Black Ops Cold War: Dirty Bomb Fireteam Mode Revealed
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Black Ops Cold War: Dirty Bomb Fireteam Mode Revealed

Lloyd Coombes
8 October 2020

Clean up!

Black Ops Cold War will offer a new mode called Dirty Bomb, as part of the new "Fireteam" mode that was revealed as part of last month's multiplayer reveal.

In a new blog post, the devs revealed more information on the mode.

Black Ops Cold War: Dirty Bomb Mode Revealed

In the blog post, the devs revealed that the mode will feature 40 players split into 10 teams on large maps.

"Available for the first time during Weekend 2 of the Beta on two new large-scale maps, Fireteam: Dirty Bomb cranks the action up to 11 with multi-squad insanity."

"A total of 40 players broken out into 10 teams will compete to take out enemies, collect uranium caches, locate Dirty Bombs scattered throughout the map, and successfully deposit their uranium into said bombs to detonate them and get the win."

"Each detonation causes radiation to leak out to large areas of the map, scoring points for the team that ignited the bomb and transforming huge portions of the map into radioactive hazards for everyone. The longer a player hangs onto uranium, the longer radiation sickness sets in. This affects Perk benefits, movement, health regeneration, and ultimately, your Operator’s life."

"When that life runs out, you’ll experience the Fireteam Spawn system unique to Fireteam modes in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer. You’ll have to make a tactical choice in redeploying into the map by spawning onto a teammate not currently in combat, by parachuting right back into the action, or by spawning directly into the passenger seat of a teammate’s vehicle for instant gratification."

David Vonderhaar, Treyarch's Studio Design Director, added the following:

“Across every Fireteam mission and mode, you’ll discover some of the most imaginative game loops we’ve ever designed. The Fireteam format allows us to emphasize teamwork and reward creativity, and it allows you to do things you’ve never done in Black Ops Multiplayer before.”

If you're jumping in this weekend, the developers have promised a big step up from the Alpha.

In other news, Modern Warfare Season 6 is here, although it's still a sizeable download.

Black Ops: Cold War featured heavily in the PS5 showcase we saw last month, but there may be some things that you missed.

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Then there's the seemingly inevitable Modern Warfare Season 7, which we've rounded up all the latest news for here.

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