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Call of Duty 2020 rumors suggest Black Ops reboot could be delayed

Published: 12/Jun/2020 9:52

by Joe Craven


With Modern Warfare fast approaching a year old, many Call of Duty fans are turning their attention to the upcoming CoD 2020 title. However, new rumors suggest the game is in a poor state, and a reveal could still be some way off. 

Reportedly a Black Ops reboot developed by Treyarch, details are fast piling up regarding the upcoming Call of Duty 2020 title. Rumored to now just be called ‘Black Ops’, the project was handed to Treyarch after issues with development at Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software.

This seems to be the root of the rumored issues currently engulfing the game. Treyarch’s Black Ops III released in 2015, with Black Ops 4 coming in late 2018. This gave them two full years to develop BO4, a time-scale which has been halved for CoD 2020.

CoD 2020 appears to be another installment in the Black Ops franchise.

CoD 2020 in a poor state

Back in October, we brought you the news that CoD 2020 was rumored to be in a poor state. Recent rumors, from nearly 8 months later, echo these issues and suggest the game is struggling to near completion.

Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, one of the names who originally revealed details on CoD 2020, has since reiterated claims that the game is some way off a reveal.

These leaks have been compounded by prominent CoD leaker TheGamingRevolution, who has suggested that the slow development of Warzone’s narrative indicates that CoD 2020 is struggling to progress.

Will CoD 2020 be delayed?

Essentially, we don’t know, and we won’t know until Treyarch or Activision confirm something. While they have previously said that the game is still set for an autumn release, the rumors of a poor development state have cast fresh doubt on this timescale.

CoD 2020 is already set for the latest reveal of any Call of Duty games, with some being teased as early as April. Mid-June, with no reveal, is unprecedented in CoD terms.

Tom Henderson, a CoD YouTuber and insider (previously known as LongSensation on Twitter), has joined these suggestions, stating that he is “50/50” about whether the game will be delayed.

“Over and over again I’ve heard the game is in a mess despite claims it’s ‘on track’,” he said, in a June 11 tweet. “I reported about 4-5 months ago that is isn’t where it needs to be. I’m 50/50 on if the game will be delayed.”

It goes without saying that these comments are hearsay, and there is no guarantee that CoD 2020 will indeed be delayed. If the rumors are anything to go off, however, it sounds as if the incredibly tight time-scale is catching up with Treyarch.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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