CDL ruleset settings V1.1

CDL 2023

Competitive play in Call of Duty in one of the most appealing formats, often attracting large crowds of spectators and lots of financial reward

For the mere mortals of the Call of Duty world that aren’t professional players, a CDL playlist and incoming League/Ranked play (scheduled for Feb 2023 release but not officially announced yet) will allow you to replicate the modes, maps and settings used on the Pro circuit

In this article we will overview the Competitive settings for the CDL Pro/challenger settings which will also be applied to the CDL moshpit multiplayer mode and future Ranked play

Competitive settings V1.1

Here is a complete breakdown of all the settings that will be used

Maps and Modes

The following maps and modes will be used for the CDL 2023

Search and Destroy

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas


  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric


  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo

Game Settings

Here is an overview of the basic key settings for each mode, complete settings can be found at

Search and Destroy

  • Round time limit: 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Round win limit: 6 rounds
  • Round switch: Every round
  • Bomb timer: 45 seconds
  • Plant time: 5 seconds
  • Defuse time: 7.5 seconds


  • Time limit: 5 minutes
  • Score limit: 250 points
  • Zone lifetime: 1 minute
  • Time to capture a zone: Instant
  • Scoring method: Constant


  • Round time limit: 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Time to capture zone: 45 seconds
  • Extra time on capture: 1 minute
  • Number of lives: 30
  • Overtime defenders: Most captures
  • Pause time on zone captured: On

Restricted Items

Here is a list of restricted items

Primary weapons

Battle rifles (All)

  • Lachmann-762
  • SO-14
  • TAQ-V
  • FTAC Recon

Shotguns (All)

  • Lockwood 300
  • Expedite 12
  • Bryson 800
  • Bryson 890

Light Machine Guns (All)

  • Sakin MG38
  • HCR 56
  • 556 Icarus
  • Raal MG
  • RPK
  • Rapp H

Marksman Rifles

  • EBR-14
  • SP-R 208
  • Lockwood MK2
  • LM-S
  • SA-B 50
  • TAQ-M


  • Riot shield

Secondary weapons


  • Pila
  • Strela-p
  • Jokr
  • Prg-7


  • Silencers (All)
  • Lasers (All)
  • Armor Piercing (All)


  • Shock stick
  • Decoy grenade
  • Spotter scope
  • Stim
  • Heartbeat sensor
  • Snapshot grenade
  • Tear gas
  • Proximity mine
  • Drill charge
  • Molotov cocktail
  • C4
  • Claymore
  • Thermite
  • Throwing Knife


  • Scavenger
  • Overkill
  • Tracker
  • Strong Arm
  • Extra Tactical
  • Resupply
  • Spotter

Ultimate Perks (All)

  • Hardline
  • High Alert
  • Ghost
  • Quick Fix
  • Overclock
  • Survivor
  • Birdseye

Field upgrade

  • Tactical camera
  • Inflatable decoy
  • DDOS
  • Deployable cover
  • Munitions box
  • Loadout drop
  • Portable radar
  • Tactical insertion
  • Battle rage
  • Recon drone
  • Smoke airdrop
  • Suppression mine
  • Anti-armor rounds


  • UAV
  • Bomb Drone
  • Counter UAV
  • Care Package
  • Cluster Mine
  • Mortar Strike
  • Sentry Gun
  • VTOL
  • Overwatch Helo
  • Wheelson-HS
  • Stealth Bomber
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Emergency Airdrop
  • Gunship
  • Advanced UAV
  • Juggernaut

That is the complete list of rules and restrictions in V1.1 of the CDL 2023.

Within the pro scene, certain weapons can be “GAed” meaning there is a gentleman’s agreement that they won’t be used usually because they are overly dominant vs other weapons available.

To date a couple of weapons have been GAed.

This is the V1.1 ruleset update. Future versions may be updated to reflect any changes within the competitive scene.

The CDL moshpit was due for release on November 16th but has since been delayed due to bugs/issues found prior to launch. Once this releases players globally will have access to a game mode that follows these rulesets prior to the hugely anticipated release of Ranked play in early 2023

What Map/Mode are you most looking forward to playing in the CDL moshpit?

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