Treyarch has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 across platforms, alongside providing a peak at what’s coming this weekend to the game in a new Reddit post.
The new update brings improvements and bug fixes to all modes, alongside Treyarch provided a preview of the next major update, which is coming on March 26.
Here’s the full details, directly from Treyarch:
MP DLC Free Access Weekend + 2XP/2X Merits/2X Tiers Starts Tomorrow
Starting at 10AM PT tomorrow through 10AM PT Monday, March 18, all Black Ops 4 players get free access to all four current Black Ops Pass Multiplayer maps: Elevation, Madagascar, Casino, and Lockup! To celebrate, we’re also turning on 2XP in Multiplayer, 2XP in Zombies, 2X Merits in Blackout, and 2X Tier Progression for players on all platforms this weekend. Grab your friends, jump in, and rank up.
Gameplay Improvements and Stability Fixes
In today’s game settings update, we’ve addressed various issues that could occur when using Outrider’s Hawk, disabled the UAV sweep voiceover in One in the Chamber (it was getting a little too spammy after long sessions), added match quit penalty notifications to League Play, made various stability improvements to Multiplayer and Blackout, implemented gameplay improvements for our new “Hellcatraz” Gauntlet in Zombies on PS4, and more.
In Blackout, we’ve reduced the damage and range of the Purifier, and reduced the amount of fire resistance provided by the Reinforced Perk. We’re also aware of an issue with increased friendly player collision in Multiplayer and are working on a fix as we speak. Stay tuned for further updates.
Shamrock & Awe Details
Our Shamrock & Awe seasonal event continues in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies on PS4 and kicks off on Xbox One and PC next week, running through the month of March. This year’s Shamrock & Awe event delivers fun new thematic in-game experiences across all modes, including:
- St. Patrick’s Stockpile
- This event brings a new game mode with Stockpile, inspired by Black Ops 3’s Fracture with a St. Patrick’s Day twist. Bank enemy shamrocks and deposit them at the nearest pot of gold to claim victory.
- Contraband Hurricane
- We’re always looking to deliver fun new takes on our MP maps as we ramp up to the next Operation’s drop of new DLC maps, and Contraband Hurricane offers a distinct stormy weather variant of one of our favorite maps. Contraband Hurricane is available free to all players with this update.
- St. Patrick’s Stockpile
- Seasonal Map Makeover
- A new springtime update has arrived in Blackout, including all-new lighting, upgraded dynamic grass, green-colored smoke, and other St. Patrick’s Day-themed changes.
- Pot-o-Gold Stashes
- Treasures await those who find the Pot-o-Gold stashes hidden throughout Blackout during the event. If you spot one, it’s your lucky day!
- Homunculus Leprechaun Hoards
- If you’re clever enough to track down one of these little guys dancing a jig out there, attack him and swipe his loot! As the old saying goes, leprechauns love tactical weapons with maxed-out attachments.
- Seasonal Map Makeover
- Green-Eyed Zombies
- Those fancy eyes aren’t just for show. Look for these special zombies in Classic Chaos story maps during the event to uncover a special reward…
- New Seasonal Easter Egg
- Follow the rainbow to unlock a St. Patrick’s Day surprise.
- Green-Eyed Zombies
- Free Personalization Items:
- “Precious” Gesture
- All players unlock a new St. Patrick’s Day-themed Gesture by logging in during Shamrock & Awe.
- “Shamrock & Awe” Animated Calling Card
- Get your free seasonal animated Calling Card when you log in while the event is active.
- “Precious” Gesture
Let us know your thoughts on St. Patrick’s Stockpile, Contraband Hurricane, our newest seasonal Blackout updates, and your latest adventures in Zombies! Our next major game update is just around the corner when Shamrock & Awe wraps up, including our next Black Ops 4 Zombies map, new MP game modes, an all-new Blackout experience, and much more.
CWL Fort Worth Kicks Off Tomorrow
Tune into CWL Fort Worth this weekend to watch 16 Pro League teams + up to 256 amateur teams compete at our second CWL open event of the 2019 season. The numbers are in, and CWL Fort Worth is already projected to be one of the highest-attended CWL events of all time!
Watch the action unfold all weekend long: twitch.tv/callofduty
Read on below for the patch notes on what’s new since our last update:
- Addressed various issues when using Outrider’s Hawk.
- Addressed POV issues during Killcam for kills with the Thresher.
- Disabled UAV sweep voiceover in One in the Chamber.
- Added match quit penalty notification to League Play.
- Reduced damage over time and range of Purifier in Blackout.
