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Infinity Ward dev clears up speculation over fake MW4 teaser

Published: 13/Apr/2019 17:10

by Daniel Cleary


Infinity Ward’s Studio Art Director, Joel Emslie, has cleared up speculation about a teaser video that was circulating for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, that has since been roundly debunked as fake.

Fake MW4 teaser fools some fans

It is coming to that time of the Call of Duty cycle, as fans begin to expect a teaser trailer to be dropped for the next installment of the the franchise.

With heavy speculation that Modern Warfare 4 will be next entry, some fans were quick to believe when a teaser clip, revealing a livestream ‘reveal’ date, and the Infinity Ward logo in the classic green font made famous in the Modern Warfare games.

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The 20 second long teaser circulating on social media featured the voice of a soldier who was communicating over a static radio while a date, April 23, was displayed on screen along with the Infinity Ward Twitch channel link.

The date hinted towards a potential reveal happening on April 23, and many fans on social media took this to be an official leaked trailer, sharing it with others on platforms such as Reddit and Twitter.

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IW’s Art Director responds to ‘leak’

There were some critics however, such as YouTuber ‘Gunner 2x’ who debunked the video on his channel, explaining why although this was one of the more accurate trailers he had seen as they had used what he believed to be an unreleased Infinity Ward logo, there was certain flaws leading him to believe the teaser was fake.

Infinity Ward’s Studio Art Director, Joel Emslie, responded to Gunner 2x on Twitter, clarifying that the logo seen in the teaser was not the ‘new’ Infinity Ward logo, rather was only used for shirts at E3 2018, further confirming that the teaser was not an official Infinity Ward trailer.

When can we expect a real MW4 teaser?

Despite the clarifying that the trailer was inaccurate, Joel did not give any hints away to whether Modern Warfare 4 would be the next Call of Duty release or when an official trailer might be released to the fans.

Many still believe this to the most likely of additions to the Call of Duty franchise and they probably won’t have to wait much longer to find out.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order update: two new weapons, Battle Pass skins, new modes

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:26 Updated: 26/Jan/2021 21:00

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced some of the first official details about the Call of Duty: Mobile 2021 Season 1 update, titled New Order, including information on the brand new weapons coming to the game, the upcoming battle pass, new modes, and more.

We’ve known that some more content was coming to CoD Mobile for a while now but now, we have some of the most important details about the update itself.

Thanks to a blog post from Activision, we now know that the New Order update, which the developers are counting as “Season 1” of the new year, will include a original new map, two weapons, some modes, and, of course, a wholly-new battle pass for fans to sink their teeth into.

When is CoD Mobile Season 1? Release date details

The New Order update is set to arrive on January 26, 2021, at 4PM PST and 7PM EST.

Season 1: The New Order, is set to arrive on the evening of January 26, 2021. Here are the worldwide release times:

  • January 26
    • 4:00 PM PST
    • 6:00 PM CST
    • 7:00 PM EST
  • January 27
    • 12 AM GMT (UK)
    • 1:00 AM CET (Europe)
    • 10 AM AEDT (Australia)

Two new weapons in CoD Mobile Season 1: FR .556 & SKS

The FR .556 burst rifle and the SKS marksman rifle will be coming to COD Mobile soon.

Like other CoD Mobile Seasons, The New Order is set to introduce two brand new weapons into the fold. The first is the FR .556 burst rifle, which is modeled after the FAMAS from previous COD games. The weapon was previously teased by the developers a few days ago, making its inclusion here not that surprising.

The other weapon, which is set to be introduced sometime in mid-February, is the SKS marksman rifle, which was featured in Modern Warfare (2019) and Warzone as a post-launch weapon.

Currently, there’s no specific rollout date for the SKS, meaning players will just have to wait and see when it gets released.

The SKS will be coming to CoD Mobile during the next season.

New original map

As previously announced, the update will also see the inclusion of a brand new map: Requiem. Unlike most of the other maps in CoD Mobile, this one will be completely original, made from the ground up for the title.

According to the devs, the new map will take place in the “dilapidated remains of a shopping complex” and seems to have a decent level of verticality to it. Of course, only time will tell how it actually plays.

A wholly original map, named Requiem, will be added to the game with the New Order update.

New modes

It wouldn’t be a CoD Mobile season without some new modes coming to the game. First up is 3v3 Gunfight, which, of course, is just a variant of the fan-favorite mode already featured in the game.The second is Attack of the Undead, which is returning after it was added and then removed from the game in mid-to-late-2020. In this mode, which is similar to Infected from previous CoD games, a team of survivors has to fight against undead players.

Finally, battle royale fans will also be able to try out Blitz, a variant of the normal BR mode with smaller circles and less time, which results in a faster-paced experience. All in all, it sounds like a version of Mini-Royale from Warzone.

3v3 Gunfight and Attack of the Undead will be coming to the game during the New Order update.

New Battle Pass and skins

Of course, a new battle pass is on the way as well. While we don’t have the full tier list at this time, we do know that a new Operator Skill, a new Flashbang, a new Concussion grenade, and the FR .556 rifle will be available for free.

The premium battle pass will also include some cyberpunk-inspired skins (no, not the game, just the art-style) for FTL, Prophet, Spectre, and David Mason, as well as some new blueprints for the Cordite, Locus, the FR .556, the HBRa3, and the HG-40.

Players will be able to unlock a slew of new weapon blueprints in the battle pass.

New Fight for Humanity event coming soon

Finally, the developers have also confirmed that a new event called Fight For Humanity will be coming to the game sometime during the season, but failed to give an exact release date.

The event will task users with choosing between two teams, Atlas or Cordis, and will reward players for completing certain tasks as a member of each team. Other details about the event are scarce but given how far we are from the release date, it should be only a matter of time before we learn more.

That’s all the info there is right now about CoD Mobile Season 1: New Order. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @CoDMobileClips, for all the latest news, updates, guides, and more.