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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 April 17 Update – Arsenal Sandstorm, Weapon Updates, And More

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Treyarch has released the latest Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and confirmed that Arsenal Sandstorm has now been officially released for free on all platforms following being delayed.

While some of the details mentioned in Treyarch’s update went live yesterday, the weather changed map is now live for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, alongside some playlists updates across MP, Blackout, and Zombies. The game settings update also includes some weapon changes across all modes of play in Black Ops 4.

Check out the full details:

Free Arsenal Sandstorm Map

As we put the finishing touches on three additional Multiplayer maps launching with our next Operation later this month for Black Ops Pass holders, we’re excited to release our newest alternate-weather map free for all players: Arsenal Sandstorm.

Hot on the heels of Contraband Hurricane, Arsenal Sandstorm is our most intricate map makeover yet in Black Ops 4. Players will need to adapt their playstyles to waves of sand sweeping across the environment, with limited visibility throughout the facility encouraging shorter-ranged engagements. We’re excited to see how player strategies will evolve on Arsenal Sandstorm, now in rotation on all platforms.

Deathmatch Domination Debuts on PS4

If you’ve ever wished your team could play the objective in Domination even if they’re just there for the streaks, we’ve got great news. Introducing Deathmatch Domination on PS4, a first-of-its-kind mode for the Black Ops series. In this new take on Domination, teams now have two ways to earn points toward the score limit: by capturing objectives, and by earning kills throughout the match. No matter how you play, you’ll be playing for the team. Get out there and let us know what you think in the comments.

Infected Now Live on All Platforms

Infected is now live in Multiplayer on all platforms! We’ve also made some improvements to gameplay and stability, including the addition of 10 seconds to the game clock instead of 30 when a Survivor becomes infected, to help keep matches from running longer than intended. Check out the patch notes below for what’s new, and if you’re an Infected newbie, be sure to get familiar with the preset Survivor classes so you’re ready to hit the ground running… for your life.

We’ve also made additional updates across all modes since our last community update, including weapon tuning to the Rampart and KN-57, an extension to the final Collapse timing in Blackout’s Alcatraz map, and more. Read on for the full list of what’s new:

  • Free Arsenal Sandstorm Multiplayer map in rotation today on all platforms.
  • Deathmatch Domination added as Featured Playlist in Multiplayer on PS4.
  • Infected added as Featured Playlist in Multiplayer on Xbox One and PC.
  • Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit (consoles), and Half-Off Heist (Xbox One) added to Featured category in Multiplayer.
  • Weapon tuning for Rampart and KN-57 in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.
  • Alcatraz final Collapse time increased from 60 seconds to 120 seconds.
  • PC curated playlists updated, including new Lone Wolf playlist.
  • Gameplay and stability improvements added for Infected.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Maps
    • Arsenal Sandstorm
      • Free alternate-weather version of Arsenal in rotation today on all platforms.
  • Game Modes
    • Infected
      • When a Survivor becomes infected, 10 seconds will now be added to the game clock instead of 30.
      • General stability fixes for Infected.
  • Weapon Tuning
    • Rampart 17
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
    • KN-57
      • Slightly reduced recoil.
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
      • Quickdraw: Increased ADS-in speed.

WORLD LEAGUE HUB

  • Statistics
    • Choosing Fresh Start will no longer clear World League Hub stats.

BLACKOUT

  • Alcatraz
    • Increased the final Collapse time from 60 seconds to 120 seconds.
  • Weapon Tuning
    • Rampart 17
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
    • KN-57
      • Slightly reduced recoil.

ZOMBIES

  • Weapon Tuning
    • Rampart 17
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
    • KN-57
      • Slightly reduced recoil.
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
      • Quickdraw: Increased ADS-in speed.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Deathmatch Domination
      • Added as new Featured Playlist on PS4.
      • Teams have two ways to earn points toward the round score limit: capturing objectives and earning kills.
      • Addressed an issue where Medals were not displaying properly.
  • Featured Playlists
    • Barebones Moshpit, Infected, Stockpile, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit join Deathmatch Domination in the Featured category this week.

