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CoD leaker reveals Black Ops Cold War Zombies maps, weapons & perks

Published: 21/Sep/2020 11:24 Updated: 21/Sep/2020 11:34

by Joe Craven

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Reputable Call of Duty leaker and YouTuber TheGamingRevolution has shared a significant leak regarding Zombies mode in the upcoming Black Ops Cold War.

Details about Black Ops Cold War are piling up fast, with the Open Alpha giving fans their first proper look at how the multiplayer will feel, play, and look.

One mode that will be returning in Treyarch’s 2020 title is Zombies. The undead mode was omitted in favor of Spec Ops in 2019’s Modern Warfare but has grown to be a mainstay of Treyarch’s games.

In a September 21 YouTube video, reputable leaker TheGamingRevolution shed more light on the immensely popular Zombies mode, which first featured way back in 2008’s World at War.

Zombies gameplay from CoD: World at War
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Nacht der Untoten was the first Zombies map ever, introduced in 2008’s World at War.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies maps

A remake of Nacht der Untoten looks set to return, albeit set in the Cold War rather than World War II. However, new portions of the map will be made open to players, expanding on the fairly small environment players were given in World at War.

In Black Ops Cold War, there will be two variants of Nacht der Untoten. One will be the remade, slightly larger version, while another looks set to be a basic remake, focused purely on survival.

A third map has also surfaced, named Firebase Z. This will apparently be set in the Vietnam jungle, and will be a bonus map, but still available at launch. This is, according to current leaks and data, the final map that will be available when the game drops on November 13.

The fourth map, which TGR claims will be released post-launch, will be set in Berlin. Details are very scarce, with some information suggesting it could be an expanded remake of Kino der Toten, from the original Black Ops.

An expanded remake of Der Riese, and a new version of Dead Ops Arcade are also rumored to be in the game. The fate of TranZit remains unclear, despite past leaks claiming it will return in Call of Duty 2020.

Away from maps, rumors state that perks will return, including Deadshot, Stamin-Up, Juggernog, Speed Cola and the new Elemental Pop. Specialist weapons, while not returning in normal multiplayer, are apparently set to return in Zombies. These will help you take down the new ‘boss’ zombies that Treyarch are apparently including.

Brutus from CoD Zombies
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Brutus could be set for a comeback.

In terms of other weapons, the regular Ray Gun looks set to return, but a ‘Ray Rifle’ has also been found in the game files. Details beyond the name are unclear, but this will undoubtedly cause excitement.

Finally, different game modes within Zombies are apparently available. Some will apparently have multiple possible endings, while basic Survival modes will also be playable.

It goes without saying that, despite past leaks being accurate, these details are subject to change. Treyarch could redirect their development plans, or omit aspects based on internal feedback.

We’ll have to wait for official word from the CoD developers, but there’s certainly enough information for fans to get excited about.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.