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Call of Duty 2019: Everything we know so far – Modern Warfare 4 leaks and rumors

Published: 27/Apr/2019 12:25 Updated: 27/Apr/2019 13:57

by Connor Bennett


There are still a lot of questions surrounding the release of Call of Duty’s 2019 title, but there’s been plenty of rumors and ‘leaks’ already –  here’s the low down on everything we know so far.

Call of Duty fans are eagerly anticipating the official announcement about next year’s title – which is reportedly set to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. The Modern Warfare part of the CoD franchise is extremely popular, dating back to the release of the original Modern Warfare title in 2007. However, there hasn’t been a release in the series since 2011.

So, here’s everything we know about the next installment of CoD – including whether or not the Modern Warfare franchise will be making a return.

ActivisionFans are still waiting for their chance to return to the Modern Warfare games.

Is it Modern Warfare 4?

Well, it appears as if that is the case. Activision has already suggested the game would be “rooted in the franchise’s important history,” prompting speculation about MW4.While plenty of reports had already suggested that the next Modern Warfare game would be coming this year, a few folks have seemingly let the cat out of the bag.

First up, Robert ‘fourzerotwo’ Bowling, formerly of Infinity Ward, told one fan to invest in brown pants after they said that they would shit themselves if the next game was to be Modern Warfare 4.

Then, less than a day later, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota told streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff that when he “played the new one,” at the private test event, it was “like the old Modern Warfare,” referring to Call of Duty 4.

Reddit: SwiftNLThere have been a ton of ‘leaks’ about MW4 – but some are to be ignored.

When will CoD 2019 released?

Seeing as we don’t even have an official announcement about what the game will be, it would be pretty hard to have a release date. However, with it being Call of Duty, we can expect the game to be released before the holiday period.

Traditionally, we have been able to expect a new title to be released around the start of November. However, Treyarch broke that mold with Black Ops 4 by releasing the game on October 12, the only main entry in the series not released in November.

Will it have a single-player mode?

Yes, that is not a rumor but confirmed by Activision themselves. While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 became the first installment to not feature a campaign story, MW4 is set to have all the elements you would expect, including single-player campaign, a large multiplayer mode, and co-op experience.

ActivisionMW2 had one of the most iconic Campaign modes in CoD history.

What about a Battle Royale?

It had been previously ‘leaked’ that the next CoD title would not feature a Battle Royale extension, similar to how Treyarch added Blackout to Black Ops 4.

While that information should have been taken with a mountain of salt, as it was all unconfirmed and from a pretty much unrecognizable source, it appears as if that will be the case and there won’t be a Modern Warfare-themed BR dropping with your purchase of the game.

TreyarchBlack Ops 4 introduced ‘Blackout’ to Call of Duty – but MW4 probably won’t follow suit.

Will Modern Warfare 2 and 3 be remastered?

The same leaker also noted that the game would come with the campaigns of Modern Warfare 2 and 3 both remastered – however, there would be no multiplayer element.

Fans have been waiting for  Modern Warfare 2 remastered to be released since it was first hinted at back in 2018. Will it finally be released, at least in some capacity, alongside Modern Warfare 4? It remains to be seen.

So, there you have it, everything we know – up to this point – about Call of Duty 2019. This post will be updated as and when new information surfaces about the highly-anticipated release so be sure to keep following Dexerto for all the latest news and updates.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.