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CoD: Black Ops reboot reportedly leaked: Multiplayer, zombies, campaign

Published: 18/Mar/2020 18:20

by Andy Williams

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Prominent Call of Duty leaker TheGamingRevolution claims to have revealed information about Treyarch’s upcoming Black Ops reboot, possibly named Black Ops 5, covering multiplayer, zombies and campaign leaks.

According to reports from multiple sources, Treyarch are taking Black Ops back to its roots. With Treyarch at the helm, and Sledgehammer/Raven Software taking a backseat in the development of Activision’s next Call of Duty, it would make sense to return back to familiar territory.

And in a similar fashion to Infinity Ward, Treyarch look set to reboot their flagship franchise with a prequel of their own, according to the YouTuber. It should be noted that the information cannot be verified.

Black Ops' Vietnam mission.
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According to TheGamingRevolution, Call of Duty’s next storyline will revolve around the events of the Cold War.

Per TheGamingRevolution’s sources, Treyarch will be taking fans back to the Cold War era. Moreover, as YouTuber LongSensation claimed in August 2019, the narrative will span across the entirety of the four decades of the Cold War and will include both Vietnam and Korean Wars.

Moreover, the next iteration in the series will utilize Infinity Ward’s brand-new game engine, which was developed for Modern Warfare.

TheGamingRevolution reveals a lot of supposedly leaked information about the upcoming title in his March 18 video.

Although this information is completely unconfirmed, the leaker does have a proven track record of accurate leaks about Modern Warfare, including the Gunfight mode and the battle royale, Warzone.

Black Ops 5: Multiplayer leak

Here’s the main points from TheGamingRevolution’s March 18 leak:

  • Large player-count (32-vs-32) modes are returning. 
  • There will be an ice-based map for Ground War (set in Vietnam), featuring snowmobiles and tanks as a mode of transport. 
  • 6v6 maps will be three-lane maps and will resemble Treyarch’s style — “more formulaic and less cluttered.”
  • One six-vs-six map is based around a warehouse unit with an open field as the mid-lane – resembling ‘no-man’s land’ – and a sniper tower.
  • Health regeneration is not automatic (subject to playtester feedback). 
  • UAV, Counter-UAV and dog killstreak returning.
  • Operators from Modern Warfare are also coming back.
  • Multiplayer DLC will be free, using a similar model to Modern Warfare.
  • No supply drops, per Activision’s new content model.

Player in Black Ops' Blackout battle royale.

Black Ops 5: Zombies leak

  • Set to feature different ways to play and will be different to previous versions of the fan-favorite mode. 
  • But, perks (such as Pack-A-Punch) and other classic Zombies features will return. 
  • TranZit will be back and available on disc.
  • Aether reboot is in the pipeline. 
  • Chaos is not returning; set to be an entirely new story.
  • “More realistic and grounded” Zombies experience coming, as opposed to previous ‘fantasy’ versions. 
  • Nothing set in stone, but Zombie ‘season pass’ is “in the works.”
  • Rumored Vietnam-based storyline.

Black Ops 5: Campaign leak

  • Alex Mason and Sgt. Frank Woods are set to return, but with new actors. 
  • New storyline will explore real-life events of the Cold War, but will thread into Black Ops’ existing narrative. 
  • Alex Mason to feature in the first mission.
  • Campaign will be told from multiple perspectives, to tie in various storylines.

Alongside the plethora of information above, TheGamingRevolution stated that Sledgehammer are developing a free-to-play Call of Duty game that is set to be released in 2021. Perhaps this could be their venture into the battle royale market.

While there is plenty of information on the development of Treyarch’s next title, LongSensation also revealed on March 17 that the next installment in the franchise “isn’t looking so great” — with the current global pandemic potentially playing its role in delaying any headway being made.

While TheGamingRevolution has accurately leaked information pertaining to Call of Duty in the past, it is important that you take everything with a pinch of salt, as all of the above information is subject to change.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.