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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 November 12 Update – Black Market Changes

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Treyarch has released the latest Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Tuesday, November 12, and this new update has brought some huge changes to the Black Market.

The changes make the Black Market more user friendly and not a pay to win situation that it has been over the last year. Treyarch making this change so far out from launch seems to be related to the fact that Activision executives recently made the decision to not have any supply drops in Modern Warfare.

The new changes for the Black Market in Black Ops 4 are:

Black Market Revamp: Earn Weapons and Items in Blackjack’s Shop

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We’re excited to roll out today’s new Black Market revamp that gives all Black Ops 4 players new direct paths to earning new weapons and rewards through gameplay. Here’s what you’ll see when you visit Blackjack’s Shop today:

  • Pick-a-Weapon Bribe: Trade in 50 Reserve Cases to unlock a weapon of your choice from a Crate that also includes 2 Reserve items, along with a bonus of 5 Duplicate-Protected Crates for 15 additional Reserve items. Choose from a selection of base weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII weapons, Signature Weapons, and even the new MicroMG 9mm SMG or Eye of Apophis melee weapon. Watch for this bundle to refresh on a regular basis in the future.
  • Reserves Stack: This new rotating offer displays a Reserve item that you don’t currently own, which can be unlocked by trading in 2 Reserve Cases. With the Reserves Stack, you’ll be able to see Reserve items before acquiring them. This offer will refresh to reveal a new item on a regular basis and refreshes instantly after acquiring the current item on display.
  • My Deals: Two new rotating offers can now be unlocked with Reserve Cases and will always showcase items that you don’t currently own. Like the Reserves Stack, these will refresh on a regular basis, or instantly after the current item on display has been acquired.

If you see it in Blackjack’s Shop, you can earn it by trading in Reserve Cases! And speaking of new items to earn…

New Rewards and New Zombies Gauntlet on Xbox One + PC

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Today’s update introduces a new collection of Black Market rewards to earn on Xbox One and PC, including the new “MicroMG 9mm” SMG, “Eye of Apophis” amulet weapon, “Pentagon Thief” Blackout character, as well as new Reactive Camos, weapon camos, outfits, Death Effects, Weapon Charms, and more. If you haven’t seen the Eye of Apophis in action yet (or been on the receiving end of one)… it’s pretty wild.

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Our new “Tag der Toten” Zombies Gauntlet also arrives today on Xbox One and PC with “An Ice Day in Hell”, delivering 30 new rounds of challenges to complete for in-game rewards at rounds 10, 20, and 30. Good luck conquering all 30 with no strikes!2XP Stockpile in Multiplayer

Our second 2XP Featured Playlist joins the MP rotation this week with the return of Stockpile! We’ve had plenty of requests for this one to come back since its debut, so get in there and rank up all week long while it’s in the spotlight. Party game fans should keep an eye out for 2XP Prop Hunt coming to all platforms next Tuesday.

Duos Moshpit, Alcatraz Quads, Contract Fixes, and PC Optimization in Blackout

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We’re constantly examining Blackout wait times across multiple regions and optimizing playlists to make sure people get into matches as quickly and reliably as possible around the world. While the introduction of LTM Moshpits and our new rotating playlist schedule make this possible, we understand these changes can come at the expense of those who play core modes exclusively.

Furthermore, our Daily Contract schedule wasn’t properly lined up with the latest playlist schedule, which led to a few Contracts that couldn’t be completed on certain days last week. PC players have also been asking for ways to start matches sooner… and we definitely heard your feedback on Alcatraz Duos. Today, we’re addressing everything above.

Quads-only players: we heard you last week and we’re keeping Quads permanently. For players asking for more Duos matches, we’re introducing our new Duos Moshpit today featuring Ambush Duos, Hardcore Duos, Down But Not Out Duos, and Close Quarters Frenzy Duos. If variety isn’t your thing, core Duos will be added to rotation more frequently in the near future.

