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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 September 17 Update – Jungle Flooded and more

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

This new update continues to deliver some additional content for Operation Apocalypse Z in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, including the Jungle Flooded map weather variant to the game.

Here is a quick overview of what this new update includes:

  • Jungle Flooded, alt-weather Multiplayer map on PS4
  • Blackout environment updates for both the main map and Alcatraz
  • The return of Ground War in Blackout
  • Weapon tuning for the Havelina AA50

The next major content drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 arrives on Monday, September 23 on PlayStation 4 with the launch of Operation Dark Divide for the game. The new Operation will bring new content to MP, Zombies, and Blackout, including the last Black Ops Pass content drop for the game.

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Operation Dark Divide Launches Sept. 23 on PS4

The sixth Operation of Black Ops 4 arrives Monday on PS4 with Operation Dark Divide, our upcoming superheroes vs. villains-themed season packed with all-new game content and customization gear, as well as our final two Black Ops Pass Multiplayer maps and the conclusion of the Black Ops 4 Zombies Aether story, “Tag der Toten”.

We can’t wait to share all the details in next week’s studio broadcast, where we’ll have world premiere gameplay footage of our upcoming Multiplayer maps, a walkthrough of our insane new Blackout experience, and of course, plenty to cover on the finale of Black Ops 4 Zombies with the dev team… along with a message from some very special guests. Stay tuned for more intel on Monday.

Jungle Flooded Now in Rotation on PS4

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Our final major update of Operation Apocalypse Z is live today, including Jungle Flooded on PS4, environment updates for both the main map and Alcatraz in Blackout, Havelina AA50 weapon tuning, Stockpile’s return to Multiplayer, Ground War in Blackout, and Zombies gameplay improvements.

Jungle Flooded is our new free alt-weather map variant in Black Ops 4. We’re bringing unique gameplay elements to the Black Ops fan-favorite map with this one, including traversable water and an underwater capture point in Domination – and like Contraband Hurricane, additional light weather elements give this map a unique feel without affecting player visibility.

Jungle Flooded is now live in rotation starting today on PS4, and Arsenal Sandstorm has been shifted out of the map selection based on community feedback. Jump into a match and let us know what you think!

Blackout Map Environment Updates

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As we close out the final days of Operation Apocalypse Z, the zombies have started their retreat and the apocalypse has ended in Blackout, bringing daylight back to both the main map and Alcatraz on all platforms. Players can expect new daytime lighting and brightness levels on the main map, and the return of the original afternoon environment in Alcatraz with this update.

Havelina AA50 Weapon Tuning

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Today’s update includes two tuning changes for the Havelina AA50 sniper rifle: we’ve removed aim assist to require more precision for each EKIA, and corrected the damage values for the High Caliber II attachment. We’re also aware of an existing issue with paintjobs not showing up properly on the Havelina AA50, which should be fixed in a future update.

Stockpile and Ground War This Week

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We’re bringing Stockpile to Multiplayer and Ground War back to Blackout this week on all platforms before we kick off Operation Dark Divide. Although we originally planned to bring Pandemic back to Blackout this week, we heard the community’s requests for more Ground War and made the call to swap it in for the last run of this Operation. Squad up and enjoy, and watch for more details soon on our newest limited-time mode in Blackout coming in our next Operation.Zombies Gameplay Improvements

This update delivers new gameplay improvements for Zombies players, including an increased ammo count for the M16 and multiple fixes for Hellhound spawning logic and their visual FX. Note: Today’s update also introduces a known issue that will incorrectly display blood vials on Primis Richtofen’s in-game character model when playing “Alpha Omega”, which is planned to be fixed in a future update along with an issue preventing Diamond Camo for the Hellion Salvo from properly unlocking.

Keep an eye out for more info on Zombies content coming in our next Operation, including the conclusion to the Black Ops 4 Aether story next week on PS4. Speaking of which…“Tag der Toten” Arrives Monday on PS4

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We’re less than a week away from the launch of “Tag der Toten” on PS4, and we can’t wait to get the map into the community’s hands. As mentioned above, we’ll have plenty of details from the team before launch to prepare you for what awaits at the end of the Black Ops 4 Zombies Aether story. Stay tuned later this week for the announcement of Monday’s Operation Dark Divide studio broadcast.

With yesterday’s reveal of the official poster art and some other interesting bits of intel, you might think we’d stay quiet until Monday’s launch. But then, where’s the fun in that…?

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See below for everything new in today’s game update:

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MULTIPLAYER

  • Maps
    • Jungle Flooded
      • Alt-weather variant of Jungle now live on PS4 with other platforms to follow.
      • Replaces Arsenal Sandstorm in map rotation in core and hardcore game playlists.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapons
    • Havelina AA50
      • Removed aim assist.
      • Corrected damage values for High Caliber II attachment.
  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 17-23)
    • Stockpile
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
    • Party Game Moshpit
    • Endurance Chaos Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Map Updates
    • Main Map
      • The apocalypse has ended in Blackout, bringing new daytime lighting and brightness levels to the main map environment.
    • Alcatraz
      • Original daytime map environment returns to Alcatraz.
  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 17-23)
    • Ground War
    • Alcatraz Portals
    • Quads
    • Duos
    • Solo

ZOMBIES

  • Weapons
    • M16
      • Increased base ammo count.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that could allow Hellhounds to start pathing before spawning.
      • Addressed a timing issue on Hellhound spawn visual FX.

