MrRoflWaffles: How Black Ops Cold War will "revolutionize" CoD Zombies - Dexerto
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MrRoflWaffles: How Black Ops Cold War will “revolutionize” CoD Zombies

Published: 1/Nov/2020 18:05 Updated: 1/Nov/2020 20:39

by Tanner Pierce

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Call of Duty Zombies YouTuber MrRoflWaffles spoke to Dexerto about what he thinks about the new Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode, and what he thinks could be improved from Black Ops 4.

Even though a majority of Call of Duty players focus on Multiplayer, especially now with the popularity of Warzone, there’s still an extremely passionate community focused on Zombies. For them, surviving rounds of the undead, solving easter eggs, and speculating about the lore is what they love most. 

One of the most prominent members of the community, YouTuber MrRoflWaffles (real name Milo), sat down with Dexerto to talk about Black Ops Cold War’s version of Zombies after its recent reveal and, overall, he seemed fairly impressed by the mode.

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Treyarch has unveiled a slew of changes coming to Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies changes

The changes to the mode – such as loadouts, weapon rarities, usable equipment, etc., which are all brand new for Zombies – “is going to completely revolutionize the mode,” he said.

“If the weapon rarity system and the loadout system and the player progression systems are implemented in the way that I’m hoping and thinking they will be, we should have more options for using an entirely diverse set of weapons in higher rounds without feeling like we’re being capped and that’s really, really exciting,” Milo explained.

The YouTuber was very happy with what he saw, even saying the reveal was “as textbook perfectly executed as I ever could have imagined,” but there are still things he’s hoping Treyarch commits to improving from Black Ops 4 Zombies.

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One of the biggest things Milo hopes Treyarch changes is incentivizing people to complete the easter egg.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies improvements

While Milo hopes that the communication from the studio changes with this entry’s Zombies experience, which he feels was sorely lacking in the previous iteration, he also said that the progression and rewards need to be improved upon.

“What I think they need to do this year is incentivize you for completing the easter egg, they also need to incentivize you for your extractions…If they can give you some kind of reward that isn’t just some sort of emblem, something the player base is going to be really keen to grind towards and to earn, then Zombies will go from being a mode that the most casual players play once when their friends are over… [to] something that they’ll want to play over and over again.”

Right now, fans have only seen a few specific parts of the mode, but reception from the community has been generally positive. Here’s hoping that Treyarch can deliver not just a good launch experience, but an even better post-launch as well.

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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
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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
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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
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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.