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Warzone audio leaks reveal key details on upcoming Zombies Royale mode

Published: 23/Sep/2020 3:58

by Brad Norton


Treyarch’s iconic Call of Duty zombies will soon be taking over Warzone in a big way, according to dozens of datamined Black Ops Cold War voice lines that have leaked online months ahead of the launch.

Black Ops Cold War will mark the return of the core zombies experience fans have come to love since its arrival in 2008’s World at War. Players can expect the traditional, round-based gameplay to kick off with a new crew, using new weapons on new maps. However, that’s not the only zombified mode coming to Treyarch’s highly anticipated release.

Earlier Warzone leaks confirmed the existence of ‘Zombie Royale.’ This spin on the battle royale formula drops players into an enormous game of Infected. If you die, you’re brought back to life as a zombie to hunt down enemy teams. “The last team with a human alive” wins. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, dozens of leaked audio lines have revealed just how intricate the upcoming mode is.

From the effects of gas on zombies to the way in which Buy Stations work, we’re able to make out a ton of new details from the leaks. Here’s what you need to know.

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Zombies will soon be taking over Warzone in a big way with the Zombie Royale mode.

“Zombie Royale” is confirmed to be the name for the upcoming mode, as the Warzone announcer reads out the title at the start of each match.

Over 30 unique lines accompanied this quote in a September 21 leak. While some may be placeholders and many could go unused, it’s safe to assume a majority of these lines will play throughout any given round in Zombie Royale.

From these voice lines, a ton of crucial details have outlined how the mode will play out. Gas will be closing in on players as usual with any Warzone playlist. In this variant, however, the gas is far more important. Not only are zombies “immune to the gas,” but it also makes them “more powerful.”

While the goal is to be the last human standing, it appears there will also be other objectives to focus on. “Defend the chopper, the chopper is down, find your way out,” and “extraction failed,” all hint towards the notion of players escaping the map.

It seems like teams will need to fend off swarms of zombies in the endgame. Survive long enough, and you’ll presumably board a chopper and fly to safety.

Warzone gameplay helicopter
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It sounds as though teams will need to survive until an extraction helicopter arrives.

If you go down in battle, it’s not quite the end of your run in Zombie Royale. You’ll respawn somewhere on the map as a flesh-craving zombie. If you’re successful during this phase, you’ll earn your way back to the land of the living. “Consume the remains of the dead to regain your humanity.”

On top of this, players may be able to bring teammates back in a more traditional way as well. Buy Stations remain on the map in the Zombie Royale. From here, you can “raise the dead” to buyback allies as usual. 

The leaked audio also hints at some unique powers zombies will come equipped with in the special playlist. There’s no telling exactly what these might look like. However, we do already know that gas will power them up in some way.

Warzone gas
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You’ll need to be even more cautious of the gas in the Zombie Royale mode.

Below is a full transcription of every voice line leaked for the upcoming battle royale zombies experience. There are both Zombie Royale voicelines, and what can only be story-based easter eggs also included in the Warzone mode:

Leaked ‘Zombie Royale’ voicelines

  • “Zombie Royale.”
  • “Zombies are not effected by the gas.”
  • “Caution, zombies are immune to the gas.”
  • “Be careful, zombies are more powerful in the gas.”
  • “Kill them all.”
  • “Defend the chopper.”
  • “Final stand. Stay alive.”
  • “Chopper is down, fight your way out.”
  • “Extraction failed. Fight for your life.”
  • “Extract failed. Fight for your life.”
  • “Consume enough remains to respawn as a human.”
  • “You’ll become zombie if you die. A member of your team has to be human for extraction.”
  • “Last human team standing wins.”
  • “The dead will become zombies. Be the last human team standing to win.”
  • “You’re out, but your teammates can still buy you back.”
  • “Zombie teammate killed.”
  • “Raise the dead at Buy Stations.”
  • “You need to keep one person on your team alive.”
  • “You have regained your humanity.”
  • “You’ll become a zombie but you can still help your team take down the enemy.”
  • “Consume the remains of the dead to regain your humanity.”
  • “Zombies have special traits and abilities.”
  • “Use your zombie abilities to kill human players.”
  • “Your teammate has regained their humanity.”
  • “Your teammate is a zombie.”
  • “Your teammate is a zombie. Help them regain their humanity.”

