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In-game images of new classic DLC weapons leaked in Modern Warfare

Published: 12/Nov/2019 19:53 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 20:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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It appears that two new weapons could be coming soon to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare after having been discovered in the latest back-end game files.

Prior to Modern Warfare launching on October 25, developers Infinity Ward confirmed that new weapons would be periodically added as part the robust post-launch content they planned on releasing throughout the game’s life cycle.

There’s already been one wave of new content released on November 8, but that set did not include any new weapons and only added Hardpoint as well as two new multiplayer maps to the game.

On November 12, following the v1.08 update that went live overnight, new game files were added to the back-end that contained references to two weapons – The Vector SMG and Crossbow.

These files were discovered and leaked by dataminer @MrJaRnii, who also managed to procure images of the two guns in-game on the Hackney Yard multiplayer map.

Mr JaRni - TwitterThe Vector SMG on Hackney Yard in Modern Warfare.

The Vector is one of the more popular SMGs that has been featured in several Call of Duty titles in the past. It’s known for having a high fire rate and decent recoil control, making it the gun of choice for many run-and-gun-style players.

It made its debut in Modern Warfare 2, and was introduced in Black Ops 2 as the Vector K10. However, most players will remember it from Ghosts, in which it was called Vector CRB, as it was arguably the most powerful and versatile weapon available in multiplayer and was certainly a fixture in the competitive meta.

As for the Crossbow, it too has been seen in numerous past CoD games, although never being a weapon that a lot of players took seriously enough to use regularly.

A lot of versions for the Crossbow in previous titles have included some sort of explosive tips in order to make the gun more potent. In some cases it’s worked, as seen in the incredibly overpowered Reaver C86 DLC weapon from Black Ops 4.

Mr JaRni - TwitterThe Crossbow on Hackney Yard in Multiplayer

In fact, this isn’t the first time that the Crossbow has been seen in Modern Warfare, as a poster image of it was recently found on the wall of one of the multiplayer maps.

@bxttxr_off-dxad - TwitterAn image of the Crossbow can be spotted on a poster in one of the Modern Warfare multiplayer maps.

At this point, it’s not yet clear when these two weapons will be added to the game. Although the fact that they’ve already been found in the game files and that there are images of them in-game likely means that they’ll be the next in line for when more post-launch content gets released.

That said, it must be noted that nothing is official until Infinity Ward themselves announce these guns, so until then everyone will be in wait-and-see mode.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.