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David Vonderhaar reveals ‘no jetpacks’ in rumored Black Ops 5

Published: 5/Jan/2020 16:10

by Joe Craven


David Vonderhaar, Game Director at Treyarch and de facto Community Manager, has revealed that CoD 2020 will not feature “jet packs”, following the backlash futuristic CoDs received. 

Since Advanced Warfare’s 2014 release, CoD switched to a three-year cycle, seeing Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games alternate. However, following the mixed reception of CoD: WWII and alleged conflicts between Sledgehammer and Raven, CoD 2020 has reportedly been handed to Treyarch.

Rumors have suggested the game’s development is behind where it should be; as a result of the late decision to hand it over to Treyarch. While this is based on rumors and leaks, details on CoD 2020 are currently limited. 

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David Vonderhaar was in charge of Black Ops 4’s reveal.

Leaks have pointed towards a fifth installment in Treyarch’s Black Ops Series, and Vonderhaar confirmed on January 5 that the game will not feature advanced movement. 

He simply responded “NO” to a fan who said that there had better be jetpacks in CoD 2020. 

It’s fair to say the fan is probably in the minority of players: Black Ops III was the only advanced movement CoD that players did not overtly criticize. Advanced Warfare’s movement was generally believed to be too chaotic, while Infinite Warfare was lamented as a poor version of Black Ops III.

In a second tweet, Vonderhaar joked that he was “hung from the highest branch” by the CoD community after the announcement that Black Ops III would have jetpacks. 

He even jokingly suggested that he has post-traumatic stress disorder from the backlash Treyarch and Activision received. While some fans were disappointed with the confirmation that CoD 2020 will be boots on the ground, the majority of players were pleased with the news. 

This confirmation from Vonderhaar would feed into the existing rumors surrounding CoD 2020 – that it will be set in the Cold War, potentially in Vietnam.

While details are scarce and it will likely remain that way for a while, Vonderhaar’s confirmation compounds fan excitement for another Treyarch CoD title.

Many fans consider Treyarch as the most consistent studio, despite middling reception that 2018’s Black Ops 4 received. 

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How to watch Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: streams, teams, schedule

Published: 23/Nov/2020 15:00 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 15:45

by Jacob Hale


Totino’s are continuing their esports and gaming work by hosting a massive $20,000 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournament featuring pro players and top streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they’re teaming up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl is a four-hour event that takes place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show is set to kick off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily tune in.

It will be hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who’s playing?

So far, several big names have been announced as taking part in the Black Ops Brawl, from pro players to content creators, analysts, casters and more. Here are the team captains for the event, as well as their chosen teammates:

  • Symfuhny with Huskerrs, Aydan and ZLaner
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor with Shotzzy, iLLey and ACHES
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee

That’s not an exhaustive list by any means, so expect to see a lot more recognizable names when you tune into the event, as captains announce who will be joining them for the tournament.

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Merk and Maven will be casting hosting the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

At the time of writing, we don’t know the exact format of the Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tournament, though we do know that there will be eight captains selecting three other players to go to battle with.

As for the prize pool, there is $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finishes in second place.

Be sure to tune in on Tuesday, November 24 at 4pm ET to catch all the action and see Black Ops Cold War at its best!