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Has the Modern Warfare beta hinted at a battle royale mode?

Published: 12/Sep/2019 15:36 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:42

by Matt Porter


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer beta has stirred up rumors that the developers may be hinting at a battle royale mode, after a name was left off the opening credits for the title.

The multiplayer beta officially goes live on Thursday, September 12, giving players their first chance to test out the game’s most popular mode before it releases to the world on October 25.

While booting up Modern Warfare’s beta, CharlieINTEL noticed the video that shows the development teams who have worked on the game, and while Infinity Ward, High Moon and Beenox are all present, one name is missing from the list – Raven Software.

ActivisionThe Raven Software logo is missing from the game’s opening credits.

According to CharlieINTEL, Raven Software has been specifically mentioned in all of the press releases so far from Activision, including the August 1 multiplayer reveal press event. In fact, every Call of Duty game released over the past eight years has included their logo at the start, with the company assisting with CoD development since 2010.

This has prompted many to question Raven’s involvement with Modern Warfare, and if they were actually working on another project linked to the game – possibly in the form of a battle royale mode.

This would tie in with rumors that have circulated about the possibility, including one from September 3 when YouTuber TheGamingRevolution, who accurately claimed that Modern Warfare would have a 2v2 mode named Gunfight, stated that a source told him the upcoming CoD title would “100% have a battle royale mode.”

Raven could also be working on a possible Modern Warfare 2 remake, with an entry on the European Ratings Board appearing back in February for a remastered version of the game’s campaign.

The fact that the company has been advertising for a community manager has also raised some eyebrows, as this would be the first time that Raven have advertised this position, hinting that they are working on something that players will be getting their hands on.

Of course, nothing is confirmed until Activision or Raven Software announce it, but this could be a subtle hint to keep our eyes open ahead of a possible announcement.

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First look at leaked Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps & Operators

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 0:13

by Brad Norton


Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.