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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 April 2 Update – Alcatraz Blackout map, Zombies Server Pause, and more

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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.

The update brings the Alcatraz Blackout map to PS4.

Today’s Game Settings Update for Black Ops 4 on Xbox One and PC brings many items that PlayStation 4 got last week, including the addition of the Barebones MP mode, a Free Weapon Crate just by visiting the Black Market, Ancient Evil for Black Ops Pass Owners, and more.

Here’s everything that is live now on Xbox One and PC:

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Barebones
      • Barebones added as Featured Playlist on PS4.
      • 6v6 with no Specialist Weapons, Special Issue Equipment, Gear, or Operator Mods allowed.
      • Equipment is now single-use with no cooldowns. Equipment is fully charged on each respawn.
      • Spawn Select disabled.
      • Both playlists include Team Deathmatch and Domination.
      • Core and Hardcore playlists available in Featured category.

ZOMBIES

  • Maps
    • Ancient Evil
      • New “Ancient Evil” map added for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • New Perk
    • Zombshell
      • Basic zombies have a chance to explode when killed, leaving behind a contamination field that slows enemies and increases damage dealt to them.
      • Modifier: Players with the modifier are ignored by zombies while standing in the contamination field. Weapon reload speed is increased.
  • New Elixirs
    • Suit Up (Epic)
      • Player and nearby teammates get full Armor, which lasts until destroyed.
      • Instant activation.
    • Dividend Yield (Legendary)
      • Some of the points earned create additional bonus points for all players.
      • Instant activation. Lasts 5 minutes.
    • Talkin’ Bout Regeneration (Rare)
      • The player’s health constantly regenerates while moving.
      • Instant activation. Lasts 4 minutes.
    • Bullet Boost (Common)
      • Applies or re-rolls an alternate ammo type to the player’s current weapon (if supported). Weapon damage is not affected.
      • Instant activation.
    • Quacknarok (Classic Whimsical)
      • Zombies now wear a duck float with hilarious results.
      • Instant activation. Lasts 5 minutes.
    • NOTE: Quacknarok is a durable Elixir rather than a consumable Elixir.
  • New Talismans
    • Glowing Phylactery (Epic)
      • Start the match with an extra self-revive.
    • Battered Dragon Scale (Legendary)
      • Activating your Special Weapon gives increased armor, which lasts until destroyed.
  • Stability
    • Resolved an issue that rarely caused instability when signing out and back in on PS4 during a game.

BLACKOUT

  • Contraband Stashes
    • Home Wrecker melee weapon now available in Contraband Stashes.

In addition, all players can get a free Weapon Crate just by visiting the Black Market. This crate guarantees a MKII weapon, plus two other items.

Here’s the full breakdown of what’s new and updates, directly from Treyarch:

April is absolutely packed with new Black Ops 4 content for all platforms, and we’re kicking the month off with a bang in every mode. Whether you play MP, Blackout, Zombies, League Play, or everything in-between, it’s a damn good time to jump in. Let’s get into it.

BLACKOUT: New Alcatraz Map Arrives on PS4 + Free Access All Month Long

That’s right… Blackout’s got a brand-new map today on PS4, and it’s all-out close-quarters chaos on the prison island of Alcatraz. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, do yourself a favor.

This is Blackout at its most frenetic, with close-up engagements in an all-new environment filled with deadly surprises around every corner. Ten squads of four drop in through portals above the island to fight for control, with up to five redeployments per player until the final circle… as long as one teammate survives.

A completely new map means new destinations, new strategies, and new ways to dominate the opposition. Snipers can pick off their enemies from two opposing towers and wingsuit over to nearby locations when things get too hot. Barricades, Razor Wire, and EMPs are more important than ever with tight corridors and narrow pathways to cover as the final circle closes in… and you might be interested in what the zombies are guarding in certain areas of the map.

