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Black Ops 4: New leak hints at possible return of classic Multiplayer game mode

Published: 29/Dec/2018 1:43 Updated: 29/Dec/2018 1:47

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new leak has surfaced online that points to the possible return of a classic Multiplayer game mode to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

On December 28, Twitter user ‘_6foot6short’ tweeted out a screenshot from the Call of Duty app which includes a clear mention of Capture The Flag as a mode in Multiplayer.

The screenshot came from the Intel section of the app, which provides customized feedback to each player based on their recent in-game performances and play-styles. 

“Assist Machine – Seems like you’re a defensive player who racks up a lot of assists,” the message reads. “Have you tried out Capture The Flag? Seems right up your alley.”

Unless the image below has been doctored, the fact that it comes from the official CoD app pretty much confirms that CTF is on its way back into Multiplayer and will feature in the near future. 

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Interestingly enough, the message is worded in a way that makes it sound like CTF is already an existing mode despite the fact that it’s not, which means that the message was likely coded into the app in advance and has gone live too early. 

Prior to this leak, there hadn’t even been any mentions, rumors, or speculation that the classic mode would be making a return, especially since it wasn’t included as part of the release-day version of the game. 

Treyarch’s previous CoD title – Black Ops 3 – featured CTF as one of its main modes and was even in the official competitive rotation.

Many were caught by surprise at the fact that CTF was not brought back for Black Ops 4, especially considering the fact that it had featured in the Multiplayer of almost ever single title since Call of Duty 3. 

However, the mode has certainly lost most of its luster and popularity in recent years, especially among the competitive community, and the number of players who were actively playing the mode had been dwindling over the past few titles. 

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.