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YouTuber Syndicate hints at Modern Warfare 4 reveal date after secret LA trip

Published: 18/May/2019 11:06 Updated: 18/May/2019 16:07

by Joe Craven

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Popular British YouTuber Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell has hinted that we could only be a week or two from the next Call of Duty reveal, after eagle-eyed Reddit users matched a building in his latest vlog to the headquarters of Infinity Ward.

Syndicate was in Los Angeles to engage in a number of “secret” meetings. In a vlog entitled ‘THE MISSION WAS IMPOSSIBLE’, uploaded on May 17, Syndicate discusses the meetings he has just attended at an unknown location in Burbank, Los Angeles.

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“The secret meetings were secret,” he teases. “I can’t believe I’ve just gone to be able to do something, but now I’m not allowed to talk about it, until the 30th. Sad face. I feel like I’ve got Willy Wonka’s golden ticket but I’m not allowed to tell anyone about it.”

Timestamp at [3:09] for mobile users

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Call of Duty YouTubers invited to Los Angeles

There has been speculation surrounding the latest Call of Duty game for a few months now, with all signs pointing towards Modern Warfare 4.

Speculation has now grown even more, after a number of popular Call of Duty YouTubers were invited to Los Angeles for a series of secret meetings, which Reddit users have confirmed took place at Infinity Ward’s offices.

As Syndicate vlogs in the back of a car after the meetings, a bright building with reflective blue windows is visible, which Reddit users have matched up to images of Infinity Ward’s offices in Burbank.

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YouTube: SyndicateThe building in the background of Syndicate’s vlog, next to the Infinity Ward headquarters as pictured on Google Earth.

The detective work of Reddit users didn’t go unnoticed, as Senior Game Designer at Infinity Ward, Steve Holmes, joked that “You guys crack me up”. He did not confirm or deny whether the YouTubers’ meetings took place at Infinity Ward.

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When will the next CoD game be revealed?

Also, the fact Syndicate has revealed that he is allowed to talk about the meetings on the 30th, suggests that we will get a community reveal around that date, which is less than two weeks away – at the time of writing.

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Black Ops 4 was announced on March 8, 2018, so we are already a couple of months later in the previous games life cycle, with no announcement. 

However, Black Ops 4 was released in October, a month prior to Call of Duty traditional November release. This has led to many community members believing that the next Call of Duty game – whatever it is – will be released in November or later, given the delay in announcing the game.

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Developers Infinity Ward have seen their two latest games, 2013’s Ghosts and 2016’s Infinite Warfare, receive community criticism, and it is widely believed that there next game will turn back the clock and see a fourth instalment in the acclaimed Modern Warfare series.

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce

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After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.

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Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.

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As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.

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The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

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The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.

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