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New AR gameplay footage leaked ahead of Warzone & Modern Warfare Season 6

Published: 6/Sep/2020 22:44 Updated: 6/Sep/2020 22:45

by Tanner Pierce


Despite being close to the launch of Black Ops Cold War, it seems like Infinity Ward isn’t slowing down the release of weapons in Modern Warfare, as footage for yet another gun, this time an assault rifle, has leaked.

With Black Ops Cold War quickly approaching in November, it’s expected that the upcoming Season 6 of Modern Warfare will be the last of the game’s life cycle, so there’s probably one more big wave of new content awaiting the player-base.

Recent leaks have suggested that, as usual, Modern Warfare will be getting several new weapons as part of S6, since every new season always comes with two guns at the start and one more midway through.

The latest leak, which comes courtesy of prominent CoD dataminer BKTOOR_, is for an assault rifle apparently called the AS VAL, which is likely going to be one of those three weapon releases.

As with previous leaked content, certain details from the weapon are missing, including the reload sounds, the inspect audio, and outside textures. Clearly, this footage is from early in the gun’s development, but it could be that it’s simply just old and Infinity Ward have already been fully finished the gun.

From what we can tell, however, the assault rifle has a high fire rate, decent reload time, extremely clear iron sights, and moderate recoil, which could make it very formidable in both multiplayer and Warzone.

Some users are even calling it “the vector of the assault rifles,” a reference to the powerful SMG from CoD Ghosts that was firmly part of that game’s meta. Interestingly enough, the Vector was remastered and repackaged before it was brought back in Season 4 as the Fennec.

Infinity WardSome believe that this new AS VAL assault rifle will be the AR version of the Fennec (aka Vector) in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

This isn’t the only weapon for which gameplay has been leaked since the start of Season 5. Footage of both the R700 sniper rifle from Call of Duty 4 and the AA-12 shotgun from Modern Warfare 2 were also released by the same dataminer.

Interestingly enough, both those guns made their respective debuts in past CoD titles, while this AS VAL appears to be totally new to the series. That’s not totally unprecedented, however, since Season 5’s ISO SMG is also a new addition.

Of course, there’s no way of knowing for sure if all or any of them will be released during Season 6. In theory, all three could appear – two at the very start and one with the midseason update, which is the likeliest scenario.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.