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Black Ops Cold War leak claims fan-favorite scorestreaks will return

Published: 14/Sep/2020 14:21 Updated: 14/Sep/2020 15:50

by Joe Craven

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Brand new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leaks claim that a number of fan favorite scorestreaks are set to return in Treyarch’s upcoming FPS instalment. 

Details surrounding Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are rapidly piling up, but a number of aspects remain unclear, including an exhaustive list of scorestreaks.

Treyarch have already confirmed an overhaul to the system by which scorestreaks will be earned, as well as the reversion to scorestreaks, rather than killstreaks. Some of the confirmed scorestreaks will be familiar to Call of Duty veterans, like the Spy Plane and Chopper Gunner.

Vehicle fight in Black Ops Cold War
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Some Black Ops Cold War scorestreaks remain unconfirmed.

However, a number of scorestreaks remain unconfirmed, but have been uncovered by reputable CoD leaker ‘TheMW2Ghost’. On September 13, the leaker claimed that multiple other scorestreaks have been seen in various builds of the game, a lot of which will be familiar to CoD fans.

Among these that have been spotted are a Minigun, Radar Jammer, Flamethrower and Sniper’s Nest.

A counter Spy Plane was a near-guaranteed inclusion, but a Flamethrower has featured as a specialist weapon – not a scorestreak – in Treyarch’s last couple of games. This does, though, fit with other leaks that claims some specialist weapons will be returning as streaks in the 2020 title.

A dog (or pack of) “should be” in the game’s final build but, perhaps most notably, the leaker stated that there is an ‘Advanced Spy Plane’ streak.

Advanced UAVs have featured in a few Call of Duty titles, but Treyarch’s Blackbird or Orbital VSAT has gone down as one of the strongest streaks in the series’ history.

It could not be shot down before Black Ops III, but offers a constantly updating arrow for the location of each enemy. As far as non lethal streaks go, they are as good as the CoD series has ever had.

The form it will take in Black Ops Cold War remains unclear, but we’ll continue to update you as more information becomes clear.

It’s also important to remember that these leaks are not yet confirmed, and a lot can change in the late stages of a video game’s development process.

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Warzone team banned from $250k Twitch Rivals event after cheating scandal

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:34 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 10:42

by Brad Norton

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The $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Warzone event hit a major snag in the road on January 21, as alleged cheaters were disqualified from the competition ahead of the closing round.

One of the biggest Warzone events to date set the scene for one of the biggest cheating scandals to date. Amidst the five-rounds of private lobby action, a number of Warzone’s veteran competitors began to accuse players of cheating in the tournament.

The Trio of METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, & Unifyz were disqualified from the competition in light of these allegations. This ban came through before players dropped into the fifth and final match of the day.

“Based on the evidence submitted from various sources in and out of the tournament, [Twitch has] determined that [their] gameplay was unnatural beyond a reasonable doubt,” event host Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons explained.

As a result of their disqualification, Twitch opted to move forward with the event. Rather than restarting or replaying on a different date, the fifth map continued with one less team.

Accusations made against Metzy_B

Accusations started piling up after the fourth round of action. Players noticed some extremely sharp aim coming from METZY_B in particular. 

Resident Warzone investigator Tommey was soon on the case, as he began to dissect the footage. It was peculiar auto-aim that caught his eye, as the suspected cheater immediately “locked on” to an opposing player in the clip.

Given the $250K up for grabs, there was plenty at stake. $45,000 was on the line for the winning team, while even a last place finish would have awarded the alleged cheaters $1,200. However, METZY_B and his team were “ineligible for prizing,” Twitch soon confirmed. 

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the controversy to spill across social media, with many of Warzone’s biggest names repeating their gripes with the lack of an effective anti-cheat system.

“Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore,” NICKMERCS said. “There’s too much cheese & way too many rats.”

Despite this, it later became clear that, perhaps, the players in the tournament had jumped the gun early with their accusations…

METZY_B clears his name

After being kicked from the tournament, METZY_B joined Tommey’s Discord call in an attempt to clear his name, showing his PC, the programs he’s been using and more.

While METZY wasn’t reinstated to the tournament, some critics have deleted their tweets and Tommey, after investigating the situation, conceded that he got it wrong this time and there “wasn’t enough to go as far as it did.”

He later clarified that he played no part in reporting METZY to the admins of the tournament or forcing his removal, but the player is “more than welcome to take his earnings” from the event.

Game five continued with one less team in the lobby. Champions were crowned and the $250K prize pool was split accordingly. Be sure to check out our event hub for a full recap of the troubled Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament.