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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 January 31 Game Settings Update: Pro Series, Camos in Zombies, + More

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The latest Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, alongside Update 1.12 for PC players.

This new Game Settings Update, alongside the patch for PC players, brings new features across modes, including the new Blackout Camo System on PS4, the new Pro Series MP playlist, new camo support in Zombies, and more.

From Treyarch:

MULTIPLAYER

For our competitive players – and for those who want to try MP with fewer Specialists in the mix – we’re launching our Pro Series Moshpit playlist today in the MP Featured category on all platforms. Now’s your chance to get a feel for how the pros play with new limitations set on Specialists, Scorestreaks, weapons, and more. Check the patch notes below for the full list of restrictions, and get those competitive loadouts ready for primetime.

ZOMBIES

We’ve added Mastery Camos (Gold, Diamond, Dark Matter) to Zombies on all platforms, as well as support for MastercraftsReactive Camos, and Black Market camos. You’ll be able to track your progress as you complete challenges in the Armory on your way to earning Mastery Camos.

Zombies players can also now unlock additional reticles by completing Reticle Challenges in the Armory, as well as customize their colors for more visual options in-game.

BLACKOUT

Blackout’s unique camo progression system arrives today on PS4, featuring a completely unique game mechanic to unlock new weapon camo variations on the path to GoldDiamond, and Dark Matter. This new mechanic is uniquely designed to reward players for exploration, looting, and survival in Blackout, without having to complete headshot challenges on every weapon.

In this new progression system, players collect Paint Cans throughout the world in each match, and bank them to unlock weapon camos in the order of their choice between matches. Paint Cans are a new resource in the world of Blackout, and you keep what you find even after you die… just be sure to watch your back while you’re looting.

Because the open world of Blackout is so mechanically different from Multiplayer and Zombies, we wanted this system to incentivize exploration during the cat-and-mouse game of battle royale. So drop in, bank those cans, unlock some camos, and let us know what you think of the new progression system.

Down But Not Out is also today’s Featured Playlist on Xbox One and PC, and will run through 10AM PT Tuesday, when Ambush takes the Featured Playlist slot on Xbox One and PC. We’re also turning on 2X Merits in Blackout all weekend long on all platforms – enjoy the grind!

PC

Our 1.12 update goes live on PC today, along with platform-specific improvements including new sensitivity and audio options, Diamond Camo fix, and more. Check this week’s 1.12 update patch notes for the full list of changes, as well as the new updates in the notes below.

Here’s what’s new in today’s update:

  • Pro Series Moshpit added to the Featured category in Multiplayer.
  • Mastery Camo support added to Zombies.
  • Support for Mastercrafts, Reactive Camos, and Black Market camos added to Zombies.
  • Gameplay improvements in “Veni, Vidi, Zombie!” Gauntlet in Zombies (PS4).
  • New camo progression system (including path to Mastery Camos) added to Blackout (PS4).
  • Zero Outfit Unlock mission added to Blackout (PS4).
  • PC 1.12 update live today.
  • 2X Merits coming to Blackout 10AM PT Friday, Jan. 31 through 10AM PT Monday, Feb. 4.

Multiplayer

  • Featured Playlists
    • Pro Series Moshpit added to Featured category.
      • Public match playlist featuring the latest competitive ruleset.
      • Maps: Arsenal, Frequency, Gridlock, Hacienda, Seaside, Payload.
      • Modes: Hardpoint, Control, Search and Destroy.
      • Restricted Specialists: Ajax, Nomad, Torque, Zero.
      • Restricted Specialist Equipment: Seeker, Reactor Core, Tac-Deploy.
      • Restricted Weapons: Titan, Hades, VKM 750, MOG 12, SG12, SWAT RFT, Daemon 3XB, KAP 45.
      • Restricted Attachments: High Caliber, Rapid Fire, Steady Grip, Laser Sight II, Max Load, Rocket Cache, High Explosive, Fast Lock.
      • Restricted Perks: Gung-Ho, Skulker, Team Link, Tracker.
      • Restricted Scorestreaks: Dart, RC-XD, UAV, Care Package, Counter-UAV, Sentry, Mantis.
      • Restricted Wildcards: Overkill, Primary & Secondary Operator Mod.
      • Restricted Gear: Acoustic Sensor.

Zombies

  • Stability
    • Improved stability with the Scepter of Ra during gameplay.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed issues that could occur when players received a Pack-a-Punched weapon.

Blackout

  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where players could still take bleed-out damage while being revived.

The following updates are live today first on PS4:

Blackout

  • Camo Progression System
    • Paint Can resource system and full weapon camo progression added to Blackout.
    • Players collect Paint Cans throughout the world in each match, bank them, and cash them in to unlock weapon camos.
    • Weapon camo variations added to Blackout.
    • Mastery Camo (Gold, Diamond, Dark Matter) support added to Blackout.
  • Zero Outfit Unlock Mission
    • Find and complete to unlock “The Numbers” outfit for Zero in MP and Blackout.

Zombies

  • Gauntlet: “Veni, Vidi, Zombie!”
    • Miscellaneous – Addressed issues where:
      • Players were still able to melee with Shield, Stiletto, and Bayonet attachments equipped during Round 3.
      • Players were able to still use Equipment during Round 8.
      • Players were still able to aim down sights during Round 11.
      • Players would not receive Mule Kick via the “Perk Up” Elixir after completing Round 14.
      • Players could lose their weapons and points during Round 26.
      • Special Weapon area-of-effect damage could cause additional Zombies to spawn.
      • Players encountered problems when using the “Join the Party” Elixir during Gauntlet challenges.

The following updates are live today on Xbox One and PC:

Blackout

  • Featured Playlist
    • Down But Not Out
      • Continues on Xbox One and PC through 10AM PT Tuesday, Feb. 5.
      • Redeploy with each new Collapse as long as one of your teammates survives, until the final Collapse begins.

In addition to this week’s 1.12 update changes listed here under “PS4 and Xbox One”, the following is also live today on PC:

General

  • Gameplay
    • Added 4 new Gameplay options to tweak ADS Mouse Sensitivity for Low and High-zoom scopes.
      • Horizontal and Vertical sensitivities can now be set on both zoom options.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Added 2 new Audio options to temporarily reduce the game’s sound whenever someone speaks in the Voice Chat channel.
      • Attenuation can now be adjusted.
    • Resolved an issue where Diamond Camo would flicker with black squares on certain hardware.
    • Resolved multiple Aspect Ratio issues.

Zombies

  • Miscellaneous
    • Resolved an issue where pressing the key to take out the Shield would sometimes not work properly.

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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