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CoD: Modern Warfare 4 menu ‘leak’ stirs debate: real or fake?

Published: 6/Apr/2019 16:57 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 17:39

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty community is on tenterhooks waiting for the official announcement of the next installment in the iconic franchise. However, one new ‘leak’ has sparked a wide-ranging debate over what fans are getting.

Will CoD 2019 be Modern Warfare 4?

Everything seems to be in place for Call of Duty fans to be getting their hands on Modern Warfare 4, but there has been no official word just yet. Previous leaks have suggested that fans will get the game with a battle royale, a single-player campaign, and a revamped multiplayer mode – with other ‘leaks’ disputing that information.

No one, bar the game’s developers are entirely certain just what title they’ll be playing come the next holiday season. However, a new image suggests that the game will have a ‘dynamic and uncensored’ menu – yet, some fans aren’t buying it.

Infinity WardFans may not get their hands on Modern Warfare 2 Remastered just yet.

The image was posted by Reddit user ‘SwiftNL’, who says they aren’t behind the original photo, on the MW4 subreddit on April 5 and had a caption stating that it was from a ‘developer/alpha test.’

While its legitimacy cannot be confirmed, other Reddit users believe that the image is actually from a different type of Modern Warfare game – a remaster of the popular Modern Warfare 3 title. One fan commented: “Its MW3 remastered, you could see the guy from the cover, aka Frost, in the top left corner.”

Reddit: SwiftNLThe full image of the apparent ‘Modern Warfare 4’ menu leak.

The captioned photo was taken and later enhanced by user ‘GamingHermit2K17’, giving fans a better look at the images that should in the background of the supposed ‘leak.’

The theory that the image was faked and stemmed from some sort of Modern Warfare 3 remastered menu was backed up by fans dissecting the zoomed in photo. “My God, I swear some of y’all haven’t seen the MW3 Cover before,” added user ‘smurphphd’. “It’s clearly MW3 remastered. Not MW2 remastered nor MW4. Smh [shaking my head].”

GamingINTEL, who claim to have their own sources, reported that they believe the menu leak is fake, explaining that menu’s are not usually developed by this stage.

It remains to be seen if the image is actually real and if fans will be able to get their hands on a remaster of an old Modern Warfare title alongside a brand new one.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

call of duty companion app
The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.