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Early Call of Duty 2020 gameplay footage reportedly leaked

Published: 4/Jun/2020 2:28

by Isaac McIntyre

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More than 45 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay footage for the franchise’s upcoming Call of Duty 2020 release, rumored to be titled ‘Black Ops Cold War,’ has reportedly surfaced and been shared online late this week.

One Twitter user, a Call of Duty semi-pro player, claimed he had seen a 45-minute segment of the 2020 release’s pre-alpha gameplay. He has since deleted the original tweets and removed all mentions of the leak.

Soon after the original claim, a 106-second video surfaced online and began being shared on social media. The short snippet, hosted by various Twitter users, seems to reveal playtesters running through a new CoD 2020 map.

New Call of Duty 2020 details in alleged gameplay leak

Unfortunately, there’s not much information we can glean from the alleged pre-alpha video clip. The weapon in the clip does not specifically seem to fit the game’s rumored Cold War era. The map has also not been fully rendered.

The footage was first shared by former Sixth Gear pro Christopher ‘Oog’ Garcia. He reported it was from a new map titled “Tanks”. He also suggested it would debut in the title’s official release. It was not clear what playlists it would host.

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It is also likely both the weapon ⁠— which appears to be an assault rifle ⁠— and the potential multiplayer map revealed in the leaked clip are simply placeholder resources. This would allow the developers to test animations, interactions, and more while using low-requirement mock-ups.

Another notable feature, or lack of, is the fact the pre-alpha footage shows both mantling and running ⁠— key features in the Call of Duty franchise ⁠— but does not show sliding or any advanced movement.

Infinity Ward’s decision to include a slide mechanic in Modern Warfare has been one of the sticking points for an otherwise highly-praised Call of Duty release. From players to pro stars, many despise the advanced move technique.

The Call of Duty 2020 gameplay footage appears to reveal a multiplayer map, called
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The Call of Duty 2020 gameplay footage appears to reveal a multiplayer map, called “Tanks,” and a placeholder assault rifle.

Activision has yet to publicly comment on the veracity of the leaks. The publishers have, however, been issuing copyright strikes and DMCA warnings to all social media users either hosting or distributing the alleged gameplay segment.

At the time of publication, Dexerto has cited the alleged CoD 2020 footage hosted by Twitter user ‘walshburg’. He said he did not believe it was “full build” gameplay. While the clip remains live — for the time being — you can view it here.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.