Bevils and SlasheR think changes need to be made to Black Ops 4 Search and Destroy - Dexerto
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Bevils and SlasheR think changes need to be made to Black Ops 4 Search and Destroy

Published: 16/Oct/2018 9:36 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 11:06

by Matt Porter

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Team Envy’s Call of Duty coach Embry ‘Bevils’ Bevil believes there is one major change that needs to happen to improve Black Ops 4’s competitive Search and Destroy game mode.

Bevils posted a TwitLonger, discussing the fact that when a player enters a Search and Destroy game, all of the equipment that player has selected, like concussions or frag grenades and special issue equipment, are not available to use, but instead begin on a cooldown timer.

The coach believes this will lower the quality of gameplay in S&D, as he feels the lack of utility available to players in early rounds will discourage tactical strategies.

He also states that the rounds in-between players gaining their equipment will be “boring”, as players will likely stick together and attempt to out-trade their opponents when they have no equipment to work with.

Bevils thinks that allowing players to spawn in with their equipment ready to be used every round would allow teams to create strategies based around the use of utility and see players move away from grouping up to trade kills.

The former pro player also says that watching a team execute an “intricate, well thought out strategy” is “endlessly more enjoyable” and that he would like to see teams use items like smoke grenades or molotovs to block lanes; bringing a new level of calculated thinking to the game.

Bevils hopes this setting is introduced to the Call of Duty esports rule set when it is officially released, but Treyarch are yet to announce when that will be.

100 Thieves star Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and Patryk ‘Rallied’ Salata, who is a well-known member of the Search and Destroy, community both agree that the mode could be improved in Black Ops 4.

SlasheR responded to say that he wants an old-school tactical feel from games like Ghosts and Modern Warfare 3 to return, while Rallied thinks Tac Mask and Flak Jacket need to be buffed before Bevils’ suggestion can be implemented.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.