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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War open beta & pre-order bonuses leaked

Published: 22/Aug/2020 23:36 Updated: 23/Aug/2020 0:09

by Alan Bernal

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New data-mined leaks for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal evidence of an Open Beta as well as possible pre-order bonuses that could come packaged alongside the blockbuster release.

First reported by CODTracker, the leaks reveal more information about the next entry in the Black Ops sub-series including the mention of a Battle Pass that would be a part of a yet-to-be-announced season structure for content.

The datamine suggests that players who pre-order Black Ops Cold War will gain early access for the Open Beta, similar to how Activision executed the release for Modern Warfare back in 2019.

Just like any other leak, the details or information included could change once the developers actually have the chance to announce their intentions.

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New leaks have revealed possible Black Ops Cold War preorder bonuses.

Black Ops Cold War leaks

The Open Beta will let Call of Duty players who pre-purchase the upcoming game experience this year’s title before anyone else.

Although the new information didn’t specify if it would be early access to the campaign or multiplayer, it could be the same as MW 2019 that featured a small taster of the action.

There were a few different phases of the Open Beta with Modern Warfare. There was the initial playtest meant for streamers and media, followed by wider releases at later dates that included pre-purchase owners of the game.

It’s unclear if Treyarch will follow a similar format this time around, but, if the leaks turn out to be real, at least there will be a way for general audiences to log into the game before the Holiday window.

Pre-order content for Black Ops Cold War

Furthermore, the leaks detailed pre-order bonuses like a ‘Confrontation Weapons Pack,’ the ‘Land, Sea and Air Pack’ and a Season 1 Battle Pass Bundle.

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Frank Woods could be coming to Warzone soon, with Black Ops Cold War leaks detailing him as the next Warzone operator.

The datamine also revealed a ‘Woods Operator Pack in Modern Warfare and Warzone,’ which would introduce the Black Ops star to the franchise’s battle royale component.

There are a lot of questions surrounding the upcoming game, and fans are eagerly anticipating the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War official reveal that will premiere in Warzone on August 26.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:16

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
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CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Reclaim

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Reclaim, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Reclaim. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.