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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 February 28 Game Settings Update – League Play And More

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The latest Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is live across platforms, and it brings League Play and the World League Hub to all platforms now, after launching last week on PS4.

Here’s everything that is included in today’s Treyarch update from Reddit.

League Play Now Live on All Platforms

The World League Hub is now available on all platforms with today’s update on Xbox One and PC, bringing competitive ranked Multiplayer to Black Ops 4 with our all-new League Play event structure! Time to show us what you’re made of.

The goal is simple: finish as high as possible in your Division Ladder by the end of each event to advance in rank. Win to earn Ladder Points. Lose, and you lose Ladder Points. There are 20 ranks to advance through on the road to Diamond, so bring your A-game. And if you haven’t already, get all the intel on League Play Divisions, Ladder Points, rank rewards, and more at our World League Rank System blog.

League Play Updates

Starting with today’s new event, League Play Events will now end at 12AM (midnight) Pacific time. We’re also investigating the implementation of punishments for quitters and intentional teamkillers in League Play matches, as well as stability fixes to ensure fewer crashes and fuller teams going into each match. We’re devoted to making the competitive experience even better with future updates throughout the season, so watch this space and keep climbing those Ladders.

Treyarch Developer Update: Operation Grand Heist

In case you missed it, we launched our new Treyarch Developer Update video yesterday featuring the studio’s own David Vonderhaar, Tony Flame, and Jason Blundell to discuss the design philosophy behind Black Ops 4’s newest content and what we’re working on for the future.

Keep an eye out for the next installment in March, where we’ll be talking more about what’s coming to all three modes in the next big phase of Operation Grand Heist. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Hot Pursuit Arrives Tomorrow on Xbox One & PC

Ready for our wildest Blackout mode yet? Hot Pursuit continues this week on PS4 and debuts on Xbox One and PC tomorrow, featuring the new SUV, PBR, and Muscle Car vehicles. What’s so different about Hot Pursuit? Glad you asked.

Hot Pursuit features include:

  • Police vehicle variants and three new vehicles: SUVPBR, and Muscle Car.
  • Muscle Cars have the ability to spot Supply Stashes and Supply Drops throughout the map, marked with green light beacons.
  • Police vehicles have built-in Sensor Dart functionality when their police sirens are activated, plus the ability to detect enemy-occupied Muscle Cars via red light beacons.
  • Supply Stashes and Supply Drops occur far more frequently than in normal Blackout matches.
  • Similar to Down But Not Out, players respawn with each Collapse as long as one teammate is still alive when the next Collapse occurs. Respawns are disabled at the final Collapse, so plan accordingly!
  • The last team standing wins the game. Pro tip: There’s bound to be more than a few vehicles in the mix in the final circle, so bring an LMG to the fight if you’re looking to come out on top.

Here’s what’s new in Black Ops 4 with our latest update:

  • World League Hub and League Play now live on all platforms
  • Additional weapon support now live in Zombies on Xbox One/PC
  • Addressed hitching issues in Create-a-Class during matchmaking
  • APB Reactive Camo for the Maddox RFB now properly unwraps.
  • Hot Pursuit launches tomorrow in Blackout on Xbox One/PC

Multiplayer

  • Create-a-Class
    • Addressed hitching issues in Create-a-Class during matchmaking.
  • After Action Report
    • Addressed an issue where a white square would show up in the After Action Report when Gold Camo was unlocked for the Switchblade X9, Rampage, or Cha-Ching.

World League Hub

  • League Play
    • Create-a-Class
      • League Play loadouts for first-time players are now reset to fit with the current ruleset.
    • Ruleset
      • Restricted Fast Lock and Max Load attachments in order to better match the updated CWL ruleset.
    • Miscellaneous
      • Addressed a UI error that could occur when selecting League Ladder after completing placement matches.

Blackout

  • Reactive Camos
    • APB Reactive Camo for the Maddox RFB now properly unwraps.
  • UI
    • Added “Apply to All” option to Jump Packs personalization menu.
    • Addressed a bug where “Cycle Health” could appear in the HUD when the player had no healing items.

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

World League Hub

  • League Play
    • Competitive Multiplayer launches today on Xbox One and PC with the World League Hub.
      • Play for rank all week long the week during League Play Events.
      • Compete against opponents in your skill range based on World League Hub’s unique skill-based matchmaking system.
      • Earn Ladder Points as you play. Points go up with wins and down with losses.
      • Finish as high as possible in your Division Ladder at the end of events to advance through 20 competitive ranks.

Zombies

  • Additional Weapon Support
    • Mystery Box and Armory support added for new Operation Grand Heist weapons, including the Switchblade X9 SMG and Rampage shotgun.

Blackout

  • Ghost Town:Experimental new weaponry has appeared underground for the first person to find it…

SOURCE: Treyarch

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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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