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Major Ruleset Update Just Three Weeks Before CWL Vegas

Amanda Zelauskas | 
Less then three weeks before CWL Las Vegas, Treyarch and the CWL have decided to alter the rules for the upcoming season.

Less then three weeks before CWL Las Vegas, Treyarch and the CWL have decided to alter the rules for the upcoming season.

Treyarch and the CWL have decided to update the ruleset three weeks before the first Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 event of the year. The new ruleset, version 1.2, released after the developer added a new CWL Custom Game feature into online multiplayer. The new mode allowed players to play strictly on the CWL ruleset, including map pools, weapon bans, specialist bans, and more.

Since the CWL mode has been implemented, Treyarch has decided to make several changes to the ruleset including map pools for all three modes. Some competitive players have complained about the ruleset being too extensive, but now the list is even longer.

The Hardpoint map pool has changed as Contraband, Slums, and Summit have been removed. As for Search and Destroy, Firing Range and Seaside have been pulled from the rotation. Control’s map pool has been reduced to four as Jungle and Payload were yanked from the rotation.

The only specialist change that was implemented was that Torque was removed from the ban list, and is now allowed within competitive play. That leaves only one specialist to be banned, the Nomad. Equipment changes were added, as the sensor dart is no longer restricted. The only equipment to be banned is the Tac-Deploy during Hardpoint and Search and Destroy.

You can read the entire 1.2 CWL Ruleset below:

Maps and Modes

Here are the maps and main settings changes for Control:

Maps:

  • Arsenal
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Seaside

Settings:

  • Two second respawn delay
  • Three-second suicide penalty
  • 15-second pre-match timer
  • Five-second pre-round timer

Here are the maps and main settings changes for Hardpoint:

Maps:

  • Arsenal
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Hacienda
  • Seaside

Settings:

  • Two second respawn delay
  • Three-second suicide penalty
  • 15-second pre-match timer

Here are the maps and main settings changes for Search and Destroy:

Maps:

  • Arsenal
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Hacienda
  • Payload

Settings:

  • Time limit decreased to 1:30
  • Round Win limit increased to six rounds
  • Select Spawn disabled
  • Silent Plant enabled
  • 15-second pre-match timer
  • Five-second pre-round timer

Specialists

The following Specialist is restricted from use in CWL competition:

  • Nomad

Specialist Equipment

The following Specialist Equipment is restricted from use in CWL competition:

  • Tac-Deploy (Restricted in Hardpoint and Search & Destroy only)

Weapon Restrictions

The following will be restricted from use in CWL competition:

  • Titan
  • Hades
  • VKM 750
  • MOG 12
  • SG12

Other Restrictions

The following will be restricted from use in CWL competition:

Attachments:

  • High Caliber
  • High Explosive
  • Laser Sight II
  • Max Load
  • Rapid Fire
  • Rocket Cache
  • Steady Grip

Optics:

  • Fast Lock

Perks:

  • Gung-Ho
  • Skulker
  • Team Link
  • Tracker

Wildcards:

  • Overkill
  • Primary Operator Mod
  • Secondary Operator Mod

Scorestreaks:

  • UAV
  • Care Package
  • Counter-UAV
  • Sentry
  • Mantis

Gear:

  • Acoustic Sensor

Lobby Settings

In all modes, some standard game settings will be changed, including:

  • Friendly Fire enabled
  • Battlechatter disabled
  • Revenge voice disabled
  • 3rd Person Spectating Disabled
  • 3rd Person Gestures Disabled
  • Gesture Camera Controls Disabled
  • Team Assignment – Open
  • Announcer – Enabled
Amanda Zelauskas
Amanda has been a gamer ever since she could wrap her fingers around a controller. Her experiences in the gaming industry range from professional competition participation, corporate marketing, all the way to video game reviews. Amanda's entire life has been dedicated to video games, and now her passion is to share her stories and experiences with readers from around the world! Amanda has previously written for Newegg's Gamecrate, ZAM, and Knowtechie.
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