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Modern Warfare map potentially reveals first look at battle royale

Published: 25/Oct/2019 8:46 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 9:25

by Connor Bennett

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A new Spec Ops map for Call of Duty Modern Warfare may well have given fans another hint at a possible battle royale mode for the new release. 

After months of anticipation, Call of Duty fans finally got their hands on Modern Warfare on October 25, diving into the first installment of the popular CoD sub-series for nearly a decade. 

Despite a brief hiccup with the servers upon the launch time in the United States, it appears to have been an initial success for Infinity Ward. However, it’s only a matter of time before players begin clamoring for new content in the form of maps, game modes, and even an extension of the title itself in Spec Ops and a possible battle royale.

Infinity WardModern Warfare has already, clearly, got some pieces in place for a BR mode.

Yet, it appears that there may already be a hint for the battle royale side of things thanks to a Spec Ops map. Reddit user Ghosthand373 posted a screenshot of the new ‘Open World Sandbox’ to the ModernWarfare subreddit, theorizing that it could be an initial hint of a BR map. 

In the image, remnants of classic Modern Warfare maps can be seen – including the jets of Scrapyard from Modern Warfare 2 – as well as plenty of buildings that could easily hold that all-important loot for a new mode. 

The spec ops “open world sandbox” is probably a sneak peak at the battle royale mode map. from r/modernwarfare

While, of course, this map is very well set for Modern Warfare’s Spec Ops mode, the use of classic backdrops does line up with some early ‘leaks’ about an absolutely huge battle royale mode.

Now, that’s not to say that the mode is confirmed for the new release as Infinity Ward themselves haven’t confirmed or denied if they’ll be adding it in the future. 

Prior to the game’s release on October 25, Infinity Ward’s MP Design Director Joe Cecot claimed that the developer’s focus was solely on Multiplayer despite the fact that they are “big fans” of battle royales. 

It remains to be seen as to if they’ll get around to adding a battle royale mode, but with this huge map and the ability to have incredible player counts in Ground War, all the ingredients look to be in place.

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FaZe Blaze’s 153-round Cold War Zombies run ends in disaster – again

Published: 23/Nov/2020 22:16

by Alan Bernal

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FaZe Clan’s Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing’s title run in Black Ops Cold War Zombies was clicking and flowing incredible well until it all came crashing to a halt – marking the second time in one week a promising run collapsed on him.

Blaze has been gunning through Zombies with the world-record for Duos fixed in his sights. The target is currently 309 rounds; while completely plausible for players like Blaze, the world hasn’t been on his side during recent attempts.

One of the biggest factors of a successful Zombies run comes down to getting into the right flow with your teammate to grind past the later rounds.

His Ring of Fire-centric run with Twitch streamer GhostzyTV successfully got them over 150 rounds with their setup between the Penthouse and the levels below mowing rows of the undead as they came up.

The game was clicking, the rounds were rolling past, and the streamer as well as his chat were hyped on the progression that was unfolding. Then it all ended.

Shortly after, Blaze took to Twitter to reveal what had happened that suddenly made the Twitch stream shut down.

“My internet just went out.. we were at round 153,” he said. That quickly concluded all the synergy that he and Ghostzy built up in the round.

Shortly before the internet when out, Blaze was really impressed with the communication between the two streamers that made the rounds fly by.

Though it was all for naught, with the duo just needing a few more levels to tie up their personal-best of 164 rounds they notched just days before. However, unlike that attempt which ended in a game crash, this time it only took them two days to get to that ballpark instead of five.

That probably added a bit more salt to the wound since the two streamers were breezing through some of the rounds en route to the coveted 309-mark.

Blaze is nothing if not persistent in Black Ops Cold War Zombies, so there’s no doubt he’ll be able to replicate those numbers again – though hopefully without any game crashes or internet outages.