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How to compete in $250k Warzone Twitch Rivals event

$250,000 is up for grabs in December’s Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament, and we have everything you need to help you secure your place.

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The Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament is almost here, giving players a chance to earn a chunk of the massive $250,000 prize pool. Here’s everything that’s confirmed for this Warzone event and how you can enter it.

When looking for Warzone content to watch, the first call for many fans is Twitch. From Warzone masters to professional CoD players, and even amateurs looking to make a name for themselves, competition comes thick and fast, and now Twitch is hosting their own tournament with a huge reward up for grabs.

The Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament will once again pit Warzone players against each other, and this time it will be for a grand prize of $250,000. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including how to register to compete, when it will take place, and what it entails.

When is the Twitch Rivals Warzone event?

The event’s Open Qualifiers will start at 2PM PT / 5PM ET on December 3. This is when the teams that move forward will be determined and while the Qualifiers are open, you can only join them if you’re a Twitch Partner or Twitch Affiliate.

Two days will then be spent trying to pick the absolute best players from the established teams. On both December 8 and December 16, the teams will compete against each other in the tournament starting 2PM PT | 5 PM ET onwards.

How to participate in the Twitch Rivals Warzone event

If you’re a Twitch streamer then just head over to the Twitch Rivals website to register yourself. The site will check if you’re a captain or a teammate and will confirm that you’re over 18. Then just put in your email address and select the right options to finish your registration.

If it’s successful then you’ll be notified of your progress. Unfortunately, not every Affiliate and Partner will be able to compete, so keep that in mind when applying.

Twitch Rivals Warzone format

Usually Warzone tournaments would have you compete in straightforward kill-races against other players, but they’re changing things up for this event. If you make it to the first Show Day, you will witness 49 trios competing against each other in five private lobbies.

Teams will get points for kills, and the 24 teams that have the highest amount of accumulated points will advance through to Round Two. Five other lobbies will be filled with teams competing against each other on the second Show Day.

If you want a more thorough understanding of the point structure and prizes available then we’ve outlined them below:

Scoring:

1st25
2nd20
3rd15
4th10
5th – 7th7
8th – 10th4
11th – 15th2
16th – 20th1
Per Elimination+1

Day 1 Prizes

1st – 24thAdvance to Day 2
25th – 20th$900
31st – 40th$750
41st – 50th$600

Day 2 Prizes

1st$45,000
2nd$30,000
3rd$21,000
4th$15,000
5th$12,000
6th$9,000
7th$7,500
8th$6,000
9th$4,500
10th – 12th$3,300
13th – 15th$3,000
16th – 20th$2,700
21st – 25th$2,400
26th – 30th$2,100
31st – 40th$1,500
41st – 49th$1,200

So if you’re one of the lucky streamers who is able to make it through the registration process, you’ll be able to compete for some generous prizes. Put your Warzone skills to the test as you work your way towards that $250,000 reward.

Even if you don’t make it all the way, the glory of progressing that far will still feel amazing. We’ll provide updates about the Twitch Rivals Warzone event and its results as soon as we get them.

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NICKMERCS explains why the M16 is Warzone’s new meta weapon

Streamer NICKMERCS has explained why the M16 has become Warzone Season 2’s best weapon following the AUG’s nerf.

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Since the AUG was nerfed in Warzone Season 2, players have been searching for the next meta weapon to dominate Verdansk. Streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff believes he has found it with the M16.

Several metas have come and gone over the course of Warzone’s lifecycle, with the Grau and Kilo 141 metas now remembered fondly, while some players are still reeling from Season 1’s DMR. Season 2 buffed the AUG’s bullet velocity, causing it to become an unstoppable beast, dominating all engagements.

After the mid-Season 2 update, devs realized the AUG was too powerful and attempted to tame it by increasing its recoil. While that may have worked, it seems it has only served to promote a new gun into its place, with streamer NICKMERCS stating that the M16 has now taken top spot.

Call of Duty Warzone M16

Discussing the M16, NICKMERCS said that “it’s going to be the best gun, it’s going to be the gun everybody uses in tournaments and wagers.”

“If the AUG got nerfed, the M16 will be the gun,” Nick says he predicted. “Well, the AUG did get nerfed.” NICKMERCS then went on to explain the problem with the AUGs new recoil, in that “you can’t take people off a headglitch anymore.”

