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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 June 11 Update – Update on New Weapons, Contracts, And More

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

For PlayStation 4 users, Treyarch has added back the Alcatraz map to Blackout in Black Ops 4 with an updated layout and two new destinations for the map!

For Xbox One and PC users, the Days of Summer Seasonal Event, part of Operation Spectre Rising, is now live in-game! Free Grind MP map, a set of new weapons, new Blackout map updates, and more.

Treyarch has issued a blog post on Reddit providing fans with details on the new weapons (after a week of silence on this topic), a first look at Contracts, and the update notes for today’s update.

A Note on New Weapons

Before we get into today’s news, we’d like to touch on some of this past week’s updates, particularly the changes made to the Black Market. The team at Treyarch has been excited to bring so much new free content for the community with the Days of Summer mid-Operation update – our classic multiplayer map Grind, the new Community Challenge, more game modes including Ground War in Blackout and Capture the Flag in Multiplayer, new Zombies and Blackout updates and features, and new weapons and personalization content that can be earned through Contraband. We’ve also been following the recent discussions around weapons being introduced to Reserves.

Going forward, we’re actively planning to provide all players with new ways to earn weapons just by playing the game in any mode, including:

  • Our Community Challenge that unlocks the free, fully customizable Grav assault rifle, now live today for players on all platforms
  • Our upcoming Contracts system that will deliver in-game rewards for completing daily rotating challenges
  • A new path to earning more Reserves in all modes, including Zombies, Multiplayer, Blackout, and League Play
  • Additional earnable duplicate-protected Weapon Bribes that will become available in the future

We at the studio are always reading the many comments posted to social channels and we continue to incorporate player input into each update, so please keep your feedback coming to help us make the core gameplay experience the best it can be. Behind the scenes, we’re fixing bugs as they’re reported, we’re banning cheaters and griefers as they’re pointed out, and we’re always working on the next batch of free game content for a new update just around the corner. Thanks as always for your passion, honesty, and participation in this community. None of us would be doing this without your support.New Details on Contracts

As we mentioned earlier, Contracts are coming with our next major update in late June. In Black Ops 4’s Contracts system, players will be able to choose and complete more Contracts each day than ever before, with rotating daily challenges across every mode: MP, Blackout, Zombies, and League Play. Zombies players will also now be able to earn Reserves directly through the new Contracts system.

Here’s a sneak preview of the Contracts UI in the new After Action Report:

Watch for our official Contracts Blog next week with more details on how Contracts will work across all modes, with examples of Contract challenges and reward types coming to the feature later this month.

New Today in Black Ops 4

Today brings our free Days of Summer game content update to Xbox One and PC, plus the return of Alcatraz on PS4 with two new destinations on PS4, our new Barebones Objective Moshpit playlist in MP, updates to the MX9, S6 Stingray, Locus, and Ballistic Knife, as well as new gameplay and performance improvements thanks in part to reports from the community.

Our Community Challenge is now live on all platforms, continuing this week on PS4 and launching today on Xbox One and PC. Once the community completes 15 million matches collectively, everyone gets the Grav assault rifle in Multiplayer!

All players in Multiplayer now get access to the free Grind map, Capture the Flag, and our new Barebones Objective Moshpit playlist featuring classic Barebones gameplay in Domination, Control, Hardpoint, Safeguard, and Search and Destroy.

Blackout players on all platforms get new summer map updates in the main map including water balloons and coolers packed with Paint Can bundles, plus post-flood map changes, our new 50 v. 50 Ground War game mode, the new Attack Helicopter vehicle, and access to Outrider’s Hawk.

And in Zombies, say hello to the new “Labours of Hercules” Gauntlet, new Epic Elixirs, Gauntlet Leaderboards, and support for new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, and Grav assault rifle attachments. Check out the patch notes below for the all the details on what’s new across all modes.Alcatraz Returns with New Destinations on PS4

Alcatraz is back this week on PS4, and we’ve added two new destinations! On one side of the island, a multi-level Submarine has appeared, which might look familiar to fans of Icebreaker in MP. On the other end, a torn-apart Shipwreck has run ashore, allowing players to jump between different levels and fight at tilted angles. This offers new cover and vantage points toward the cliffs, with new gameplay options in the shallows between the main island and the small island.

