn some rewards before you head into your next match? Watch Modern Warfare including Warzone on Twitch July 9 at 10 AM PT to July 16 at 10AM PT to earn rewards, then equip them in-game and jump into the action.
Here’s the steps to watching and earning Modern Warfare and Warzone rewards on Twitch:
Step 1: Get a Call of Duty Account: Registering for a Call of Duty account is a relatively easy process that gives you some awesome benefits. Accounts make it possible for cross-play to be enabled in Modern Warfare, and you’ll receive all the latest intel and personalized stats. Get an account by going here. If you already have an account, you’re all set.
Step 2: Link and Re-link: Once you have a Call of Duty account, connect it to your Twitch Account, so you can start earning!
Go here to link your Call of Duty and Twitch accounts.
If you already have a Twitch account, you must re-link. Re-linking ensures you have enabled the correct permissions, so you can earn rewards. Go here to re-link your Call of Duty and Twitch accounts.
Step 3: Watch and Earn: Then, you’ll need to head to Twitch and get a look at the streamers who are playing Warzone. On drop eligible streams you’ll see a callout that “drops are enabled”, so you know you are officially watching and earning. From there, click the stream and enjoy the gameplay. You can watch multiple streamers or one stream but as long as they are “drop eligible” your total watch time will be tallied up, so you can earn rewards.
Step 4: Get the Goods: So, you’ve watched some awesome gameplay of Season One of Modern Warfare and want to know what’s headed to your inventory? Details below:
The latest season of Call of Duty: Mobile is live now! Season 8 The Forge is going live now on iOS and Android, and brings a variety of new content for players.
The new content includes High-Rise MP map debuting from MW2, new MP modes, new weapons, and more.
Available at launch is:
New MP Map: Highrise
New MP Mode: Juggernaut
New Perk – Shrapnel
New Weapons: HBRa3 and DRH
Here’s the roadmap:
Call of Duty: Mobile – July 9th Community Update
Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile Community, we are thrilled and delighted to finally share that our brand-new season is called The Forge and it is available right now! Check out the release trailer:
This brand new post-apocalyptic season is filled with characters, items, and events all focused around surviving in the wasteland. We’ll go over all of those specifics below for the new Battle Pass, new events, and the wide variety of new content releasing right now or throughout the season.
Let’s jump into the update below and go over all of those specifics for Season 8: The Forge.
Here is the full look at most events currently running or coming soon in COD Mobile**:**
7/10 – 7/16 ~ One Shot One Kill
7/10 – 7/16 ~ Gun Game Team Fight
7/10 – 7/16 ~ Highrise Brawl
7/10 – 7/16 ~ Juggernaut Mania
7/17 – 7/30~ Solstice Awakened
7/10 ~ New Seasonal Challenges
7/10 ~ Credit Store Update
All Month Long ~ Juggernaut Mode
All Month Long ~ Training Mode
All Month Long ~ Kill Confirmed
*All Dates UTC
While we aren’t listing those notes here, you find some update notes upon launching the game or on the App Store or Google Play Store under the “What’s new section”. However, outside of smaller details most of that is covered here and if you have any questions about any events or new pieces of content then please feel free to reach out.
Season 8 – Roadmap We are back with a brand-new season and a brand-new Roadmap! As per usual, this doesn’t contain everything coming out in the season but it is meant to give a general look at some of the major pieces of content coming out alongside an estimation of when they might be releasing. Have a look.
Season 8 – Battle Pass While there are a large number of items available to acquire in the free and premium versions of this season’s Battle Pass, many of which are themed exclusively around this season’s post-apocalyptic theme, we do have a few standouts in each portion of the pass. Here is a quick summary.
Free Battle Pass
Perk – Shrapnel (tier 14)
New Weapon – DR-H – Common (tier 21)
PDW-57 – Desperate Measures (tier 41)
RUS-79U – Desperate Measures (tier 50)
Paid Battle Pass
Tank Dempsey – Wrecker (tier 1)
KN-44 – Living Rust (tier 1)
Tank – Wrecked (tier 1)
Reaper – The Grinder (tier 12)
Prophet – Dust Bowl (tier 30)
AK117 – Kit Bag (tier 40)
Emote – Rage Quit (tier 49)
Kreuger – Reaper (tier 50)
DR-H – Chained (tier 50)
Legendary Calling Card – Hot Metal (tier 50)
This Battle Pass contains a few firsts, like the first skin for the (love it or hate it) Tank BR vehicle, the newest assault rifle, the DR-H, and the Perk, Shrapnel. We also have multiple characters in the pass, including Tank Dempsey, Reaper, Prophet, and Kreuger. Lastly, due to community feedback we’ve brought emotes back into the Battle Pass with Rage Quit at tier 49.
