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'Black Ops Cold War' Trailer Unveils Massive New Mode, Potential 'Warzone' Map

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'Black Ops Cold War' Trailer Unveils Massive New Mode, Potential 'Warzone' Map

With Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War less than one month away from launch, Activision has dropped a trailer for one of the brand-new modes we can expect to see in the multiplayer shooter.

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Fireteam: Dirty Bomb is a large-scale mode that supports up to 40 players, parachute mechanics, vehicles, and perks. In many ways, it's Treyarch's answer to the massive Ground War mode that Infinity Ward introduced in 2019's Modern Warfare. Take a look at the trailer for Fireteam: Dirty Bomb below.

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The aim of the mode is for players to deposit and detonate uranium to "dominate the enemy". Activision also confirmed that players will be able to try out Fireteam: Dirty Bomb across two new maps as part of the Black Ops Cold War beta this weekend.

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What's really interesting about this new mode, however, is that it might just have given us our first official look at the long-rumoured second map for Call Of Duty: Warzone. Dataminers recently found references in the Black Ops Cold War files to "wz_startscreen" with the two Fireteam included in the files.

These leaked clips showed footage of ski slopes and a large wintry forest, which lines up with the official Fireteam trailer and a previous datamine from a few months that suggested four specific areas that were coming to Warzone as part of a new or significantly overhauled map. These four new zones, as spotted by dataminers were Duga, Forest, Russia, and Ski Slopes.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War / Credit: Activision
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War / Credit: Activision
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Those who have played both Modern Warfare and Warzone will know that the current Verdansk map is mostly made up of numerous Ground War maps. The overriding theory right now is that this new battle royale map will stitch together the Fireteam maps to create a fresh and completely updated map for Warzone that brings it in line with Black Ops Cold War.

It's unclear whether this new map would exist alongside the current Verdansk map or replace it, but I suspect the former. The way Infinity Ward makes subtle changes to its map to tell an ongoing story suggests to me that it's best if Warzone focuses in on one map at at time. Besides, we've had Verdansk for six months or so now, and I don't think anyone out there would object to a change in scenery.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch, Activision

Ewan Moore
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