The CoD League already made some major changes at the very beginning of the new season, like the transition to a new platform, CoD Challengers going cross-platform, new rules, and much more.
Bye, bye PS4! Hello PC!
Well, the new Call of Duty season officially started yesterday, September 14, and there was already a major change introduced. The Call of Duty League is leaving PlayStation 4 as its exclusive pro-competition platform, in favor of PC, as of season 2021.
In an official announcement made by CDL, the league is transitioning from PS4 to PC+Controller and all pro players must use a League-approved controller of their choice, with more details and rules pertaining to peripherals will be released at a future date.
It seems odd that CoD League would move away from the console, in favor of higher frames on the PC, but forbid the use of mouse and keyboard. Probably the organizers decided not to make sudden changes, but to leave the players enough time to adapt.
What's also surprising is that the next-gen is just around the corner, with support up to 120hz (fps), ultra-fast Solid State Drives, new Dualsense controller with many new features, etc., so we can not help but wonder will CoD League switch back to consoles, as soon as PS5 releases? Or, will it go 'full-PC' in the season 2022?
Call of Duty Challengers Goes Crossplay
Other than playing competitively in a pro league on a PC, with a controller, for the first time in Call of Duty esports history, gamers will be able to compete online in CoD Challengers on their platform of choice across PC and the consoles, with League stating that they'll continue to test platform hardware and make restrictions if necessary.
"Any LAN Challengers event that takes place during the season will be played on PC. Competitors may plug in their League-approved controller of choice. More information on changes to Challengers, including rules, regulations, and how the League will monitor competition, will be revealed in the coming weeks."
Stay tuned here at CallofDutyLeague.com for more details on the 2021 season.
The highly-anticipated next iteration in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War is coming November 13, for current, next-gen consoles, and PC.