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First Black Ops 4 Competitive Event Announced Plus Season Reveal Livestream at Treyarch

Published: 19/Aug/2018 21:09 Updated: 19/Aug/2018 23:24

by Calum Patterson

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The first CWL event of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season has been announced, set for Las Vegas on December 7-9, as well as the reveal livestream for what the competitive season has in store for 2019.

Black Ops 4 is set for release on October 12, giving players and teams almost two months to gear up for the first event – a month longer than is typical – but details on how the game will play in competitive are still sparse.

The ruleset, team sizes (possibly 5v5), map sets, and any major changes to the competitive scene will be revealed on September 19, live from Treyarch Studios.

The announcement was made just before the grand final of the 2018 CWL Championship, where Evil Geniuses and Team Kaliber faced off in the final event of WWII.

Watch the announcement from CWL commentator Clint “Maven”Evans below.

The reveal will be live streamed on Twitch, and fans, community figures and players will be braced for some potentially major changes to competitive Call of Duty.

CWL Las Vegas is the first return to Sin City since the first event of the Infinite Warfare season in late 2016.

The community has been speculating that a possible change to five man rosters may come into effect, as public matches in Black Ops 4 have been made 5v5, as opposed to the traditional 6v6.

Treyarch’s co-studio head Dan Bunting earlier hinted at the potential for 5v5 competitive play, saying he thinks that “5v5 will appeal to competitive players”.

But it would be a very drastic change, that could possibly have a negative effect on gameplay, and of course roster decisions.

September 19 should answer all the questions, and given Treyarch’s track record of being very involved with the esports side of Call of Duty, fans will be optimistic for a good season.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.