New Black Ops Cold War “Dropkick” Game mode leaked

Andrew Highton

Black Ops Cold War has only been out for a couple of weeks, but Treyarch are already working on new content for players to enjoy, with a new game mode named “Dropkick” leaked ahead of launch.

As with previous CoD games, its developer is shaping up to support the FPS giant with a year’s worth of content to maintain its fanbase. BOCW is no different as Season One is looming ever-closer, meaning new additions are near.

One such change seems to be a new mode called Dropkick. Very much playing on the game’s nuclear influences, the mode has been hinted at in BOCW itself.

What is Dropkick?

The information has leaked through the game’s actual in-game loading screens. As players impatiently endure the pre-game setup and test out their itchy trigger-finger, the game describes what Treyarch‘s new mode is all about.

The first leaked line reads as follows: “If you die while your team is holding the objective, you won’t respawn until the carrier is eliminated.”

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So it could be a case of being a longer-form game mode, but similar to Headquarters in that you’ve got to try and have the team be successful, otherwise you sit things out and wait your turn.

The other line that’s been revealed is: “Gain access to launch codes while holding the objective in Dropkick to deploy a powerful nuke and declare victory.”

This evidence would suggest that it’s something similar to Sabotage in that it’s a continuous mode – unlike Search & Destroy – and requires a degree of teamwork to succeed.

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When will it be available?

As of writing, there’s no specific hint as to when we’ll be able to get stuck into Dropkick. As we said, Season One’s start date is approaching, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see lots of new maps and modes announced before it starts.

It does also beg the question, what other nuclear-related items will we see in the game? Given that the game’s theme is based around the extreme threat of nuclear threat in the ’80s, we already have Fireteam that features nukes, now Dropkick could add to that.

Is it possible we’ll see the Nuke killstreak added at some point to really shake up the game? Only time will tell.

Image credits: Treyarch, ModernWarzone

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