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OpTic Gaming Reacts to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer and Battle Royale Reveal

Published: 18/May/2018 11:48 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:40

by Ross Deason

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OpTic Gaming’s Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has released a new video reaction to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal along with Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner.

May 17th marked one of the most highly anticipated days in recent memory for the Call of Duty scene as the community reveal event for the next game, Black Ops 4, took place.

The event certainly lived up to expectations as Black Ops 4 multiplayer will include numerous new innovations, an updated Specialists system, changes to health regen and recoil patterns, and much more.

However, the announcement that got the biggest cheer from the crowd was undoubtedly the confirmation that Call of Duty will be entering the “Battle Royale” genre with an all new mode named Blackout.

Blackout will bring together your favorite maps, characters, weapons, and vehicles from previous Treyarch Call of Duty titles and bring them all together to create a massive Battle Royale mode which sounds like it could be spectacular.

One person that was particularly excited about the various announcements was OpTic Gaming’s CEO, H3CZ, who recorded a live reaction with OpTic content maker CouRage and then got the thoughts from the professional team’s captain, Scump:

As is to be expected, the reactions are filled with excitement as H3CZ and CouRage totally lose their minds at the Blackout reveal. Scump is also “pretty excited” but he does point out that the developers need to do Blackout correctly the first time around:

“There’s opposite sides here, you know? I’m really excited if they do it correctly […] however, it has to be perfect the first time or they’ll never get another opportunity to capitalize on the BR market which is obviously what’s been taking over recently”

Scump has a point – if Blackout is released in a state that doesn’t feel finished or refined, players will likely lose interest rather quickly. The new mode needs to capture the imagination of players from the get go.

More information about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is sure to be released in the coming months but the game itself will not be available to play for the general public until October 12th. Unless you get access to the private Beta, that is.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.