Zombies fans familiar with “Mob of the Dead” and “Blood of the Dead” will want to explore the entirety of Alcatraz, now completely open with all-new areas to discover. You’ll also find plenty of Zombies-themed additions scattered throughout the map, including Wall Buys, jailed zombies sporting “Mob”-style prison uniforms, and a powerful Wonder Weapon new to Blackout lurking within the Mystery Box. Who knows what sorts of secrets are waiting to be uncovered?

Want to jump into Blackout for free? We’ve got you covered with Blackout’s new Free Access period on PS4, Xbox One, and PC today through April 30th! Get the team together, drop in, and loot up in Alcatraz and the main Blackout map all month long.

MULTIPLAYER: Barebones Now Live on All Platforms + Infected Next Week, Plus Arsenal Sandstorm and 3 New Black Ops Pass Maps in April

Barebones continues on PS4 and launch today on Xbox One and PC! Barebones brings an old-school feel to Black Ops 4, featuring 6v6 TDM/Domination playlists with no Specialist Weapons, Special Issue Equipment, Gear, or Operator Mods allowed. Equipment is also single-use and fully charges with each respawn, and we’ve disabled Spawn Select to get you into back into the match faster now that Tac-Deploy is restricted. Barebones has proven extremely popular in its first week, and we’re excited to see what players on all platforms think of this new way to play.

Next up, we’re planning to debut another fan-favorite Party Game: Infected! We’ve been having a blast with internal testing and currently plan to launch Infected during the week of April 9th for PS4 players. After that, we’re rolling out our free new Arsenal Sandstorm map as we prepare for the launch of three more new MP maps with our next Operation later this month. As a reminder, Black Ops Pass holders will receive a total of 12 new MP maps alongside our free alternate weather maps for all players, including Firing Range Night, Seaside Sunset, Contraband Hurricane, and Arsenal Sandstorm, with more to come.

LEAGUE PLAY: Weekly Events and Bonus Pools Now Live, Skill Divisions Up Next

Starting today on all platforms, League Play Events will transition from twice-weekly to single events that span the entirety of the week. This gives players more time to compete in each event and earn their bonuses before the next event starts. Speaking of which, the Bonus Pool has also moved over from the Daily Bonus to a week-long bonus pool. This allows players to earn their bonus points from a single pool during each event at their own pace, rather than trying to earn it all right up until the end of the event.

We’ve also added an additional penalty for intentional teamkilling in today’s update. Now, players who kill teammates 6 times will now be kicked from League Play matches. Play nice or pay the price.

Next week, we’re planning on rolling out Skill Divisions to reflect every player’s skill level within the World League Rank system. That’s right – the climb to Master Division is almost here. Stay tuned!

ZOMBIES: “Ancient Evil” + Server Pause & Splitscreen Pause

The latest chapter of the Chaos story has arrived with “Ancient Evil” in Zombies, now available on all platforms! Fight off new undead terrors and Greek mythical enemies as Scarlett, Diego, Bruno, and Shaw in the underground depths of Delphi. Our team has pulled out all the stops on every little twist and turn awaiting Scarlett and the crew in our latest episode, so please enjoy the new map and its secrets, and let us know what you think. The community’s reaction has been incredible throughout the first week, and we can’t wait to see what else the community can discover.

For the first time in Treyarch Zombies to date, Server Pause is now live on all platforms in Black Ops 4, allowing the host of any online private match to pause the game for all players simultaneously! This is a game-changer for those all-nighters where someone in the party inevitably needs a bathroom break at Round 49. Go forth and slay with full bladders! You’re in a safe place now. Splitscreen Pause is also now live for local splitscreen players on consoles who need to take a breather.

The new Zombshell Perk is also now available on all platforms, which offers a chance for zombies to explode when killed, leaving behind a contamination field that slows enemies and increases damage dealt to them. Five new Elixirs and two new Talismans have arrived in the Laboratory as well, including Suit Up, Dividend Yield, Talkin’ Bout Regeneration, Bullet Boost, Quacknarok, Glowing Phylactery, and Battered Dragon Scale. Check out the patch notes below to see what they can do.