Leaked story-based Zombies easter eggs

  • “Charlie Alpha One Two, they’re all dead. Only they’re not dead… they’re not dead. Oh god… what have we done? You need to destroy the samples. Enter the correction code that will sterilize all the labs. Just remember…”
  • “This is station Charlie Alpha One Two, we’re under attack by some crazed, deformed assailants.  We’ve lost [muffled character name – potentially ‘Hurtz’] to one of them.”
  • “This is station Charlie Alpha One Two, we’re under attack by some crazed, deformed assailants.  We’ve lost [muffled character name – potentially ‘Volkov’] to one of them.”
  • “Charlie Alpha One Two here. Hurtz he… he was dead. We were sure he was dead. But he got up. He killed Santos and Kerney before we could take him down. Headshots seem to be the one sure way.”
  • “Charlie Alpha One Two here. Volkov he… he was dead. We were sure he was dead. But he got up. He killed Santos and Kerney before we could take him down. Headshots seem to be the one sure way.”
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Best CR-56 AMAX loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:40 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 15:50

by James Busby


The CR-56 AMAX is a great gun choice to utilize in Modern Warfare for those who value mobility. Here, we break down two of the strongest CR-56 loadouts you should be using. 

While the Fennec SMG has proved popular amongst those who favor the run and gun playstyle, the CR-56 AMAX gives players more ranged precision and damage for sacrificing speed. The Galil, now known as the CR-56 AMAX, aims to shake up the current assault rifle meta, giving players another option outside of the incredibly popular Grau 5.56 and M4A1 loadouts

The Galil dominated foes in the multiplayer battlefields of Black Ops 1, allowing players to kill targets in just three shots. As a result, this deadly assault rifle became popular for those that wanted to wrack up high kill counts. While the CR-56 AMAX has lost its original name, it still packs a real punch in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. In order to help you get the most out of the CR-56 AMAX, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to gain a competitive edge. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost your ranged damage with these CR-56 AMAX attachments.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Unlike Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer maps, the vast frozen landscapes of Verdansk require players to test their medium to long-range shooting. While the initial dash for loot results in plenty of close-quarters firefights, you’ll also need a weapon that can effectively deliver lethal rounds at a distance should you wish to keep your enemies at bay. 

As a result, this loadout is all about pushing the CR-56 AMAX to its ranged limits, while also keeping your ADS speed to a minimum. First up is the Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Zodiac S440. These two attachments drastically increase your effective damage range, reduce the CR-56 AMAX’s recoil, and speed up its bullet travel time. While these attachments may increase your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you need to land those all-important ranged head and body shots. 

The VLK 3.0x Optic is great for a higher zoom level, giving you a greater edge when attacking from a distance, at a slight sacrifice of ADS speed.

The Commando Foregrip keeps the gun stable when aiming down sights and firing, while the XRK CR-56 Stippled Wrap greatly decreases your overall ADS time and sprint to fire speed. Not only will these attachments help keep your shots on target, they will also give you the ADS speed needed to be competitive in close-quarter fights.  

Lastly, the 45 Round Mags supply players with more than enough bullets to shred through even the most well-armored of foes. Having the extra rounds will also keep you from needing to reload every second, so if you wish to avoid any frustrating deaths, then make sure you equip this attachment. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoUse this loadout when you want to rival Modern Warfare’s close-quarter SMGs.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • CR-56 EXO
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer favors close to medium range firefights, so this loadout is all about buffing the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed and lowering the gun’s recoil. 

The CR-56 EXO stock drastically lowers the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed while increasing your ADS strafe, allowing you to quickly deliver a highly accurate spray of bullets in just a blink of an eye. While this attachment won’t stop you from falling prey to the popular MP5 and Fennec loadouts, it will increase your odds of survival when encountering the SMGs. 

The XRK Zodiac S440, Commando Foregrip, and 45 Round Mags are the three most optimal attachments here, so make sure you build around these for a new loadout.

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.