Lastly, there is the extra benefit to the Premium or Premium+ Battle Pass: a season long BP XP bonus. Purchase either of those versions and receive a 25% bonus to XP earned from matches played.
For more information on that and the whole seasonal release, including the Battle Pass, take a look at our newest Activision Games Blog post: ATVI – S8 Blog
Juggernaut Mode & Challenge The newest mode to land in Call of Duty: Mobile is the Multiplayer mode – Juggernaut. This classic Call of Duty mode from Modern Warfare 3 is all about 5 vs 1 gameplay with five players attempting to take down the Juggernaut for guts, glory, and of course the highest score.
This old mode has been revamped with a few new mechanics to make it unique to COD: Mobile. First off, the Juggernaut is the X-51 Goliath (the scorestreak) equipped with the death machine and plenty of armor. There are no loadouts and instead you’ll able to find and use armament boxes that provide operator skills or buffs.
Here are the basic details for Juggernaut mode:
Total Players: 6
Any player that takes down the Juggernaut becomes the Juggernaut
No Loadouts, Operator Skills (outside of armament boxes), or scorestreaks are available
The first player to reach the score limit wins
In addition, we have an event running alongside the mode called Juggernaut Mania. Running until July 16th, this event offers you a variety of rewards for playing Juggernaut mode while completing various tasks and earning some sweet victories.
For completing these tasks, you can acquire the M4LMG – Sight Unseen, Gravedigger Frame, J358 – Stream, or other rewards. It is all live now, so check it out in-game.
Highrise Map & Challenge This fan-favorite map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 makes its way to Call of Duty: Mobile as a part of this newest release! This mid-size Multiplayer map offers a wide variety of engagements across an open roof-top, close quarter offices, and throughout a multi-tiered layout that challenges you at every turn. Smgs, shotguns, and assault rifles will be at home here and adaptable to most scenarios.
This map is available on a wide variety of permanent and limited modes, including Juggernaut, Attack of the Undead, Kill Confirmed, Team Death Match, Search & Destroy and Domination. Get a tour of Highrise in our latest flyby video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZkCtQpbLFoI
In addition, if you are looking for the real low-down of the map alongside some tips, tricks, and loadout recommendations then look no further than our Highrise Map Snapshot.
Of course, Highrise comes with its own event tied to it as well called Highrise Brawl. As you might expect, this challenge is focused purely around just playing this new map. By doing that you can earn credits, Knife – Stream, and the LK24 – Persisted. Complete that before July 16th to collect all of the rewards.
Seasonal Challenges Another new season means another new set of seasonal challenges! This time around we have plenty of new gear to grab – not just weapons – and we’ll give some brief information on all three of those seasonal challenges below alongside highlights of some of the rewards available.
Survival of the Fittest This six-part seasonal challenge is for all of you Battle Royale fans! Complete a wide variety of tasks, like shooting down helicopters, using the tank, or just playing BR matches and you’ll have an array of different gear to earn.
(Uncommon) Motorcycle – Arctic Digital
(Uncommon) ORV – Wasteland Red
(Uncommon) RUS-79U – Arctic Digital
(Rare) Calling Card – Reclaimed
(Rare) Pharo – Sight Unseen
Master Operator This four-part seasonal challenge has you completing tasks focused entirely around Operator Skills and in particular showing your dominance with Gravity Spikes, the H.I.V.E., the Sparrow, and the Purifier. Complete these tasks and you’ll earn Battle Pass XP and credits, but also the following:
(Uncommon) DL Q33 – Arctic Digital
(Rare) Calling Card – Take Off
Maximum Efficiency This eight-part seasonal challenge has the toughest tasks of these initial three challenges, but it also has the most rewards. These tasks require you to use a variety of different weapons to get kills in specific circumstances or scenarios, like by using specific attachments only. However, this is also the first way, outside of Ranked, to earn the long sought after HBRa3.
This one has a huge number of rewards to earn, like more Battle Pass XP, but here are the main rewards:
(Uncommon) AK-47 Arctic Digital
(Rare) Calling Card – Inferno
(Rare) ICR-1 – Persisted
(Rare) HBRa3 – Persisted
We’ll have more seasonal challenges starting later on in the season, like usual, and with more weapons, items, and general gear to earn. Keep an eye out for those details in future updates.
