Everything You Need to Know About the Call of Duty League Drops
Activision is making the Call of Duty League even more appealing to viewers and fans by adding the ability to get some rewards for just watching the matches online. The Home Series Weekend rewards as they are known are Activision’s way of having their Call of Duty League drops.
Activision Releases Its Own Call of Duty League Drops
The Call of Duty League drops arrive for players and fans who enjoy watching the first season of the league as it arrives in the second half of the season. There have been six main Home Series Weekend events, plus the launch weekend, at the time of writing this guide.
As we go into the second half of the season, Activision has been making some necessary changes to the league as a whole, based on everything that happened in the first half. There are changes like to the championship series in the future, the Call of Duty League drops, and more.
As part of this, players will now have the chance to earn their special rewards while the league is streaming its matches live. These rewards are, of course, themed around the esports league, so you will be able to show off your favorite team in Modern Warfare and Warzone in style.
These Drops Are Interesting Since They Aren’t on Twitch
What is interesting about the Call of Duty League drops is that they are available, although these types of streaming rewards are typically linked to Twitch. The popular live-streaming service has its own drops system that has been linked to Modern Warfare many times in the past.
Through that system, fans can log in, watch streams officially on Twitch, and then automatically earn rewards for their associated account. But the problem with this is that you won’t find the Call of Duty League — at least officially anyway — streamed on Twitch.
Instead, Activision made its streaming deal with YouTube for the first season of the Call of Duty League, so all official matches are streamed live there. Unfortunately, YouTube doesn’t have its drops service at this time, so this makes this whole situation a little bit more complicated.
Fortunately, that is where we come in. We are going to give you the steps and guide to how to get the Home Series rewards easily without missing out on all of the awesome items that you can get. It all starts with where you will need to watch the matches happen online.
Where to Watch the League and Earn Drops
First and foremost, it is important to go over where exactly you can watch the Call of Duty League matches live. Yes, there is the official league YouTube channel that most fans will use to watch the streams live as that is the best place to do so.
But there is a problem with this as mentioned before: YouTube has no drops feature available. And the worst part about this is that if you head to the YouTube channel and watch there, you will miss out entirely on getting any of these rewards.
Probably because of this issue, Activision had to come up with its way of giving rewards to players that bypasses the issue of using the YouTube live-streaming service as the way of showcasing matches. So, be sure to avoid the official YouTube channel at all costs if you want to get these items.
Instead, there are two main places in which you can earn these rewards during the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League. The first of these is by heading to the official league website, which you can find right here. On this website, you will find everything that you need to know about the season.
It has everything from the upcoming season schedule to the current standings for the 12 teams and so on. And what is awesome is that the schedule features all of the matches that will happen in each of the Home Series Weekend events.
And you can select each match and watch them live as they are happening during the weekend tournaments. It still uses the same YouTube format, but the difference is that you are watching it through the official league website.
The difference that this makes is that you can log into your official account on the website and this is how you can enjoy earning the various league rewards that are offered. Fortunately, this website works for viewing on both desktop and mobile devices.
But there is another option as well. If you are someone who prefers watching on your phone or tablet, you can also download the official Call of Duty companion app. You might already have this for use alongside playing Modern Warfare, and it works for getting drops as well.
How to Earn Rewards Based on Your View Time
The Call of Duty companion app works largely the same as the league website where you can watch the matches on there and earn rewards if you are logged into the app. This is the important part, as you will need to be logged into the app or the website.
So, if you are looking to earn these Call of Duty League drops, you will need to have an Activision account already. First and foremost, make sure that you have signed up for an Activision account. It is likely the case that you already have one if you’ve been playing Modern Warfare and/or Warzone.
You aren’t required to have an Activision account for those games to play them online, but you do need one if you are looking to play across platforms. Modern Warfare allows players from across PS4, Xbox One, and PC to play together online but you need to be signed into your Activision account.
If you do not have one, though, you need to sign up for one and then sign into your account on the league website or app. But this isn’t the only step that you need to do. You need to link your Activision account with your PS4, Xbox One, or Battle.net account on PC.
This is an important step, too, as you won’t be able to get the rewards for that particular account if you don’t do this. So, make sure to link to whichever platform account that you normally play on. With that, you are ready to start earning the drop rewards on the site or in the app.
Oddly enough, the way that you earn these rewards is pretty strange compared to other drops like on Twitch. How it works is that you get the first two rewards in the list by just watching one of the live matches for at least 10 minutes.
But after those first two rewards, you will get a new reward for every 30 minutes that you stream in total from then on until it increases at the later levels. What is good is that your time is tracked across devices and methods so long as you are logged into your account.
For instance, if you watch 15 minutes on the mobile app and then log into the website and watch 15 minutes there, it will add up together and reward you for your time.
All Rewards You Can Get This Season
Overall, there are a lot of rewards that you can get during the first season of the Call of Duty League. These will accumulate throughout the entire season, so you can take your time watching matches and earning rewards as the various Home Series weekend events happen.
