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Infinity Ward dev calls CoD 2019 most “ambitious” game they’ve made

Published: 6/Apr/2019 18:19 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 18:50

by Alan Bernal

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Call of Duty fans are already looking to the future for the next entry in the epic franchise, be it Modern Warfare 4 or others – and one dev from Infinity Ward is thinking it could be their biggest yet.

Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 was initially met with a wave of success, as it introduced a completely brand new mode in the Blackout battle royale. But bumps in the road of its development, as well as the delay of key features, have left many fans disappointed with the series’ latest iteration.

Now that the torch has come back around to Infinity Ward, it looks like Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki is gearing up for quite possibly the biggest game he’s ever worked on.

Infinity WardInfinity Ward has had some ups and downs with their CoD releases, but 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for the franchise.

What’s more ambitious than Modern Warfare 4?

A CoD fan had asked the former Naughty Dog dev if he felt that the yet-to-be-named title for 2019 would rank as the “most ambitious game” he’d ever been a part of.

In a short but resounding reply, the Infinity Ward dev confirmed that the latest entry would “definitely” be the most ambitious project he’s worked on to date. Although some CoD players think there would be nothing more ambitious than a new iteration for Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward could be preparing something special for the next title.

Regardless, fans of Call of Duty should be thrilled to hear the news since Kurosaki has various highly acclaimed projects under his belt, which apparently pale in comparison to what Infinity Ward is cooking up for their end of the year release.

Kurosaki brings a lot to the table

The dev has previously worked on masterclass titles ranging from the original Crash Bandicoot to Uncharted 2, before signing on with the legendary studio in Infinity Ward.

Infinity Ward had brought on Kurosaki after releasing the controversial Call of Duty: Ghosts. The Narrative Director helped shape the characters in Advanced Warfare, which provided a deep and rich exploration into the main characters of the game.

Since Advanced Warfare, Infinity Ward has been pretty tight lipped about their upcoming project with leaks and rumors spilling from time to time.

Infinity WardWith Kurosaki leading the Narrative team, Infinity Ward’s next title should bring enticing characters to the fray.

The company is sure to release more news and information about their title as the holiday season draws near. If Kurosaki’s reply to a fellow fan is any indication, then CoD players are in for a huge treat when their 2019 entry finally drops.

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Black Ops Cold War leaks reveal new Season 1 skins, charms & cosmetics

Published: 19/Nov/2020 0:49

by Brad Norton

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Early Black Ops Cold War leaks have given us a new look at upcoming Season 1 content including skins, weapon charms, and plenty more.

While Black Ops Cold War may have only just released, we’re already barrelling towards the first major update. Kicking off on Thursday, December 10, Season 1 is set to bring Nuketown back, introduce new maps and modes, along with providing a brand new Battle Pass. 

The roadmap gave us our first look at some of these upcoming additions, though we’ve been kept in the dark since. However, early leaks have just revealed a bunch of new content that we can likely expect in the new season.

From Operator skins to weapon Blueprints and everything in between, it looks as though BOCW Season 1 will continue introducing content in a similar style to 2019’s Modern Warfare. Here’s a rundown on everything that’s leaked thus far.

With Nuketown ‘84 being a highlight for the seasonal update, leaks from PC dataminer ‘TailsDoll711‘ have revealed some stylish cosmetics that fit right in with the revamped map. For starters, a new weapon Blueprint appears to be tied to the map in some capacity. Seemingly a Hauer 77 variant, this reward could be unlocked by playing on Nuketown, along with a few other items.

Also in the image is a weapon charm of a Nuketown mannequin fully kitted out in 80’s clothing. Additionally, there’s a nuclear weapon sticker that can be plastered on your favorite guns as well.

Early leaks have also revealed the return of Modern Warfare’s watches. While some were purely cosmetic in the past, others came with proper functions. One particular watch coming to BOCW seems to track your progress through your current level.

Russell Adler from the game’s campaign is set to receive one of the first seasonal skins, according to the new leaks.

A few different colored jackets and hats can soon be equipped for the multiplayer Operator. 

There’s no telling how every cosmetic item will be unlocked just yet. Much of this content could be featured throughout the 100-Tier Battle Pass in Season 1. Meanwhile, other additions could be locked behind various challenges. Only time will tell.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks as the Season 1 update draws near. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new details slip through the cracks.