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New Modern Warfare Season 5 teaser hints at Warzone Stadium explosion

Published: 21/Jul/2020 23:04 Updated: 22/Jul/2020 1:18

by Tanner Pierce

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Just a day after releasing the first teaser for Season 5 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone yesterday, Activision have rolled out another, this time to star Twitch streamer Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow.

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone have received a steady flow of content throughout the past few months, there’s always one thing fans can look forward to for new content: the start of a brand new content season.

Season 5 for the first-person shooter is set to launch in August (if everything goes according to plan), and Activision have begun teasing it by sending mysterious clips to popular streamers, such as the one they sent to Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff on July 20.

Now, another teaser has surfaced, this time through TeePee. The video, which is also only a few seconds long, features what appears to be a security camera inside the currently blocked off Stadium on the of Warzone map. A few seconds in, a huge explosion takes the camera offline.

 

This definitely throws most current speculation about the future of Warzone into a whirlwind. For the longest time, based on leaks and rumors, many believed that the Stadium would eventually be opened. Even Activision, in one of their game promotions, posted an image of the gigantic structure but with its roof wide open.

The video above could be teasing that some sort of explosion will blow a hole in the arena’s walls and/or roof, which would allow players to breach the exterior and finally get inside.

ActivisionOfficial Warzone promos show Stadium with its roof open.

That said, the teaser could be for something else completely. The threat of massive explosions is nothing new in Warzone, even though none have actually happened yet.

Clues found in the various locked Bunkers across Verdanks, including the nuclear warhead in Bunker 11, seem to suggest that huge destruction is on the way, which could very well start with what’s shown in TeePee’s clip.

Prominent data-miner ModernWarzone, who always seems to be ahead of everyone else when it comes to Warzone and CoD in general, tweeted out claiming that an unreleased Season 5 cinematic begins with a bomb being transported, which might be what ends up exploding in the video above.

Even the nature of the blast shown in the teaser seems to be more gradual rather than instantaneous, which further adds fuel to the fire that it’s something nuclear, as has been the popular speculation for a while now.

There is, of course, also the chance that this could be tied in with the upcoming Call of Duty 2020 title, which still hasn’t been officially revealed yet despite it already being late in July.

The overwhelming speculation is that the new CoD, which is expected to be called Black Ops, will be first teased during an in-game Warzone event, and considering that Season 5 will be kicking off in August, it seems to be the perfect opportunity to announce the next game.

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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

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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.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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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.