To be clear, the matches you watch need to be live for you to earn rewards, according to the information that we have, so even though there are matches available on-demand, you won’t get the rewards from those after the fact.
In total, there are 42 levels of rewards that you can get throughout this season of watching the matches live. They include items for each of the 12 teams from emblems to double experience for playing Modern Warfare and Warzone to sprays and much more.
Below, you can find the full list of the cosmetic and experience-based items that you can get this season for free just by watching the game matches live:
- Level 1: 15 minutes of double experience – Available after five minutes of watching
- Level 2: 15 minutes of double weapon XP – Available after 10 minutes of watching
- Level 3: Toronto Ultra emblem – 40 minutes of watching total
- Level 4: Seattle Surge emblem – 1 hour and 10 minutes
- Level 5: Paris Legion emblem – 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Level 6: OpTic Gaming LA emblem – 2 hours and 10 minutes
- Level 7: New York Subliners emblem – 2 hours and 40 minutes
- Level 8: Minnesota Rokkr emblem – 3 hours and 10 minutes
- Level 9: Los Angeles Guerrillas emblem – 3 hours and 40 minutes
- Level 10: London Royal Ravens emblem – 4 hours and 10 minutes
- Level 11: Florida Mutineers emblem – 4 hours and 40 minutes
- Level 12: Dallas Empire emblem – 5 hours and 10 minutes
- Level 13: Chicago Huntsmen emblem – 5 hours and 40 minutes
- Level 14: Atlanta FaZe emblem – 6 hours and 10 minutes
- Level 15: 30 minutes of double XP – 6 hours and 20 minutes
- Level 16: 30 minutes double weapon XP – 6 hours and 30 minutes
- Level 17: Atlanta FaZe spray – 7 hours
- Level 18: Chicago Huntsmen spray – 7 hours and 30 minutes
- Level 19: Dallas Empire spray – 8 hours
- Level 20: Florida Mutineers spray – 8 hours and 30 minutes
- Level 21: London Royal Ravens spray – 9 hours
- Level 22: LA Guerrillas spray – 9 and a half hours
- Level 23: Minnesota Rokkr spray – 10 hours
- Level 24: New York Subliners spray – 10 hours and 30 minutes
- Level 25: OpTic Gaming LA spray – 11 hours
- Level 26: Paris Legion spray – 11 hours and 30 minutes
- Level 27: Seattle Surge spray – 12 hours
- Level 28: Toronto Ultra sparky – 12 hours and 30 minutes
- Level 29: 60 minutes of double XP – 12 hours and 45 minutes
- Level 30: 60 minutes double weapon XP – 13 hours
- Level 31: Toronto Ultra player card – 14 hours
- Level 32: Seattle Surge player card – 15 hours
- Level 33: Paris Legion card – 16 hours
- Level 34: OpTic Gaming LA card – 17 hours
- Level 35: New York Subliners card – 18 hours
- Level 36: Minnesota Rokkr card – 19 hours
- Level 37: Guerrillas card – 20 hours
- Level 38: Royal Ravens card – 21 hours
- Level 39: Mutineers card – 22 hours
- Level 40: Empire card – 23 hours
- Level 41: Huntsmen card – 24 hours
- Level 42: FaZe card – 25 hours
Call of Duty League Schedule
The drops were available for this past weekend’s Seattle Surge event, so if you tuned in live and watched it, you were able to get your first rewards if you were logged in. But if you missed out on that, there is plenty of time, so don’t worry about that.
You can find the full schedule for the rest of the season below and it is certainly possible to get the full 25 hours necessary for all the rewards in just a few events if you watch most of the tournament.
- Minnesota Rokkr Home Series Weekend event: June 5-7
- Paris Legion event: June 19-21
- New York Subliners event: July 10-12
- London Royal Ravens event: July 17-19
- Toronto Ultra event: July 24-26
There is also the championship event that will likely be available for these rewards, though that hasn’t been guaranteed just yet by Activision. Each event offers several hours of play each day, more than making up a chunk of what is necessary for the total number of items.
Call of Duty League Drops Bugs Currently Exist
But there is something worth keeping in mind when trying to do this at this time. At the launch of the drops, there is a bug that is happening with this, hence, the beta nomenclature. There is a problem with the drops where the progression that you have might not appear correctly.
However, you don’t need to worry if you know that you watched for far longer than the site or your account is telling you. The system is still keeping track of how much you have watched live and it is accurate on the backend even if it isn’t showing you the correct amount.
Fortunately, there is a fix on the way for this that Activision is working on. However, the problem with this is that you might experience delays in the rewards when it comes to receiving them while this is being fixed. This is worth keeping in mind moving forward, as the rewards normally would be sent automatically and be available in both Modern Warfare and Warzone as soon as you’ve unlocked them.