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CoD leaker claims Call of Duty 2020 will not be Black Ops reboot

Published: 20/Apr/2020 21:22

by Albert Petrosyan


The next Call of Duty title that’s expected to launch this fall will not be an official installment within the Black Ops series, according to new information from prominent leaker TheGamingRevolution.

When it was announced back in May 2019 that Treyarch would be taking over the main development of CoD 2020 from Sledgehammer Games, many of the rumors and leaks that followed claimed the game would be yet another Black Ops title.

Some claimed it would be Black Ops 5, while others believed it would be a reboot of the series and take place during the Cold War era in the 1960s.

TreyarchTreyarch took over the main development of CoD 2020 from Sledgehammer Games back in May of 2019.

On April 20, well-known CoD leaker TheGamingRevolution published a video dispelling those theories, and claiming that the next game will not don the legendary Black Ops title.

That’s not to say that it won’t be tied into the same universe, however, as TGR made it a point to note that it is expected to crossover with BO story in some way.

In fact, while it’s apparently not going to be a reboot, CoD 2020 could still be set in the Cold War era with some of the focus around the Vietman War, which the original BO game also featured.

Speaking in TGR’s video, another YouTuber named ‘dkdynamite’ mentioned that Sledgehammer Games had reportedly been working on a Vietnam-themed CoD game back in the early 2010s, a project that got shelved early on but apparently was being revisited in 2017 for a possible 2020 release.

Despite the fact that Treyarch took over the 2020 game’s development, they could have kept what SHG had been working on and just built upon that, which would tie in with all the speculation that’s been going around.

As for what the game’s title will be, that’s still very unclear. Dkdynamite explored the possibilities of it being called “Call of Duty: Vietnam” which wouldn’t be out of the question since there have been several CoD titles in the past that have been directly named after wars, most recently WWII in 2017.

TreyarchDespite the rumors, the latest leaks claim that CoD 2020 will not feature Black Ops in its title or be a reboot of the popular series.

As always, this sort of information should be treated as nothing more than speculation until Activision and/or Treyarch officially announce the game.

TheGamingRevolution has proven to be more reliable than most when it comes to Call of Duty leaks, and even CharlieINTEL said that some of these new details matched up with what they had learned about the upcoming title.

Whatever it turns out to be, the game is expected to be released this fall with cross-generational support, meaning that it could be released on the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in addition to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for the latest news, leaks, rumors, and more.

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun


From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

Warzone Superstore
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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

mike smith bubbles trailer park boys
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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”