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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 April 4 Update – Combat Records, In-Game Stats, And More

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Treyarch has shared the latest details on Combat Records and in-game stats for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, alongside providing an update on what’s new in the game in today’s game settings update.

Here’s the latest from Treyarch, including details on what’s new in the Call of Duty companion app, how they’re showing stats in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in-game, updates to Barebones, and more:

Since the launch of Operation Grand Heist, we’ve been focused on delivering some of our biggest content drops to date across Multiplayer, Zombies, Blackout, as well as League Play. As we ramp up for our fourth big Operation dropping later in April, we’re happy to announce a brand-new addition to the Call of Duty mobile companion app.

Black Ops 4’s New Mobile Combat Record

We’ve worked with our partners at Activision to develop and launch a full suite of Combat Record stats on mobile to complement the stats already provided in-game, live today in the Call of Duty companion app, wherever you go. Your own personalized Combat Record in the Call of Duty app will include:

  • Individual Weapons and Weapon Categories
    • EKIA
    • EKIA/D
    • Kills
    • K/D
    • Headshots
    • Deaths (while using)
    • Accuracy
    • Shots landed
    • Shots fired
    • Killed by
    • Damage
  • Specialist Weapons
    • EKIA
    • Kills
    • Times used
    • Damage
    • Killed by
    • EKIA supported by
  • Equipment and Special Issue Equipment
    • EKIA
    • Kills
    • Times used
    • Killed by
    • Damage
    • EKIA supported by
  • Scorestreaks
    • EKIA
    • Kills
    • Times used
    • Killed by
    • Damage
    • Times used (where applicable)
  • Maps by Mode
    • Wins
    • Losses
    • W/L
    • Specifics stats by game mode
  • Attachments Across All Weapons
    • Same stats as Weapons

Providing Combat Record on mobile brings the stats that players want to the platform where they will get the most use out of them without taking time away from playing the game, so you can check your stats quickly and easily on your phone or tablet between matches. The new mobile Combat Record is an on-the-go solution that we hope our stats-loving fans will enjoy, and we’d like to thank our partners at Activision for helping to make this a reality.

Showcasing Player Stats in Black Ops 4

When we originally launched Combat Record with Call of Duty: Black Ops, we were excited by the potential of going deep on player stats, and we expanded the feature set throughout the Black Ops series. It was a big feature that unfortunately only a small number of players engaged with in the game because it was buried deep in the menus, and our design goal with Black Ops 4 has been to bring the most meaningful statistics to more players in more locations where they will see and interact with them.

For example:

  • Multiplayer: In the Stats synopsis at the top level of the Barracks, Multiplayer and World League stats highlight the most interesting stats around gameplay performance that are easy to digest with one button press. Additionally, your personal stats for every map and mode are displayed on the loading screens of each match you play. Specialist performance stats are included in the Specialist Personalization menus so players see them every time they customize their characters.
  • Zombies: Stats in Zombies have been expanded to include new stats for Classic, Rush, and Gauntlets, along with the Black Ops Authenticity Stamp system to provide a ton of new data for every match played.
  • Blackout: In Blackout, top stats can be filtered by mode or averaged across all modes, including hot drop kills, longest distance kills, kills per game, headshot percentages, distance traveled, vehicles destroyed, revives and clean-ups per game, average damage, and more. And we recently added the ability to track Blackout stats in limited-time modes separately from the core Quads, Duos and Solo playlists.

Likewise with Leaderboards, with millions of players racking up an endless stream of stats across Multiplayer, Blackout, Zombies, and League Play, we took a new approach to making Leaderboard stats more meaningful to players who want to know how they stack up against their peers. In the game at launch, we expanded the functionality of Leaderboards to introduce customization options that allow players to add and remove other players to their Leaderboards via the “Players List” button in the Leaderboards menu, in addition to instantly tracking progress against friends. These customization options apply to Leaderboards in every standard game type in Multiplayer (Core and Hardcore), in Zombies, across the various game modes in Blackout, and also now in the World League Hub in a dedicated Competitive Leaderboard.

One last item worth covering: early on, we made a mistake when we said “Combat Record” would be coming shortly after launch when describing the launch of additional stats coming to the game the following week. That was a miscommunication on our part, and that’s on us. For that, we apologize sincerely to the community.

Thanks as always for your continued support, and keep an eye out for even more content coming to Black Ops 4throughout the month of April and beyond. Learn more about Black Ops 4’s new mobile Combat Record and the Call of Duty app’s newest features here, and download the app today for iOS and Android.

Barebones Healing Update

As some of you may have noticed in-game, we’ve recently reduced the time it takes for your manual heal to recharge and be ready to use in Barebones from 7.3 seconds down to 5 seconds. This change was made with the community in mind, as we’ve heard several requests to allow for faster healing now that Stim Shot is restricted along with all other Gear in Barebones. Jump into a match, see how the new healing cooldown speed feels in-game, and let us know what you think.

New Developer Video Update

In case you missed it, our new Developer Update video is now live with intel from the dev team on our newest content and features in all modes, as well as details on what’s on the horizon in Black Ops 4, including Infected and Deathmatch Domination in MP, our upcoming new-and-improved Ambush LTM in Blackout, and more. Check out the full video here.

Here’s what’s new since our last community update:

  • Full Combat Record available today in the Call of Duty companion app.
  • Barebones healing cooldown time reduced from 7.3 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • Fixed stability issues that could occur when loading into Blackout on Xbox One.
  • Fixed locked Prestige Master icons in Multiplayer.
  • Gameplay improvements and stability fixes for “Ancient Evil” in Zombies.
  • Stability and bug fixes for Alcatraz in Blackout (PS4).

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

MULTIPLAYER

  • Barebones
    • Barebones healing cooldown time reduced from 7.3 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • Progression
    • Addressed an issue where Level 100+ Prestige Master icons could become locked.

BLACKOUT

  • Stability
    • Fixed a rare stability issue related to use of the Inventory system.

Zombies

  • Ancient Evil
    • Miscellaneous
      • Addressed an issue that sometimes allowed the Anywhere But Here! Elixir to teleport the player to the exact same location.
      • Addressed a lack of sound FX for the final stage of the Eternal Flame.
      • Addressed an issue that caused Oracle Challenge rewards to be visible during the outro cinematic.
    • Stability
      • Fixed a stability issue relating to charging Wonder Weapons at shrines.
      • Various general stability & quest fixes.
  • Elixirs
    • Addressed an issue that rarely prevented players from using their Elixirs after particular menu steps while in a party.
  • Perks
    • Addressed an issue that caused the loss of Armor from Special Weapons when leaving the Stone Cold Stronghold Perk’s circle.

BLACKOUT

  • Alcatraz
    • Miscellaneous
      • Addressed an issue that caused the total number of players alive to be tabulated and displayed incorrectly.
      • Addressed an issue where players could get stuck in a railing near Parade Grounds if they mantled.
      • Addressed an issue where the Redeploy message would be visible even when Redeploy was no longer available.
  • Stability
    • Fixed several stability issues relating to player insertion in Alcatraz.

BLACKOUT

  • Stability
    • Fixed a rare stability issue on April 3rd that could occur when loading into Hot Pursuit.

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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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