First look at new Warzone Verdansk 1980s revamp leaks in celebrity commercial

Call of Duty: Warzone

Verdansk is in for a 1980s themed revamp in the near future with new leaks arriving.

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A first look at what’s next for CoD Warzone has leaked via a celebrity commercial that was posted to Twitter.

The commercial, along with all accompanied videos of it, has since been deleted already. Activision has started to strike everyone and anything that tries to report on the actual images or videos itself. The video featured celebrities including Young Thug and Jack Harlow.

The leaked commercial give fans a first look at the next evolution of Verdansk in Warzone.

The commercial featured scenes showcasing the Verdansk map being ‘transformed’ into a 1980s version of itself. It looks almost like a version of Verdansk being rewinded back in time when things were still being built and pieced together.

The 1980s transformation comes as Activision looks to further bring the world of Cold War to life in Warzone.

We are unable to show you any images or videos from the leak in this article because of DMCA notice from Activision. The account that originally posted the video has also deleted it because of a DMCA request.

Verdansk 1980s

The newest, leaked commercial featured celebrities in a helicopter going through different areas of Verdansk as it transformed. The video focused on four key areas of the current Verdansk map, which are seeing major changes as it evolves into the Cold War era.

The locations included changes to the Stadium, Dam, Airport, and surrounding forestry currently in Verdansk. There were also some changes to Downtown.

In addition, the video also showcased the map in a very similar engine to the current Warzone, meaning we should not expect any engine changes.

The entire Stadium was transformed from the stadium into a wide open, under construction Stadium with only half of the area built with a crane in the other half continuing construction. It also showcased forest areas of the map changing to places with satellites and open towers.

The Dam was changed into a Bridge that connects the two areas, and the water was completely removed. The under part of it was wide open forest now, as it adds more to the overall map.

The commercial also showcased an underground rail area – 1980s themed, and a new Cold War-style plane in the Airport.

This one minute long trailer has been striked and removed from all areas online, as Activision is not ready to showcase the content yet. The trailer also looked to be still work in progress as there was no legal ratings or requirements in the entire video.

When will it release?

When this is supposed to launch remains to be seen, but if a commercial is in the final stages, then we should be expecting something soon. Season 3 of Warzone is expected on April 22, per the Battle Pass timer, and the countdown towards a ‘end’ has been teased by Activision for a while now.

VGC sources have stated that a ‘nuke event’ is set for April in Warzone. Zombies have been invading the map slowly but surely as the weeks of Season 2 have gone by.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

16 new Operator Bundles have been found in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2’s Reloaded mid-season patch.

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Black Ops Cold War character using a sniper rifle

The Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Reloaded mid-season update is officially here, and 15 new bundles have been discovered in the game files by COD Tracker.

The mid-season update is the biggest patch the game has received since Cold War and Warzone Season 2 started, introducing some major bug fixes, a nerf for the ultra-powerful AUG, and the activation of the Containment Monitor Stations , allowing players to purchase the new Foresight streak.

Of course, data miners and leakers are already sifting through the game files to see what else has been added to the games, and discovering secrets and new items that will be making an appearance in both titles in the near future.

Players are always excited to see what new cosmetics will be coming in the near future in the form of Operator bundles, which include character models, weapon skins, emblems, reticles, and more. Thanks to COD Tracker, we can take a look at every Operator bundle coming to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Ancient Sacrifice – 800 CoD Points

Ancient Sacrifice Call of Duty bundle

Automatic Return – 500 CoD Points

Automatic Return Call of Duty bundle

Bogged Down – 1,600 CoD Points

Bogged Down Call of Duty bundle

Bomb Squad – 1,000 CoD Points

Bomb Squad Call of Duty bundle

Corpse Collector – 2,000 CoD Points

Corpse Collector Call of Duty bundle

Hellscream Mastercraft Bundle – 2,400 CoD Points

Hellscream Mastercraft Call of Duty bundle

Hippity Hoppity – 2,000 CoD Points

Hippity Hoppity Call of Duty bundle

Jackpot Sniper – 1,200 CoD Points

Jackpot Sniper Call of Duty bundle

Rivas Operator Bundle – 2,400 CoD Points

Rivas Operator Call of Duty bundle

Stitch Sentinel – 2,400 CoD Points

Stitch Sentinel Call of Duty bundle

Take Charge! – 1,800 CoD Points

Take Charge! Call of Duty bundle

Tracer Pack: Gigaswatt Mastercraft Bundle – 2,200 CoD Points

Tracer Pack Gigaswatt Mastercraft Call of Duty bundle

Tracer Pack: Stoner’s Delight Bundle – 2,400 CoD Points

Tracer Pack Stoners Delight Call of Duty bundle

Valkyrie Rising – 1,100 CoD Points

Valkyrie Rising Call of Duty bundle

Wolf Operator Bundle – 2,400 CoD Points

Wolf Operator Call of Duty bundle

Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of unique looks for players to rock in Warzone and Cold War, with special skins to mark Easter Monday and April 20.

Of course, not all of these bundles will be available to purchase in the in-game store just yet, but it’s likely they’ll be released throughout the rest of Season 2.

Some may not even be added to the game before Warzone Season 3‘s launch, so be prepared that your favorites may not appear any time soon.

Call of Duty: Warzone

BOCW’s AK-74u is an extremely strong SMG in Warzone Season 2, so here are the best attachments to maximize its potential.

