Comcast XFINITY has announced a partnership with Activision to provide a sneak preview of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in select cities across the United States.
“This year, Xfinity has elevated the consumer experience by offering Call of Duty fans a chance to play Black Ops 4 through the Xfinity store sweepstakes before its official release on October 12,” said Tyler Michaud, Vice President, Product Management at Activision. “Gamers will get a sneak peek at the engaging gameplay and depth of content that makes Black Ops 4 a blast to play together with your friends, and we thank Xfinity for the continued support in celebrating gamers throughout the U.S.”
Comcast says anyone, regardless of whether you are a XFINITY member, can register on their new site for a chance to be selected to play the Black Ops 4 MP before it releases on October 12. Visit XFINITY.com/callofduty to learn more about the promotion.
In a news release provided to Polygon, Comcast has stated that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta will be available for the public in August. Players can get access to the Private Beta by pre-ordering Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at retailers or digitally. Activision has not officially announced dates for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta as of now. On social channels, Activision says they are “not ready to share” that info yet.
The Comcast promotion will take place in Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis and Atlanta over the next several months. The dates for the event at each location is available on their website. Players can register starting today on XFINITY’s site, with the first event taking place in mid-July.
“We’re excited to partner with Activision and Call of Duty in an even bigger way for fans this year,” said Todd Arata, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at Comcast. “Xfinity is proud to offer our Internet customers this special opportunity to get in early and play what is no doubt one of the world’s most anticipated video games of the year, plus it reinforces our Internet speed and capabilities that maximize the gaming experience.”
“We look at the sweepstakes as an opportunity for fans who didn’t make it to E3 to also get a preview of the game,” Comcast’s Mark Cruz said. “For us, we thought it was important to get as many people as possible to play the multiplayer beta, so we spread it across the country as best as we could based on Activision’s ability to provide the experience as well.”
In addition, the press release has confirmed, similar to Call of Duty: WWII, all XFINITY Customers will get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta.
As part of the company’s program with Activision, Xfinity will again offer access to the Multiplayer Beta for Xfinity Internet customers and the company plans to release more details later this summer.
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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