Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Season 1 is expected to release on December 16. And, weeks before that highly anticipated date, leakers have revealed maps, weapons, and scorestreaks coming to the game.
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Originally slated to arrive on December 10, Treyarch delayed Season 1’s release until December 16. On this date, enthusiasts get to enjoy Black Ops Cold War’s first season of new content. With it, there’s the chance to bring that content over to Verdansk.
Theoretically, that means players will be able to use loadouts with a Modern Warfare AK-47 alongside a Black Ops Cold War AK-74u. But, according to leakers such as ‘WarzoneNewz’ and ‘CODColdWarNewz’ on Twitter, there will be even more guns to choose from in Season 1.
Leaks, leaks for all
As WarzoneNewz explains, there will be four new maps, two new guns, and one new scorestreak launching on December 10. While they don’t have pictures of the incoming maps or the scorestreak, they have revealed glimpses of each weapon.
🚨SEASON 1 MAP NAMES + WEAPONS:
— Black Ops Cold War Newz (@WarzoneNewz) November 21, 2020
Four new maps have been revealed for Season 1: Dune, Mall, Apocalypse, and Echeleon. While Echeleon sounds like a sci-fi misspelling of the word “echelon”, it is the more fittingly named Apocalypse that is expected to be a map solely made for that mode.
Both new weapons are expected to be automatic, but the Groza is a bullpup assault rifle. It’s based on the Russian OTs-14, which itself is based on the AK-74u. From leaked pictures, it appears similar to Modern Warfare’s RAM-7: a stocky, mobile AR with room for a fat magazine.
The other new leaked weapon is also automatic, and has been confirmed to be a shotgun (although its name remains unclear). Described as a “full auto shotgun” by WarzoneNewz, the included picture shows a long, slender build that feels closer to an LMG than an actual, chunky shotgun.
Nonetheless, a full-auto shotgun echoes the JAK-12, which was released to Modern Warfare and Warzone in Season 6.
🚨SEASON 1 WEAPON:
— Black Ops Cold War Newz (@WarzoneNewz) November 20, 2020
The final point of intrigue among these leaks is the “K9 Unit” scorestreak. Fans of Treyarch’s last title, Black Ops 4, are very familiar with the decimation dogs can bring to Call of Duty. The game’s Nomad Specialist had an Attack Dog companion which was brutal for enemies.
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— Call of Duty Leaks (@ColdWarNewz) December 6, 2020
A new mode, Dropkick is also reportedly arriving in Season 1. Limiting the object carrier to only a pistol, this leaked mode of gaining access to launch codes is likely to be a hit amongst fans.
🚨NEW INFO ON A SEASON 1 MODE!
The game mode ‘Dropkick’ is the mode displayed on the image below!
‘Limits the objective carrier to only a pistol’
The OBJ is to “Gain access to launch codes while holding the objective in Dropkick to deploy a powerful nuke and declare victory” pic.twitter.com/cNtFx3KShq
— Black Ops Cold War Newz (@WarzoneNewz) November 30, 2020
Dogs have helped players across numerous titles, and are ready to make their return in BOCW for Season 1’s launch. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping an eye out for any other leaks and news.