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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 July 2 Update – Fourth of July Contraband Stream And More

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

As part of this update, Treyarch has added in a Special Fourth of July Contraband Stream into the Black Market across platforms, giving players new tiers to go through to unlock July 4th-themed gear. The new Tiers also includes the first Ultra Weapon Bribe, which gives players one dupe-protected Black Market weapon to use in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

The new tier system has 15 tiers total. Every other tier is a Reserve Case, and then the highest tier is an Ultra Weapon Bribe.

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Beyond this week’s update, the next big content drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be on July 9 with the fifth Operation for the game releases on PlayStation 4 and brings a new Zombies DLC map. Stay tuned for more info on Operation 5.

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Operation Apocalypse Z Starts July 9th on PS4

The zombie apocalypse arrives one week from today on PS4 as the undead take over Multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout in Operation Apocalypse Z! We’ll have more intel and surprises to share as we count down to launch, along with more of what’s in store for the next chapter of the Zombies Aether story in “Alpha Omega”.

Speaking of which… prepare to get your hands on some newly-upgraded hardware courtesy of Broken Arrow.

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“Fourth of July” Special Event Now Live

Starting today on all platforms, our “Fourth of July” special event is now live in the Contraband stream, culminating in a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe at the 15th Tier. Ultra Weapon Bribes reward players with a new ranged Black Market weapon and two Reserve Cases when opened. If you already own a variant of all Black Market weapons, you’ll be rewarded with an additional weapon variant from your Ultra Weapon Bribe. Get out there, enjoy the new rewards, and have a safe and happy Fourth!Duplicate-Protected Crates Now Available for Trade-In

New Duplicate-Protected Crates are now available on all platforms for trade-in at the Reserves tab in the Black Market. Players can trade in six Reserve Cases for a new Duplicate-Protected Crate containing three distinct Reserve items, so be sure to complete as many Contracts as possible across all modes each day to maximize your rewards.Bolt-Action Barebones and Hardcore Blackout Return

As we ramp up to next week’s new Operation, we’re bringing back two fan-favorite playlists this week with Bolt-Action Barebones in Multiplayer and Hardcore Duos in Blackout, both available on all platforms. Multiplayer fans on PC can also jump into Endurance Free-for-All for the first time this week!

On Xbox One and PC, today’s update delivers the new Hard Mode “Unsinkable” Gauntlet in Zombies, Blackjack’s Stash in Blackout’s limited-time modes, and the new “Numbers” Death Effect to all modes for players who’ve completed at least one Outfit Mission in Blackout. Check out the patch notes below for all the details.

We’re also tracking a known issue with the Koshka MKII incorrectly displaying the base version of the weapon in-game, with a fix planned for our next major update. Here’s what new today:

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GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • Special Event
      • “Fourth of July” event now live in the Contraband stream on all platforms.
      • New Ultra Weapon Bribe earnable at the 15th Tier, which will reward players with a new ranged Black Market weapon and two Reserve Cases. If the player already owns a variant of all Black Market weapons, they will be awarded an additional weapon variant.
    • Duplicate-Protected Crates
      • Duplicate-Protected Crates now available for trade-in at the Reserves tab in the Black market.
      • Players can now trade in six Reserve Cases for a new Crate containing three duplicate-protected Reserve items.

BLACKOUT

  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Hardcore
      • Hardcore Duos playlist now live on all platforms.
      • Disabled EMP Disruptor in Hardcore playlists.
    • Hot Pursuit
      • Added a fifth Collapse to Hot Pursuit.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the last squad member to die from seeing their Merit report.
  • Featured Playlists (July 2-9)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Hardcore Duos
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Alcatraz Duos
      • Hardcore Duos
      • Quads

MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (July 2-9)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Endurance Chaos Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Endurance Chaos Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Endurance Free-for-All
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GLOBAL

  • Death Effects
    • “Numbers” Death Effect now rewarded in all modes for completing at least one Outfit Mission in Blackout.

BLACKOUT

  • Blackjack’s Stash
    • Blackjack’s Stash now available to find and open only in limited-time modes.
    • Players can unlock only one of Blackjack’s Stashes per match, which contain Black Market weapons currently in the player’s collection.

ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets (Hard Mode)
    • Hard Mode “Unsinkable” Gauntlet now available with doubled Nebulium Plasma rewards and Hard Mode-exclusive Medals and Calling Cards to earn.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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