Credit Store Update What’s another seasonal release with another credit store update ? Well, this one is nearly entirely weapon focused so if you’ve been missing out any of these specific weapon types now is a good time to jump in and start trying it out. Here are all of the items releasing today.
(Epic) RUS-79U – Moonstone
BK57 – Strapped
Striker – Riveted Green
AK-47 – Dark Fiber
Backpack – Ashen Viper
Operator Skill – Katana While this operator skill isn’t releasing alongside the season release (it is actually releasing late in the season) we still would like to highlight it and show the specifics of how you can slice through your enemies with this new skill.
This Operator Skill is straight-forward: activate it, lock onto nearby enemies (even through smoke), and slice away with lethal one-shot melee attacks. You’ll go into third person while this skill is activated, which will help you stay alert, but you’ll still be just as vulnerable as normal to enemy gunfire. Check it out in action.0:000:15
This will be available to be earned through an event called Katana Kill towards the end of July/beginning of August. Keep an eye out for that exact date in future community updates.
Solstice Awakened Event This post-apocalyptic event will have you collecting items while playing various maps. All of these items are based around resources that have to be gathered using featured playlists and each playlist will offer different resources. You’ll just need to get kills in these playlists and you’ll automatically acquire resources, which you can then exchange for rewards.
This mode comes out on July 17th so we’ll have more specific details then on how it will work, but get ready for some more earnable weapons, like a S8 themed epic Man-O-War assault rifle
Days of Summer Event While Solstice Awakened is coming rather soon Days of Summer will be hitting the beaches in the later part of the season. This wet and wild event will offer a variety of unique Summer themed rewards alongside a variety of general tasks. Most importantly, what is in for you? Well, just some entirely new and unique items that have never been released before .
We’ll have our very first skin for an Operator Skill releasing in this event for the Purifier and a brand-new character. Some of those items will be coming in the form of grindable challenges while other items may be paid content. We will be sure to share plenty more about that as we get closer to that event!
Public Test Build Shortly after the release of this season we’ll have another public test build coming and with some early content for our next update. We’ll have a unique post up just for that release and just a reminder that this build will be only for Android devices, and it is a separate app that will not interfere the current version of Call of Duty: Mobile.
It will feature some unique content from that future update and it is something we are eager to get your feedback on as early as possible. That feedback will go towards shaping how this feature releases in August. In addition, we may have more public test builds release after the first with more S9 content.
Please check back early next week for a separate post all about that and thanks to everyone in advance who jumps in to help us test this content.
Newest Weapon – DR-H The most recently added weapon to the game is an assault rifle, the DR-H. This short to mid-range weapon has unique attachments and a strong damage output, but you’ll have to contend with a high recoil.
The OTM is a new attachment for this weapon and it increases any shots that hit an enemy player’s body. Additionally, the damage drop off is unique to assault rifles in regard to how long it takes for damage to decrease over range. Check that all out in our newest video highlighting this weapon.
You can find this new weapon specifically in the S8 Battle Pass and with free and premium options.
While there is so much releasing today, like that jam-packed character driven Battle Pass, there is also so much more coming throughout the season, like two unique seasonal events (Days of Summer and Solstice Awakened), seasonal challenges, limited time modes, more World Championship events, and a wide variety of giveaways and events going through our social media or community channels.
Keep an eye out for all of that releasing through the season and please keep on sharing your feedback, any bug reports, and your wonderful creative designs for weapons, character art, and everything else. Let the memes roll!
See you all next early next week for another post about the Public Test Build and enjoy the new Season!
Activision Blizzard is partnering with NICKMERCS to help expand his Warzone MFAM Gauntlet Tournament Series.
NICKMERCS kicked off the MFAM Gauntlet earlier this year alongside Call of Duty: Warzone’s launch to provide his followers a way to compete in online Warzone tournaments for money alongside prizes from his sponsor.
Now, as detailed by ESPN, Activision is partnering up with NICKMERCS to expand this tournament, including the prize pool. The company will provide promotional support for the tournament, alongside increasing the prize pool from $50,000 to $100,000 for the upcoming series.
The series, which has been operating monthly, will shift to four-week series with qualifiers and main event every week of the tournament.
The new tournament will begin with a qualifier on 3PM ET on Monday, July 13. The main event for Week 1 will be on July 15 at 4PM ET. Activision is also adding in a pre-show event called The Armory. The entire event will be live on Twitch here.
