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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War logo & possible release date leaked

Published: 26/Jul/2020 1:58 Updated: 26/Jul/2020 3:37

by Theo Salaun

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After months of speculation, fans finally know that Call of Duty 2020 will be called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, thanks to an unlikely leak for a Doritos promotion.

With Call of Duty titles usually having trailers and gameplay shown by May, this year has been an anomaly. Leaks have discussed various aspects of the game, but nothing was set in stone. Now, a leaked Doritos promotion shows the game’s name and logo for the first time.

Fans will be quick to analyze what exactly this information means for the game. The image, which was leaked to ModernWarzone, shows the game’s title, logo, and information about the promotion’s timeline — which will begin on 10/5/20. 

This is an intriguing piece of information because it can be tied to Modern Warfare’s promotions and start date as well. Typically, CoD titles get revealed around May and released around October.

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A close-up of the promotion shows CoD 2020’s full title and logo.

That was the case for Black Ops 4 and Modern Warfare and then a prominent leaker suggested that, despite all the delays and lack of a reveal, CoD 2020’s official release was still on schedule.

A second leaked picture shows the promotion is set to begin in early October. For Modern Warfare, Mountain Dew had a promotion that began in early October 2019 before the game was released later that month, on the 25th. Mountain Dew and Doritos are owned by the same company, PepsiCo, so it stands to reason that the brands have similar promotion practices.

If the earlier leak is correct that the game is not delayed, and the leaked promotion is reasonably expected to follow last year’s schedule, then it feels probable that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be released in late October 2020, much likes its predecessor.

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A second picture shows terms and details of the promotion, causing speculation over the game’s release date.

But what has made that release date seem most unlikely and left fans in absolute confusion is that there has yet to be significant reveals about the title from Activision or Treyarch themselves.

That may soon change, as the aforementioned leaker guessed a reveal was coming within a few weeks, and another prominent insider, Tom Henderson, has now further fueled speculation that something big will be happening on August 5.

The suspected August 5 date is a popular one since that also happens to be when Season 5 of Modern Warfare and Warzone will be kicking off.

It’s been widely speculated, based on leaks and rumors, that the next Call of Duty will be teased for the first time in an in-game Warzone event, and the launch of Season 5, with all the hype it brings, could be the perfect time to do it.

 

All that said, Activision, Treyarch, and assistant developers Sledgehammer Games have all continued to be silent about CoD’s future, leaving the community to put the puzzle together themselves based on inside sources and leaks.

But, at long last, we appear to have finally gotten a title, a logo, and estimated dates for Black Ops Cold War’s reveal and release.

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Best weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 15:15

by Joe Craven

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Just like every Call of Duty, Black Ops Cold War has a number of guns that prove incredibly popular amongst the competitive and casual community. Find out which ones you should be using. 

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War approaching a month old, there are a number of weapons that have been widely used in the community.

However, early buffs and nerfs have affected which weapons are at the top of the pyramid, with weapons like the MP5 and AUG Tactical Rifle being made significantly weaker than they were on launch.

If you wish to increase your KDA and overall success in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, then be sure to check out our list of the best weapons below. You might even find a new weapon you’ve yet to try. 

AK-74u

AK-74u in Black Ops Cold War's Gunsmith
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The AK-74u is a good bet for strongest SMG in the game.

While the MP5 dominated the early weeks of Black Ops Cold War, significant nerfs to its damage range mean other SMGs have had time to come to the forefront. The AK-74u is now arguably the strongest SMG in the game.

It’s high bullet velocity and damage output allow you to get shots off quickly, while a 40 round mag attachment ensures you can stay in the action for longer. Pair these with only modest recoil, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best SMGs in the current build of BOCW.

Krig 6

Krig 6 in BOCW's Gunsmith
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The Krig is now one of BOCW’s most powerful ARs.

Up next is the Krig 6. Like the AK-74u, this has risen to prominence off the back of nerfs to other ARs and Tactical Rifles. The Krig’s strength is in its damage and fire rate. While its recoil is moderate it is very predictable and vertical, meaning it is far easier than some other guns to overcome and compensate for.

Another weakness of the Krig is its iron sights, which are pretty poor. However, throwing a Microflex or Millstop sight on it should negate most of these issues.

Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
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The Gallo SA12 is a bit too Brecci like in BOCW.

The return of shotguns as secondaries has given players the chance to unleash a flurry of buckshot rounds in close-quarters fights. Not only does the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) look incredibly cool, it’s also an absolute monster on the game’s more urban maps. While the Gallo SA12 may not have the oneshot potential of the Hauer 77, the gun’s high rate of fire more than makes up for this. 

Tapping the trigger will allow you to constantly pepper your target with high burst rounds, dropping them within seconds. The hipfire of this shotgun is also incredibly accurate, so you don’t even need to waste time aiming down sights. Simply find a nice choke point on a map and begin farming kills whenever any players dare to enter your view.

M16

M16 Black Ops Cold War
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The classic burst rifle is back and it packs a mean punch.

This iconic burst rifle has returned in dominant fashion in Black Ops Cold War, and it’s a great pick for those that want to wrack up the kills. The three-round burst offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. 

It’s often best to keep your distance from close-quarter engagements and instead focus on favorable picks in the mid to long-range. This will enable you to catch any pesky SMG users before they can even get to you. 

While the AUG was nerfed to a point of being unviable at the highest levels, the M16 remains incredibly powerful, despite the slight nerfs it received.

Type 63

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The Type 63 is one of the most satisfying guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.

The Type 63 is a great pick for those that prefer a more methodical approach to combat. This tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot), allowing you to instantly drop even the best CoD players. 

While its semi-auto firing pattern can leave you high and dry in close-quarters fights, its impeccable accuracy and damage make it devastating on the game’s larger maps and modes.

AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
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The AK-47 continues to prove incredibly popular amongst the CoD community.

Following the nerf to the AUG and the FFAR 1, this reliable old rifle has grown to be one of the strongest in all of BOCW. The slower rate of fire and can make it rather unwieldy when compared to the other assault rifles on the list, but its high damage output can give it an edge.

While past iterations of the AK-47 have been unusable because of significant recoil, this one is incredibly balanced and talented players will be able to control it at even longer ranges. You might be occasionally outgunned by a Tactical Rifle but, for the most part, you’ll be able to compete with just about any opponent.


So there you have it, these are the best guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.  If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.