- Reduced Reinforced Perk damage mitigation against fire in Blackout.
- Gameplay improvements for “Hellcatraz” Gauntlet in Zombies.
- Stability improvements in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.
- Various improvements and bug fixes across all modes.
The following updates are now live on consoles, with PC to follow:
- Game Modes
- One in the Chamber
- Disabled “downlinking enemy data” radar sweep voiceover.
- Addressed an issue that could cause EKIAs from properly registering in Heist.
- One in the Chamber
- Addressed an issue preventing Stim Shot use after using the Hawk.
- Addressed an issue causing a double reticle to appear when using the Sparrow, then the Hawk.
- Addressed an issue that caused the Killcam for the Thresher to display the incorrect point of view.
- Custom Games
- Addressed an issue that could prevent Equipment cooldown from functioning properly in Custom Games.
- Addressed a text overlap issue in the lobby in the map voting area.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when using Mesh Mines in certain cases.
- Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while playing Stockpile with bots.
World League Hub
- Added red penalty text to the Quit Match popup to clearly indicate new match quit penalty.
- Updated the World League Rank Calling Card description to include the card’s rank.
- Reduced damage over time.
- Reduced range.
- Reduced Reinforced Perk fire resistance.
- Recon Car
- Resolved a UI error that could occur when activating a Recon Car.
- Grapple Gun
- Resolved an issue causing players to hold the Grapple Gun with the wrong hand when viewed in third-person.
- Recon Car
- Addressed an issue that prevented Echelon images from appearing in the Merit Report screen.
- Removed erroneous description text for the Medic Perk that referenced faster healing.
- Addressed an issue that prevented the Spectate button from functioning on the Elimination screen until Skip had been pressed.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when loading into Blackout in splitscreen**.**
- Host Migration
- Addressed various issues relating to having an active timer up when host migration occurred during a Gauntlet match.
- Addressed an issue causing AI to not target players after a host migration while loading into a map.
- Addressed a UI error that occurred when entering the Personalize Menu of the Armory for weapons that are disabled in the Edit Game Rules Menu.
- Addressed an issue that caused a progress bar from appearing when throwing Equipment.
- Blood of the Dead
- Fixed a rare crash that could occur when the player killed themselves inside the Acid Trap.
- Fixed a rare crash that could occur when certain visual effects were attached to the player.
- Dead of the Night
- Fixed a rare crash that could occur during the Stake Knife Quest.
- Blood of the Dead
- Addressed an issue that prevented a user that was previously a party host from entering game modes that could not be entered with the previous party.
The following updates are now live on PS4, with other platforms to follow:
- Game Modes
- Fixed a rare crash that could occur when leaving a Stockpile match that is in progress.
- Resolved an issue that caused the drop-off location to appear as a black square on 4k displays.
- Game Modes
- Adjusted text on the Elimination Screen to indicate the proper game type.
- Addressed an issue causing zombies to rarely not spawn in appropriately on Round 12.
- Addressed an issue causing zombies to rarely stop spawning if the player moved quickly through the Catwalk zone.
- Added additional UI feedback on the HUD when players attempt to shoot without reloading first during the “Load of Nonsense” challenge.
- Added additional UI feedback on the HUD when players attempt to shoot without jumping during the “Jump Shot” challenge.
- Black Market
- Free “Shamrock & Awe Calling Card” will no longer become unequipped after restarting the game.
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.
COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great items for you 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. Call of Duty offers its own 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.
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
- 500 COD Points for $4.99
- 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99
- 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99
- 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99
- 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99
- 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99
How do I 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.
These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.
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.
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.
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.
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 2 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:
- Purchase it from the Official Call of Duty website
- Buy it from the in-game store on your respective platform
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.
For a full look at every bundle in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, be sure to check out our detailed guide.
Image credits: Activision
5 best Call of Duty games ever ranked: Full tier list
We’ve gone through every single Call of Duty game ever and created a full tier list of them all, and then ranked our top 5 as well.
We’ve taken the difficult task of sifting through every CoD game ever, and not only are we compiling a full tier list of every game, but we are ranking our top five as well.
It’s been nearly 20 years since Call of Duty released in 2003 and what a journey it has been. The franchise has explored many different eras in history and undergone countless changes. However, when you release so many games, some are bound to become lost, and some become legendary.
So it’s time to dig through a history of Call of Duty games to assign them our verdict and then select the absolute cream of the crop – and rank them.
Also, check out our 10 best guns in Black Ops Cold War: Weapon Tier List
Call of Duty: Best games tier list
So many factors have gone into the decision-making process here such as the game’s respective campaigns, multiplayer, side modes, themes, guns, and a lot more. With all this in mind, we were able to grade each game.
