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Black Ops 4 CoD Caster Mode Footage Leaked From Fan Expo

Published: 1/Sep/2018 18:11 Updated: 2/Sep/2018 19:48

by Calum Patterson

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First footage of the new ‘CoD Caster’ perspective in Black Ops 4 has been leaked online via a video from a Fan Expo in Canada, where players can get hands on with the upcoming game.

CoD Caster is the perspective used to observe matches, used extensively for Call of Duty esports and the Call of Duty World League.

This gives the perspective to viewers, showing the scores and ratios of all players involved in a match. Of biggest note, is that the perspective seems to suggest a 5v5 design, with the player’s names and specialists etc. fitting in perfectly on the screen.

Video courtesy of @DOMINATORxMYQx.

Whether Black Ops 4 goes 5v5 for competitive play or not is still unknown, and most players and fans were leaning towards 4v4, especially considering how close it now is to release, on October 12.

However, this leaked CoD Caster view certainly hints strongly towards 5v5, given its precise layout.

It must be taken with some scepticism though, because the game mode being played is Kill Confirmed, which of course is not a competitive mode.

The screen layout, with the five players on either team, could also just have one player less showing for competitive, while public match spectating has five per team.

The only slight point of confusion, is that Black Ops 4 did feature ‘chaos’ playlists in the beta, and these modes were 6v6. It is unclear how this CoD Caster layout would be adjusted, if at all, for a 6v6 match.

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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.