Alcatraz Quads is replacing Alcatraz Duos today, and we’re keeping it at Quads. We heard your feedback that redeploying into the chaos of Alcatraz is more forgiving and simply more fun as a full squad, and while we heard from players who preferred the Duo model, we agree that Alcatraz works better in fours.

Starting today on consoles, all Contracts should always line up with the playlists currently live in Blackout. For example, this means you shouldn’t see a Daily or Hard Contract that can’t be completed that day because the mode required was currently out of rotation. Let us know if you do.

We’ve recently adjusted the maximum player count for Moshpit game types on consoles to 80 players, ensuring a balanced chance of matching into any available LTM. And on PC, we’ve reduced the maximum player count to 60 with a minimum of 50 players on all core and limited-time mode playlists. This should result in faster match start times across the board, while keeping the max player count at 40 in Alcatraz. We’ve also brought the PC playlist selection back to three playlists per week to further improve matchmaking health.

Keep your feedback coming, and enjoy the new Duos LTMs this week!

Weapon Charm/Death Effect Bug Fix

This update also fixes the pesky bug that prevented certain Weapon Charms and Death Effects from staying equipped after a match. This one has proven especially tough to nail down, so please let us know if you’re still experiencing this issue after today’s game update.

Here’s what’s new today:

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GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • System Revamp
      • Reserve Cases can now be traded in for items in Blackjack’s Shop through the new Pick-a-Weapon Bribe, Reserves Stack, and My Deals offers.
    • Pick-a-Weapon Bribe
      • Regularly-scheduled bundle available in Blackjack’s Shop and Reserves screens in the Black Market.
      • Allows players to trade in 50 Reserve Cases to unlock a weapon of their choice from a Crate that also includes 2 Reserve items, along with a bonus of 5 Duplicate-Protected Crates.
    • Reserves Stack
      • Rotating offer that always displays an item from Reserves that the player does not currently own, which can be unlocked by trading in 2 Reserve Cases.
      • Allows players to see Reserve items before acquiring them.
      • Refreshes on a regular basis to reveal a new item, and will refresh instantly after the current item on display has been acquired.
    • My Deals
      • Two new rotating offers that can be unlocked with Reserve Cases and will always showcase items that the player does not currently own.
      • Refreshes on a regular basis to reveal a new item, and will refresh instantly after the current item on display has been acquired.
    • Duplicate-Protected Crates
      • Reserve Crate purchases are now always Duplicate-Protected.
    • Create-a-Class
      • Addressed an issue that could prevent certain Weapon Charms and Death Effects from stay equipped after a match.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Stockpile (2XP)
      • Nuketown
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
    • PC
      • Stockpile (2XP)
      • Nuketown
      • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Duos Moshpit
    • New Moshpit of Duos-only Blackout modes with a maximum of 80 players on consoles:
      • Ambush Duos
      • Hardcore Duos
      • Down But Not Out Duos
      • Close Quarters Frenzy Duos
    • Alcatraz
      • Alcatraz Portal Quads replaces Alcatraz Portal Duos.
    • Contracts
      • Contracts will now properly line up with available playlists on consoles.
  • Featured Playlists
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Duos Moshpit (Ambush, Hardcore, Down But Not Out, Close Quarters Frenzy)
      • Alcatraz Portal Quads
      • Quads
      • Solo
    • PC
      • Alcatraz Portal Quads
      • Duos Moshpit
      • Quads
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GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • New collection of rewards now available to earn in Reserves.
    • Rewards include the MicroMG 9mm SMG, Eye of Apophis melee weapon, Pentagon Thief Blackout character, and new Reactive Camos, weapon camos, outfits, Death Effects, Weapon Charms, Jump Packs, Gestures, and more.
  • ZOMBIES
    • Gauntlets
      • “An Ice Day in Hell” Gauntlet now available in “Tag der Toten”.
      • Complete 30 rounds of new challenges for rewards at Tiers 10, 20, and 30.
      • Complete all 30 rounds without a single strike for an exclusive cosmetic reward.
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BLACKOUT

  • Optimization
    • Maximum player count set to 60 with auto-start set to 50 players on all core and limited-time mode playlists for faster match start times.
    • Maximum player count remains at 40 for Alcatraz playlist.
  • Playlists
    • Schedule now reflects three available playlists each week for improved matchmaking.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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How much are COD Points? How to buy, price, how to spend & more

COD Points are the currency of Call of Duty. Here’s a guide on their price, how you can buy them, where to spend them, and what you can buy.

