Barrett .50 Cal Appears to Leak Ahead of Black Ops Cold War Release

The Barrett .50 Cal sniper rifle may be in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The Barrett .50 Cal sniper rifle may be in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War / Photo by Treyarch/Activision

A Call of Duty data miner appears to have uncovered the ever-popular Barrett .50 Cal sniper rifle in the files for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, suggesting the rifle will appear in the upcoming title.

The data miner u/bigoof68 posted footage of the gun's texture, firing animation and scope-in animation on the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. The rifle doesn't appear to have a reloading animation, a scoped view or any sound effects.

The Barrett .50 Cal has appeared in several Call of Duty games, including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, and Black Ops 2. Its stopping power has made it a fixture in each game's multiplayer, and one of the most beloved guns in the franchise's history. The Rytec AMR is widely considered a spiritual successor to the Barrett .50 Cal.

This footage is far from confirmation that Barrett .50 Cal will return in Cold War, but it is possible. The game is set to launch Nov. 13.