In addition, ESPN reports that NICKMERCS will use this tournament series to raise more awareness and ask for donations to help support the Call of Duty Endowment Charity, which helps veterans find jobs.
Activision has been supportive of Warzone events hosted by the community through providing promotional support with their #LiveFromWarzone marketing initiative. Now, the company is expanding to provide money support as well as broadcast help with the MFAM Gauntlet event.
Infinity Ward has released the latest playlist update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone on July 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
This new playlist update brings the follow updates:
NEW 2v2 Gunfight Tournaments
Realism Gun Game
Bomb Objective Moshpit
Dirty Old Houseboat (Rust, Shipment, Shoot House 24/7)
BR Solos, Duos, Trios
200 BR Quads
New Store Bundles:
Speaking of Plunder: the SERE Kit: Plunder Player Store Bundle is built for those ready to hustle for cash across Verdansk, as it comes with two blueprints – the Alabaster assault rifle and the White Light sniper rifle – that would work great in a Plunder loadout. Fun fact: the calling card in this pack, and other SERE Kits, is a recommended loadout when using the two weapons in the pack. Advertisement
Rather sink your teeth into the enemy team regardless of game mode? Pick up the ‘Blood in the Water’ bundle and dive into your next match with the Epic Feeding Frenzy Shotgun blueprint.
An Infinity Ward artist has posted on his Instagram account, after getting clearance from Activision and Infinity Ward, exploratory concept art for a Zombies mode idea for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Infinity Ward opted out of releasing a Zombies mode with Modern Warfare to preserve the game’s authenticity. The game featured Campaign, MP, and Special Ops as a unified game versus having Zombies.
Infinity Ward said, back during May 2019 with the reveal of the game, that: “We’re trying to create an authentic, realistic feeling world. We don’t have the flexibility to do something like put zombies in the game. That would compromise the feeling of playing in a world that feels realistic and authentic and relative to today’s conflicts and things we face.”
Aaron Beck, artist at Infinity Ward, has shared now a look at concept art for the Zombies mode:
Here’s some additional close ups:
He posted the images with the following caption:
Zombie Walker Finally got clearance to share more art from Modern Warfare! So to begin here’s an unused concept from early in production. I was thinking it would be fun to play with the classic Call of Duty zombie gameplay, hinting here at some sort of Russian special forces soldier and his duo of quadruped robots, holding captive zombified soldiers by leashes around their necks.
As mentioned in his post, this is art from early in product and will not be released in the game, as the mode never moved past the concept art phase.
Activision Blog has posted the latest This Week in Call of Duty post highlighting what players can expect in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone for the week of July 7.
This week sees the return of 2v2 Gunfight Tournaments, alongside the debut of Bomb Planted Moshpit in Modern Warfare MP. 200 player Quads will remain in Warzone this week as well.
This week will also see new store bundles for fans to pick up who want to customize their operators and weapons.
Read on below for the full breakdown from Activision Blog:
Gunfight Tournaments is back and, for those playing it for the first time, its premise is simple: win four games before you lose one, and you’ll walk away with some awesome rewards. Even if you lose your first or final round match, there is XP and other cool rewards to be earned. Need some practice? The blueprint Gunfight playlist is staying in the rotation, so shake off that 2v2 rust – maybe on the map Rust? – before you try to make that awesome new blueprint assault rifle your own.
Speaking of Plunder: the SERE Kit: Plunder Player Store Bundle is built for those ready to hustle for cash across Verdansk, as it comes with two blueprints – the Alabaster assault rifle and the White Light sniper rifle – that would work great in a Plunder loadout. Fun fact: the calling card in this pack, and other SERE Kits, is a recommended loadout when using the two weapons in the pack.
Rather sink your teeth into the enemy team regardless of game mode? Pick up the ‘Blood in the Water’ bundle and dive into your next match with the Epic Feeding Frenzy Shotgun blueprint.
That shotgun could come in handy for clearing bomb sites at point-blank range within the Bomb Plant Moshpit, the new playlist this week in Modern Warfare. Whether you choose to play your life count in Search & Destroy or go all-out on offense or defense in Demolition, this playlist can be a blast for those who love bomb-based game modes.
Realism Gun Game features blueprint weapons to cycle through as you only have yourself and your senses to rely on for survival and, hopefully, victory. Other Multiplayer playlists include the continuation of standard Ground War and the return of Dirty Old Houseboat (Rust, Shipment, and Shoot House 24/7).