Here is our Official tier list of all of Black Ops Cold War’s weapons:
- S-Tier: CoD 4: Modern Warfare, CoD: World at War, CoD: Modern Warfare 2, CoD: Black Ops, CoD: Modern Warfare (2019)
- A-Tier: CoD: Classic, CoD: Modern Warfare 3, CoD: Black Ops 2
- B-Tier: CoD 2, CoD 3, CoD: Advanced Warfare, CoD: Black Ops 3, CoD: Black Ops 4, CoD: Black Ops Cold War
- C-Tier: CoD: Ghosts, CoD: Infinite Warfare, CoD: WW2
Just to explain the system, our S-Tier games are the must-have, must-have played CoD titles, the A-Tier are superb CoD games that were just missing a certain something, B-Tier games are decent CoD games with some redeeming qualities, and C-Tier Call of Duty games just didn’t cut it for us.
Ranking the Best Call of Duty games of all time
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Modern Warfare yet again redefined the Call of Duty franchise, giving players one of the most polished and detailed Call of Duty titles ever created. It encompassed all that had made the series great to this point and made it feel as crisp as ever.
The campaign reintroduced classic characters, interspersed with memorable new ones, and a new storyline. The fresh but familiar feeling was sprinkled with an unsettling terrorist attack in Picadilly Circus, fights through a burning mine, and other horrifying scenes.
For multiplayer, animations were fine-tuned and weapons were overhauled to feel powerful in the hands of every player. We got exhilarating new modes such as Cyber Attack and even got the return of the much-loved Spec Ops Mode.
In March of 2020, Activision released Modern Warfare’s Warzone mode, a 150 player battle royale – which was an instant hit. It since become one of the premier experiences for battle royale with Warzone now well into its second season.
4. Call of Duty: World At War
With the evolution of the Call of Duty engine during the development of CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Treyarch had the opportunity to make the most detailed World War 2 shooter experience yet. The first three Call of Duty games are rather unheralded compared to anything post CoD 4, but World at War restored that feeling and improved on it.
World At War delivered a chilling ride across the Pacific Theatre and Russian front. Gore mechanics made the game feel visceral and real, making the experience much more intense and realistic. The game’s fabulous campaign crescendos into an incredible final stretch, storming the Reichstag.
The multiplayer was a great extension of the new formula the series had discovered and transferred all those properties to World at War. The most incredible aspect of World at War though has to be the sleeper-hit, now must-have feature, Nazi Zombies.
The addition of Nacht Der Untoten, a post-campaign mini-game, revolutionized the multiplayer experience even more. The mode received three more maps through DLC and has been continued in every Treyarch Call of Duty game since.
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Needless to say, the anticipation and excitement of a Modern Warfare sequel reached unprecedented heights. The follow-up more than surpassed expectations by delivering another jaw-dropping campaign featuring iconic figures like Captain Price, Commander Shepard, Ghost, and a playable Soap. The game become notorious for its “No Russian” mission and other controversial moments.
The multiplayer formula was in full-swing now and Modern Warfare 2 introduced a brand new set of 15 selectable killstreak rewards – including the game-changing nuke. Maps like Terminal and Rust would go onto be celebrated in CoD folklore, and the era of the 360 no-scope was born.
If all this wasn’t enough, we also got “Special Ops”, a mode for 1-2 players that recreated and expanded upon many scenarios from the first two Modern Warfare games, and challenged the players to get maximum stars.
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
Instead of doing a direct sequel to World at War like Infinity Ward was doing with Modern Warfare, Treyarch slapped on a new title: “Black Ops”.
In order to bring a unique experience, they set their first Black Ops game during the Vietnam era. In the Campaign, players would be part of an elite squad working alongside the CIA in covert operations around the globe. We got the historic “What do the numbers mean?” and the return of fan-favorite Viktor Reznov – played by Gary Oldman.
Zombies delivered another round, or 100, of intense undead-killing action, and introduced another new concept to the series in the form of Dead Ops. A top-down, arcade twin-stick shooter with power-ups, up to 4 players, and hours of fun.
The multiplayer front continued to deliver months of unforgettable action with a litany of unmistakable maps: including one of the most divisive maps in Call of Duty history – Nuketown.
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The game that started it all and began a revolution in the first-person shooter industry. After years of companies generally churning out different variations of World War games, Infinity Ward ripped up the playbook and started from scratch with a hot new take on the modern-day conflict.
