Call of Duty are taking bold strides in making esports cross platform.

They announced their new ways of dealing with joystick players and mouse and keyboard players, on their Call of Duty League website.

September 14, 2020, marks the official start date of the 2021 season of the Call of Duty League.

For the players who have not had their extension options exercised by their 2020 teams, free agency awaits.

The League is announcing it will move pro team competition to PC + Controller beginning with the 2021 season.

This means that all pro matches will be played on PC and all pro players must use a League-approved controller of their choice. Pioneering cross play in esports call of duty is making bold strides, we are yet to witness player response.

Call of Duty Challengers Goes Crossplay

For the first time in Call of Duty esports history, competitors will be able to compete online in Call of Duty Challengers on their platform of choice across console and PC. We will continue to test platform hardware and make restrictions if necessary.

Players are required to use controllers. Mouse and keyboard peripherals will not be allowed.

Any LAN Challengers event that takes place during the season will be played on PC. Competitors may plug in their League-approved controller of choice.

More information on changes to Challengers, including rules, regulations, and how the League will monitor competition, will be revealed in the coming weeks.