Call of Duty

Warzone & Cold War Season 2 trailer teases Galil & 3 other new weapons

Published: 16/Feb/2021 18:58 Updated: 16/Feb/2021 19:57

by Albert Petrosyan


A new cinematic trailer has been released for Season Two of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, and among all the new content that’s on the way, it looks like we could be getting up to four new weapons, including the iconic Galil.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 kicks off on February 25, according to a new cinematic trailer released by Treyarch on Feb 16.

The video depicts Frank Woods and his team going on a search to find the missing Russell Adler, who was kidnapped by the villainous Stitch at the end of Season One.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 trailer

New weapons in Warzone & Cold War Season 2

There’s a lot to unpack in the cinematic, but what’s caught fans’ attention the most is the appearance of four new weapons: the Galil, Crossbow, Minigun, and a new SMG.

As you’d expect, the possible return of the Galil has a lot of players excited. The assault rifle is one of the most iconic weapons in Call of Duty history, first making its debut back in BO1 before being re-released in the three following Black Ops titles.

And while not used nearly as much over the years, the Crossbow is similarly prominent, having been included in numerous CoD games, most recently Modern Warfare. The fact that it’s coming to Cold War now means that Warzone will include two different versions of it for players to pick from, theoretically allowing them to run double Crossbow loadouts.

That then brings us to the other two guns teased in the cinematic, starting with what looks like a brand new SMG. Data miners have identified it as the AI-LC10 submachine gun based on info found in the game files. There are no details available yet as to how it functions.

Last but not least, we have the minigun. While we don’t know 100% yet, it’s safe to assume that if the devs to add the minigun in BOCW, it’ll be exclusive to Care Packages and/or scorestreaks, similar to the Death Machine in Black Ops 1 and 2. The minigun was also added in BO3 & BO4 but was only available in Zombies.

Crossbow in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
There will be 2 versions of the Crossbow in Warzone once Season 2 starts.

Other new Season 2 content: Operators & Warzone teaser

In addition to the new weapons, the cinematic also includes what appears to be the next new Operator in the form of Kapono ‘Naga’ Vang, who Woods’ team runs into in the jungles of the Golden Triangle.

Naga is working with Stitch – made evident by the two talking to each other via radio – so it’s very likely that he’ll be the main new playable character in multiplayer and Warzone.

Naga Operator in Cold War and Warzone Season 2.
The new Operator in Season 2 is most likely Naga, who is working with Stitch.

Speaking of Warzone, the battle royale’s main map, Verdansk, gets mentioned in that very same conversation.

Naga lets Stitch know that “Adler is secured and heading to you in Verdansk,” to which the evil mastermind responds with, “Good, make them believe we care about the Nova 6 supply lines.”

While this doesn’t offer much into revealing the next phase of Warzone, the fact that it gets mentioned is important enough to note since the BR’s next main map, rumored to be Ural Mountains, could be releasing at some point in Season 2.

Season 2 will be going live in BOCW & Warzone on Thursday, February 25, available for free on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

Call of Duty

Why Clayster flipped off CDL on-broadcast during Royal Ravens matchup

Published: 24/Feb/2021 4:13 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 4:14

by Brad Norton


James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks flipped the bird to the Call of Duty League moments before the New York Subliners took on the Royal Ravens. Here’s why the veteran was all too frustrated before his latest matchup.

As players got settled into the lobby for the second week of CDL action in 2021, something clearly ticked off NYSL. There was visible frustration from the players before they kicked off the opening map.

Coming off a difficult 0-3 loss to the Los Angeles Thieves a week prior, the lineup was looking to rebound with a bang. Before they got their boots on the ground, however, a key moment from the previous week was broadcast for the world to see.

The CDL stream revealed Clayster’s heated comms after the disappointing loss. This private matter shouldn’t have been aired at all, according to Clay, let alone moments before their next match.

So, he took out his frustration the only way he could: flipping the bird on-stream.

“I had complained last time about showing my cam when I was super upset with my team,” he explained. “So I was pretty upset with them airing my after-match comms.”

Despite the 0-3 scoreline, NYSL’s series against the LA Thieves was one of the closest all week. The Hardpoint came within nine points, SnD went to a round 11, and Control went the distance as well.

Understandably, Clayster was fairly heated after the extremely close series that very well could have been a 3-0 in their favor.

“That was really bad guys,” he said in the now-public aftermath. “I don’t know what the f*** I watched. That was so stupid. We’re up 5-3 in the Search and we can’t close it out?”

This moment was captured on the broadcast last week but the comms were only just revealed today. Frustrated with the CDL running it without permission, Clayster stuck his middle finger up the next time his camera was on-stream.

“It was basically a nice little screw you before the match,” he said.

“I don’t appreciate that. I’m going to be having a talk with the league. If they’re going to make us sit here, I think it’s a little unprofessional to use the comms in the video. Especially right before we play a match.”

The NYSL vs Royal Ravens series begins at the 1:31:50 mark below.

While the video could have brought the team down, they didn’t let it get to them. NYSL dominated the Royal Ravens to rebound with a lopsided 3-0 win in Week 2.

If the League does try to punish Clayster, it looks like he’ll be alright: the official Subliners account tweeted “we’ll pay his fine” in response to the situation.