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Infinity Ward insiders add fuel to MW4 rumors, think CoD 2019 will be best ever

Published: 9/May/2019 10:32 Updated: 9/May/2019 11:46

by Paul Cot

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The next Call of Duty title still hasn’t been announced but it is widely expected to be Modern Warfare 4. An artist at Infinity Ward has teased a potential MW4 release.

Next Call of Duty game announcement

An announcement for the next Call of Duty game is reportedly coming this month.

While this hasn’t been confirmed, it is reasonable to expect as such because of the history surrounding previous Call of Duty titles. In fact even if we go back to Modern Warfare 2, which was released in 2009, none of the games since were announced after May.

Call of DutyModern Warfare 3 has one the latest announcement dates in Call of Duty history – May 27…

Of the 10 games since then, four were announced in May, four in April, one in March and two in February. Unless Infinity Ward provide the latest Call of Duty announcement in recent memory then we can expect an announcement shortly.

The full list of list of when each previous CoD game was announced is as follows:

  • Modern Warfare 2: February, 2009
  • Black Ops 1: April, 2010
  • Modern Warfare 3: May, 2011
  • Black Ops 2: May, 2012
  • Ghosts: May, 2013
  • Advanced Warfare: May, 2014
  • Black Ops 3: April, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: April, 2016
  • WW2: April, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: March, 2018

Former Call of Duty employee drops major Modern Warfare 4 hint

Former Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward, Robert ‘fourzerotwo’ Bowling, has shared arguably the most conclusive hint that the next Call of Duty game will indeed be MW4. Bowling responded to one Call of Duty fan who said, in as many words, I’ll **** myself if the next game is MW4 with: “You better buy some brown pants.”

If this wasn’t enough of a hint, on May 9 Bowling responded to a photoshopped image of himself with a MW4 t-shirt saying: “You guys are going to get me in trouble.”

Despite all of the evidence and clues seemingly beginning to stack up, Modern Warfare 4 is still totally unconfirmed. However, at this point, it might be the worst kept secret in gaming.

Infinity Ward artist teasing

John Dunford, who is an artist at Infinity Ward, has actually responded to a couple of tweets regarding the next CoD game. Prior to this he hadn’t responded to any fan questions regarding the much awaited game.

While the responses provide little to no information, which is wise as he will be of course under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), the responses in themselves may suggest something is just around the corner.

After one Twitter user asked how good their next game will be, Dunford replied: “GOAT”. For those who don’t know GOAT is an acronym for the greatest of all time.

Dunford and others associated with the game are clearly very confident that Modern Warfare 4 (not confirmed yet) will be one of, if not the, best Call of Duty games yet.

The same person then asked what the best part of it is, Dunford replied with nothing more than a zip faced emoji, which basically said I can’t tell you. Of course he’s right, he can’t.

With the greater than usual hype surrounding this new Call of Duty game, May could be a huge month!

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.