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CoD leaker claims Black Ops reboot teaser discovered in Modern Warfare

Published: 30/Mar/2020 11:55 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 13:04

by Joe Craven

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Reputable Call of Duty leaker TheGamingRevolution has claimed that there is a teaser for CoD 2020 – thought to be a Black Ops reboot of sorts – in this year’s title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 

Details surrounding CoD 2020 are beginning to force their way out, thanks to a number of leaks and unconfirmed reports. While Activision has not officially confirmed, CoD 2020 is thought to have been given to Treyarch as a result of issues at Sledgehammer Games, who were originally thought to be in charge. 

Recent leaks claim that Call of Duty 2020 will be a Black Ops reboot set in the Cold War, with a possible focus on Vietnam. These claims follow on from the original Kotaku report that the development circle had been changed up and handed control back to Treyarch. 

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The original Black Ops was set in the 1960s Cold War.

While none of these details have been confirmed, a first teaser for the next CoD title has allegedly been found in Modern Warfare. As TGR points out, teasing future instalments in the current title is nothing new. 

Infinite Warfare, for example, was teased in Black Ops 3, using the giant screens that surrounded the Nuk3town map. 

According to TGR, the teaser for next year’s CoD comes in the form of an unreleased, animated calling card in Modern Warfare. The calling card simply features the name ‘Treyarch’, and pulses a deep red. 

The red is aesthetically similar to a host of original Black Ops graphics, including the interrogation home screen. 

The calling card is currently unreleased, leading to speculation that it will be a pre-order bonus for CoD 2020. If this is not correct, many simply suggest it is part of the earliest marketing for Treyarch’s next installment.

It should go without saying that these leaks are unconfirmed, and the calling card could simply be a tribute from Infinity Ward to their partner developers Treyarch.

However, given the rumors surrounding CoD 2020, there is definite potential in the idea that it is hinting at the next Call of Duty title. 

The unreleased Calling Card from Modern Warfare.

TheGamingRevolution has been accurate in the past with a number of leaks, including Modern Warfare’s 2v2 Gunfight mode, and the recently released battle royale, Warzone

These do not necessarily mean he is correct when it comes to this particular calling card, but many fans are becoming increasingly excited as a result of the growing leaks. 

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Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton

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All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.