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An unexpected turn of events has taken place in the lead-up to the multiplayer reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Earlier today, a Twitch streamer by the name of DougIsRaw accidentally went live with Alpha gameplay. The stream was live for seven minutes before either Twitch or Activision took the broadcast down. However, hundreds of viewers tuned in and saw the first-ever gameplay of Black Ops Cold War. Let’s go over what we saw and what this means for the future of the game.
Early Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Of course, we’re not able to show any clips or gameplay of what was shown on the Twitch stream. Activision is extremely vigilant when it comes to leaks and nearly every Twitch clip of the stream has already been taken down. However, we were able to catch a few minutes of the broadcast.
DougIsRaw went live around an hour ago and presumably made a mistake. Doug is a prominent and partnered Call of Duty streamer, so this wasn’t supposed to be a leak. The footage that was shown is reportedly from an event that content creators were invited to as early as today.
In regards to the gameplay from the stream, we were able to see the map, HUD, weapons, and game modes being played. Other content creators were also seen in the lobby, so this was definitely a capture event. Most likely, this footage was supposed to go live after the official multiplayer reveal on September 9.
The map that was shown off was reportedly the Miami nightclub that was previously leaked. We also saw what looked to be a Famas assault rifle. The mode being played appeared to be something new that hasn’t been seen before.
In terms of what this means for the future of Black Ops Cold War, it’s currently unclear. There have been rumors that an Alpha for the game could go live after the September 9 multiplayer reveal. While this new footage doesn’t confirm that, it bodes well for that possibility.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated with any further developments to this story here at Daily Esports.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.