Call of Duty in 2021 ☢️ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Call Of Duty has been the king of esports games for a few years. For example, 2020 brought a lot of changes to the Call Of Duty esports scene, with the introduction of the Call Of Duty League.
Call Of Duty: Mobile has also seen great success. With millions of downloads worldwide and an uprising mobile esports scene, we can expect much more traction on the mobile side of Call Of Duty.
This surge of Call Of Duty games has brought many new fans to the franchise. So many of you will have some questions about these games.
Well, we’re here to answer most of these questions today.
The newer Call Of Duty games focuses heavily on the multiplayer aspect. But how can you play with your friends in the most popular games of the series?
How to find friends to play Call of Duty With or Against
There are a few different options that you can choose from if you decide to stop playing with random gamers.
In-game Friend Request
The process differs from game to game. Thankfully, we’ll cover how you can add friends to the newest games. Let’s start with Call Of Duty: Warzone
Warzone / Modern Warfare
Adding friends in Warzone is fairly easy. Once you’ve launched the game, you’ll need to click on the “Social” tab, which is located on the top right. If you’re on Xbox or Playstation, you can press either the triangle button (Playstation) or the Y button (Xbox) to get to the Social tab.
Once you’re there, you can either add new friends, or you could also add the players you recently played with. To do that, you’ll have to either click on “Recent Players” (if you’re on PC) or use R1 (Playstation) or RB (Xbox) until you reach the tab.
This way, you’ll be able to add a player you recently played with, who was friendly or good at the game.
But if you want to add your friends, you’ll have to go back to the “Friends” tab. There, you’ll need to select the “Add Friends” option. Then, all you’ll need to do is input your friends’ username.
After that, you’ll wait until they accept your request. Once they do that, they’ll show up on your friend’s list (Friends tab).
COD: WWII has a similar, but more simple process to add friends to a lobby, compared to Warzone. Once you’re in a lobby, go to the Pause menu (Start button on consoles, Escape button on PC).
Navigate to the Social tab, by clicking or using R1/RB. When you reach the tab, you can choose either your friends or the players you recently played with.
Then, simply highlight their name and invite them to your lobby.
Black Ops 4 follows the same process as the ones above. You’ll have to get into a lobby first and then start inviting your friends.
From there, it gets a little tricky. You’ll have to select a mode before you can invite your friends. But, once you’re done with that, the process is simple.
Bring up your friends list and choose the Invite To Party option on any of the friends that you want to play with.
All they have to do is accept your invite, and they’ll land directly to your lobby.
We also need to include Call Of Duty: Mobile. Firstly, you’ll need to launch the game (obvious, but fairly easy, right?). Before you try to find your friends, make sure to write down their ID. Without your friends’ ID, you won’t be able to add them.
So, once you have the ID, simply navigate to the “ADD FRIENDS” option, which you can find by tapping on the Friends icon, which is on the top of the screen.
Now, you’ll need to input your friends’ ID and send them a friend request. Then they’ll just need to accept, and you’ll be set.
But what if you want to find some new players to play with?
Top 7 Call of Duty Discord Servers
Maybe you’re a beginner, and you want to learn the game along with other beginners. Or, none of your friends are as passionate about Call Of Duty as you are.
Then your best bet would have been different forums. After all, the series has been around for more than two decades.
But, this is much easier nowadays because of… Discord!
Here are the top 7 Call Of Duty Discord Servers we could find:
#7 – Treyarch Discord Server: Yes, the game developer of the Black Ops series has its spot on this list. There’s no better place for feedback/suggestions and early announcements.
#6 – Activision Blizzard Collegiate: If you are young enough to test the waters in a Call of Duty collegiate event, then you’ll want to be part of this server.
#5 – U.S. Army Esports: Did you know the U.S. Army is way into the Call of Duty competitive scene? And did you also know that they run their Discord Server?
#4 – /r/CoDCompetitive: Inspired on the subreddit from the same name, this discord server is to chat all about Call of Duty Esports.
#3 – Call of Duty OG’s: Fan-run, with channels dedicated to all the game’s franchises (Modern Warfare, Warzone, Black Ops, and Zombies). All you need to do to join their server is click on this link and scroll down until you find “Call of Duty OG’s”.
#2 – Call of Duty Zombies: Now, speaking of zombies… A group of hardcore zombie players created the longest-running dedicated community.
#1 – UnOfficial (Developer-Recognized) COD Discord Server:
CDL Teams’ Official Discord Servers!
We already mentioned the CDL above. And, wouldn’t you know, the major teams have their discord servers. Here are some of the most famous ones:
- Atlanta FaZe
- Dallas Empire
- Florida Mutineers
- London Royal Ravens
- LA Guerrillas
- LA Thieves (100 Thieves)
- Minnesota RØKKR
- Paris Legion
C) G1 Community
On G1 we talk a lot about esports. Especially when it’s related to Call of Duty.
