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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 June 21 Update – 2XP, New Content Coming, And More

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The latest Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been released across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Today’s update is highlighted by a First Day of Summer Double XP celebration, which is live now on all platforms through June 25.

Treyarch has also shared a preview of what’s coming to Black Ops 4 on Tuesday, June 25, including a weather-altered map, Contracts, and more.

Here’s the full details on today’s update, from Treyarch:

Fun in the Sun Weekend is Here

It’s officially the first day of summer… who’s ready for some 2XP and free map access all weekend long? Better yet, why not all the way through Tuesday? Our Fun in the Sun Weekend kicks off today in Black Ops 4, featuring:

  • 2XP in Multiplayer
  • 2XP in Zombies
  • 2XP in League Play
  • 2X Merits in Blackout
  • Free Black Ops Pass MP Map access for all players in all Featured, Core, and Hardcore playlists
  • Map Pack Moshpit playlist featuring Masquerade, Artifact, and WMD
  • 50% Off Tiers

This event runs through 10AM Tuesday, when we’ll be dropping more new content in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. Speaking of which…New Content Arrives Tuesday with Contracts, Hacienda Twilight, Blackout Updates + More

Our next major update is coming on June 25th, including:

  • The launch of Contracts on all platforms, kicking off with a rotating selection of up to 28 Contracts to complete each day across all four modes (up to 196 Contracts per week!)
  • Our newest alternative lighting map in Multiplayer, Hacienda Twilight
  • More maps added to rotation for Prop Hunt and Capture the Flag
  • New MedalsEquipment, and Humiliations in Blackout
  • The introduction of Hard Mode Gauntlets in Zombies
  • Weapon tuning for the Daemon 3XB, Switchblade X9, and MOG 12 + more

In case you missed it, head over to our Contracts Blog for all the info on how Contracts work in Black Ops 4, as well as intel on the new Ultra Weapon Bribe that we’ll be introducing the following week as part of a new special event.

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We also have some highly-requested bug fixes lined up for Tuesday that couldn’t be hotfixed before this next major game update. An issue with leveling up MKII Weapons is planned to be fixed in this update, as well as a remaining exploit on Grind. Thanks as always for the reports, and we appreciate your patience while we’ve nailed down these issues.Grav Assault Rifle Unlocked on PS4

With 15 million matches completed during our Community Challenge on PS4, the Grav assault rifle has now been unlocked for PS4 players in Multiplayer! Xbox One and PC players are already well past the 50% mark with their combined efforts, and will unlock the Grav in MP once the Community Challenge has been achieved across all platforms. Almost there!

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On the competitive side, we’ve made a conscious decision to include the Grav in League Play. The Grav was designed with competitive play in mind, built with a set of attachments that are all unrestricted in the CWL ruleset. The release of the Grav gave us an opportunity to keep the competitive meta fresh with a new weapon available to everyone, and offers an alternative to the KN-57 or ICR-7 for mid-to-long range position play. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the performance and community/pro feedback for this weapon as we evaluate its place in the future of League Play.Featured Playlist Updates

We’ve added Map Pack Moshpit to the MP Featured Playlists with free access to Masquerade, Artifact, and WMD for all platforms, and for Zombies players on PC, we’ve replaced the Chaos and Aether Moshpits with individual playlists for each Zombies map. Enjoy the 2XP in all modes through Tuesday, and we’ll see you online.

Here’s what’s new in today’s update:

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GLOBAL

  • Fun in the Sun Weekend Event (10AM June 21-25)
    • 2XP in Multiplayer
    • 2XP in Zombies
    • 2XP in League Play
    • 2X Merits in Blackout
    • Free Black Ops Pass MP Map access for all players in all Featured, Core, and Hardcore playlists
    • Map Pack Moshpit playlist featuring Masquerade, Artifact, and WMD
    • 50% Off Tiers

MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapons
    • S6 Stingray
      • Spectrum Camo progress can now be properly earned in Hardcore modes.
  • Featured Playlists (June 21-25)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Map Pack Moshpit
      • Capture the Flag
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
    • PC
      • Map Pack Moshpit
      • Capture the Flag
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists
    • PS4/Xbox One (June 18-25)
      • Ground War
      • Alcatraz Quads
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads
    • PC (June 21-25)
      • Ground War
      • Alcatraz Quads
      • Solo
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ZOMBIES

  • Playlists
    • Chaos and Aether Moshpits have been replaced with individual playlists for each map.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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