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COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great items for you to show off. So here’s a quick guide to tell you how much points cost, how you can buy them, where you can spend them, and what you can get.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. Call of Duty offers its own huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game and requires COD Points to do so.

So with our detailed guide today we’re going to run through the basics of COD Points to help you understand them, tell you what they do, and more.

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What is the price of COD Points?

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying COD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas some need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various COD Points bundles:

  • 200 COD Points for $1.99
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99

How do I buy COD Points?

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You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.

Official website

This method is only for PC players.

A quick visit to the Battle.net shop will take you to the aforementioned COD Points bundles, and you can take your pick.

PlayStation Store

This method is only for PlayStation players.

Head to the PlayStation Store either on your PS4, PS5, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or PSN credit.

Xbox Microsoft Store

This method is only for Xbox players.

Head to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or Xbox Gift cards.

Retailers

Online or select physical retailers will have copious amounts of COD Points vouchers and gift cards for you to purchase. There will be no difference between official sales and retails sales as they will all sell the same bundles.

Where do I spend my COD Points?

Now that you have a nice bundle of COD Points, where do you actually go to spend them? Well, the answer is rather simple: head to the in-game store for the game you’re playing, browse, and buy.

That’s it.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

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A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are currently in Season Two of their respective lifecycles at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 2, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough COD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:

Bundles

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The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

For a full look at every bundle in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, be sure to check out our detailed guide.

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5 best Call of Duty games ever ranked: Full tier list

We’ve gone through every single Call of Duty game ever and created a full tier list of them all, and then ranked our top 5 as well.

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We’ve taken the difficult task of sifting through every CoD game ever, and not only are we compiling a full tier list of every game, but we are ranking our top five as well.

It’s been nearly 20 years since Call of Duty released in 2003 and what a journey it has been. The franchise has explored many different eras in history and undergone countless changes. However, when you release so many games, some are bound to become lost, and some become legendary.

So it’s time to dig through a history of Call of Duty games to assign them our verdict and then select the absolute cream of the crop – and rank them.

Also, check out our 10 best guns in Black Ops Cold War: Weapon Tier List

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Call of Duty: Best games tier list

So many factors have gone into the decision-making process here such as the game’s respective campaigns, multiplayer, side modes, themes, guns, and a lot more. With all this in mind, we were able to grade each game.

Here is our Official tier list of all of Black Ops Cold War’s weapons:

  • S-Tier: CoD 4: Modern Warfare, CoD: World at War, CoD: Modern Warfare 2, CoD: Black Ops, CoD: Modern Warfare (2019)
  • A-Tier: CoD: Classic, CoD: Modern Warfare 3, CoD: Black Ops 2
  • B-Tier: CoD 2, CoD 3, CoD: Advanced Warfare, CoD: Black Ops 3, CoD: Black Ops 4, CoD: Black Ops Cold War
  • C-Tier: CoD: Ghosts, CoD: Infinite Warfare, CoD: WW2

Just to explain the system, our S-Tier games are the must-have, must-have played CoD titles, the A-Tier are superb CoD games that were just missing a certain something, B-Tier games are decent CoD games with some redeeming qualities, and C-Tier Call of Duty games just didn’t cut it for us.

Ranking the Best Call of Duty games of all time

5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019

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Modern Warfare yet again redefined the Call of Duty franchise, giving players one of the most polished and detailed Call of Duty titles ever created. It encompassed all that had made the series great to this point and made it feel as crisp as ever.

