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Call of Duty League Transitions to PC + Controller, Call of Duty Challengers Goes Crossplay

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is on the horizon, and the Call of Duty League has announced huge changes.

With less than two months to go until the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the competitive community is ramping up with the return of the Call of Duty League. Monday, September 14th, marks the start of the 2021 Season, bringing a slew of announcements including the league's transition to the PC platform.

While competitive players are excited for smoother gameplay thanks to the increased power of the PC platform, casual fans are optimistic for the future of the game given the League's reliance on the PC platform. With a bigger investment into the platform, it's expected will continue to tighten its security measures and focus on performance - resulting in a better experience for all players.

Call of Duty League Platform Transition Announcement

Platform Transition

Today, the League is announcing it will move pro team competition to PC + Controller beginning with the 2021 season. This means that all pro matches will be played on PC and all pro players must use a League-approved controller of their choice.

As part of this transition, Call of Duty League competition will maintain exclusive use of controllers for the upcoming season. This change provides players with expanded choice of controller, allowing them to select the League-approved controller style that works best for their game. More details and rules pertaining to peripherals will be released at a future date.

Call of Duty Challenges Goes Crossplay

For the first time in Call of Duty esports history, competitors will be able to compete online in Call of Duty Challengers on their platform of choice across console and PC. We will continue to test platform hardware and make restrictions if necessary.

Players are required to use controllers. Mouse and keyboard peripherals will not be allowed.

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.

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