MULTIPLAYER

Infected

  • Infected added as Featured Playlist on PS4.
  • Players are divided into two teams: Survivors vs. Infected, with one player randomly selected as the first Infected.
  • Infected players hunt down the Survivors and attack them to spread their disease, converting their victims into members of the Infected team.
  • Survivors choose from preset classes and kill/avoid the Infected throughout the match.
  • Survivors win by having at least one surviving member when the timer runs out. Infected team wins by infecting every Survivor in the map before time runs out.
  • Infected team can respawn an infinite number of times. Survivors have one life before they become Infected.
  • Timer resets every time a Survivor falls victim to the Infected team, or when a Survivor becomes Infected via suicide.
  • Preset classes for Survivors include:
    • Scrapper
      • Primary Weapon: Cordite w/ Laser Sight and Extended Mags
      • Secondary Weapon: Mozu w/ High Caliber
      • Equipment: Concussion
      • Perks: Gung-Ho, Lightweight, Dexterity
      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Gluttony
    • Impaler
      • Primary Weapon: VAPR-XKG w/ ELO and Bayonet
      • Secondary Weapon: Strife
      • Equipment: Molotov
      • Perks: Scavenger, Dexterity, Dead Silence
      • Wildcard: Primary Operator Mod
    • Lead Spitter
      • Primary Weapon: Titan w/ Reflex, Stock, and Quickdraw
      • Secondary Weapon: RK 7 Garrison
      • Equipment: Frag
      • Perks: Skulker, Dexterity, and Team Link
      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Greed
    • Perforator
      • Primary Weapon: ABR 223 w/ Suppressor, Quickdraw, and Extended Mags
      • Secondary Weapon: Strife
      • Equipment: Molotov
      • Perks: Scavenger, Skulker, and Dead Silence
      • Wildcard: Primary Gunfighter 1
    • Meat Bagger
      • Primary Weapon: Mozu w/ Speed Loader and Quickdraw
      • Secondary Weapon: MOG 12 w/ Quickdraw
      • Equipment: Concussion
      • Perks: Scavenger, Dexterity, and Team Link
      • Wildcard: Underkill
    • Headhunter
      • Primary Weapon: Paladin HB50 w/ High Caliber and Stabilizer
      • Secondary Weapon: MOG 12 w/ Long Barrel and Barrel Choke
      • Equipment: None
      • Perks: Dexterity, Skulker, and Tracker
      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Greed

Featured Playlists

  • Xbox One
    • Infected, Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, and Half-Off Heist added to the Featured category this week.
  • PC
    • Infected, Barebones Moshpit, and Stockpile added to the Featured category this week.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Core Playlist Updates
    • Team Deathmatch
    • Search & Destroy
    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Team Deathmatch
      • Kill Confirmed
    • Objective Moshpit
      • Control
      • Hardpoint
      • Domination
      • Safeguard
    • Lone Wolf Moshpit
      • Free For All
      • One In The Chamber
      • Gun Game
      • Heist
  • Match Start Requirements
    • Reduced Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements from 10 players to 8.
    • Reduced Hardcore Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements from 10 players to 8.
    • Reduced Objective Moshpit match start requirements from 8 players to 6.
    • Reduced Hardcore Objective Moshpit match start requirements from 8 players to 6.

BLACKOUT

  • Match Start Requirements
    • Reduced match start requirements from 100 players to 80 in current and future Blackout modes when applicable.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War

This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.

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For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.

Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.

Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.

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The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.

In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.

Evolution of Zombies video

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Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.

Some of the classic maps showcased include:

  • World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
  • Black Ops’ Five
  • Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
  • Black Ops 4’s IX

Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!

If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.

For more on Zombies, especially the latest Black Ops Cold War map, Mauer der Toten, be sure to stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List

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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.

Battlefield Portal vehicles

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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