“Don’t get me wrong, the AUG is still usable,” he explained. “But it’s not going to hit and have the control the M16 has, and to be honest, they both hit the same way. So if you haven’t seen the switch, or the transition yet, trust me, you will. Everyone’s going over to the M16, you don’t want to be late.”

NICKMERCS Warzone Season 2 meta M16 class

Nick revealed his M16 loadout that’s built with the “perfect attachments that everyone’s using.”

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 15.9″ Strike Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd Mag

Pair this M16 with an FFAR 1 or a MAC-10, and you’ll be running a class that will dominate Warzone Season 2 at any range.

Nick explained that he believes “the burst meta, sadly, is still going to be around for much longer,” so it’s well worth using and getting to grips with this over-powered M16 class.

Image Credit: Activision / NICKMERCS

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Crazy Warzone glitch stops players throwing C4 through broken windows

A bizarre Call of Duty: Warzone bug is making it impossible to throw C4s and explosives out of broken windows.

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A frustrating Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 glitch is making it impossible for players to throw C4 explosives through windows, even though they’ve been broken before they were thrown.

Warzone remains the most popular battle royale in the world, with players flocking to Verdansk time and time again in search of victories.

Unfortunately, the game is struggling with some major glitches that are having a severe effect on players’ enjoyment. Bugs like the ability to see enemies through walls after competing in the Gulag or a Sniper optic glitch that makes the game unplayable are becoming so common that fans have created the “Fix Warzone” movement.

Unfortunately, fans have discovered another issue that is making combat even harder, with C4s getting stuck to windows even when they are broken.

An explosion going off in Warzone.

Thanks to a clip uploaded to the CoDWarzone subreddit on April 11, we can see that there is something wrong with windows in Season 2, with an invisible barrier stopping the explosive item from being thrown out the window, even though the smashed remnants of the glass can be seen.

User benjigoodson can be seen peaking out of a building in the circular housing estate near Hills, when an enemy appears in the garden and starts firing at them. After some quick thinking, the player pulls out a C4 and lobs it towards the open window, expecting it to fly out, land at the feet of their enemy, and explode.

Unfortunately, the explosive just freezes in mid-air when it reaches where the glass would have been before it was broken, with the explosion knocking benjigoodson down, and leaving him incredibly confused.

As for what caused this issue, nobody is quite sure. One commenter on the post claimed that it seems to be an issue with every window, saying that they were unable to ping items or locations through windows, while another believes this problem is specific to Hills.

Unsurprisingly, fans of the game are clamoring for this to be addressed, as it essentially puts players at a disadvantage even though they have cover as they cannot use any tactical or explosive items to aid them during a fight.

Raven Software have yet to respond to this glitch, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as any new information becomes available.

Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision

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Warzone leak reveals equippable helmets return to game files

Warzone data miners have reportedly found equippable helmets in the game files again after they were scrapped before the game’s launch.

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Equippable helmets were found in Warzone’s game files before the game launched in 2020, but data miners claim they have been added back with new voice lines.

Before Warzone launched in 2020, details of a now-scrapped armor system were discovered in the game files. This system included tiers of armor, along with bandages to heal and equippable helmets. This is the way most other battle royale games such as Apex Legends and PUBG handle their health systems, so Warzone was expected to follow suit.

However, that was changed for the more fast-paced system with minimal looting that we all now know. Healing items were replaced with automatic health regeneration and armor tiers were scrapped for the plate system.

Price with helmet in Warzone

Helmets may be making a return with leak reporter VanguardIntel and data miner Nanikos claiming they have returned to the game files. Vanguard said the helmets will have three tiers to them:

  • Lvl 1: Reduces Headshot Damage by 15%
  • Lvl 2: Reduces Headshot Damage by 30%
  • Lvl 3: Reduces Headshot Damage by 30%. Reduces flash and concussion effects

Nanikos posted images of the files detailing these helmets, and said that there were “also operator voice lines for pinging a helmet.”

Many have disputed this leak, saying that the helmets are just leftovers from the original armor system. Vanguard claimed that although the helmet system was originally scrapped, “according to [their] sources it has recently been put back in with new voice lines and such.”

Vanguard also clarified that these helmets will be for Warzone, rather than the abandoned Blackout 2.0 that was leaked on April 5.

While there is no real evidence that these helmets will arrive in Warzone, it’s possible that the leaked 1980s overhaul of Verdansk will bring new mechanics to the game. A plethora of new vehicles have also been found in the files, and they could also arrive in Warzone soon.

Image Credit: Activision

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