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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 May 7 Update – Alcatraz (PS4), Spectre Rising, And More

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

On PS4, Treyarch has added back the Alcatraz map in Blackout for players that wanted it with some improvements and updates to the overall map.

For Xbox One and PC, Operation Spectre Rising and its first batch of content has arrived in Black Ops 4. Learn more here.

Operation Spectre Rising now live on Xbox One and PC

Operation Spectre Rising continues on PS4 and rolls out on Xbox One and PC today! In case you missed it, you can get the full overview of what’s new and incoming in our Operation Spectre Rising Blog, including the debut of Spectre in Multiplayer, our new “Wetworks” map update and Bounty Hunter mode in Blackout, “Super Blood Wolf Moon” Gauntlet in Zombies, and new weapons & cosmetic items to earn.

2XP in Featured Playlists

Now live through 10AM PT Friday, May 10, we’re turning on 2XP in Featured Playlists across MP, Blackout, and Zombies on all platforms, including:

  • Multiplayer: 2XP in Map Pack Moshpit
  • Zombies: 2XP in Super Blood Wolf Moon
  • Blackout: 2X Merits in Bounty Hunter

Get out there, jump into our newest game modes, and level up twice as fast!

Alcatraz Returns + More

Alcatraz also returns to Blackout this week on all platforms with new map improvements, along with additional gameplay updates for Bounty Hunter in Blackout and Prop Hunt in MP (launching May 10 on Xbox One and PC). Read on to see what’s new in Black Ops 4:

  • Multiplayer
    • Spectre in MP and Blackout after unlocking Tier 1 in the Black Market (Xbox One/PC).
    • 3 Black Ops Pass Multiplayer maps: Masquerade, Artifact, and WMD (Xbox One/PC).
    • Prop Hunt gameplay improvements.
    • Featured Playlists:
      • Earn 2XP in Map Pack Moshpit through 10AM PT Friday, May 10.
      • PS4: Map Pack Moshpit, Prop Hunt, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit.
      • Xbox One: Map Pack Moshpit, Infected, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit.
      • PC: Map Pack Moshpit, Infected, Barebones Moshpit.
  • World League Hub
    • Restricted Tigershark LMG.
  • Blackout
    • “Wetworks” map update now live in Blackout, flooding large portions of the main map (Xbox One/PC). Also now available in Custom Games.
    • Bounty Hunter mode now live in Blackout (Xbox One/PC).
      • Earn 2X Merits in Bounty Hunter through 10AM PT Friday, May 10.
    • DART now available to find and equip in Blackout (Xbox One/PC).
    • Uncle Frank character now playable with the Black Ops Pass (Xbox One/PC).
    • Tuning changes to Spectre in Bounty Hunter.
    • Alcatraz returns to Blackout on all platforms.
  • Zombies
    • New “Super Blood Wolf Moon” Gauntlet (Xbox One/PC).
    • Earn 2XP in “Super Blood Wolf Moon” through 10AM PT Friday, May 10.
    • New Tigershark LMG added to Mystery Box (Xbox One/PC).
  • Black Market
    • 50 Tiers with new Contraband items to earn (Xbox One/PC).
    • New Death Effects and Weapon Charm item types added (Xbox One/PC).
    • New weapons in the Contraband stream: Tigershark LMG and Nifo’Oti melee weapon (Xbox One/PC).

GLOBAL

  • Events
    • 2XP in Featured Playlists
      • Now live through 10PM PT Friday, May 10 on all platforms.
      • 2XP in Multiplayer in Map Pack Moshpit.
      • 2XP in Super Blood Wolf Moon in Zombies.
      • 2X Merits in Blackout in Bounty Hunter mode.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapons
    • Swordfish
      • Addressed an issue where the NVIR scope was misaligned on the Swordfish when used underwater.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where players joining a match in progress were able to change their class indefinitely without respawning.
  • Stability
    • General stability improvements.

WORLD LEAGUE HUB

  • Weapons
    • Restricted the Tigershark LMG in World League matches.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Updated the category names for the Victory Flames tiers to more clearly distinguish between tiers.

BLACKOUT

  • Game Modes
    • Bounty Hunter
      • Decreased Spectre’s roll speed.
      • Increased the cooldown between Spectre’s rolls.
  • Custom Games
    • “Wetworks” map update is now available in Blackout Custom Games.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that caused players to die while being revived if the revive was started at the end of their bleed-out.
    • Addressed an issue where players could sometimes deploy in third-person and not properly take damage.

ZOMBIES

  • Mystery Box
    • Addressed an issue where players were unable to obtain the Tigershark LMG from the Mystery Box.
  • Stability
    • General stability improvements.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Specialists
    • Spectre
      • Unlocked at Tier 1 in the Black Market during Operation Spectre Rising.
      • Specialist Weapon: Shadow Blade.
      • Special Issue Equipment: Smoke.
  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • Masquerade, Artifact, and WMD added to rotation in Core and Hardcore playlists for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • Game Modes
    • Featured Playlists
      • Map Pack Moshpit, Infected, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination (Xbox One), and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit (Xbox One) added to Featured category.

BLACKOUT

  • Wetworks Map Update
    • An explosion at Hydro Dam has flooded the map, affecting several areas in Blackout.
    • Hydro Dam, Factory, Cargo Docks, Hijacked, and the farm near Firing Range have been transformed, allowing for new types of engagements and new avenues for water-based vehicles to turn the tides of battle.
  • Games Modes
    • Bounty Hunter
      • Find the beacons of light that indicate new Spectre Stashes, which contain the Shadow Blade and other valuable items, including Level 3 Armor, Smoke, stealth-related Perks, and Trauma Kits.
      • Equipping the Shadow Blade transforms the player into Spectre, giving them unique skills including increased movement speed, the ability to see digital footprints of nearby enemies, and full third-person camera perspective.
      • Spectre can carry both the Shadow Blade and a normal weapon. When the normal weapon is equipped, Spectre will return to first-person view.
      • With each new Collapse, players with the most kills will be marked as Bounty targets that only Spectre can see.
      • Eliminate the target or survive the Bounty attack to be rewarded with a Supply Drop on your position.
      • Unique to Bounty Hunter, players can also perform Humiliations on downed enemies. These are fatal finishing moves to end an opponent in dramatic fashion.
      • Last team standing wins the game.
  • Equipment
    • DART
      • DART now available to find and equip in Blackout.
      • Use for a bird’s-eye view of your opponents and detonate the DART on command or when it hits its target.
  • Black Ops Pass Content
    • Uncle Frank character now playable for Black Ops Pass holders.

ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets
    • Super Blood Wolf Moon
      • New Gauntlet now available for “Dead of the Night” featuring 30 unique challenges.
  • Weapons
    • Tigershark LMG added to the Mystery Box.

GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • Tigershark LMG and Nifo’Oti melee weapon now available in the Contraband stream.
    • Weapon Charms are now available in Blackjack’s Reserves and can be equipped on weapons through the Weapon Personalization menu.
    • Death Effects are available in Blackjack’s Reserves and can be equipped on weapons through the Weapon Personalization menu. Death Effects play when shooting an enemy and are only visible during first-person, Best Play, and Killcam.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Prop Hunt
      • Addressed an issue where players were able to replenish their Decoys when destroyed.
      • Enabled drowning damage for underwater Props.
      • Various stability fixes, including a fix for instances where the player could be kicked back to the main menu with a “game session no longer available” error.
  • Game Modes
    • Featured Playlists
      • Map Pack Moshpit, Prop Hunt, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit added to the Featured category.

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.

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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