Here’s what’s new in today’s update:

  • Blackout
    • New Alcatraz map now live on PS4.
    • Blackout Free Access now available on all platforms through April 30.
    • After Action Report updated to provide additional info after each match, including new Challenge progression.
    • Homewrecker melee weapon now available in Contraband Stashes on Xbox One and PC.
  • Zombies
    • “Ancient Evil” now live for Black Ops Pass holders on all platforms.
    • Server Pause now available for online private match hosts on consoles.
    • Splitscreen Pause now available for local splitscreen matches on consoles.
    • New Zombshell Perk now available on Xbox One and PC.
    • New Elixirs now available on Xbox One and PC: Suit Up, Dividend Yield, Talkin’ Bout Regeneration, Bullet Boost, and Quacknarok.
    • New Talismans now available on Xbox One and PC: Glowing Phylactery and Battered Dragon Scale.
  • Multiplayer
    • Barebones game mode now live on all platforms.
    • Barebones Moshpit continues as Featured Playlist on PS4 and added as Featured Playlist on Xbox One and PC.
    • Hardcore Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, and One in the Chamber (Strife with Stiletto Operator Mod) added to Featured category on all platforms.
    • Various stability improvements.
  • World League Hub
    • League Play Events now span the course of the entire week.
    • Bonus pool is now spread out through the entirety of an event (no longer daily bonuses with rollovers).
    • Increased penalty for intentional teamkilling in League Play matches.
  • General
    • Free Weapon Crate with guaranteed free MKII Signature Weapon now available in the Black Market on Xbox One and PC.
    • Voice calibration setting added to PC.

BLACKOUT

  • Free Access
    • Access to Blackout is free for a limited time for all players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC through April 30.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Featured category updated to include:
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Hardcore Barebones Moshpit
      • Stockpile
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • One in the Chamber (Strife with Stiletto Operator Mod)

The following updates are live on PS4, with other platforms to follow:

BLACKOUT

  • New Map: Alcatraz
    • Alcatraz map now available in Blackout on PS4, added as Featured Playlist.
      • Quads with 40 maximum players per match.
      • Up to 5 total redeployments per player before the final circle, as long as one member of the squad remains alive at the time of each redeploy.
      • Deploy via portals into close-quarters combat on Alcatraz island.
      • New named destinations, including the Warden’s House, Docks, New Industries, and Cellhouse.
      • Players can pick up Wall Buy weapons throughout the map that disappear after pickup.
      • New Zombies-themed weapon available in the Mystery Box.

The following updates are now live on consoles, with PC to follow:

BLACKOUT

  • After Action Report
    • AAR now provides additional info after each match, including Challenge progression.
  • Weapons
    • Purifier
      • Increased Purifier damage against zombies.
  • MULTIPLAYER
    • Game Modes
      • Barebones
      • Added new health regen UI.
      • Resolved an issue where the After Action Report would show Defeat even if the player was on the winning team.
  • Maps
    • Gridlock
      • Improved collision near the western spawn.
  • Stability
    • Various stability improvements.

WORLD LEAGUE HUB

  • Weekly League Play Events
    • Each League Play Event now spans the course of the entire week.
  • Bonus Pool
    • Bonus pool is now spread out through the entirety of an event — no longer daily bonuses that rollover day-to-day.
  • Teamkill Penalty
    • Players who kill teammates 6 times will now be kicked from League Play matches.

ZOMBIES

  • Server Pause
    • Hosts of online private matches can now pause the game mid-match for all players.
  • Splitscreen Pause
    • Players in local splitscreen matches can now pause the game mid-match on consoles.
  • Ancient Evil
    • Addressed various issues that could sometimes cause the Wonder Weapon to become unusable.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that caused duplicated character icons to appear in the End Game screen.
  • Stability
    • Various stability improvements.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Barebones
      • Barebones added as Featured Playlist.
      • 6v6 with no Specialist Weapons, Special Issue Equipment, Gear, or Operator Mods allowed.
      • Equipment is now single-use with no cooldowns. Equipment is fully charged on each respawn.
      • Spawn Select disabled.
      • Playlists include Team Deathmatch and Domination.

