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The First Version of Call of Duty League’s Rule Set Has Been Revealed

As time goes on, the details of the upcoming Call of Duty League’s season are becoming clearer and clearer. CDL announced the first rule set for the new season through their official website. The announcement contains the maps & modes list, restricted items and overall settings.

Call of Duty League
Photo courtesy of CDL

Even though the start date of CDL hasn’t been revealed yet, the administration has begun to draw lines around the league. The league’s first structure looks like this:

Maps & Modes List


  • Cartel
  • Checkmate
  • Crossroads
  • Garrison
  • Moscow

Search & Destroy

  • Checkmate
  • Crossroads
  • Garrison
  • Miami
  • Moscow


  • Checkmate
  • Garrison
  • Moscow

Restricted Items

Primary Weapons

  • All Light Machine Guns (Stoner 63, RPD, M60)

Secondary Weapons

  • All Shotguns (Hauer 77, Gallo SA12)
  • All Launchers (Cigma 2, RPG-7)
  • All Special (M79)


  • Body (SWAT 5mw Laser Sight, Ember Sighting Point)
  • Stock (Dual Wield)


  • Stimshot
  • Decoy


  • C4
  • Semtex
  • Tomahawk

Field Upgrade

  • Proximity Mine
  • Field Mic
  • Gas Mine


  • Perk 1 (Paranoia, Forward Intel)
  • Perk 2 (Tracker)


  • Danger Close


  • Combat Bow
  • Spy Plane
  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Care Package
  • Sentry Turret
  • Air Patrol

Call of Duty League’s competitive settings can be updated and changed as the season continues. With feedback from players, the administration will make some adjustments in the rule set.

The initial version of the settings will be valid for every CDL event, and it’ll kick off with CDL Challengers, which will start in December. The main league’s schedule is uncertain; however, it’s expected to be announced soon.

Call of Duty League 2021 Season will feature 12 teams in the regular season, which was planned to be played offline. Under current circumstances, it’s likely to be held online, as will most of the 2020 season. The participants of the 2021 Season:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • London Royal Ravens
  • New York Subliners
  • Chicago OpTic
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • Los Angeles Guerillas
  • Los Angeles Thieves
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Paris Legion

For more info on the Call of Duty League moving forward, be sure to check back to

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