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Modern Warfare update reveals classic MW3 & CoD 4 maps for Season 3

Published: 1/Apr/2020 16:28

by Calum Patterson


A new playlist update in Modern Warfare has all but confirmed two classic maps from Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty 4 are on the way: Village and Backlot.

It’s likely that new maps will be added to the 2019 edition of Modern Warfare at the start of Season 3, scheduled for April 7, and it looks like more throwbacks are on the way.

So far, we’ve had maps like Rust and Shipment added to the latest CoD game, but there are a plethora of fan-favorite throwbacks for Infinity Ward to choose from.

Alongside announcing the remastered version of Modern Warfare 2’s campaign, Activision revealed that they had chosen not to remaster the multiplayer portion to avoid splitting the player base.

Instead, they will be adding classic maps and elements into 2019’s Modern Warfare, and it appears Village and Backlot are up next.

Posted by CoD YouTuber WhosImmortal, and first reported by CharlieIntel, the new playlist update is showing loading images for both Backlot and Village (see bottom left of images).

Modern Warfare lobby screen
The lobby shows both Backlot and Village, but the maps are not playable yet.

It must be noted that these maps are not playable yet, as Immortal explains, and if they show up, the match will not start and the map will simply be switched out.

We already knew these maps were coming to Modern Warfare at some point, as a leaker on Reddit posted images of their new versions from the game files. Here’s what the 2019 versions of Backlot and Village will look like:


Reddit: Senescallo
A new version of Backlot leaked from the Modern Warfare game files.


Reddit: Senescallo
Village was one of the more popular maps in MW3.

It is also of note that neither of these maps are from Modern Warfare 2, so we’re still holding out to see what maps from that game are added later, as Activision teased in their blog post.

We expect to see one of these maps, or perhaps both, made available with the Season Three update on April 7. In Season Two, non-classic maps were added throughout as well, such as Khandor Hideout which was added in the last update.


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Black Ops Cold War Nuketown Weapon bundle: how to get & what’s in it

Published: 19/Nov/2020 20:27

by Tanner Pierce


In order to celebrate the upcoming release of Nuketown ’84 in Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch has announced a brand new, free Nuketown weapon bundle that can net players a slew of new and interesting items. Here’s how you can get your hands on it.

Black Ops Cold War is already shaping up to have a beefy post-launch content release schedule. Season 1 is set to start on December 10, 2020, but before that point, Nuketown ’84 is expected to launch for everyone on November 24, 2020, much to the excitement of the map’s longtime fans.

To celebrate the upcoming release of the location, Treyarch has revealed a brand new Nuketown-themed weapon bundle for Black Ops Cold War, which includes a ton of exclusive items. The best part is that getting your hands on it relatively simple.

Black Ops Cold War Nuketown Weapon Bundle

The Nuketown Weapon bundle comes with a slew of cool items.

First and foremost, the Nuketown weapon bundle comes with an exclusive weapon variant for the Hauer 77 shotgun, called the “Last Stop.” According to Treyarch, the weapon includes a 21.6 barrel extension, a 6-round extended magazine, a Commando Assembly stock, and a Milstop Reflex Optic. It’s also decked out in some sweet, Nuketown-themed designs.

In addition, the bundle includes six weapon charms based on the classic mannequins seen on the map, as well as a sticker, a calling card, and an emblem. It’s essentially a full-blown store bundle that Treyarch is giving away for free.

As Treyarch pointed out in their blog post, this bundle will also be available for use in Warzone when the Black Ops Cold War implementation occurs on December 10, 2020.

How to get the Nuketown weapon bundle

Getting your hands on this exclusive bundle is relatively simple. In fact, all players have to do to get their hands on it is log in to the game before November 20, 2020, at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST).

If you’ve already logged in to the game by this point, don’t fret, as you’ll automatically get the bundle when it releases on November 20, 2020.

If that wasn’t already enough, Treyarch is also including it with all purchases of the game up until December 4, 2020, so if you haven’t gotten Black Ops Cold War yet and you still want the bundle, now’s the perfect time to do so.

All in all, this seems like a nice reward for players who are excited about the upcoming return of a fan-favorite map. Hopefully Treyarch implements more of these types of deals in the future.