The campaign reintroduced classic characters, interspersed with memorable new ones, and a new storyline. The fresh but familiar feeling was sprinkled with an unsettling terrorist attack in Picadilly Circus, fights through a burning mine, and other horrifying scenes.

For multiplayer, animations were fine-tuned and weapons were overhauled to feel powerful in the hands of every player. We got exhilarating new modes such as Cyber Attack and even got the return of the much-loved Spec Ops Mode.

In March of 2020, Activision released Modern Warfare’s Warzone mode, a 150 player battle royale – which was an instant hit. It since become one of the premier experiences for battle royale with Warzone now well into its second season.

4. Call of Duty: World At War

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With the evolution of the Call of Duty engine during the development of CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Treyarch had the opportunity to make the most detailed World War 2 shooter experience yet. The first three Call of Duty games are rather unheralded compared to anything post CoD 4, but World at War restored that feeling and improved on it.

World At War delivered a chilling ride across the Pacific Theatre and Russian front. Gore mechanics made the game feel visceral and real, making the experience much more intense and realistic. The game’s fabulous campaign crescendos into an incredible final stretch, storming the Reichstag.

The multiplayer was a great extension of the new formula the series had discovered and transferred all those properties to World at War. The most incredible aspect of World at War though has to be the sleeper-hit, now must-have feature, Nazi Zombies.

The addition of Nacht Der Untoten, a post-campaign mini-game, revolutionized the multiplayer experience even more. The mode received three more maps through DLC and has been continued in every Treyarch Call of Duty game since.

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Needless to say, the anticipation and excitement of a Modern Warfare sequel reached unprecedented heights. The follow-up more than surpassed expectations by delivering another jaw-dropping campaign featuring iconic figures like Captain Price, Commander Shepard, Ghost, and a playable Soap. The game become notorious for its “No Russian” mission and other controversial moments.

The multiplayer formula was in full-swing now and Modern Warfare 2 introduced a brand new set of 15 selectable killstreak rewards – including the game-changing nuke. Maps like Terminal and Rust would go onto be celebrated in CoD folklore, and the era of the 360 no-scope was born.

If all this wasn’t enough, we also got “Special Ops”, a mode for 1-2 players that recreated and expanded upon many scenarios from the first two Modern Warfare games, and challenged the players to get maximum stars.

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops

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Instead of doing a direct sequel to World at War like Infinity Ward was doing with Modern Warfare, Treyarch slapped on a new title: “Black Ops”.

In order to bring a unique experience, they set their first Black Ops game during the Vietnam era. In the Campaign, players would be part of an elite squad working alongside the CIA in covert operations around the globe. We got the historic “What do the numbers mean?” and the return of fan-favorite Viktor Reznov – played by Gary Oldman.

Zombies delivered another round, or 100, of intense undead-killing action, and introduced another new concept to the series in the form of Dead Ops. A top-down, arcade twin-stick shooter with power-ups, up to 4 players, and hours of fun.

The multiplayer front continued to deliver months of unforgettable action with a litany of unmistakable maps: including one of the most divisive maps in Call of Duty history – Nuketown.

1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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The game that started it all and began a revolution in the first-person shooter industry. After years of companies generally churning out different variations of World War games, Infinity Ward ripped up the playbook and started from scratch with a hot new take on the modern-day conflict.

The campaign was one spellbinding encounter after another taking the player on a violent journey of death, destruction, and even nuclear devastation. The one-two salvo of All Ghillied Up and One Shot, One Kill is as good as two missions come in an FPS game, and it all culminates in breathtaking fashion.

Even more remarkable than Soap’s fruit-killing skills is the way in which Infinity Ward single-handedly reshaped online multiplayer as we know it. Seamlessly blending together class systems, satisfying weaponry, all-time great maps, and more.

The game would cement Call of Duty as one of the most successful video game franchises in history and is still hotter than ever thanks to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.


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Every Call of Duty creator code: Streamers, pros, more

Call of Duty’s Support a Creator program allows players to support their favorite content creators and pros, so here’s every code you can use.

