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Call of Duty 2020 multiplayer maps revealed in new ‘The Red Door’ leaks

Published: 20/Jul/2020 6:41 Updated: 20/Jul/2020 6:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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More than half a dozen multiplayer maps for Call of Duty 2020, which is reportedly set to be called Black Ops Cold War, have leaked thanks to the mysterious new ‘The Red Door’ listing on the Xbox Live game store.

According to datamining leaks, there are already eight multiplayer maps hidden in the brand new The Red Door listing on the Xbox store. The mysterious title, which appeared on July 15, is rumored to be the Call of Duty 2020 beta.

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Interestingly enough, these new multiplayer files ⁠— found by dataminer ProtoWarehouse and shared by ModernWarzone — echo the same details that YouTuber TheXclusiveAce revealed all the way back on June 26.

Summit from Call of Duty Black Ops 1.
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Treyarch has yet to confirm which multiplayer maps will appear in their Call of Duty 2020 title.

That suggests these may well and truly be eight of the launch maps set to be bundled into the late-2020 release of Treyarch’s seventh entry into the Call of Duty franchise. Here are all eight of the maps we’ve seen so far:

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  • Black Sea
  • Cartel
  • K.G.B.
  • Miami
  • Moscow
  • Satellite
  • Tank
  • Tundra

The eight leaked maps all appeared in TheXclusiveAce’s now-deleted YouTube post last month as well. That suggests he may have been pressured into delisting the video by Activision’s legal team. This was likely due to the veracity of the leaks.

Of these eight multiplayer maps, one stands out: ‘Tank’. In June, 45 minutes of pre-alpha Call of Duty 2020 gameplay footage was reportedly leaked. At the time, many dismissed the clips as fake. Now, it looks like they were entirely correct.

The main multiplayer map shown off in a 106-second snippet shared around on social media on June 3 was allegedly titled ‘Tanks’. The pre-alpha footage showed a fully-sized Black Ops map that had not been fully rendered.

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Tank in Call of Duty Black Ops series.
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Leaks seem to suggest one of the new CoD 2020 maps will be based around a tank.

Activision never publicly commented on the June 3 leaks. The studio did, however, issue multiple copyright strikes and DMCA warnings for those hosting the footage on Twitter, and the footage has since been scrubbed from the internet.

These leaks come a month after reports emerged that multiple Black Ops maps are allegedly in the works. Insider reports suggest fan-favorite Black Ops 1 maps like Nuketown, Jungle, Summit, and Firing Range will all be included.

Nuketown first debuted in Call of Duty Black Ops.
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Nuketown has appeared as a multiplayer map in every Black Ops title so far. It may return again in 2020’s release.

New Call of Duty 2020 multiplayer maps have been far from the only thing dug out of the new ‘The Red Door’ listing by dataminers. They have also discovered most campaign level names for the Black Ops Cold Wars title.

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The new July leaks have also locked in the return of the super-popular Call of Duty Zombies mode, which has become a staple for Treyarch releases over the past decade. Warzone will also be getting new zones, the leaks suggest.

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

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost upon us. 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 just a few days away.

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Because it’s so close, Treyarch has just dropped some information about the beta, including a brand new mode that will be available during this pre-release period, which is set to be available for PlayStation 4 players starting this weekend.

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 in other in a fight for uranium on a large scale map.

It is possible that the developers will add more modes as time goes on, but as of the time of this writing, these are the only ones we know about.

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  • Team Deathmatch
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • VIP Escort
  • Combined Arms (12v12)
  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb (40 players)

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.

  • New: Cartel (6v6 & 12v12)
  • Satellite (6v6)
  • Miami (6v6)
  • Moscow (6v6)
  • Armada (12v12)
  • Crossroads (12v12)
Cartel map in Black Ops Cold War
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta will debut a new multiplayer map called Cartel

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.

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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.

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.

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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’s 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.

Currently, it’s unknown whether or not level 10 is the cap during the beta or if this is just the number Treyarch set for players who want the blueprint when the full game releases.

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

All in all, this seems like a pretty packed Beta. Between the new Fireteam mode and the grind for level 10, players should have a lot to do over the next couple of weekends.