The number one request from Call of Duty League fans has finally been granted. Earlier today, the CDL announced a new ruleset, Competitive Settings V 1.1, and it included a huge change. Going forward, the beloved map Raid is going to be an option for all three game modes (Hardpoint, Search and Destroy, Control). Fans have been asking for this ever since the map made its way into Black Ops Cold War back in December. After around three weeks of waiting, CDL players and viewers got their wish. There were also some other map removals to coincide with the addition of Raid.
Raid added to the Call of Duty League map rotation
Raid is easily one of the most well-liked maps in Call of Duty history. Not only is it a great map for public matches, but it is also absolutely thrilling to watch in competitive. The map’s design allows for great moments and is seamless in every area.
Professionals have already been treating it as a competitive map since it released. Scrimmages have been taking place on it for weeks and now, the map is officially in the rotation.
▪️ A classic map is added
▪️ Challenger Cups now run Best of 3 until Top 64
Check out the latest updates in Competitive Settings V 1.1: https://t.co/omzrtm0nlw
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) January 7, 2021
Though some fans thought that Raid would only be included for one to two game modes, the CDL went all out and added it to every mode’s rotation. You can view the full changes to the ruleset below.
- Hardpoint: Raid added, Cartel removed
- Search & Destroy: Raid added, Crossroads removed
- Control: Raid added, Moscow removed
To compensate for the addition of Raid, three maps were removed in total. In Hardpoint, Cartel was removed, which was an expected move. Search and Destroy no longer features Crossroads, which was also expected, and Control lost Moscow, which is a tad surprising. Pros have been scrimmaging on that particular map for months now.
No way I practiced squaring up for A point on Moscow for weeks for no reason😔
— Sam “Octane” Larew (@OctaneSam) January 7, 2021
Regardless, pros and viewers are just excited to see Raid in the rotation. Make sure to stay tuned to Daily Esports for all Call of Duty news.