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Activision is enabling fans to support their favorite Call of Duty pro players and content creators with the ‘Support a Creator’ program, so here’s everyone you can support through the Store.

With some of the biggest names in gaming playing and promoting Call of Duty, Activision has launched the ‘Support a Creator’ program. Here, CDL pro players, streamers, and YouTubers receive a cut of the profits made from purchases in the Call of Duty Store.

Across Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War, these creators and pros will receive $5 for every 10,000 CoD Points spent with their code inputted.

How to use CoD Support a Creator code

To support your favorite Call of Duty content creator or pro, you need to enter their code in the Store.

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After purchasing CoD Points, make sure you have inputted one of the creator codes below before purchasing any bundles from the Store.

To select a creator to support:

  1. Launch Modern Warfare, Warzone, or Black Ops Cold War
  2. Navigate to the Store tab
  3. Select “Support a Creator”
  4. Input one of the creator codes below
  5. Purchase a Bundle or Battle Pass with your CoD Points
  6. Your selected creator or pro will now receive a portion of the profits from your purchase

These codes will expire after two weeks, so make sure to double-check you have a code inputted before making a purchase.

And as a reminder, enter these creator codes in all caps.

Twitch and YouTuber creator codes

The Support a Creator program was released in August 2020, and as it continues to develop, more and more creators are receiving codes.

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Here are the creator codes for some of the biggest and most recognizable names in Call of Duty:

  • FaZe Swagg: “SWAGG”
  • TimTheTatman: “TIMTHETATMAN”
  • TeeP: “TEEP”
  • Spratt: “SPRATT”
  • Symfuhny: “SYM”
  • NuFo: “NUFO”
  • NoisyButters: “BUTTERS”
  • ShawnJGaming: “SHAWNJ”
  • Vikkstar123: “VIKK”
  • Michi: “MICHI”
  • GoldGloveTV: “GOLDGLOVE”
  • NICKMERCS: “MFAM”
  • Drfit0r: “DRIFT0R”
  • JackFrags: “JACKFRAGS”
  • MarleyThirteen: “MARLEY”
  • CouRage: “COURAGE”
  • Chaos: “CHAOS”
  • HusKerrs: “HUSKERRS”
  • PrestigeIsKey: “PRESTIGE”
  • KRNG Espresso: “ESPRESSO”
  • Tejbz: “TEJBZ”

Call of Duty League players creator codes

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A selection of “all-star” CDL pros have received creator codes. With the program continuing to develop, expect more players to be added as the 2021 Season develops.

Here is a list of the 2020 and 2021 Season’s CDL pro players creator codes:

  • aBeZy: “ABEZY”
  • Apathy: “APATHY”
  • Arcitys: “ARCITYS”
  • Attach: “ATTACH”
  • Blazt: “BLAZT”
  • Crimsix: “CRIM”
  • Cammy: “CAMMY”
  • Cellium: “CELLIUM”
  • Clayser: “CLAY”
  • CleanX: “CLEANX”
  • Dashy: “DASHY”
  • Denz: “DENZ”
  • Enable: “ENABLE”
  • Envoy: “ENVOY”
  • FormaL: “FORMAL”
  • GodRX: “GODRX”
  • Huke: “HUKE”
  • iLLeY: “ILLEY”
  • KiSMET: “KISMET”
  • Kuavo: “KUAVO”
  • Mack: “MACK”
  • Methodz: “METHODZ”
  • Octane: “OCTANE”
  • Scump: “SCUMP”
  • Seany: “SEANY”
  • Shotzzy: “SHOTZZY”
  • SiLLY: “SILLY”
  • Simp: “SIMP”
  • Skrapz: “SKRAPZ”
  • Skyz: “SKYZ”
  • SlasheR: “SLASHER”
  • Vivid: “VIVID”
  • Owakening: “WAKE”
  • Wuskin: “WUSKIN”
  • ZooMaa: “ZOOMAA”

If you have a creator code and aren’t included here, please Tweet us @CharlieINTEL, and we’ll be delighted to add you to this list.

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