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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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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.