Rumored MW4 reveal date potentially leaked by GameStop employee - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Rumored MW4 reveal date potentially leaked by GameStop employee

Published: 9/May/2019 19:00 Updated: 9/May/2019 21:31

by Albert Petrosyan

Share


History has repeated itself, as another internal GameStop leak appears to show the reveal date for Call of Duty 2019, similar to how the Black Ops 4 reveal date was also leaked back in 2018.

With the calendar year having reached May, there is still no official word on which game will be the 2019 installment of the popular Call of Duty series.

However, the pile of leaks, rumors, and speculation continues to grow larger and larger, with all signs pointing to Modern Warfare 4 being the next game.

The latest leak comes courtesy of a GameStop employee, who has posted images of what appears to be an internal stock service from where company employees can order special shirts called ‘Employee Tshirt CoD Reveal.’

Under each individual size option for the shirt, there is a description which includes the date on which the shirt can first be worn. Some of the shirts’ descriptions have May 28, while others show June 4. 

xBeIIs - TwitterAccording to this GameStop leak, CoD 2019 will be officially revealed sometime between May 28 and June 4.

Both dates from the image above would make a lot of sense considering that Activision have already confirmed that the next CoD game will be officially announced by the end of the current quarter, which ends on June 30.

Whichever of the two dates it does end up being revealed on, it will be the latest since Advanced Warfare was unveiled in May, 2014. Since then, three of the four games have been announced during April, with Black Ops 4 being first revealed in March. 

Considering that no CoD game has been first announced later than May 27 (Modern Warfare 3), it’s more likely that May 28 will be the date when Modern Warfare 4 first gets revealed.

Reddit: SwiftNLLeaked images like this have convinced fans that Modern Warfare 4 will be the next CoD game to be released.

Another thing that adds credibility to this GameStop leak is the fact that it wouldn’t be the first time information from within the company has revealed information about an upcoming CoD title.

In March 2018, prior to Black Ops 4 being officially announced, images taken of Gamestop’s internal system showed Black Ops 4 t-shirts and merchandise, pretty much confirming the name of last year’s CoD title.

Last year, GameStop leaks revealed the name of Black Ops 4 before it was officially revealed.

What we know about CoD 2019 so far

With so many leaks, rumors, and comments made on social media in the past few weeks, it would come as a major shock if MW4 does not end up being the 2019 release.

We’ve recently seen the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer and Infinity Ward post a cryptic response to keeping MW4 “simple,” which was followed by a former Infinity Ward employee dropping major hints about the next game.

All that said, of course, there still hasn’t been anything officially announced, so until then, we’ll just have to wait and see. 

Call of Duty

3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

Share


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Activision
Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

Activision
You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Activision
Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.