ZOMBIES

  • Maps
    • Ancient Evil
      • New “Ancient Evil” map added for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • New Perk
    • Zombshell
      • Basic zombies have a chance to explode when killed, leaving behind a contamination field that slows enemies and increases damage dealt to them.
      • Modifier: Players with the modifier are ignored by zombies while standing in the contamination field. Weapon reload speed is increased.
  • New Elixirs
    • Suit Up (Epic)
      • Player and nearby teammates get full Armor, which lasts until destroyed.
      • Instant activation.
    • Dividend Yield (Legendary)
      • Some of the points earned create additional bonus points for all players.
      • Instant activation. Lasts 5 minutes.
    • Talkin’ Bout Regeneration (Rare)
      • The player’s health constantly regenerates while moving.
      • Instant activation. Lasts 4 minutes.
    • Bullet Boost (Common)
      • Applies or re-rolls an alternate ammo type to the player’s current weapon (if supported). Weapon damage is not affected.
      • Instant activation.
    • Quacknarok (Classic Whimsical)
      • Zombies now wear a duck float with hilarious results.
      • Instant activation. Lasts 5 minutes.
      • NOTE: Quacknarok is a durable Elixir rather than a consumable Elixir.
  • New Talismans
    • Glowing Phylactery (Epic)
      • Start the match with an extra self-revive.
    • Battered Dragon Scale (Legendary)
      • Activating your Special Weapon gives increased armor, which lasts until destroyed.

BLACKOUT

  • Contraband Stashes
    • Homewrecker melee weapon now available in Contraband Stashes.

MULTIPLAYER

Weapon Tuning

  • Submachine Guns
    • Cordite
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Extended 6-shot range from 8 meters to 11.5 meters.
    • MX9
      • Increased ADS-out speed.
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Saug 9mm
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Switchblade X9
      • Increased magazine size from 26 to 30.
      • Players now spawn with 3 extra magazines instead of 2.
  • Assault Rifles
    • KN-57
      • Extended 4-shot range from 16 meters to 17 meters.
      • Extended 5-shot range from 46 meters to 57 meters.
  • Tactical Rifles
    • ABR 223
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
      • Ammo increased from 30 to 36.
      • Extended 4-shot range from 32 meters to 38 meters.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Paladin HB50
      • Increased magazine size from 5 to 6.
      • Reduced reload speed.
    • SDM
      • Increased fire rate.
  • Pistols
    • RK 7 Garrison
      • Increased damage. Now takes 1 less bullet to kill at all ranges.
    • Mozu
      • Extended 3-shot range from 19 meters to 24 meters.
      • Extended 4-shot range from 25 meters to 32 meters.
      • Extended 5-shot range from 32 meters to 38 meters.
    • Strife
      • Increased fire rate.

Friendly Fire

  • New Friendly Fire system added to all World League and Hardcore game modes:
    • Ricochet Friendly Fire is now enabled for the first 15 seconds of a match or round.
    • After the first 15 seconds, the first 3 teamkills will be true friendly fire, where the victim will take full damage.
    • After the first 3 teamkills, any subsequent damage dealt to a teammate will ricochet back to the attacker instead of damaging the teammate.
    • Once transitioned to the Ricochet system, further Ricochet teamkills will incur an escalating respawn delay penalty.
    • The player will then be allowed 3 Ricochet teamkills before being removed from the match.
    • Damaging a teammate who is planting or defusing a bomb will ricochet damage back to the attacking teammate in World League.

XP

  • Increased XP earned for all Scorestreak kills to 100 XP.
  • Increased XP awarded for killing the K9-Unit to 100 XP.
  • Increased XP awarded for Ice Pick Shutdown to 100 XP.
  • Increased XP awarded for destroying an RC-XD to 100 XP.
  • Increased XP awarded for killing a Swat Team unit to 250 XP.
  • Increased XP for the Forward Position Medal to 250 XP.

