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Black Ops Cold War leak shows all attachments for AK-74u, XM4 & more

Published: 20/Sep/2020 13:34

by Joe Craven

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Reputable Call of Duty leaker BKTOOR has shared a full look at every Black Ops Cold War attachment for the AK-74u, Tundra, and Type 63.

It’s fair to say the Black Ops Cold War Alpha took most of the Call of Duty community by surprise, with developers Treyarch only giving two days notice.

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Feedback has generally been overwhelmingly positive, with many enjoying the change of pace from Modern Warfare. However, some MW features have been retained, including the Gunsmith system that proved very popular in Infinity Ward’s title.

Black Ops Cold War Alpha
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The Alpha went live on September 18, and lasts until September 20.

The Alpha has unlocked nearly every weapon for players, as well as a number of attachments. Not all attachments are available though and, even with players able to see the names of the attachments, they are unable to view them or view the effect they have on the weapon in question.

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Thankfully, reputable leaker BKTOOR has shared in-game footage of all the attachments for a number of weapons, including the AK-74u, which has established itself as an early front runner.

The attachments’ full profiles can be viewed now, seeing exactly how they affect the AK-74u. Judging by the attachments there will be some serious choices for players to make, with attachments like the 9.9″ Blue Squadron barrel offering increased damage and muzzle velocity, but reducing magazine size.

It wasn’t just the AK-74u that the leaker shared a more exhaustive look at, with the LW3- Tundra sniper rifle and Type 63 being shared.

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There has been a lot of discussion about sniper rifles in the game’s Alpha, but Treyarch have already confirmed that snipers were intentionally buffed to allow better data collection.

Finally, the leaker shared a look at the XM4 assault rifle, and the full set of attachments that will be available for it in future versions of the game.

It goes without saying that the attachments listed give us an idea of how they will impact weapons, but these are not final given the early development stage Black Ops Cold War is still in.

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The thought of the AK-74u being made even stronger is scary, but Treyarch are known for their regular adjustments and patches to ensure everything remains balanced.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is set to drop in full on November 13.

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What’s included in the Black Ops Cold War Beta: modes, bonus unlocks, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:40 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:45

by Tanner Pierce

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally here. Download links are now live for those who pre-ordered the game digitally and Treyarch has released some new information about what the pre-release version is going to include. Here’s everything you need to know.

After Activision and Treyarch gave fans on PlayStation 4 a small glimpse of Black Ops Cold War during open Alpha, which ran only for one weekend and included a handful of content, the game’s Beta is now in full swing

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Prior to the Beta’s launch, Treyarch released a lot of information about what would be included, such as the brand new mode that will be available during this pre-release period.

Cold War Beta modes

The modes that Treyarch are including with the Open Beta are similar to those found in the Open Alpha. That being said, there are two major additions that players of the latter didn’t get a chance to experience yet.

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The first is VIP Escort, which tasks players with protecting and bringing a specially designated player from one side of the map to the other, without being killed. Players can be downed in this mode, similar to Warzone, and scorestreaks are disabled.

In addition, players will also be able to play the new 40-player mode Fireteam: Dirty Bomb. Information about this mode is scarce, however, we do know that it will pit four teams of 10 players against one another in a fight for uranium on a large scale map.

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • Combined Arms Domination
  • VIP Escort
  • Combined Arms Assault
Cartel map in Black Ops Cold War
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta debuted a new multiplayer map called Cartel

Maps

There were a total of five maps during the BOCW Alpha, so all of them are expected to also be available during the Beta. Furthermore, Treyarch have announced that a new one called Cartel will also be added to the mix for both 6v6 and 12v12 modes.

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  • New: Cartel (6v6 & 12v12)
  • Satellite (6v6)
  • Miami (6v6)
  • Moscow (6v6)
  • Armada (12v12)
  • Crossroads (12v12)

FOV Slider & Ping system

For the first time ever, a Call of Duty game will feature a FOV slide on both PC and console, as announced by Treyarch. This will allow players to adjust their field of view in order to get a wider look at their surroundings at all times.

“We’re extremely excited to bring the Field of View (FOV) slider feature to all platforms for the first time in a Black Ops game, and you’ll be able to try it out during the Beta,” the devs wrote.

FOV slider in Black Ops Cold War
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For the first time ever, an FOV slider is coming to console in Black Ops Cold War!

That’s not the only thing making its CoD debut, at least as far as multiplayer is concerned. Black Ops Cold War will also see a Ping system added to MP for the first time, giving players a way to non-verbally communicate with each other.

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Users will be able to “ping objectives, loot, locations, and enemies” for teammates during a match, which had been the case in Warzone but never in a Call of Duty multiplayer.

More details about how these two new additions will work can be found in our FOV Slider and Ping system guide here.

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SMG Blueprint

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Activision has announced that players who get to level 10 during the beta will receive a free blueprint when the game releases.

Unlike the Alpha, players will be able to level up in a progression system that’s designed exclusively for this version.

Treyarch explains: “Players can progress and rank up in the Beta-specific leveling system where loadout items, including new weaponry, covert spy tech through Field Upgrades, and badass Scorestreaks can be unlocked by earning XP.”

Like every other CoD beta, there are rewards that you can earn for the full game. If players are able to reach level 10 at any point during the beta, they’ll receive a free Mutual Animosity Blueprint for the Type 821, which is the weapon most comparable to the Uzi in previous games.

The Black Ops Cold War Beta is set to include two new modes: Fireteam Dirty Bomb and VIP Escort.

Schedule

Treyarch previously announced the beta schedule, however, they once again clarified when everyone will be able to get their hands on it. Fans are currently able to pre-load the beta on PS4 and players on other platforms will be able to do so on October 13, 2020.

  • Weekend 1
    • October 8-9: PS4 early access
    • October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
  • Weekend 2
    • October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
    • October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms

As for what’s changing between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.

All in all, this seems like a pretty packed Beta. Between the new Fireteam mode and the grind for max level, players should have a lot to do over the next couple of weekends.