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March 31, 2021

Warzone AK-74u loadout

The AK-74u is an incredibly strong Black Ops Cold War weapon in Warzone Season 2, so here are the best attachments and perks to dominate close-mid range combat.

Although you could create an AK-74u through Modern Warfare’s Gunsmith, it had high recoil and lackluster damage. However, Black Ops Cold War has allowed players to wield this fan-favorite SMG as it’s meant to be.

Taking the AK-74u into Warzone will give you a powerful weapon that can be vastly improved with the right attachments. Here’s the best AK-74u loadout and perks to bring into Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Best AK-74u Warzone loadout

Best Warzone AK-74u attachments
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 9.3″ VDV Reinforced
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 40 Rnd Drum

This AK-74u is built to dominate up close, while also being useful in medium-range situations. You’ll be surprised at how fast this weapon can rip off plates and down enemies. Pair this with a Sniper Rifle and your loadout will be effective no matter how far away your target is.

First, we’ve added the GRU Suppressor. This works the same as Modern Warfare’s Monolithic Suppressor, boosting the SMG’s damage at range while keeping you off the minimap. To make the weapon more versatile and effective over distance, the 9.3″ VDV Reinforced barrel will increase its damage range.

Warzone AK-74u in-game

To make you as accurate as possible, the Spetsnaz Grip is your best bet. This gives a significant reduction to both vertical and horizontal recoil, allowing for precise shots even at medium range.

For ammunition, we’ve gone with the 40 Rnd Drum. With an SMG, you want to be as mobile as possible and some of the mags reduce your ADS speed. The standard 40 round doesn’t impact your mobility, only reducing your reload speed, which is a worthwhile tradeoff. And finally, to increase your movement speed while shooting, the KGB Skeletal Stock is an excellent choice.

Best perks to use with Warzone AK-74u

A weapon loadout is only as good as its perks, so here are the best player upgrades to use with the AK-74u.

Warzone Overkill perk
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill (and then Ghost)
  • Perk 3: Amped

With many players using Semtex and C4 to get the upper hand in a fight, E.O.D will allow you to tank an onslaught of explosive damage.

The AK-74u will lose a lot of power over distance, so use Overkill to equip it with a long-range weapon such as a sniper or Assault Rifle.

Keep the ’74u with these attachments in a loadout with Ghost too, so if you collect a second loadout, you can have both weapons and be hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

If you’re swapping from your primary weapon to secondary, you want this swap to be as fast as possible. The Amped perk increases weapon switch speed, stopping you from being defenseless while changing guns.

AK-74u in black ops cold war

How to unlock the AK-74u in Warzone

The AK-74u is simple to unlock, you just need to hit level 19 while playing Warzone or Black Ops Cold War. This shouldn’t take long, simply play the game for a couple of hours and you’ll quickly unlock it.

Best AK-74u alternatives in Warzone Season 2

The AK-74u is best suited for close-medium range engagements, so you’ll want weapons that perform similarly. The Bullfrog is an excellent Cold War SMG with an insanely strong headshot multiplier, and the AS VAL is an Assault Rifle with one of the fastest time-to-kills in the game.


Use the AK-74u and these perks at close to medium range, and you’ll find yourself using an excellent accompaniment to Sniper Rifles in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Cheaters are getting hacked on their computers with new malware.

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March 31, 2021

Some cheaters received an unexpected surprise as a new Warzone hack has been discovered to have malware.

An extensive new report published Activision security research division reveals that a popular cheating tool that hackers use in Warzone was actually used to hack into players’ computers.

The report says that the company found a specific cheat was designed to be used “against gamers by masquerading as a cheat for Call of Duty: Warzone. This particular tool is considered a dropper, a piece of malware that is used to install or deliver an additional payload, such as credential stealing malware, on a target system or device.”

Further, the report reveals that the “dropper”, which is “a dropper is a means to an end, rather than the end itself – but still is a critical link in the chain,” continued malware. “The dropper examined in this report, “Cod Dropper v0.1”, can be customized to install other, more destructive, malware onto the targets’ machines,” Activision’s new report says.

This is the cheat in question, per the report and how it was accessed for users who downloaded it.

The creators of this cheat, as described in the report, were explaining to users how to then take over computers of users who installed the said cheat onto the PCs.

A message shared by Activision in their report exposes what the cheat was doing to users’ computers. Discord messages showcase the intentions behind this:

Players who used the said hack were then targeted on their own computer to have their data taken against their permission. The executive report published goes in depth as to what this software did.

The 26 page review concludes with that fact that it looks like a genuine cheat, but in fact is a malware that destroys your own computer and data.

“When it comes down to it, the dependencies for a “genuine” cheat to work are the same as those needed by most malware tools to successfully execute. System protections need to be bypassed or disabled, and privileges need to be escalated to allow the program to run correctly and/or establish persistence.”

“While this method is rather simplistic, it is ultimately a social engineering technique that leverages the willingness of its target (players that want to cheat) to voluntarily lower their security protections and ignore warnings about running potentially malicious software.”

Cheating has been a major problem for Call of Duty: Warzone since the game’s launch in March 2020.

Activision has promised more streamlined communication on cheating situation recently, with Raven Software providing almost bi-weekly updates on ban waves. The studio recently banned 15,000 accounts, and they are approaching a total of 400,000 bans here soon.

Source: VICE

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