Game Modes

  • Kill Confirmed
    • Increased score for collecting an enemy dog tag in Kill Confirmed to 100.
  • Search and Destroy
    • Addressed an issue where spectating in Search and Destroy could cause team colors to display incorrectly on the scoreboard.
  • Heist
    • Addressed an issue where the end of the round pips could be on the wrong team.

Specialists

  • Nomad
    • Added pathing and spawning improvements for Nomad’s K9-Unit.
    • K9-Unit now properly takes damage from Razor Wire.
  • Outrider
    • Players hit by a fully-charged Sparrow shot will now properly hear the impact sound of the bolt.

Perks

  • Tactical Mask
    • Players with Tactical Mask who have been downed by an enemy Tempest no longer chain to teammates after the Tempest status effect wears off.

Scorestreaks

  • Care Package
    • Addressed an issue where being killed while claiming a Care Package could cause issues with controllable Scorestreaks.
    • Addressed an issue where the Care Package would not drop from the helicopter if a player called it in along the water in Madagascar.

Custom Games

  • Addressed an issue where the Bonus Maps tab was not appearing in Offline Local Games.
  • Fixed a crash in Custom Games related to turning the Specialist Draft off.

WORLD LEAGUE HUB

  • New Ranks
    • Added Ranks 21-30 to League Play.
  • UI
    • Players will now get a notification that they’ve received a Calling Card when they reach ranks that award them.
    • Rank up animations will now start at the player’s current rank instead of their final rank.
    • Players in the Top 5 will be labeled as “Top 5” instead of “Top 10” in their League Play Event results screen.
  • Create-a-Class
    • Addressed an issue with restricted items appearing in Custom Classes.
    • Addressed an issue where restricted Scorestreaks could appear as selected.

BLACKOUT

Weapon Tuning

  • Submachine Guns
    • Cordite
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • MX9
      • Increased ADS-out speed.
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Saug 9mm
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Switchblade X9
      • Increased magazine size from 26 to 30.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • SDM
      • Increased fire rate.
  • Pistols
    • RK 7 Garrison
      • Increased damage. Now takes 1 less bullet to kill at all ranges.
    • Strife
      • Increased fire rate.

Map

  • Reduced glare intensity when looking toward the sun in the original Blackout map.

Weapons

  • Outrider’s Sparrow can now be found in Supply Stashes.

Equipment

  • Zero’s EMP Disruptor grenade can now be found in the Blackout map.

Vehicles

  • Added co-pilot support for the Little Bird and the Cargo Truck.
  • Made improvements to Muscle Car collision to fix instances where a Muscle Car driver was unable to kill enemies.

Low-Population Regions

  • Added Australia and New Zealand to low player population group with consolidated playlists for faster match start times and better matchmaking.

Customization

  • Addressed an issue with various camos not appearing properly on the MX9 Tactical.

Stability

  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when swapping and equipping an item.

Miscellaneous

  • Re-enabled the ability to hold the Use button continuously to use multiple Armor Plates and activate Perks without needing to release the input.
  • Removed blur from the Victory Screen.
  • Addressed instances where characters’ lobby animations could become corrupted.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented mode-specific loading screen tips from being properly displayed.
  • Addressed an issue where users could find Seraph’s Annihilator inside of a Supply Stash.

ZOMBIES

Weapon Tuning

  • Submachine Guns
    • Cordite
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • MX9
      • Increased ADS-out speed.
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
    • Saug 9mm
      • Increased sprint-out speed.
  • Tactical Rifles
    • ABR 223
      • Increased ADS-in speed.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Paladin HB50
      • Reduced reload speed.
    • SDM
      • Increased fire rate.
  • Pistols
    • Strife
      • Increased fire rate.

