WEAPONS coming in the next season of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War may have been leaked.
Early details about Season 2 are turning up online – and could reveal your next favourite gun.
Call of Duty Cold War is about to get a big updateCredit: Activision
New seasons on Call of Duty herald a major update, with lots of new goodies.
Usually the details are kept top-secret until right before launch.
But a Twitter data-miner named TailsDoll553 claims to have unearthed references to new guns inside game code.
One of them is a new fully-automatic SMG called the AI-LC10.
And there’s also a reference to a sniper rifle called the NTW-20.
That’s a real rifle produced by Denel Mechem in South Africa in the 1990s.
It has appeared in previous Modern Warfare and Black Ops games, and also inspired the SRS99 in the Halo series.
Other rumoured additions include a machete and an e-tool (basically a small spade).
Activision hasn’t confirmed any of the guns in this leak.
And even if they do exist, it’s possible that they could be scrapped before launch.
New weapons are on the wayCredit: Activision
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the hugely popular war sim series.
It hit shelves in November and plays out at the height of nuclear tensions between the US and Soviet Russia.
The storyline follows the real-world events of the Cold War – such as the Vietnam War – but will dramatise some elements.
An early teaser trailer revealed has that the game will include a hunt for Perseus – a spy working against the US for Russia.
The Cold War was a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union, but wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense.
Instead, both nations supported “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
The period is generally said to have run from 1947 through to 1991 – when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Cold War dropped November 19, 2020, and starts at £59.99 for a standard copy rising all the way to £89.99 for the Ultimate Edition.
The new Call of Duty season is expected to begin later this month.
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