On the island itself, one of the cell blocks has mysteriously vanished from the main Cellhouse, changing sightlines and creating a new open space in the center of the building. The roof is open to this area, creating a new landing point and new grappling and combat opportunities. This change also improves navigation and makes it easier for players to engage without sacrificing that close-quarters feel.

Onto the full list of what’s new since our last update:

  • Days of Summer game content now live in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies on all platforms:
    • Global: Community Challenge to unlock the free Grav assault rifle.
    • Multiplayer: Free Grind map, Capture the Flag, Barebones Objective Moshpit.
    • Blackout: Summer map updates, post-flood map update, Ground War, Attack Helicopter, Hawk.
    • Zombies: “Labours of Hercules” Gauntlet, new Epic Elixirs, Gauntlet Leaderboards, new weapon support, Grav assault rifle attachment support, new Mastercraft support, new MKII Weapon support.
  • Submarine and Shipwreck destinations added to Alcatraz in Blackout (PS4).
  • Hot Pursuit returns to Blackout on Xbox One and PC.
  • Barebones Objective Moshpit added on all platforms in Multiplayer.
  • Closed exploitable areas in Grind and Arsenal.
  • Improvements to Best Play and Killcam in Capture the Flag.
  • Restricted the Vendetta sniper rifle in Bolt-Action Barebones.
  • Headshots with the Vendetta are now one-shot kills.
  • Enabled Mastery Camos on the Locus.
  • Adjusted the Operator Mod damage on the S6 Stingray.
  • Lowered the camo unlock requirements for the Ballistic Knife.
  • Various performance improvements for Ground War in Blackout.
  • Gameplay improvements for “Labours of Hercules” Gauntlet in Zombies.

BLACKOUT

  • Alcatraz
    • Submarine and Shipwreck destinations added to the map.
    • The roof has been removed from the center of the main Cellhouse building with new strategic landing and grappling opportunities.
  • Featured Playlists (June 11-18)
    • Ground War
    • Alcatraz
    • Solo
    • Duos
    • Quads

MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (June 11-14)
    • Barebones Objective Moshpit
    • Capture the Flag
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • Prop Hunt
    • Infected

GLOBAL

  • Community Challenge
    • Grav assault rifle available to all players in Multiplayer after the Community Challenge of completing 15 million public matches has been achieved.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Free Map
    • Grind
      • The classic Black Ops 2 skatepark map is now in rotation, free for all players.
  • Game Modes
    • Capture the Flag
      • Capture the Flag now live as Featured Playlist.
      • First team to capture 3 flags in a round, or the team that has the most captures at the end of a round, wins the round.
      • First team to win 2 rounds wins the match.
      • In Overtime, the first team to capture the enemy’s flag will set the time to beat, and sides will switch. The opposing team must capture the flag faster to win.
  • New Weapons
    • Multiplayer support added for new weapons:
      • Grav assault rifle
      • Peacekeeper assault rifle
      • Vendetta sniper rifle
      • Locus sniper rifle
      • S6 Stingray tactical rifle
      • Ballistic Knife special weapon
  • Featured Playlists (June 11-14)
    • Xbox One
      • Capture the Flag
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Prop Hunt
      • Infected
    • PC
      • Capture the Flag
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt

BLACKOUT

  • Summer Map Updates
    • New summer foliage and lighting added to main map.
    • Coolers added throughout the map containing Paint Can bundle rewards.
    • Throwable Water Balloons added throughout the map.
    • BBQ-themed parties, balloons, yard flamingos, flags, and pool floats added to various locations throughout the map.
  • Post-Flood Map Updates
    • Flood water has receded.
    • Hydro Dam now under reconstruction.
    • Factory now under repair.
    • Cargo Docks now restored with new layout changes.
    • Hijacked relocated to Nuketown Island cove.
  • Game Modes
    • Ground War
      • Massive battle with two teams of up to 50 players on each side.
      • Each team has an opposing flight path. Choose to jump with your team, or try to get behind enemy lines early on.
      • Each match starts with a collapsed play space to get into the action faster.
      • More loot spawns throughout the map and ammo drops are doubled.
      • “Down But Not Out” redeploys enabled.
      • Escalating redeploy loadouts enabled.
      • Players can revive downed players in their squad and teammates not in their immediate squad.
      • Friendly fire disabled.
  • Vehicles
    • Attack Helicopter
      • Helicopter equipped with two heavy turrets designed for combat added to the main map.
  • Equipment
    • Hawk
      • Outrider’s Hawk now available to scout for enemies. Cannot be parked in mid-air.
  • Weapons
    • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments.
  • Coward’s Way Out
    • Players can now you can hold the USE button to reduce the time spent downed in redeploy modes.
  • Featured Playlists
    • Xbox One (June 11-18)
      • Ground War
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads
    • PC (June 11-14)
      • Ground War
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Solo

ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets
    • “Labours of Hercules”
      • New Gauntlet now available for “Ancient Evil” featuring 30 unique challenges.
  • New Elixirs
    • Perkaholic
      • Receive all Loadout Perks and six random extra Perks that are not in your loadout. Cannot stack with itself.
      • Activates immediately.
    • Near Death Experience
      • Revive or be revived, simply by being near other players. Revived players keep all Loadout Perks after being revived.
      • Activates immediately (lasts 10 minutes or 5 revives).
    • Reign Drops
      • Spawns one of each of the nine core power-ups.
      • Instant activation.
    • Shopping Free
      • All purchases are free.
      • Activates immediately (lasts 1 minute).
  • Weapons
    • Support added for S6 Stingray, Peacekeeper, Vendetta, Locus, and Ballistic Knife.
    • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments.
    • Support added for new Mastercraft weapons.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Barebones game mode featuring Domination, Control, Hardpoint, Safeguard, and Search and Destroy, now live on all platforms.
    • Capture the Flag
      • Made improvements to Best Play and Killcam.
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Restricted the Vendetta sniper rifle.
  • Heist
    • Closed an exploit during the Buy phase.
  • Maps
    • Grind
      • Closed missing collision in the circular stairwell.
    • Arsenal
      • Closed an exploit that could allow players to get under the map.
  • Weapons
    • S6 Stingray
      • Lowered damage from the S6 Stingray Operator Mod, particularly against the Safeguard robot.
    • Ballistic Knife
      • Slowed projectile velocity.
      • Added pronounced ballistic arc.
      • Adjusted Gas Powered attachment.
    • Vendetta
      • Headshots with the Vendetta are now one-shot kills.
  • Create-a-Class
    • Resolved a UI error that occurred when attaching optics.
    • MX9 attachments are now visible in the front end and can be taken in-game.
    • Enabled Mastery Camos for the Locus once unlocked.
    • Lowered the camo unlock requirements for the Ballistic Knife.
    • “Crown” and “Anchors Away” reticles can now be used in-game.

BLACKOUT

  • Ground War
    • Wins are now properly counted in the Barracks.
    • Various performance and stability improvements.
  • Equipment
    • Hawk
      • Players can no longer deploy the Hawk while prone.
    • Barricade
      • Barricades will no longer disappear after 60 seconds.
  • Coward’s Way Out
    • Coward’s Way Out HUD will no longer persist into the end-game flow.
    • Players can no longer take the Coward’s Way Out when being downed while reviving another player.

ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets
    • “Labours of Hercules”
      • Resolved an issue that could lock players out of the Pack-a-Punch.
      • Various stability fixes.
  • Camos
    • Addressed an issue that could allow the Plasma Drive Reactive Camo to revert to its base camo form.
  • UI
    • Addressed a UI error that could sometimes occur in the Select Reticle menu.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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CoD Points price: How to buy, spend & do they carry over

CoD Points are the official currency of Call of Duty. Check out CoD Point prices, where to buy them, and whether they transfer between games.

