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Three new Open tournaments announced for the 2019 Call of Duty World League season

Published: 7/Dec/2018 22:22 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 22:27

by Albert Petrosyan

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Activision have officially announced three more Open tournaments for the 2019 Call of Duty World League season for Black Ops 4.

During the opening show of the $250,000 CWL Vegas event on December 7, the broadcast crew revealed the locations of each of the three new major CWL tournaments that will be held in the coming months.

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The first event to be announced was CWL Fort Worth, which will be taking place March 15-17 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas,

This event will be the second CWL Open tournament of this season, and the third event overall to ever be held in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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Following that event, the CWL will take its annual trip to the United Kingdom, where they will be holding another Open event in Birmingham. 

The dates for this event have not yet been announced, as more details should be revealed as the season gets closer to that point. 

The third tournament to be announced, and the fourth event of the season, will take place in Southern California as the CWL returns there once again to host the iconic CWL Anaheim event.

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CWL Anaheim will take place June 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, and will be the final Open event of the season before the finals. 

With the three new major tournaments announced, here is the most current and up-to-date version of the calendar for the 2019 CWL season.

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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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