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Black Ops Cold War teaser hints at return of iconic CoD killstreak

Published: 8/Sep/2020 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Treyarch could be set to bring back one of the most iconic killstreaks in Call of Duty history as the latest Black Ops Cold War teaser has hinted at the return of the RC-XD.

The full reveal of Black Ops Cold War multiplayer is just around the corner. Treyarch is lifting the lid on Wednesday, September 9 with a full gameplay showcase. Before we reach the big reveal though, the developers have already been teasing what to expect.

An initial video hinted at locations for new multiplayer maps. From Florida to Brazil, players could be traveling all over the world in future CoD maps. Just 24 hours later and the next teaser has been shared online. Instead of focusing on locations, the latest video brings us intel on potential tools of destruction.

After debuting a decade ago in Treyarch’s original Black Ops release, the RC-XD killstreak appears to be locked in too. A new teaser showed the explosive device in action, pointing to its inclusion in the title’s multiplayer modes.

The ‘Remote Controlled-Explosive Device’ quickly became one of the most common killstreaks in Black Ops. At a low cost of just three kills in a row, they could be acquired with ease. Next to UAVs and Counter UAVs, they were one of the lowest killstreak rewards in any CoD they appeared in.

With the right pathing and timing, the explosive gadget could lead to ridiculous multi-kills. Dealing roughly the same amount of damage as a lethal grenade, it was an effective tool to flank enemies. Many of the original Black Ops maps even featured little shortcuts just for the remote-controlled device.

Black Ops 1 RC-XD gameplay
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The RC-XD has appeared in every Black Ops game to some extent.

In the new Black Ops Cold War multiplayer teaser we can see the explosive gadget in action as it soars over a sand dune. It looks as though two explosives are attached underneath and springs near the wheels can help launch it further into the sky.

It’s too early to say exactly how the killstreak might work in the upcoming game. It could be restricted to certain maps and modes, or it could even be exclusive to the revamped Warzone experience. Only time will tell.

However, the sandy locale does match the brief glimpse of multiplayer footage we were shown in the reveal trailer. If that vehicle-heavy map is part of the core competitive experience, then it’s safe to assume RC-XD’s will be as well.

While the RC appears to be the first killstreak confirmed for multiplayer -following in-game teasers in previous Warzone seasons – a few more returning favorites could be in the cards too. Earlier leaks suggested that everything from Napalm Strikes to Chopper Gunners are set to come back in 2020.

Keep your eyes peeled for more teasers in the leadup to the official reveal. We’ve had map locations and now killstreaks too. There’s a good chance the final teaser might focus on specific weapons ahead of the full reveal on September 9.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

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Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.