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Activision denies reports that Jason Blundell was fired from Treyarch

Published: 24/Jul/2019 19:52 Updated: 24/Jul/2019 21:22

by Eli Becht

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Activision gave a Call of Duty Black Ops 4.

According to GamingINTEL’s, Blundell was let go in early July, even though the news broke on July 24.

Blundell is best known for his work on the Zombies game mode and he’s well-liked by the fan base so if his firing is true, it will come as a major setback to the mode going forward. 

Black Ops 4 Zombies pushed the franchise forward.

Treyarch haven’t formally announced Blundell or any of the executives’ firings and it remains to be seen if they will do so, especially considering this happened weeks back, according to the story.

There’s no one reason for what led to the firings but a separate account suggests that Blundell’s tendency to leak information led to his removal.

YouTuber TheGamingRevolution alleges Blundell’s firing came as a result of the Black Ops 3/4 debacle along with his penchant for leaks while drinking.

“Jason’s departure was mainly a result of the pre-BO3/BO4 campaign disasters and the last straw was that he kept drinking and giving away leaks whilst under the influence.”

GamingINTEL says they are confident in their source but warn that since it hasn’t been officially addressed by Treyarch, it’s important to not take it as a complete fact right now.

If it is true, then the Zombies mode will likely undergo some serious changes in the future as a person with a different vision will take control. Zombies is one of the most popular modes in the Call of Duty series so this will certainly be something to keep an eye on.

We’ll keep you updated on where Treyarch or Blundell himself confirms the departure. In the meantime, it looks like the future of Call of Duty will look a lot different. 

Dexerto has reached out for comment on this story. 

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MrDalekJD shares his biggest wish for Warzone after BOCW Season 1

Published: 16/Jan/2021 6:30

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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MrDalekJD has opened up on his biggest wishes for Call of Duty: Warzone in the future on the CharlieIntel podcast, including more storytelling and a new map.

Jon ‘MrDalekJD’ Hutchinson is a beloved figure in the Call of Duty scene. Even though his content revolves around Zombies, he’s played the game for many years now, and the community values his opinions.

So, when asked on the CharlieIntel podcast what he’d like to see happen from Warzone in the future, people were listening. Spoiler alert, it’s in line with what most other players hope to see too.

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MrDalekJD is known for his videos on Call of Duty: Zombies.

“The thing with Warzone is they [got] pretty good, well it seemed at the time, really good at telling an underlying story that was being slowly unraveled every season,” he said. “It was all to do with the rockets and Bunker 11 and Bunker 10 and all that. It was amazing.”

“I think if they just continue with that, that’s enough to keep me happy,” he added. “But I do think we are due for a new map. I love Verdansk to pieces. It’s a fantastic map. Massive props to Infinity Ward and Raven on that because it’s incredible.”

“But I think it is time for Treyarch to step in and bring in a new Cold War-themed Warzone map,” he said. It’s something that most players want and expect, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before it happens.

MrDalekJD isn’t alone in his views, especially when it comes to wanting a new map. Verdansk has been fantastic, but it’s become a little stale to veteran players, and the show must go on.

Black Ops Cold War has already been out for several months now. So, a new Warzone map can’t be too far away. However, there still has been no official word on when we can expect it.

Until then, all we can do is sit back, relax, and twiddle our thumbs while we wait.