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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


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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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.