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Call Of Duty Warzone Reveal Event: Here's What Happened With The Nuke

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was revealed inside Warzone, with players scrambling to take cover in the stadium.


It's over: The Call of Duty: Warzone reveal event for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has concluded, leading to the unveiling of a new trailer and our first glimpse at Cold War's campaign and multiplayer. The nature of Cold War's reveal was much different than the standard Call of Duty game, and this was a much different sort of event for Call of Duty than we've ever seen before. It sent Warzone players scrambling to secure control of a weapon before delivering out first look at the next game in the series.

There's been speculation for quite some time that the secret nuclear weapon hiding on Warzone's Verdansk map would be detonated at some point. With Activision confirming that Cold War's reveal would happen inside the game, it seemed as if that detonation would lead to some change in the map. It temporarily changed exactly how Warzone could be interacted with, although things are now back to normal.

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Now Playing: Call Of Duty: Warzone Cold War Reveal Event-- Know Your History

Following a playlist update, all standard playlists were temporarily removed in favor of a special one called Know Your History. By diving in, you're able to squad up and attempt to complete four objectives, dubbed "Steps to Freedom:"

  • Collect the Map Codes
  • Secure the Key
  • Crack the Map Code
  • Wield the Weapon

All squads in the match compete to do this, killing other players, collecting the key, and ultimately meeting with returning Black Ops character Frank Woods. He gives you a new weapon, Bay of Pigs, which you can see below. It's a legendary blueprint for the SKS that unlocks for regular use in the game.

During the match, players are periodically shown video overlays and interference with different messages and characters. Once enough times elapses--you'll see a timer just below the minimap--everyone is warned to take shelter at the stadium. Once you make it inside, the game transitions into the Black Ops Cold War trailer, which concludes with a peek at multiplayer--which will be more fully unveiled on September 9. We know Zombies is making a comeback, but it's unclear if it will be part of that particular event.

Warzone's new Bay of Pigs weapon
Warzone's new Bay of Pigs weapon

Based on a recent preview event, we have a ton of coverage on what we've learned about Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, all of which you can see below.

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