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Infinity Ward developer drops cryptic response to keeping MW4 “simple”

Published: 7/May/2019 21:48 Updated: 7/May/2019 22:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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A cryptic response posted by a multiplayer developer at Infinity Ward has offered up another clue that the next Call of Duty title will be Modern Warfare 4. 

While the 2019 installment of the Call of Duty series has not yet been confirmed, tons of leaks, rumors, and speculation have pointed to it being Modern Warfare 4. 

The latest clue comes courtesy of Joe Cecot, Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at Infinity Ward, who posted a rather mysterious response on Twitter.

Having been tagged in a tweet by a follower who was asking to keep MW4 “simple,” Cecot offered a simple yet odd abbreviation in response. 

This response definitely warrants a lot of attention because of Cecot’s prominent position within Infinity Ward, who, of course, are in charge of developing this year’s new CoD game. 

While obviously no one but Cecot really knows what K.I.S.S spelled out, fans are speculating that it could stand for ‘Keep It Super Simple,’ or ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid,’ a common principle that states things work best when they are kept simple rather than be made complicated.

Assuming either of those are what the abbreviation stands for, the next question would be what could that statement mean in terms of the game? It could suggest that MW4 will be going back to the basic fundamentals that made the Modern Warfare series so popular in the first place.

This could mean no Specialists or playable characters with unique abilities, and having a simple pick-10 class system with the some of the iconic weapons and scorestreaks from previous titles. 

REDDIT: SWIFTNLMany leaks point to MW4 being the next CoD, although some have proven to be fake.

What we know about CoD 2019 so far

Although Infinity Ward and Treyarch have not yet formally announced anything, it would be a major shock if Modern Warfare 4 doesn’t end up being CoD’s 2019 release.

There have just been too many instances where MW4 has been mentioned as the next game, particularly when Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Marriota said the new game is “like the old Modern Warfare,” after getting to try it out early.

In addition, there have been a multitude of leaks of completed MW4 menus and artwork, albeit some have been proven to be fake. Ultimately, fans won’t have to spend that much more time wondering, as Activision have confirmed that the new game will be officially revealed very soon

Until then, we’ll just have to try and piece the puzzles ourselves. 

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.