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Ex-Infinity Ward dev confirms CoD 2019 will be ‘Modern Warfare’ amid MW4 rumors

Published: 25/Apr/2019 12:26 Updated: 25/Apr/2019 12:40

by Calum Patterson

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Infinity Ward’s former Creative Strategist and Community Manager Robert ‘fourzerotwo’ Bowling has dropped yet another hint at the studio’s 2019 Call of Duty offering – this time, all but confirming the rumor that it will be Modern Warfare 4.

All signs point to MW4

Although there has been nothing official, all signs point to a fourth entry in the Modern Warfare series being released in late 2019, with a sequel to Ghosts or Infinite Warfare increasingly unlikely.

In addition to Activision stating that the 2019 CoD title will be ‘rooted in franchise history’, a number of leaks, rumors and analyst opinions all indicate MW4 is in the works, perhaps joined by a remaster of Modern Warfare 2 and/or 3.

Infinity WardModern Warfare 4 might be just around the corner.

Fourzerotwo confirms CoD 2019 will be Modern Warfare

Earlier in 2019, Bowling confirmed that a ‘modern’ shooter would be releasing in 2019, and although fans were certain he was referring to the Call of Duty franchise, this wasn’t clear.

Following more rumors, after the the term ‘Modern Warfare 4′ was (supposedly) heard at a private test event and Eurogamer dropped a not-so-subtle hint by spelling out the games title in their coverage of the event, Bowling has now confirmed that he was referring to the next CoD being ‘modern warfare’.

After a fan quoted his post stating “I’ll shit myself if it’s modern warfare” – Bowling coyly responded “you better buy some brown pants.”

It’s worth noting that Bowling hasn’t worked on Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 3, when he was the Community Manager, and is now working at Electronic Arts – but undoubtedly still has the connections to be in the know.

When will CoD 2019 be revealed?

While all of this is still unconfirmed, it probably won’t be long until it is made official. Call of Duty titles are usually teased in late April or early May, with a release date typically in November (although 2018’s Black Ops 4 bucked this trend by releasing on October 12).

Call of Duty fans are expecting a Modern Warfare 4 teaser any day now, and grow more impatient with every leak, hint and rumor.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.