Every person, team, game, and/or competition can enter the “the social media platform” for gamers.
Are you a Cold War, Warzone, or Mobile’s person? Either way, you’re welcomed here.
All of the three games in the series have achieved a high status in popularity… And some even mention it’s the new “king of esports.”
What has the Call of Duty esports scene done to be considered that way?
Call of Duty Esports Scene (Competitive Play)
The COD esports scene has witnessed tons of amazing matches, trick shots, wins, and losses.
It all began when Major League Gaming decided to take the risk and organize a few competitive COD tournaments.
The game that took the first steps into esports was Call Of Duty 4, which was released in 2007.
The first major COD tournament would have to wait 2 more years. But the Major League Championship was worth it.
As the years went by, with Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops releasing, many esports teams took part in the tournaments organized by MLG. This is where gamers like Nadeshot, the face of Call Of Duty esports, started.
But in 2011, things were about to get even crazier…
MODERN WARFARE 3
Most tournaments up until 2011 were giving out prizes of $10,000 or maybe even $25,000. But, Modern Warfare 3 was set to release in November 2011.
That’s when Activision decided to host the Call Of Duty XP event. This tournament would feature a huge prize of $400,000. Nadeshot, who had previously been dropped by OpTic Gaming, came back for this event. Unsurprisingly, OpTic won the tournament.
When Black Ops II came out, thought to be one of the best games of the series, there were a lot more tournaments like the XP. The most infamous one was the first one of the Black Ops II season.
In the finals, Nadeshot along with OpTic beat Complexity. The game was one of the closest we’ve seen until today. Afterward, Nadeshot thought that it was a great idea to taunt the rival team. This led to the most entertaining rivalry in Call Of Duty to this day.
But, Complexity would go on to dominate most of the remaining season, as well as the Ghosts season.
The Road To The CDL
Many changes came to the format of the Call Of Duty tournaments. Activision bought MLG in 2016, which led to the tournaments being much more organized, with a seasonal format.
It was in that same year when the Call Of Duty Championship was first hosted. The prize pool was the largest one to this day… a whopping $3,000,000.
The minimum age of 18 was also introduced, as the esports scene got even bigger. But that meant that some of the players could compete in the CWL.
An interesting fact about this period is that Nadeshot, the king of kings of Call Of Duty, retired as a player… only to come back as the owner of a new team, named 100 Thieves.
It was after Black Ops 4 that a new format was to be introduced. It would be named Call Of Duty League.
Instead of talking about the exact format, you can find it right here.
But there are rumors out there about an even bigger change set to come soon…
How Franchising Affect Call Of Duty
According to some reports, Activision has been thinking of changing the way that the League is formatted. There have been many discussions concerning the introduction of a system where teams can buy a spot for a whole season.
That fee will be over $20 million, and those teams will be getting the beautiful exposure that they need, attracting new sponsors in the process.
But instead of tiring you with the boring stuff about the specifics of this idea, let’s take a look at who would be the winners and the losers from this shift.
We believe that the biggest winner out of this decision is Activision and MLG. If every position for the League is bought, they would be getting nine-figures every year.
This is amazing for all the fans out there. With all that extra income, you can rest assured that the production of the League will be superb.
And Activision has no reason to not implement this model. Overwatch and League Of Legends have already done it. Most of the big teams have to sign some papers stating the minimum of players as well as the facilities they’ll provide to them.
But, not everyone is a winner…
While franchising can bring a lot of money into the League, some individuals don’t have that kind of capital.
So the biggest losers have to be the ones who aren’t part of the big teams. Up until now, the League has had some new players come, due to the merit-based system it offers.
In reality, if the new model is implemented, we won’t be able to see underdog teams and players rise to stardom. So the amateur scene will become useless.
Plus, we won’t get that drama and excitement right before the season starts, when teams introduce their squads. Not to mention the fact that qualifiers will not exist, so the adrenaline rush that they offer will disappear.
Now, let’s take a look at an interesting fact…
COD Pro Teams (Recruiting/ment)
Did you know that you could try to get into one of the big esports teams?
But it will take a lot of hard work to get noticed by them.
You’ll need to not only be one of the best players in the game but also have a fairly large social media following. This way, you’ll be bringing the team a lot of exposure, because of your followers, thus making you a great candidate for their squad.
Nowadays, popularity is as important as your in-game skills, so if you want to start building your gamer profile and portfolio, you can do it very easily at g1.gg.
Call of Duty League Internship
Activision and Treyarch themselves offer internships for the CDL, which allow you to get to know the League even better.
If you are sure that you want to land an internship job, your best bet is Hitmarker. Most job offerings are posted there, so all you need to do is check it out every once in a while and apply to any internship positions offered by Activision or Treyarch.
On the other hand, if you want to work for Activision themselves, you could apply for one of the positions they have available. More info on their site’s “careers” section or through some of the most popular online job boards, as Indeed.
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