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Gameplay of unreleased sniper rifle leaked in Modern Warfare & Warzone

Published: 25/Aug/2020 23:43 Updated: 25/Aug/2020 23:59

by Tanner Pierce

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Footage from a brand new weapon in Modern Warfare and Warzone, the R700 sniper rifle, has leaked thanks to Twitter user BKTOOR, after the new Season 5 Reloaded update was released.

Ever since the start of Modern Warfare’s post-launch content season, fans have been clamoring for a new sniper rifle to be added to the game. Given that there was only three when the game launched, it seemed like a logical choice for a long time.

Infinity Ward ended up obliging to demands during Season 4 with the release of the Rytec AMR and while fans seemed to be relatively content with the addition in the months that followed, it seems like the developer isn’t quite done with new longer-range rifles.

Twitter user and COD leaker BKTOOR has released some footage of a new weapon called the R700. That name may sound familiar to Call of Duty 4 fans, as it was one of the game’s more popular snipers alongside the M40A3.

The footage itself is a bit basic, but a lot more complete than the incomplete gameplay that was leaked earlier in August.

The weapon doesn’t seem to have any reloading or rechambering sounds attached to it yet. It’s also worth pointing out that it doesn’t seem to have a scope attached to it, meaning the weapon could ultimately be released in the “Marksman Rifle” category in-game, rather than the “Sniper Rifle”.

Whatever category it gets released it, it’ll be interesting to see if it’s a part of the upcoming Season 6. Recently, text referencing the AA-12 shotgun was also found in-game, meaning it’s possible that that, alongside this new rifle, would be added next season, since each one always starts with two new weapons.

Infinity WardThe R700 as it was seen in Modern Warfare Remastered.

There is, of course, the chance that it doesn’t end up making it live servers for a while; for example, gameplay of the recently-released ISO SMG was found and leaked all the way back in November, but it wasn’t added until Season 5.

In fact, this isn’t even the first gameplay of this particular weapon; the same dataminer, BKTOOR, released footage of the R700 earlier in August, albeit the video looks a lot less complete than this latest one.

There’s also the question of how powerful the weapon this sniper will be. Post-launch weapons in Modern Warfare are known to be a bit overpowered when compared to the ones in the base game, with then Bruen MK9 LMG and Grau assault rifle being two significant examples.

Of course, we’ll just have to wait and see, since we won’t even know for sure whether or not the R700 is on its way until Infinity Ward and Activision officially announce it.

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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.