The campaign was one spellbinding encounter after another taking the player on a violent journey of death, destruction, and even nuclear devastation. The one-two salvo of All Ghillied Up and One Shot, One Kill is as good as two missions come in an FPS game, and it all culminates in breathtaking fashion.
Even more remarkable than Soap’s fruit-killing skills is the way in which Infinity Ward single-handedly reshaped online multiplayer as we know it. Seamlessly blending together class systems, satisfying weaponry, all-time great maps, and more.
The game would cement Call of Duty as one of the most successful video game franchises in history and is still hotter than ever thanks to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Every Call of Duty creator code: Streamers, pros, more
Call of Duty’s Support a Creator program allows players to support their favorite content creators and pros, so here’s every code you can use.
Activision is enabling fans to support their favorite Call of Duty pro players and content creators with the ‘Support a Creator’ program, so here’s everyone you can support through the Store.
With some of the biggest names in gaming playing and promoting Call of Duty, Activision has launched the ‘Support a Creator’ program. Here, CDL pro players, streamers, and YouTubers receive a cut of the profits made from purchases in the Call of Duty Store.
Across Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War, these creators and pros will receive $5 for every 10,000 CoD Points spent with their code inputted.
How to use CoD Support a Creator code
To support your favorite Call of Duty content creator or pro, you need to enter their code in the Store.
After purchasing CoD Points, make sure you have inputted one of the creator codes below before purchasing any bundles from the Store.
To select a creator to support:
- Launch Modern Warfare, Warzone, or Black Ops Cold War
- Navigate to the Store tab
- Select “Support a Creator”
- Input one of the creator codes below
- Purchase a Bundle or Battle Pass with your CoD Points
- Your selected creator or pro will now receive a portion of the profits from your purchase
These codes will expire after two weeks, so make sure to double-check you have a code inputted before making a purchase.
And as a reminder, enter these creator codes in all caps.
Twitch and YouTuber creator codes
The Support a Creator program was released in August 2020, and as it continues to develop, more and more creators are receiving codes.
Here are the creator codes for some of the biggest and most recognizable names in Call of Duty:
- FaZe Swagg: “SWAGG”
- TimTheTatman: “TIMTHETATMAN”
- TeeP: “TEEP”
- Spratt: “SPRATT”
- Symfuhny: “SYM”
- NuFo: “NUFO”
- NoisyButters: “BUTTERS”
- ShawnJGaming: “SHAWNJ”
- Vikkstar123: “VIKK”
- Michi: “MICHI”
- GoldGloveTV: “GOLDGLOVE”
- NICKMERCS: “MFAM”
- Drfit0r: “DRIFT0R”
- JackFrags: “JACKFRAGS”
- MarleyThirteen: “MARLEY”
- CouRage: “COURAGE”
- Chaos: “CHAOS”
- HusKerrs: “HUSKERRS”
- PrestigeIsKey: “PRESTIGE”
- KRNG Espresso: “ESPRESSO”
- Tejbz: “TEJBZ”
Call of Duty League players creator codes
A selection of “all-star” CDL pros have received creator codes. With the program continuing to develop, expect more players to be added as the 2021 Season develops.
Here is a list of the 2020 and 2021 Season’s CDL pro players creator codes:
- aBeZy: “ABEZY”
- Apathy: “APATHY”
- Arcitys: “ARCITYS”
- Attach: “ATTACH”
- Blazt: “BLAZT”
- Crimsix: “CRIM”
- Cammy: “CAMMY”
- Cellium: “CELLIUM”
- Clayser: “CLAY”
- CleanX: “CLEANX”
- Dashy: “DASHY”
- Denz: “DENZ”
- Enable: “ENABLE”
- Envoy: “ENVOY”
- FormaL: “FORMAL”
- GodRX: “GODRX”
- Huke: “HUKE”
- iLLeY: “ILLEY”
- KiSMET: “KISMET”
- Kuavo: “KUAVO”
- Mack: “MACK”
- Methodz: “METHODZ”
- Octane: “OCTANE”
- Scump: “SCUMP”
- Seany: “SEANY”
- Shotzzy: “SHOTZZY”
- SiLLY: “SILLY”
- Simp: “SIMP”
- Skrapz: “SKRAPZ”
- Skyz: “SKYZ”
- SlasheR: “SLASHER”
- Vivid: “VIVID”
- Owakening: “WAKE”
- Wuskin: “WUSKIN”
- ZooMaa: “ZOOMAA”
If you have a creator code and aren’t included here, please Tweet us @CharlieINTEL, and we’ll be delighted to add you to this list.
Image Credit: Activision / Zippo / Vikkstar / NICKMERCS
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