No Plan Survives the First Encounter With the Enemy
Are you looking forward to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War? We sure are, as you can probably tell from our previous coverage. Noise levels, sniper nerfs, zombies, if it has Cold War in the title we’ve talked about it. So it’s really no surprise that we’ve got something to say about the new mode Treyarch has just unveiled and the killer trailer that dropped with it. Fireteam: Dirty Bomb is a 40 player battle that pits ten teams of four players against each other in a struggle for uranium and the titular Dirty Bombs. The victory conditions are simple: put the uranium in the bombs and set them off. Whichever team detonates the most Dirty Bombs will be the winner. With that many friends on your side, it sounds pretty straightforward, right? As if. Take a look at this trailer and see if you still think Fireteam: Dirty Bomb will be a walk in the park.
That’s what we thought. Helicopters, tanks, motorbikes, explosions everywhere, possible environmental threats from the Dirty Bombs… it’s chaos all the way down, and we’re loving it. The trailer suggests that there will be four Dirty Bombs and an unknown number of uranium deposits hidden throughout the map, so get ready to do some snooping with your shooting. Don’t worry, there’ll definitely be plenty of shooting, too. And driving–with 40 players on the same map, there’ll be a huge emphasis on vehicle combat. Think Battlefield team fights, but with location-based objectives, and also, you know, Dirty Bombs. Should be a ton of fun for people to try out during the open beta.
Speaking of which, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now in open beta for all PS4 players, whether you preordered the game or not, and early access for Xbox and PC preorders begins today. On October 17th, the game will see open beta on all platforms until October 19th. Play while you can!