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Activision’s in-game currency lets players purchase cosmetics for their characters, and we’ve got everything you need to know about CoD Points prices, how to buy them, and all the items you can spend them on.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game, requiring players to spend their own currency named CoD Points to acquire them.

CoD Points can be purchased using the menu systems in games like Vanguard or Warzone or through console marketplaces like the PS Store or Xbox Marketplace.

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 Vanguard and Warzone offering special Attack on Titan and Snoop Dogg skins as well as unique weapon Blueprints for popular weapons, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend CoD Points.

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CoD Points prices

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 others 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: $1.99 / £1.79
  • 500 CoD Points: $4.99 / £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) CoD Points: $9.99 / £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) CoD Points: $19.99 / £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $39.99 / £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) CoD Points: $74.99 / £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $99.99 / £84.99
  • 15,000 (+6,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $149.99 / £123.99
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How to buy COD Points

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.

There are four ways you can buy COD Points:

  • PC players can purchase CoD Points on the Battle.net website
  • PS4 & PS5 players can purchase CoD Points in the PS Store on their console, or on the PlayStation website
  • Xbox Series X, Series S, or One players can buy CoD Points on the Xbox Marketplace on their console, or the official Microsoft Store website
  • Select physical retailer’s stock vouchers and gift cards with a code that players can redeem for CoD Points.

Where to spend CoD Points

Spending your CoD Points is incredibly easy, with players able to purchase cosmetic bundles and Blueprints in the in-game store.

The stores are available in Vanguard, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare, so you can kit out your Operator regardless of your preferred title.

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Do CoD Points carry over across games?

The good news is that your CoD Points will transfer across your Call of Duty games, as they are linked to your Activision account.

Players who will still have CoD Points in their account from Vanguard don’t need to worry, as they will automatically be in your account when Modern Warfare 2 releases.

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

Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

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.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are approaching Season 3 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 a season, 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’ll be able to buy the Vanguard & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods on April 27, 2022:

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 how Vanguard is officially getting a round-based Zombies map after Season 3 or how Warzone players are begging for Godzilla & King Kong Operator skins.

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JGOD reveals their favorite Call of Duty Perk of all time

Call of Duty content creator JGOD recently revealed their favorite Multiplayer Perk of all time, a pick that many may have forgotten about.

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JGOD let the community know his favorite Call of Duty Perk of all time, which many new players may not even have used before, especially as it’s not available in Warzone.

JGOD is known for their in-depth content for Call of Duty games, especially Warzone. The Youtuber often looks into the stats and details for weapons and loadouts, figuring out the best attachments,Perks, and equipment to use.

With that being said, it’s often great to hear JGOD’s personal opinions on their favorite things to use in Call of Duty, which is exactly what he gave when our Twitter page asked the community what the best CoD Perk of all time is.

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Our CharlieINTEL Twitter page asked the CoD community what the best Call of Duty Perk of all time is.

For those in the community who have been following the franchise since the CoD 4 days, this question is much harder to answer simply because there have been so many great Perks over the years that haven’t returned or just aren’t in Warzone.

JGOD is one of those players who has been in the community for a long time, so their pick might have some of the modern players slightly bemused.

The content creator’s pick for their favorite CoD Perk of all time is Stalker from Modern Warfare 3, which was released back in 2011. This Perk got rid of all movement penalties while aiming down sights.

This allowed players to strafe effectively while using an LMG, Sniper Rifle, and any other weapon with poor mobility, which was very effective in MW3.

The Perk basically turned Assault Rifles into SMGs, meaning they were effective at close and long ranges.

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Further, if players unlocked the Pro version of the Perk, it also delayed Bouncing Betty, Claymore, and IMS detection, which were very strong equipment in MW3.

Although Stalker returned in Call of Duty: Ghosts, the description was slightly different from the MW3 version, and clearly, JGOD’s post is the Perk image from MW3.

