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Which Call of Duty is being remastered? Activision tease classic remake

Published: 8/Feb/2020 15:29 Updated: 8/Feb/2020 15:36

by Andy Williams

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Activision have hinted that a remastered Call of Duty could be in the pipeline along with their 2020 release, but what classic remake can we expect?

With Treyarch rumored to be at the helm of Call of Duty’s next release, plenty are looking forward to seeing what David Vonderhaar and co. can produce.

Reports suggest that Treyarch are currently working with Sledgehammer Games to produce a Black Ops prequel, based around the events of the Cold War.

Black Ops' Vietnam mission.
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The Vietnam War spanned across three decades and previously featured in the Black Ops’ campaign.

Activision tease a remaster

During Activision’s fourth-quarter conference call, Activision confirmed that a Call of Duty game was indeed in development for a 2020 release.

While this might appear obvious – considering that a new title has been released every year since 2005 – there were doubts after Sledgehammer were reportedly cut mid-way through their development cycle.

Moreover, Activision hinted towards the inclusion of a remastered Call of Duty title during their earnings call. But which classic game will Treyarch be looking to push with their game?

Black Ops 1's Nuketown.
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Could Nuketown be making a comeback with a classic remake?

Treyarch taking Black Ops to next-gen?

Providing that the reports of Treyarch taking the reigns hold substance, it would be logical for a remastered title to pay homage to their flagship series. And what better way to bring their iconic game to next-generation consoles?

With both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X set to launch during the 2020 holiday season, the next Call of Duty title will need to bridge the gap between both consoles.

On paper, this provides Treyarch with the perfect opportunity to revive the series, by giving fans a reboot of where it all began.

Where’s Modern Warfare 2 remastered?

While fans everywhere are craving a new-generation Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward’s opportunity to push out a remake is dwindling away. There was previously lots of rumors, seemingly confirming a remaster of the classic 2009 title.

With Modern Warfare’s series reboot currently dipping its toes into Infinity Ward’s previous releases’ storyline, there is a possibility that the developer might release the Modern Warfare 2 campaign remake as a bolt-on to the single-player embedded into their current title.

Modern Warfare 2 remastered.
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Could a MW2 remake be on the way?

Of course, while a remaster could be definitely on the cards, there has been no official announcement on the developer from Activision’s corner at the time of writing. Indeed, there is a possibility that a remastered version of Crash Bandicoot or Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater could be coming to next-gen.

Should Treyarch be steering the ship, it certainly makes sense for a Black Ops remake to make its way onto the next-generation of consoles.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.