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First look at Modern Warfare’s new Gunfight maps: Cargo and Atrium

Published: 1/Dec/2019 23:29 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:26

by Andy Williams

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Infinity Ward are set to release two new Gunfight maps as part of Modern Warfare: Season 1. Here’s a first look at the two small-scale arenas coming on December 3.

Infinity Ward are continuing to push out new content, despite being inundated with feedback on the plethora of issues rooted into Modern Warfare’s multiplayer experience. 

Since launch, the developers have released a new map, a dedicated time-trial mode and sprinkled in a brand new game mode called Gunfight. Indeed, it is the latter which has been lapped up by the community far and wide. 

Activision. Gunfight boasts intense close-quarters combat in dedicated small-scale arenas.

Gunfight provides an experience akin to Cage Match from the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. 

Given the game mode’s popularity within the community, Infinity Ward recently launched the Gunfight tournament beta — a single elimination bracket, which offers buckets of XP and cosmetic rewards for taking top honors. 

Infinity Ward plan to release a brand new Ground War map, two new weapons and some throwback maps as part of Season 1 — alongside which, two new Gunfight maps are set to make their debut. 

Here’s a first look at Cargo and Atrium, thanks to YouTubers, Espresso and ‘TheKoreanSavage.

Cargo will give plenty of long-time fans some feelings of nostalgia, since it’s based under the popular multiplayer map ‘Wet Work’ from CoD 4. 

Based at night, the map makes use of low-light conditions. Players will also have an element of verticality to tackle, since the arena is spread across two levels. 

Atrium resembles ‘Showdown’ from CoD4, but is not based around the map’s framework  (i.e., in the same vein as Cargo and Wet Work).

While Cargo has a ruck of shipping containers to duck and weave your way around, Atrium provides an outer corridor and pillars to play hide-and-seek around.

Some fan-favorite maps are making a return to the core multiplayer experience as part of Season 1. Yet it appears Infinity Ward’s endeavours have been equally implored into Gunfight, with these new additions. 

Alongside the two new maps that are confirmed to arrive on December 3, Activision teased ‘and more’ in their official announcement poster Tweeted from the Call of Duty account on November 26. 

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.