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Modern Warfare easter eggs hint at return of Ghost as Season 2 Operator

Published: 23/Jan/2020 20:44

by Alan Bernal

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Modern Warfare players have been coming across new easter eggs throughout the game which could signal a return for Ghost, but this time as a new Operator in Season 2.

Infinity Ward dropped a massive update on January 22 with the launch of v1.13 patch which brought with it the deadly Crossbow, RAM-7 rifle balances among others, an upgrade to Field Upgrades and lot more.

Along with everything listed on the patch notes, players believe that the 1.13 update hid a few easter eggs on various maps for what could be the devs’ way of hyping up the launch of Season 2 with a fan-favorite character from Call of Duty.

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New in-game teasers could be hyping up the release of Ghost in Modern Warfare.

Users have been reporting strange “glitches” on different screens in the game. Reddit user ‘Mrnamesarehard’ was on Piccadilly when the wall of screens in the heart of the map briefly showed an image of a skull.

The ghostly image was gone as soon as it appeared, setting speculation ablaze for what could be the next major debut as Season 1 winds down.

Ghost would definitely be one of the most hyped returns in Modern Warfare, so it’s no surprise that Infinity Ward would opt to throw in some teasers rather than outright announcing the character.

Just hopped on after the update and Piccadilly is looking a little different ??☠️☠️ from modernwarfare

More sightings have been reported, this time on Tavorsk District on the menus for one of the restaurants on the map.

Reddit user ‘SurvTM’ came across another skull-faced figure after the 1.13 patch went live, which looked really familiar to the other sighting.

In the middle of December, people could see basically the same image on a TV set in Arklov Peak way before the 1.13 ever dropped.

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The glitched image made an appearance on another Modern Warfare teaser as well.

Even then, the general consensus was that IW was teasing their upcoming operator as a Season 2 drop.

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“The rumor is that it is a revamped Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley but it could be an entirely different ‘ghost’ operator,” user ‘JohnieNobleHam’ said. “Either way I believe they recently released the teasers to let us know he will be arriving either in the next season pass or in the next buyable operators.”

If the rumors turn out to be true, IW could be set to release one of the most iconic characters in CoD history in their 2019 installment.

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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.