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Black Ops Cold War leaker claims to reveal maps, weapons, features, more

Published: 25/Aug/2020 22:35

by Albert Petrosyan

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A potentially massive leak has surfaced about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, one that’s revealed new details about the game’s maps, guns, scorestreaks, and other features.

The annual Call of Duty hype train is running full speed once again as the community waits with bated breath for the highly-anticipated release of Black Ops Cold War this fall.

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While many of the details are expected to be announced in the official worldwide reveal on August 26, a huge leak has surfaced that’s pulled back the covers on some of the game’s fundamental aspects.

YouTubeSalvationElite’s Black Ops Cold War leak video was taken down by Activision.

The leak was released on August 25 by YouTuber SalvationsElite, who claims to have been sent the information from a “really reliable source,” although he stopped short of saying who that was and how they came to be in possession of the info. His YouTube video has since been deleted due to a copyright claim from Activision.

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Black Ops Cold War leaked maps & modes

According to SalvationsElite’s source, there are three confirmed multiplayer maps in BOCW, the first being 6v6 map inside a sort-of “club” in the downtown area of Miami.

There’s apparently also one set in an open desert with unique features such as ammo crates where players can refill their ammunition and points where they can also change their loadouts mid-life.

The third map is a 12v12, large-scale Ground War map that supposedly features three gigantic warships in the open sea, each connected to each other by ziplines that players can use to get across the gaps.

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TreyarchThe Black Ops Cold War leaker claims there will maps with water on them that players can swim through, just like in Black Ops 4.

As for the modes, Cold War is likely to feature the usual selection of multiplayer playlists, but the leaker specifically mentioned a few. Hardpoint will be back, as expected, but there’s apparently going to be an arrow that points players to the next hill each time.

There’s also a new one called VIP, which will work similarly to Safeguard in Black Ops 3 and 4, in that teams will be tasked with either securely transporting a high-value target to a designated location or stopping the opposition from trying to do the same.

Weapons, attachments & loadouts

The leak claims that there are already several guns that have been confirmed for BOCW multiplayer, including two assault rifles, three SMGs, one sniper rifle, and four whose category is yet unknown.

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  • Assault rifles: M16-A2, AK5
  • SMG: MP5, AK74u, Uzi-style gun
  • Sniper: M40 (bolt-action)
  • Not sure on category: Type 63, Stoner 63, Type 15, Colt Commando

As for how the loadouts/classes will work, SalvationElite says that it’ll be a hybrid of the Black Ops 4 pick-10 and the system used in Modern Warfare, in that players will be able to put five attachments on both their guns without them taking up a slot.

Infinity WardThe MP5 will reportedly be returning again in Black Ops Cold War.

Perks & Field Upgrades

As for perks, each class will have the standard three slots for perks, and there’ll apparently be some that increase the number of attachments one can put on their weapon, up to seven.

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Most fans will also be happy to hear that Dead Silence will be returning as a perk rather than being a Field Upgrade like in Modern Warfare. There will still be Field Upgrades, though, including proximity mines, trophy systems, and more.

Scorestreaks

Call of Duty titles have flip-flopped between using killstreaks and scorestreaks in multiplayer, but it appears that BOCW will feature a combination of the two. Streaks will still be based on the points earned from chaining consecutive kills, however, there will be multipliers that’ll increase how much each of those eliminations will be worth.

So, in short, while playing the objective won’t earn you streaks directly, it’ll make them easier to earn since you won’t have to get as many kills in a row. As for the streaks themselves, the leaker claims that the list will include the UAV, VTOL, Chopper Gunner, Cruise Missile, Napalm Strike, and Artillery Strike.

TreyarchThe old-school Black Ops 1 Napalm Strike streak is returning in Cold War, according to leaks.

Features & miscellaneous details

In addition to all the info above, the YouTube video also revealed a plethora of specific details about the game’s features and overall structure:

  • CIA vs Spetsnaz
  • EKIA is back (kills + assists count together like in BO4)
  • Movement is similar to BO4 (there’s sliding and slide cancelling)
  • 150 health, but TTK is faster than BO4
  • Full health regeneration (no stim)
  • “Strong” SBMM like in MW
  • Mini-map is normal again with red dots
  • You can swim in water
  • No specialists

That’s pretty much everything that was revealed in SalvationElite’s now taken-down video. Of course, all of this information should be taken with a grain of salt since none of it can be confirmed until Activision themselves start rolling out the details.

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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.