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First possible Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War teaser spotted in Warzone

Published: 7/Aug/2020 20:51 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:15

by Tanner Pierce

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Even though CoD 2020 hasn’t been officially announced yet, according to a new video, there may possibly be a teaser already for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, inside of Warzone Season 5.

At this point, we know a ton of details about Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, this year’s entry in the mega first-person shooter franchise, even though it hasn’t technically been revealed by Activision.

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Tons of leaks lately point to the fact that the game’s announcement is going to be integrated into Warzone in some way, shape, or form. How exactly it will be implemented, remains to be seen, but we may already have our first clue.

On August 7, Warzone players reported seeing an odd glitch effect on their screens while playing the game. According to the clips, static takes over the player’s screen for a few minutes, before the words “KNOW YOUR HISTORY” appear on the screen.

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That message is then followed by the words “обреченына ее повторение”, which translates to “Doomed to repeat it” in Russian. What does this all mean? Your guess is as good as ours, but it would be hard to argue against this being a teaser for the next game.

For one, the phrase “know your history or be doomed to repeat it” is an old philosophical saying that wouldn’t really fit anything having to do with Warzone in its current state, so it must be related to the new game.

Furthermore, the presence of Russian text can’t really be coincidence; with the new CoD reportedly set to take place in the Cold War era, it’s safe to assume that Russia will play a central role in its story campaign and multiplayer.

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The phrase “обреченына ее повторение” also appears on the teaser, which appears to translates to “Doomed to repeat it”.

Of course, there’s always the chance that this could strictly be a teaser for an upcoming in-game event in Warzone, totally unrelated to Black Ops Cold War. In the official Season 5 Roadmap, Activision did confirm that there would be a “mid-season event” in the game, so we won’t know the whole picture until that kicks off.

That said, we may not have to wait long at all, considering that some content creators received mysterious crates from Activision with instructions telling them to not open the package until August 10.

As a result, the overwhelming speculation has now shifted to Monday being the date for when the next CoD will be officially revealed, which would make it even more sense that the devs are starting to sprinkle in-game teasers here and there.

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Black Ops Cold War cheaters are already ruining multiplayer – in a beta

Published: 17/Oct/2020 12:57

by Joe Craven

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Black Ops Cold War fans have been left frustrated after it has become clear that some players have been cheating and aimbotting – in the game’s ongoing beta. 

Community issues with cheating in Call of Duty have risen exponentially in the last year or so, with many complaining that cheaters in Warzone have led t0 some online matches being unplayable.

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While Activision have released multiple statements and lawsuits to combat cheaters and sites selling exploits, many players have called on them to do more.

What is worrying even more players, though, is that a minority appear to be cheating in the ongoing Black Ops Cold War Beta. That’s right, a beta.

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The BOCW Beta is now open to all players, regardless of per-orders or platforms.

While earlier weekends in the beta have been strictly limited to those who have pre-ordered and PS4 players, October 17 sees it opened to all players, regardless of platform or pre-orders. Xbox, PC and PS4 players can now all play Treyarch’s latest instalment, but that has seemingly led to some issues.

Redditor ‘madzuk‘ shared footage of one Cartel match, which shows an opponent quite clearly aimbotting. Their XM4 spins around the map, locking onto opponent after opponent, and meant they racked up an incredible 94 kills in the completed game.

For the Redditor and their teammates, it simply meant confirmation of what they feared – that people are hacking in the Beta of an upcoming title.

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The MOST blatant and ridiculous aim hack I’ve EVER seen in a video game 😂 from r/blackopscoldwar

The frustration of many players then turned to Activision, asking how the major publisher is failing to prevent cheating in a Beta. “We’re literally a week into the beta and the games ruined by cheaters and SBMM already,” one fan replied. “I can’t believe the series I love and played daily for over a decade has turned into this.”

The Reddit user’s post has already garnered over 1,200 upvotes, as players strive to draw attention the cheater. Hopefully we don’t see many more posts like this one.