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Call of Duty App receives update with Combat Record, Black Market, and more

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Activision has announced that an update is coming to the Call of Duty Companion app today with new features for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players to use from their iOS or Android device.

The app now features access to Combat Records for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, allowing players to inspect all of their stats directly from app. The app update also brings access to the Black Market, allowing players to track their Operation Contraband Streams, see what’s in some Reserves, and more.

Here’s the full details on what’s new:

Combat Record

Enter the Combat Record tab and enter the Barracks, where you’ll find an impressive selection of data for Black Ops 4 Multiplayer, from the following five main menus:

Weapons Stats: This defaults to the weapon you’ve historically used to deliver the most takedowns, though you’re able to see aggregated data for every single weapon available from all available types: Bare Hands, Tactical Rifles, Assault Rifles, Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Specialist, Light Machine Guns, Launchers, Pistols, Submachine Guns, or Melee weapons. Main stats are EKIA/D, EKIA, Headshots, and Deaths, with additional stats detailing Kills, K/D Ratio, Accuracy, Shots Fired, Shots Landed, [times you’re] Killed By, and total Damage inflicted. For example, you can view all the statistical information for Light Machine Guns as a category, as well as individual LMGs you favor (the Titan, VKM 750 or Hades).

If Specialist Weaponry is of particular interest, you can check your stats for every piece of customized kit available to every Specialist, from the Annihilator to the Grav Slam! Furthermore, as each bit of kit has a specific use, the stats are tailored to that information. For example, the Ice Pick has stats for usage, as well as “Hacked EKIA” information (the number of Enemies Killed in Action that were hacked).

Equipment Stats: Open this to check the stats on every type of Equipment and Special Issue Equipment you utilize, including Mesh Mines, Reactor Cores, 9-Bangs, Seekers, Cluster Grenades, Razor Wire, Sensor Darts, Tac-Deploys, Hawks, Assault Packs, Frags, Molotovs, Trophy Systems, and more.

The Usage Count, [times you’re] Killed By, Damage, and Assists are all shown for each piece of equipment, which also has more specific information where appropriate. For example, Razor Wire has a value for EKIA Slowed Enemies (the number of Enemies Killed in Action that were slowed by this device).

Scorestreak Stats: As you might expect, specific data (such as Usage Count and Assists) are included for and tailored to each remote device you’re able to utilize, which includes the RC-XD, Sentry, Hellstorm, Attack Chopper, Mantis, Lightning Strike, Dart, Care Package, Counter-UAV, Strike Team, UAV, Sniper’s Nest, and Gunship

Maps Stats: Past Multiplayer maps you’ve played (including weather variants), and game modes you’ve chosen are also logged with pertinent statistics, with EKIA/D, EKIA, Headshots, and Deaths as main information. Then there’s Additional Stats (Kills, K/D Ratio, Accuracy, Shots Fired, Shots Landed, Killed By, and Damage totals). Need to know your total shots fired on Arsenal Domination? You’re only a few taps away!

Attachment Stats: The last main section of Combat Record deals with EKIA/D, EKIA, Headshots, and Deaths for particular attachments that impact a weapon’s performance, and these also come with Additional Stats (Kills, K/D Ratio, Accuracy, Shots Fired, Shots Landed, Killed By, and Damage totals). Now you can check your potency with FMJ bullets, Barrel Chokes, the Steady Grip, and all other weapon attachments.

Friend Favoriting

If you’re wanting more options to connect with your Friends, then the Friend Favoriting section is likely to help: Your first-party friends now have a star next to them. Tap the star blue to “favorite” a friend, and they’re moved to the top of your friends list. Furthermore, you’re able to see when they sign on, and receive prompts after they complete certain activities, like winning a Blackout game. You’re also able to search for other players and check their stats (provided their privacy settings allow you to view them).

Black Market

Need a place to keep track of your gear, and see what’s coming to you soon? Then inspect the new Black Market tab under the Player menu, where the current Operation, and all Contraband Stream Tier information is given, including the tier you’re currently on, and the rewards you’re able to obtain as you level up. You’re also able to view potential rewards from the Reserves (like characters, weapons, and outfits).

Combat Record Readiness: Available Today!

This update to the Call of Duty Companion App is accessible today (April 4), both at the Apple Store and Google Store. Download it today and take Call of Duty® with you wherever you go.

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Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future

After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.

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Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.

Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.

This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.

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Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.

Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.

“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”

His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.

Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”

“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”

With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.

Image Credit: Activision / EA

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Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.

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One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.

Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.

Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.

However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.

The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.

Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.

Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.

The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.

This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.

Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.

He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”

Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.

Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.

Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy

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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 cosmetics and other items 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. With Cold War and Warzone offering special Rambo and John McClane skins and bringing back legendary Operators like Soap and Captain Price, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend COD Points.

Call of Duty offers a 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 or £1.79
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99 or £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99 or £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99 or £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99 or £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99 or £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99 or £84.99

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.

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 4 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.

Also, check out when Black Ops Cold War Season 5 and Warzone Season 5 are set to begin.

Image credits: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software

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