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Modern Warfare Battle Royale teased with new “Classified” mode & trailer

Published: 11/Feb/2020 19:42 Updated: 11/Feb/2020 23:56

by Albert Petrosyan

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The launch of Modern Warfare Season 2 has added a ton of new content into the 2019 Call of Duty title, while also appearing to tease an upcoming battle royale mode that had been previously leaked.

Since the release of Modern Warfare back in October, a slew of leaks, speculation, and rumors appeared to hint that Infinity Ward would eventually add a battle royale mode at some point in the game’s life cycle.

On February 11, following the release of the massive v1.14 update that launched Season 2, a few things were added to the game that further hinted at a forthcoming BR mode.

The main menu, which previously featured four options – campaign, multiplayer, Spec-Ops, and store – now shows a fifth category, which is labeled “Classified” and is currently inaccessible.

While that on its own doesn’t mean anything in terms of BR, there was also an in-game trailer added that actually does seem to tease the mode.

First look at possible Modern Warfare Battle Royale

In the first half of the scene, the camera zooms out to reveal a shattered airplane in what seems to be the iconic Terminal map from Modern Warfare 2. However, in this video, the airport is actually part of a larger-scale area, which could very well be our first official look at the BR map.

Infinity WardThe new Modern Warfare teaser cinematic shows Terminal as a possible location on the would-be battle royale map.

Then the real teaser kicks in, showing a massive military-style airplane soaring above the area, and out of it, players drop down and deploy their own personal parachutes.

The whole thing has a very BR-esque feel to it; it’s hard to think of anything else that this trailer could be, especially since the battle royale has been the topic of many leaks and discussions.

What we know about Modern Warfare Battle Royale

If the footage above does turn out to be the Modern Warfare BR map, it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve been given a glimpse of it. Back in November, a CoD leaker released a massive post on Reddit that he claimed were details about the unreleased mode, which included an overhead view of the possible map.

Modern Warfare RedditA leaked image of what could be the Modern Warfare Battle Royale map.

There’s no denying that what was shown in the cinematic does resemble this leaked image – at least when it comes to the overall color scheme and tone of the area.

The massive leak also included details about how the BR would work, including the respawn feature, all of the locations, the different kinds of loot and armor, perks, killstreaks and more.

Since then, players have also found many of the leaked locations in Modern Warfare’s co-op Spec-Ops mode, which sparked further theories that those same points of interest would be added to the BR map.

Terminal was leaked as one of the classic CoD maps that could be added as a possible location, and the fact that the cinematic above included the iconic airport setting further suggests that the data-mined information could be correct.

Infinity WardThe iconic Terminal map from MW2 could be featured in Modern Warfare’s Battle Royale mode.

While the evidence that a battle royale mode is coming to Modern Warfare continues to pile up, nothing should be considered official until Infinity Ward and/or Activision make a formal announcement.

Until then, we’ll continue to bring you the latest details and leaks about the BR as more information becomes available.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.