The Regular Season of the Call of Duty League (CDL) came to a close last weekend with the Toronto Ultra bringing home it’s first ever championship win. While this is a huge step for the Ultra, with their most recent comeback to relevancy, there is something that might ruin the efforts in the playoffs.
A new glitch called the “Start Glitch” is letting players get an edge in Respawn matches. This glitch lets players see where the entire enemy team is located on the map without the help of perks or killstreaks. When a player is killed, the killcam gives them the perspective of an enemy player. While watching the killcam, all you have to do is hit start to see the enemy markers on the map. Normally, when you hit start, your squad is displayed on the map in the menu. But with the perspective of the enemy in the killcam, it shows their map instead.
This glitch NEEDS to be fixed before CDL Playoffs/Champs. @InfinityWard plz man.— CDL intel (@INTELCallofDuty) July 27, 2020
(they were all trolling with this glitch during these 10s, don’t hate Zooma)
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What This Means For The CDL
This is a major issue for the integrity of competitive CoD. Any player in the CDL has access to this in-game exploit. While it doesn’t affect S&D, as of now, it will make Hardpoint and Domination matches a complete mess. What makes it more difficult to monitor is the fact that refs can’t tell if players use this glitch. While the refs hear comms, they can’t tell if a player is specifically using this exploit in spectator mode.
When it comes to playing in the CDL championships, there is a lot of money on the line. The winner of the entire league will earn $1.5 million. This will make any player do what it takes to get an advantage over their opponent. Hopefully this isn’t an issue by the time the playoffs begin, but until then, this glitch is running rampant in pro 10’s. Even if Activision manages to fix this glitch, it is entirely possible a new exploit or strategy will be discovered.