Other popular Call of Duty players also weighed in on the debate, with Optic Hitch also sharing their opinion in the comments, stating that MW2’s Ninja Pro was the best Perk of all time: “Ninja Pro MW2. Not close.”


Everyone will have their preference as the best Call of Duty Perk of all time comes down to personal opinion, but Stalker is definitely not a bad shout.

For more on Call of Duty, check out everything we currently know about Modern Warfare II.

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Biggest AAA video games coming in 2022: PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, Stadia & Steam

2022 is a huge year for video games and here’s all the biggest titles coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and more – with release dates.

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2022 continues to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Pokemon, and Harry Potter, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s a look into the biggest games and potential release dates.

The beginning of 2022 will signal over a year since the PS5, and Xbox Series X took video games to the ninth generation of consoles. Developers have had plenty of time to chew the fat and harness the power of the consoles to create immense AAA experiences.

There’s also plenty of mileage left for the Nintendo Switch, and of course, PC, Stadia, and Steam are always pushing the envelope.

With 2022 already delivering Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Rainbow Six Extraction, and Gran Turismo 7, the remainder of the year is also looking to bring the heat. Here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date: Fall 2022

For the first in almost 20 years, the Call of Duty franchise will be breaking its annual release schedule in 2023. This means that players will be stuck with CoD’s 2022 title, Modern Warfare 2 for two years.

The 2022 iteration of the iconic franchise is set to be a direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. The game will be built on a brand-new engine, and the development of the game is being led by Infinity Ward.

Gotham Knights release date: October 25, 2022

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A Gotham City without the caped crusader is a strange thought, but that’s the threat that faces it as Bruce Wayne is dead.

In Batman’s place, his former proteges need to step up and protect Gotham, batting away any threats of crime perpetrated by some of its most evil supervillains. Featuring co-operative mode, players can take control of these plucky heroes and hopefully do Batman proud.

Hogwarts Legacy release date: Holiday 2022

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There have been many Harry Potter movie tie-in games, but there still hasn’t been an authentic RPG experience that lets you become your own wizard – until now.

Hogwarts Legacy will let fans worldwide finally live out their dream of attending Hogwarts, and the game allows players to select their House, the classes they do, and customize their character, all the while fighting monsters and completing quests.

God of War: Ragnarok release date: 2022

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Players got a juicy look at the next epic adventure in Santa Monica’s God of War franchise during the 2021 PlayStation Experience. Kratos and Atreus are set to battle with Freya, possibly Thor, and their own demons.

God of War Ragnarok looks like it’s expanded upon the reboot to incorporate more NPCs, more spectacular gameplay, and a gripping narrative that will test the bond between father and son.

Final Fantasy XVI release date: late 2022

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The hype surrounding Final Fantasy XVI is beginning to mount as we get deeper into 2022. It’s the collaboration between Square Enix and the combat designer of Devil May Cry 5, Ryota Suzuki that has fans of the franchise excited.

The developers have confirmed that they would release additional information about the sixteenth game in the mainline Final Fantasy franchise around Spring 2022. Hopefully, this will include a release date giving RPG fanatics something to look forward to.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date: late 2022

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2022 is a great year to be a Pokemon fan. Shortly after the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Nintendo wasted no time announcing their newest mainline titles. Pokemon Violet and Pokemon Scarlet will introduce players to the ninth generation of Pokemon games.

Nintendo has already shared details about the game including the implementation of open-world areas as well as the three starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: delayed to 2023

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It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could easily be one of the most anticipated games of all time.

Breath of the Wild took the world by storm in 2017 with its rich, expressive world that deviated from the conventions of traditional Zelda games. Many millions of copies sold later, and fans everywhere are desperate for the next chapter for Link in this gorgeous, sprawling version of Hyrule.

Unfortunately on March 29, 2022, Nintendo announced that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 would be pushed back to a 2023 release date.


That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022. For all the latest news and guides on these games and more, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL!

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