Announcing the Call of Duty Endowment [C.O.D.E.] Bowl IV Presented by USAA on October 5

Announcing C.O.D.E. Bowl 2023, Presented by USAA

Prepare for another epic C.O.D.E. Bowl IV, taking place on Oct. 5, 2023! Following the Royal Air Force’s comeback victory last year, it’s time for a new champion to emerge as military esports teams from the U.S., U.K., and — for the first time ever — Canada join top Call of Duty® streamers to compete for the coveted trophy and bragging rights for the winning team’s military branch of service.

Presented by USAA, C.O.D.E. Bowl IV celebrates the Endowment’s commitment to placing veterans into high-quality jobs, with over 118,000 placements since 2009.

Watch the tournament on the Call of Duty YouTube, Twitch, Steam, and Facebook channels on Oct. 5, 2023, immediately following Call of Duty: Next, the premier showcase event for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® III Multiplayer, Call of Duty®: Mobile, and Call of Duty: Warzone™! The winning team will take home the C.O.D.E. Bowl Trophy, and 100% of the net proceeds from the tournament will go toward placing more veterans into high-quality jobs. 


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As with Modern Warfare III’s Multiplayer, Call of Duty: Warzone will also feature changes to movement and combat mechanics, compared to the current iteration of Warzone:

  • Cancel a slide by jumping or crouching again. This does not reset the Tactical Sprint. Operators begin sliding more quickly, slide farther, and can shoot in Tac-Stance while sliding. You can also ADS while sliding. The speed penalty for successive slides has also been decreased.
  • Jump higher, faster, and ADS while jumping more quickly. Reduced slowdown when landing from a jump and reduced sprint-out delay after jumping.
  • Toggle on Tac-Stance for a hybrid of hip-firing and ADS, granting faster strafe and movement speed with a penalty to accuracy.
  • Use the ‘Stim’ Tactical item to give yourself a short movement speed increase to help evade an encounter.

Call of Duty: Warzone Operators have a base health of 150, allowing players to react and reposition during skirmishes.

UI Updates

A new chapter of Warzone represents an opportunity for the return of some of the most-loved User Interface updates that Warzone has had over the years.

Classic Mini-Map: The classic minimap that includes red dots will return, offering similar intel to the one available in Multiplayer, giving players something new to consider when building their Loadout with suppressors.

Weapon and Loot Rarity: To help players loot up in the heat of combat, weapon and loot rarity has returned – including a unique colour for ‘Custom Weapons’.

Dedicated Ammo Slots: Players will now be able to carry each ammo type in dedicated inventory slots, and can still use the Backpack to carry more in excess if they wish.


Quality of Life Updates

It wouldn’t be a new chapter of Warzone without a suite of improvements to the core gameplay, and importantly this upcoming year will carry forward ALL the current Quality of Life updates to Warzone.

Gas Mask Animation: The Gas Mask is now automatically worn when equipped into your Loadout. It can be manually unequipped and stowed away in the Backpack or dropped in moments when battling in the closing gas.

Dedicated Pistol Sidearm: In certain situations, such as swimming and climbing ladders, the player will now always equip a dedicated pistol sidearm to be able to engage in armed combat to keep fights fair and balanced at all times.

Updated Contracts: Contracts are now easier to find in the world thanks to a new Laptop item, combined with all new rewards and smaller Quality of Life improvements to each Contract type.

Improved Circle Pacing

The density of Urzikstan warranted a need to revisit the pacing and sizing of the gas circles, so with the upcoming Warzone experience you can expect a faster-paced Battle Royale to get to the action sooner.