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Treyarch Announce New Community Manager Ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Release

Published: 19/May/2018 21:05 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Calum Patterson


Treyarch, the development studio behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, have appointed a new community manager, ahead of the much anticipated launch of Black Ops 4.

Black Ops 4 was of course revealed to the public on May 17th, and there are a lot of new questions and concerns which fans may have.


From the new Blackout Battle Royale mode, to the three Zombies maps all available at launch, and of course the massive and complex multiplayer, there was a lot for fans to take in.

The community manager then, will have a lot to manage, as Call of Duty fans are known for their incredible passion, particularly with the Black Ops series.


Posting on the official Black Ops 4 subreddit, the new community manager introduced himself and his plans leading up to and following release.

Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar also made a rare statement, giving the new community manager his full endorsement.

I’m incredibly excited that Rob (he knows a little bit about PC gaming) decided to join us. He has my full endorsement and support. Be kind. He is here to help you. Rob can’t decide what we do or do not do to the game or the tuning of it, but he can and will bring your important conversations to my design team.

You can read the full post from the new community manager below.


Introducing the new Treyarch Community Manager… Me!

Hi, my name is Rob, and I’m the Community Manager here at Treyarch. And your community manager out there wherever you play Call of Duty: Black Ops, and in particular in the build up to our recently revealed Black Ops 4.

I say “your” because I’m here for you, our amazing community of fans.

“What the hell does that mean?”


Right… it means I’m here to help. I’m here to listen to what you have to say, and to bring that feedback to the team here inside Treyarch who are building the game now and who will continue to support it after October 12th. (That’s release day, just in case you had forgotten).

I’m here to answer questions wherever I can. As I’m sure you’re all aware, between our Community Reveal Event and launch day we’ll have much more to tell you about what’s in store for Black Ops 4.


I’m particularly focused on supporting the hopes, needs, and desires of our PC fraternity. Between the team here at Treyarch and our development partners at Beenox we’re dedicated to ensuring the PC community gets the game it wants and deserves.

If you don’t like something, don’t get something,or want clarifications then certainly air your viewpoints, but do it politely and respectfully. That means being respectful to your fellow Black Ops community members, as well as the team at the studio.

Everyone at Treyarch is absolutely committed to delivering the best possible Black Ops experience we can: from Multiplayer, to three separate Zombies maps, and Blackout mode on the biggest map ever created in the Call of Duty universe, there is something here for everyone. Black Ops 4 also represents the studio’s largest commitment to the PC platform to date.

To be sure you’re up to date with the latest information, be sure to follow us in these places:

Twitter: @treyarchPC

Instagram: Treyarch_PC

Discord: Treyarch_PC

Also follow our friends at Beenox @BeenoxTeam

There’s much more to come…watch this space.



Source: Reddit

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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


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.