A New Leak Gives Us a Good Look

Some footage from the alpha of this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War seems to have leaked online, giving us some looks into the details of the game’s multiplayer ahead of its official reveal on September 9th.

The Leak Came From Twitch

The alpha footage looks to have been accidentally streamed on Twitch by DougisRaw for roughly seven minutes. Four minutes of that footage was captured and has been circulating online.

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The footage shows a match of 6v6 VIP Escort, taking place on a new map called Miami. Here is a list of all the details you can glimpse from the footage:

  • The four starting classes are Stealth Ops, Pointman, Grenadier, Fire Support and Double Agent.
  • Weapons have five attachment slots and level-based progression.
  • Some weapons shown in the footage include the XM4, the AK-74u, the M16 and the Gallo SA12 Shotgun.
  • Every loadout has a Tactical, Lethal and Field Upgrade slot, which is filled by the ‘Field Mic’ equipment in this footage.
  • Perks include Tactical Mask, Flak Jacket, Quartermaster, Scavenger, Ninja and Ghost.
  • Every loadout has a ‘Wildcards’ slot that lets players modify their loadout. One custom class features a wildcard called ‘Perk Greed’ which appears to let players take two perks per section.
  • Another Wildcard called ‘Danger Close’ looks as if it provides double tactical and lethal grenades.
  • It looks like multiplayer maps open with a quick cinematic – in this case, the team jumps out of a van.
  • Players only have one life each and can be incapacitated and revived in VIP Escort – the match ends when a team wins four rounds.
  • Each player has a visual health bar that gets depleted as they’re shot.
  • The two factions in this particular mission are known as the CIA and the DGI.
  • The round ends with a montage of the ‘Best Play’ of the game.

Call of Duty Looks to Innovate

We just recently had our official announcement for the game after many months of teasing and rumors. The single-player campaign will be a direct sequel to the very first Black Ops game from 2010. It will feature branching-missions with multiple endings and consequences for your actions. It will continue to support Warzone, the popular battle royale mode that was first launched along with last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

We will be sure to learn even more when the multiplayer is officially shown on September 9th and you know we will be the first to tell you about it.

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