CoD 2020 Black Ops teasers in Warzone Bunker 11: Nuke, RC-XD, more - Dexerto
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CoD 2020 Black Ops teasers in Warzone Bunker 11: Nuke, RC-XD, more

Published: 23/May/2020 17:42

by Andy Williams

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Warzone’s Bunker 11 is the hot topic of conversation and could be giving some of the biggest teasers for 2020’s Call of Duty, rumored to be called Black Ops Cold War.

Teasers for Call of Duty 2020 have been expected to land in May for some time. With YouTubers TheGamingRevolution and LongSensation pitching in on the speculation, fans have been eagerly awaiting some intel on the next installment.

Following May 18’s Warzone update, the bunkers have been open for business. But specifically, it appears that Bunker 11 holds all the answers — so let’s join the dots! Although for those reading on, here’s your spoiler warning for the Bunker 11 easter egg!

Black Ops: Cold War in Warzone?

Nuke inside Bunker 11 in Warzone.
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There’s a nuclear warhead inside Bunker 11 in Verdansk!

Alongside the nuke that has been spotted in Bunker 11, there is a war room that looks reminiscent of the one featured in the U.S.D.D mission from the Black Ops 1 campaign.

On top of that, there is a ‘big red button’ inside the server room, which many believe is related to the nuke that is also housed inside of the bunker — something that plenty are tying to a potential in-game live event that could be on the horizon.

But, that’s not all. The frame of the trademark RC-XD from the Black Ops series has been spotted in a hut just west of the Prison POI in Verdansk.

Add the fact that there is still a yet-to-be-discovered easter egg pertaining to the computers dotted all over Verdansk and there is reason to believe that whatever Activision has up their sleeves directly relates to Call of Duty 2020.

Modern Warfare & Warzone patch notes

At the foot of Modern Warfare and Warzone’s May 18 patch notes, there was a cryptic message which fans have been attempting to decipher.

As expected, one shrewd fan has potentially cracked the code of redacted messages scattered all around Verdansk, claiming that the message reads: “Number station Rusalka is Protocol Yellow. Activate Sleeper Cells system. Project Nova is inbound. Awaiting correct authorization.”

If that’s the case, the use of ‘sleeper cells’ is a clear point in the direction of the Black Ops 1 campaign, where Alex Mason’s narrative revolves around him being a brainwashed sleeper agent who’d been captured by Soviet hostiles in a bid to extract information.

Adding to that, ‘Project Nova’ refers to the development of Nova 6 — a biochemical weapon which was developed by Nazi, Soviet, and Coalescence scientists as part of Black Ops storyline, and was deployed via – you guessed it – a nuclear warhead (V2 rocket).

So what does all this mean? Well with plenty anticipating a live event to be imminent, there’s scope for Verdansk’s landscape to be altered via a catastrophic event that ties into the aforementioned Black Ops’ lore. Moreover, this would lineup with various claims that Warzone will host Call of Duty 2020 teasers — the first of its kind in the game’s history.

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Inhuman Warzone clip shows why Symfuhny is always accused of cheating

Published: 23/Jan/2021 21:45

by Theo Salaun

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Of all Warzone players, few are accused of cheating as much as Symfuhny. And, in the wake of major hacking drama, the streamer proves why with an absurd clip that defies all logic.

When you search Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier’s gamertag on the internet, you can’t avoid an assortment of accusations of, and investigations into, aimbot or wall-hacks by the renowned gamer. While his brief foray into the Rust craze was practically untouched by those concerns, his work in Call of Duty: Warzone is absolutely filled with speculation.

Thus far, Sym is one of the top-10 highest earners in Warzone and has been a major fixture in tournament after tournament since the game’s release on March 2020. But if you Google him or simply peruse Reddit, Twitter and YouTube, seeing “hackusations” is unavoidable. 

Symfuhny even leans into these concerns, frequently trying to hit silly flicks and shots through walls. The streamer uses mouse and keyboard so many of his plays feel foreign to console players, specifically. Unsurprisingly, he took the recent Warzone cheating drama to fuel the fire a little more with an inhuman clip with the Kar98k.

No one is surprised by two quick downs with the FFAR, an AR that shreds in the close-to-medium ranges. But…a Kar98 quick-scope through a wall? It’s obvious why people think Sym must be subscribed to some sort of hacking services.

As the longstanding competitive gamer’s fans — of which there are millions — will tell you, there’s no aimbot or ESP wall-hacks toggled. Instead, it’s all a phenomenon dubbed with a tongue-in-cheek term: “Sym.exe.”

And this clip, noteworthy by itself, comes at the perfect time for spicy reactions — right at the end of a week filled with competitive Warzone hacking drama. During two of the most recent Warzone tournaments, former Dallas Empire player in the Call of Duty League, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren, was tasked with investigating accused cheaters. Now, big streamers are getting in on the action.

Ignoring the conclusions of those investigations, it appears that everyone is interested in a piece of the pie. While Sym lets Tommey know that they “can talk about this,” Rhys ‘Rated’ Price shyly confesses that he “can explain” his big-brain predictive kill.

As Sym continually exemplifies, fair plays can often look suspicious. His weirdest, most inhuman clips can provide a cautionary tale against hacking accusations and show why formal processes need to be in place when cheating is truly suspected.

While smaller streamers have more to prove, Sym and other pros like Rated have large sample sizes. That experience helps show that it’s unlikely they’ve resorted to cheating and more likely they’re simply lucking into these crazy plays.