Global

  • High-Round Stability
    • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when displaying certain text strings, particularly during high-round matches.
  • Perks
    • Closed a Mule Kick exploit that allowed players to acquire more than one Wonder Weapon on several maps.
    • Improved the clarity of the description for the Stamin-Up Perk.
  • Special Weapons
    • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused the XP bar to display an inaccurate value while charging up a weapon.
  • Armory
    • Addressed an issue causing the Cordite Zero G Mastercraft menu to display incorrect visual stage information for the weapon.
  • Create-A-Class
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the model preview from updating appropriately when switching between tabs in the Talisman and Elixir Menus.
  • Lobby
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Solo button from functioning until the selection was unselected and back to the button after backing out of a match.
  • UI
    • Addressed an issue that caused the self-revive prompt to remain visible in the Options menu.
    • Addressed an issue that sometimes prevented a player’s name from being displayed properly while reviving.
    • Addressed an issue where Prestige Master icons remained locked after reaching the appropriate level.
  • Host Migration
    • Addressed an issue that would rarely cause host migration to fail, resulting in the match ending.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented being able to join an applicable game in progress after the match had migrated hosts.
    • Addressed an issue that caused Perk icons on the HUD granted by the Perk Up Elixir to disappear after migrating hosts.
    • Addressed a rare issue that caused certain lights to turn off after migrating hosts.

Custom Games

  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when acquiring a Perk reward with all Perks disabled.
  • Custom Rules
    • Addressed issues that caused several custom rules for the Enhanced AI category to function incorrectly.
    • Addressed an issue that caused the Headshots Only custom rule for basic zombies to apply to all enemy types.
    • Added better descriptions that detail which enemy types are affected by option groups in the Enemies Menu.

Miscellaneous

  • Gauntlets
    • Addressed an issue that prevented rewards from being granted when players disconnected before the end of the match.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented weapons with the Kill Counter or Clan Tag attached from counting as a weapon without attachments on “Hellcatraz”.
    • Addressed an issue that rarely prevented Pack-A-Punch sound FX from playing while upgrading a weapon on “Hellcatraz”.
    • Added a HUD indicator to inform users that they cannot fire while aiming down sights with the Brazen Bull during the “Shoot From The Hip” round on “Veni, Vidi, Zombie!”
  • Rush
    • Addressed an issue that caused zombies to stop spawning during the third defense location if the user was downed before the timer ran out.
  • Blood of the Dead
    • Closed multiple exploits in locations that could be exploited to avoid danger from zombies.
    • Addressed an issue that caused visual FX on the Warden’s Key to stop appearing when switching targets.
    • Addressed an issue that caused loss of functionality when spawning a Spoon while the Ragnarok DG-5 was equipped.Addressed an issue that caused certain boards to become unrepairable.
  • Dead of the Night
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when hitting a Bat with the Ethereal Razor equipped.
  • Voyage of Despair
    • Addressed an issue that prevented progression of the Portal Pass side quest when using alternate ammo types during the vent step.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented progression of the Skeleton Rider side quest if the Shields Up Elixir had been used.
  • Tutorial
    • Rearranged columns on the scoreboard for consistency compared to other game modes.

GENERAL

  • Voice Calibration
    • Added a Voice Calibration feature in the Audio settings. Players can press the record button to hear their voice alongside a volume indicator to adjust their chat volume to their preference.
  • Flinch
    • Reduced the maximum amount of flinch a player can exhibit while not aiming down sights.
  • Reactive Camos
    • Reactive Camos are now available on all guns, not only on those with Gold camo unlocked.
    • Reactive Camo starts wrapped on all guns.
    • Any weapon can be used to complete the unwrap requirement.
  • Theater
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when skipping through playback of Blackout matches.
    • Fixed various crashes related to playing back Zombie Gauntlet footage.
    • Addressed an issue where facial animations could stop during playback and rewind.
    • HUD elements should no longer appear when playing back Hardcore Blackout footage.
  • Mesh Mines
    • Increased the height of the Mesh Mine trace in Multiplayer and Blackout for more consistent detonations.
  • Paintshop
    • Addressed an issue where the scroll indicators were cut off if the player had more than 10 paintjobs.
  • UI
    • Addressed an issue in the Social menu where player Emblems and ranks weren’t displaying correctly.

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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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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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