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Modern Warfare update adds Warzone Duos & Double XP weekend

Published: 29/May/2020 19:05 Updated: 29/May/2020 19:22

by Theo Salaun

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In their May 29 playlist update, Infinity Ward have finally added Duos, a highly awaited fan-favorite mode, to Call of Duty: Warzone as part of big 2XP promo weekend in Modern Warfare.

Back in April, IW added Duos to Warzone, but only in its cash-based Plunder mode. At that point, Raven Software’s creative director, Amos Hodge, had indicated that the tandem-based option would eventually be added but that there were “some bugs to work out.”

Well, it appears that those bugs have been swatted, as Duos has finally arrived —a long month and thousands of Twitter requests later, and it will be accompanied by a nice Double XP weekend.

 

The XP promo includes Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and 2X Tier Progression in the multiplayer and battle royale until Tuesday, June 2 at 11 PM PT / 2 AM ET (the next morning). This is obviously nice news, but not nearly as exciting as the addition of Duos.

WARZONE MAY 29 PLAYLISTS

  • Solos
  • Duos
  • Trios
  • Quads
  • Plunder Quads
Infinity WardPlayers can now drop into Warzone in pairs now that the Duos playlist has finally been added.

 

As for what’s coming next in Warzone, players have been curious about brief mentions that squads of five will one day be added, but that hasn’t yet been announced for Modern Warfare’s fourth season.

Season 4 is set to release on Wednesday, June 3, and anticipation has been built up considerably—with the latest release of the Bunker 11 in Warzone and a teaser that suggested hints at changes to the battle royale along with new maps and weapons.

Of the new maps teased, Scrapyard has been the most alluring, as CoD fans have enjoyed its implementation in Verdansk’s Boneyard, a regular hot-drop, while hoping it would join the multiplayer pool rotation as well.

Infinity Ward
CoD’s infamous Scrapyard map, a possible addition in Season 4.

 

For guns, both the Vector SMG and Galil assault rifle have not only been teased, but players have found and leaked evidence of their existence from the game’s back-end files, even including some gameplay.

For now, players will be excited to drop into Duos while doubling their XP—but fans will remain curious about the future permanence of Warzone’s playlists and the incoming changes for Season 4.

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Black Ops Cold War leaks suggest new ‘Dropkick’ game mode coming soon

Published: 28/Nov/2020 10:56

by Joe Craven

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A brand new Black Ops Cold War game mode, named ‘Dropkick’ and featuring nukes, has surfaced in-game and looks set to be added by Treyarch in the near future. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is rapidly closing in on the inception of its first season of content, with developers Treyarch promising a year of incredible support.

We have already seen new game modes in Black Ops Cold War, mainly in the form of Fireteam Dirty Bomb, a 40 player Uranium fuelled arena of chaos. The four-team playlist has been widely praised by the community, joining modes like Fracture and Control on the list of Treyarch-created game modes.

It seems that Black Ops Cold War fans are set to receive another unprecedented game mode, at least if recent in-game leaks are anything to go off.

Fireteam Dirty Bomb screengrab in BOCW
Activision
Fireteam Dirty Bomb is a 40-player four-team mode that has become very popular in Black Ops Cold War.

A pre-match loading screen in Black Ops Cold War appears to have released plenty of details about the new mode, which will be called ‘Dropkick’ – barring any last-minute changes from Treyarch.

While the images across the middle of the screen advertise Fireteam Dirty Bomb, the message across the bottom of the loading page gives us our first hints at what Dropkick could entail.

It reads: “If you die while your team is holding the objective you won’t respawn until the carrier is eliminated.”

Dropkick message in Black Ops Cold War
Treyarch/Twitter: @ModernWarzone
The loading screen referencing Dropkick across the bottom.

Other in-game leaks have indicated that Dropkick will revolve around nuclear weapons and codes.

While details remain scarce (obviously), the description of the mode reads: “Gain access to launch codes while holding the objective in Dropkick to deploy a powerful nuke and declare victory.”

Dropkick nuke message in BOCW
Treyarch/Twitter: @ModernWarzone
It appears that a nuke drop will end matches of Dropkick in Black Ops Cold War.

It goes without saying that there’s no guarantee we’ll see Dropkick in BOCW anytime soon. Until we receive official confirmation from Treyarch these leaks remain very much unconfirmed.

However, it is certainly indicative of Treyarch working on new game modes, so keep your eyes peeled on Black Ops Cold War in the near future.