On 3:00AM EST, 9/14/2020, the CDL released information confirming the Call of Duty League will be played on PC with locked controller input. Additionally, there were announcements to the Challengers space including crossplay and dedicated broadcasts. Beneath is an excerpt:
“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.”
Based on this excerpt, we finally have a formal update to everyone asking on what platforms the CCL will allow next year…
Updated/New CCL 2021 Rules
New Rule: ALL SYSTEMS WILL BE PLAYABLE FOR THE COLLEGE COD 2021 SEASON.
- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC will all be acceptable systems.
- All play WILL be controller locked on official CDL approved controllers.
- Mouse and Keyboard WILL NOT be allowed.
Clarification and Thoughts
That's right. I’ll repeat it.
All 5 of the major systems (PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X) will be allowed next year. Play will be controller locked on official CDL approved controllers of choice.
Obviously, there are many questions surrounding the viability of this next year. This includes topics such as anticheat, servers, shown input, FOV, FPS cap, confirmed visual input locks, etc. Although we don’t have all these answers, the game plan for the CCL remains the same - Adapt. With challengers taking this route, it only makes sense for collegiate to also follow and allow these systems to all players next year.
Read here to view the full statement put out by the Call of Duty League.
More information surrounding registration will be released as we continue to get closer to the Black Ops Cold War release date. However, we are looking at launching next season’s registration sometime in November.
As always, we’ll try to be as quick and transparent as possible with rules and regulations for next year. :)