Get your fix of Warzone modes this week with Battle Royale Solos, Duos, Trios, and, of course, 200-player Quads. Those who love Plunder/Blood Money can play that mode this week with their Quad.
Tune into tournaments, streams, and more this week coming to you #LiveFromWarzone. Get with Teepee for the Doritos Disruptor Series: Teep’s Trials on Thursday July 7 on Twitch. Or watch a double dose of the Navy MWR esports event on July 10 and 11 on Twitch. Play with the community in UK during Warzone community nights. Tune in Friday night at 7PM BST (11AM PT) in the UK to watch Stream 1 or Stream Two both on Twitch. Keep an eye on @CallofDuty on Twitter for more news and updates to watch some of your favorites battle it out #LiveFromWarzone.
Activision has announced that, after consulting with players, teams, and intern staff, the 2020 Call of Duty League Championship will be played online.
The COVID-19 risks continue with cases increasing in the US, and as such, for the safety of everyone involved, they are hosting the remainder of the season online. Dates to be announced.
Here’s Activision’s announcement:
The Call of Duty League has been working in close collaboration with teams and players over the last several months regarding the 2020 Season Playoffs and Championship Weekend. The majority of teams voted to shift the remainder of the season online due to the rising risks associated with COVID-19, and our collective priority on protecting the safety of our teams, players, league staff, and partner personnel. This decision was made with great care, communication, and consideration over the course of many discussions.
In light of this shift, and with the 2020 Season Playoffs and Championship Weekend on the horizon, we’re revealing some of the new technology improvements and measures we will be taking to further monitor for competitive integrity:
Smile, You’re on Camera
The League is providing all competitors with a universal camera setup that will be active throughout all matches. The cameras will provide visibility for league officials to view and check each competitor’s console, controller, and monitor as needed. Once a match reaches an official ready check status, players will need to be seated and on camera. The cameras will be in place prior to the start of the New York Subliners Home Series on July 10.
Currently, for each CDL Home Series, teams are provided a list of three servers (from a pool of nine) to test and determine which servers they prefer to veto. During the Playoffs and Championship Weekend, we will increase the veto server options to five for each match. By adding more options, we have increased the probability of getting the best possible server for both teams. Additionally, with more servers in play for each match, there will also be more fallback options if there’s an unexpected issue.
Calling in the Reinforcements
Lastly, we’re going to bulk up our production, technical, and officiating staffing teams. We want to be ready to handle any and all issues that might crop up in an online competition environment.
More updates regarding the shift to online competition will be shared in the coming weeks. We appreciate the continued collaboration with our teams, players, and community members as we seek to deliver an amazing and safe postseason experience for all involved.
Activision Blizzard has fired Phil “Momo” from the Call of Duty League after allegations of sexual misconduct, including sending inappropriate messages to females, surfaced last week from people within the community.
The allegations were reportedly shown to Activision Blizzard directly by an individual from the community.
In a statement posted to his Twitter, Momo says he is no longer part of the Call of Duty League, and that an internal investigation is currently ongoing from Activision over messages he sent to female members in the gaming community.
With effect from 30th June 2020, I was released from employment with Activision Blizzard. This decision follows what was described to me as an internal investigation after old messages that I’d sent to female members of the gaming community had been passed to my employer. For confidentiality reasons, the detail of these messages and the recipients were not disclosed, which I fully respect. I cannot therefore respond to the specific allegations and their context.
The statement he posted on Twitter states that he sent messages to multiple female members in the gaming community, which made many of them feel ‘uncomfortable’ and led them to report the messages to Activision Blizzard anonymously.
The generic nature of the complaints is that my messages made the recipients feel uncomfortable. To put it bluntly, in my messages, I was ‘trying my luck’ with women who hadn’t invited my attention, and I was being forward when I shouldn’t have been. Some of the exchanges contained sexual content from both sides. I did not believe at the time that I was making the recipients uncomfortable. Had I known this I would not have continued conversing in this way.
Momo says he takes ‘full ownership’ of his actions and is ‘sorry’ for tasteless humor in his messages sent.
The person I was back then is not the person I am now. I take full ownership for my misjudgements and would stress how sorry I am for my conduct. I’m sorry for my immaturity, I’m sorry for any explicit content or graphic language I used, I’m sorry for any tasteless humour, and I’m sorry to anybody who I’ve caused offense to or who has suffered in any way as a result of my actions. I hope they read this message and believe these words.
Activision Blizzard has not issued a statement in regards to this at this time.