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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have a 40-player Fireteam mode

The biggest mode in the game

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players riding in a dune buggy Image: Treyarch, Raven Software/Activision
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On Wednesday, Treyarch shared the first new details on the multiplayer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, including a brand new mode called Fireteam. Fireteam will be Black Ops Cold War’s biggest mode and will throw 40 players onto a map at once to compete over special objectives.

To help break up the mode’s massive number of players in each match, players will be divided into squads of four called fireteams. To help accommodate all these players, Fireteam will also take place on specific larger maps, complete with vehicles to help squads traverse the map.

Fireteam will have a variety of game modes, but Treyarch only introduced one during the stream called Dirty Bomb. Dirty Bomb tasks squads with finding uranium that’s hidden on the map and delivering it to certain dirty bomb locations. Once players have delivered the and armed the bomb, it will explode irradiating the area around it and changing that section of the map for the rest of the match.

During the stream, Treyarch studio design director David Vonderhaar said that the developer will have more to share in the near future ahead of Black Ops Cold War’s public beta.

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