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Modern Warfare “Warzone” Battle Royale gameplay & equipment leaked

Published: 13/Feb/2020 18:01 Updated: 14/Feb/2020 0:52

by Albert Petrosyan

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What appears to be first-ever gameplay footage of Modern Warfare’s supposedly upcoming battle royale mode, called ‘Warzone,’ has been leaked, courtesy of prominent Call of Duty leaker and YouTuber ‘TheGamingRevolution.’

Since Modern Warfare first released back in October, hype and speculation has abounded regarding a possible battle royale mode releasing at some point during the game’s life cycle.

That anticipation increased tenfold after  the recent launch of Season 2, whose “Classified” mode in the menus and a new in-game cinematic further teased the BR.

Infinity WardA potential look at what could be the Modern Warfare ‘Warzone’ Battle Royale map.

According to a leaked image, this mode will be called ‘Warzone,’ and we now have what’s being claimed to be actual in-game footage of the battle royale in our hands.

Well-known CoD leaker and YouTuber ‘TheGamingRevolution‘ published a new video on February 13 containing alleged gameplay from what he says is the training zone within the mode.

UPDATE – Activision have copyright struck TheGamingRevolution and removed his videos pertaining to the leaked Warzone battle royale. We have included a leaked audio file instead.

Modern Warfare BR: Plunder and Drop Kits

In the video, TheGamingRevolution explains that Plunder is the currency system used in Warzone: “It’s essentially just cash that you find looting around the map, killing enemies, completing contracts, etc…”

Plunder can be used to purchase a variety of things, two of the more important items being Drop Kits and equipment. Drop Kits are apparently very similar to the create-a-class loadouts used in multiplayer.

However, players don’t automatically spawn into the game with them; instead, you have to purchase a Drop Kit marker that drops a large crate, from which you can choose one of the classes you had made prior to the match.

Infinity Ward / YouTube - TheGamingRevolutionDrop Kits will be available in crates that can be purchased using Plunder in Modern Warfare’s Warzone battle royale.

Modern Warfare BR: Equipment

The other important category of items that can be purchased with Plunder is equipment, which can be obtained by visiting the various Supply Stations on the map.

Several different types of equipment are available, ranging from armor, extra ammo, killstreaks, and, as mentioned in the section above, Drop Kit markers:

  • Armor Plate Bundle – $1,500
  • Gas Mask – $3,000
  • Precision Airstrike – $3,000
  • Shield Tureent – $3,000
  • Cluster Strike – $3,500
  • UAV – $4,000
  • Munitions Box – $5,000
  • Drop Kit Marker – $6,000
Infinity Ward / Reddit: josuebroPossible list of purchasable equipment in Modern Warfare’s Warzone Battle Royale.

Modern Warfare BR: Armistice Training Facility

Gameplay footage in the video above features the Armistice Training Facility, which players are being able to access early due to some glitches in the game.

The purpose of this part of the mode, as the name suggests, is to give players an area where they can familiarize themselves with the different aspects, mechanics, and features of the BR, so they don’t go into a match without knowing anything about how the mode works.

Infinity Ward / YouTube - TheGamingRevolutionThe Armistice Training Facility will give players a safe area where they can learn the ins and outs of Modern Warfare’s Warzone battle royale.

At the time of writing, there isn’t any definitive information about when this Warzone battle royale will be released, since neither Infinity Ward nor Activision have even announced or acknowledged it.

However, considering the sudden massive increase in content surrounding this unreleased mode, and where Modern Warfare is in its life cycle, chances are it’ll get released sooner rather than later.

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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.