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How to watch Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War reveal in Warzone

Published: 26/Aug/2020 13:45 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 18:04

by Albert Petrosyan


Black Ops Cold War has been announced as Call of Duty’s 2020 release and it has been revealed that the Worldwide reveal will be taking place in Warzone. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming reveal.

The first clues for the new title caught players off guard on August 7, with in-game teasers leading into a massive Easter egg hunt ahead of eventually releasing Black Ops Cold War’s teaser trailer.


While the first trailer didn’t include any gameplay, it did confirm what everyone had already known from previous leaks – the game is called Black Ops Cold War and appears to be taking place between 1960 and the mid-1980s.

However, for as many questions the video answered, it raised twice as many more, so the CoD community waits in bated breath for the title’s full reveal. Thankfully, we don’t have too much longer to wait!


Black Ops Cold War reveal streams

Because the only way to watch the reveal live is in Warzone, we’ve put together a list of streams that will be broadcasting the event as it happens.

When is the CoD Black Ops Cold War reveal?

According to the latest teasers, the worldwide reveal will be taking place on Wednesday, August 26. All of the action is expected to kick off at 10:30 AM PT. If you don’t know what time that is in your timezone, you can find a full breakdown of times below:

August 26:

  • 12:30 PM CT
  • 1:30 PM ET
  • 6:30 PM BST
  • 7:30 PM CEST

August 27:

  • 2:30 AM JST
  • 3:30 AM AEST

Will Black Ops Cold War be revealed in Warzone?

Yes – the description below the trailer on YouTube featured the phrase: “Know your history or be doomed to repeat it. Verdansk. August 26,” giving fans a clear indication that whatever is going to be revealed will be accessible in Warzone.

The official Season 5 Roadmap also revealed that a “mid-season event” is planned to happen at some point, and it’s more than likely that this event is tied in with the unveiling of BOCW.


Activision still hasn’t announced any details about how this in-game reveal will take place. However, it’s worth noting that Call of Duty’s Pawn Takes Pawn website, where all of the Easter egg clues were released in the lead-up to the trailer, has been updated to include a new roll of film dated for August 26.

ActivisionThe Pawn Takes Pawn Black Ops Cold War website now shows a film reel dated for August 26.

If the same trend is followed with the reel as it was for all the previous VHS tapes, then it should contain coordinates for a specific location on the Warzone map along with a combination to help you unlock/enter this grand reveal. The latest teaser even suggested that players might have to complete some sort of mission on August 26.


That could be the final clue needed to officially determine where exactly the reveal will take place; however, we don’t know that for sure as it’s merely the likeliest scenario based on what’s been going on up to this point.

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @DexertoINTEL, where we’ll bring you all the latest news, updates, leaks, and more for Black Ops Cold War and its worldwide reveal.

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Shroud explains how Treyarch can fix Fireteam in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 17/Oct/2020 4:32

by Andrew Amos


Fireteam is the newest game mode to hit Call of Duty, with Treyarch adding the team-based mode in Black Ops Cold War. However, according to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, Fireteam is a long way off being enjoyable. He’s got some fixes though.

The new Fireteam game mode in Black Ops Cold War is a bit of everything. It’s part battle-royale, with players being divided up into 10 teams of four. It’s got some objective hunting, and obviously, kills go a long way to racking up points.


However, the game mode has received a mixed reception upon release in the beta. While it’s definitely a different gameplay experience to normal, the mode loses its charm pretty quickly.

COD player planting bomb in Fireteam mode
Fireteam is a huge new game mode in Black Ops Cold War, but there’s some kinks that need fixing.

It can feel like a grind, with games taking forever, and long time-to-kill making the action less explosive. It can also get pretty confusing, with the objective not awfully clear. Shroud shares many of these same concerns with Fireteam as the rest of the community.


He’s got some solutions though. His biggest quandary with Fireteam is the long time-to-kill. With players getting armor on top of their health, gunfights can take forever, and even if you win one, you’re at a stark disadvantage until you find time to heal up and top up your plates.

Shroud has a simple solution though: remove the armor, and increase everyone’s base HP.

“I wish there wasn’t armor in [Fireteam]. That would be nice. Simple solution: why can’t they just make it so your HP is higher in this game mode? No armor, nothing ⁠— your HP is just a little bit higher. You still get the same regen, it might just take a little bit longer to get to max, but isn’t that an easy solution,” he said while playing through the beta.


Shroud’s problem isn’t with the armor mechanic itself. After all, he was an avid player of Warzone, and didn’t have any problems with it in the battle royale environment. It just doesn’t fit the bill for Fireteam though. It makes the gameplay clunky, in his opinion.

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“The problem isn’t the armor itself, or the health that you have. The problem is that once you’ve ticked away and that armor can’t be regened like your health can, you’re now Joe Garbargio,” he said.

Then, there was also another issue: “that game mode took way too long.” That’s been a pretty hot talking point in the community since Fireteam’s release. The simple solution for that is reduce the time limit and points required to win.


Those changes will come with time as Treyarch keeps tinkering with the new game mode. For now, the jury is still out for shroud on Black Ops Cold War. While he’s enjoying himself, he hasn’t played enough yet to form a proper opinion.