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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 March 14 Update – Bug Fixes, 2X Weekend, And More

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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:

  • Multiplayer:
    • 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.
  • Blackout:
    • 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.
  • Zombies:
    • 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.
  • 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.

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:

Multiplayer

  • Game Modes
    • One in the Chamber
      • Disabled “downlinking enemy data” radar sweep voiceover.
    • Heist
      • Addressed an issue that could cause EKIAs from properly registering in Heist.
  • Specialists
    • Outrider
      • 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.
  • Scorestreaks
    • Thresher
      • 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.
  • UI
    • Addressed a text overlap issue in the lobby in the map voting area.
  • Stability
    • 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

  • UI
    • 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.

Blackout

  • Weapons
    • Purifier
      • Reduced damage over time.
      • Reduced range.
  • Perks
    • Reinforced
      • Reduced Reinforced Perk fire resistance.
  • Equipment
    • 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.
  • UI
    • 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.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading into Blackout in splitscreen**.**

Zombies

  • 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.
  • Armory
    • 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.
  • UI
    • Addressed an issue that caused a progress bar from appearing when throwing Equipment.
  • Stability
    • 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.

General

  • Lobby
    • 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:

Multiplayer

  • Game Modes
    • Stockpile
      • 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.

Blackout

  • Game Modes
    • Hardcore
      • Adjusted text on the Elimination Screen to indicate the proper game type.

Zombies

  • Hellcatraz
    • 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.

General

  • Black Market
    • Free “Shamrock & Awe Calling Card” will no longer become unequipped after restarting the game.

SOURCE: Reddit

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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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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.

Image credits: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software

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