GLOBAL

  • Customization
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent Weapon Charms and Death Effects from staying equipped.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 17-23)
    • Stockpile
    • Endurance Chaos Moshpit
    • Bolt-Action Barebones

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 17-23)
    • Ground War
    • Alcatraz Portals
    • Solo

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Best Call of Duty Zombies map: Every map ranked from World at War to Cold War

At least one Call of Duty Zombies map has a special place in player’s hearts. So we’ve picked our best Zombies maps and ranked them.

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Call of Duty Zombies has gone from a mini-game to pretty much a must-have feature in every CoD game. So we’ve sifted through every Zombies map ever made, settled on the absolute best ones, and ranked them.

It seems that nearly everyone has a favorite Zombies of all time, and a different top five list, such is the impact of Call of Duty Zombies on players. Treyarch’s post-World at War mini-game went on to become as important to people as the online multiplayer itself.

The latest official entry into the series, Black Ops Cold War, offered up several new maps including Firebase Z and the intense Forsaken, introduced terrifying new enemies in Mimics, and produced several memorable Main Quest Easter Eggs.

Vanguard aims to carry the Dark Aether storyline on in Der Anfang, and CoD Zombies will continue to grow. But before we get to Call of Duty: Vanguard, let’s go through and rank every Call of Duty Zombies map in history so far.

Every CoD Zombies ranked

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In total, there have been 49 Zombies maps, and we’ve taken it upon ourselves to complete the difficult task of ranking them all.

Here is every CoD Zombies map ranked:

  1. Mob of the Dead
  2. Kino der Toten
  3. Der Reise
  4. Nacht der Untoten
  5. Zombies in Spaceland
  6. Origins
  7. Der Eisendrache
  8. Shadows of Evil
  9. Moon
  10. Ascension
  11. Firebase Z
  12. Five
  13. Ancient Evil
  14. Call of the Dead
  15. Mauer der Toten
  16. Shi No Numa
  17. Die Maschine
  18. Gorod Krovi
  19. Buried
  20. Forsaken
  21. Shangri-La
  22. Die Rise
  23. Verruckt
  24. IX
  25. Nuketown Zombies
  26. Revelations
  27. Rave in the Redwoods
  28. Classified
  29. Der Rise
  30. Attack of the Radioactive Thing
  31. Descent
  32. The Final Reich
  33. Shaolin Shuffle
  34. Outbreak
  35. Blood of the Dead
  36. Zetsubou No Shima
  37. Beast From Beyond
  38. TranZit
  39. Voyage of Despair
  40. Carrier
  41. The Shadowed Throne
  42. The Tortured Path
  43. Infection
  44. The Darkest Shore
  45. Tag der Toten
  46. Grosten Haus
  47. The Frozen Dawn
  48. Alpha Omega
  49. Dead of the Night

Top 5 Call of Duty Zombies ever ranked

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Now that we’ve managed to rank every single Zombies map ever made, it’s now time to do a deep dive into our top five CoD Zombies maps of all time.

We believe each of our picks has a special quality that makes them so endlessly memorable, and while not all are as refined and packed as other maps, they are in the top five for a reason.

5. Zombies in Spaceland map – Infinite Warfare

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Zombies in Spaceland moves away from the largely serious nature of Zombies and throws its players into a mad, exhilarating theme park of thrills, spills, and kills.

It carries on the novelty of Zombies maps around that time by having celebrity David Hasselhoff as the host and also demanded that players work together by having doors that needed to be opened by multiple teammates.

As well as the bright aesthetic, fun traps, and nicely divided up areas of the park, there were also the mini-games in the Astrocade. Featuring multiple, interactive arcade games, players could amass a collection of tokens to redeem for cool prizes.

To sweeten the pot further, players could also grab a bit of a breather on the Triton rollercoaster, a moving shooting gallery. As a whole, Zombies in Spaceland is a fun novelty that separates itself from a lot of the pack to form an identity.

4. Nacht der Untoten map – World at War / Black Ops III

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It’s entirely up to you which version of Nacht you opt for, but there’s a part of us that yearns for the simplicity of its original form.

When players completed Call of Duty: World at War, after the credits rolled, many were surprised to be whisked away to a random room with creepy music and only a pistol.

So began the legacy of CoD Zombies, and unlike the Black Ops III remake, the pure nature of Nacht der Untoten still makes it a challenge to this day. No Perks, no Pack-A-Punch, just 1-4 players in a handful of confined rooms.

Given how many Wonder Weapons can be obtained in modern CoD games, the feeling of pure euphoria when you got a Ray Gun from the Mystery Box in Nacht der Untoten was unlike anything else.

3. Der Riese map – World at War

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Another entry for Call of Duty: World at War in Der Riese, and the genius of some of its ideas are still at the forefront of many Zombies maps today.

Teleporters, Easter Eggs, and the aforementioned PAP and Wonder Weapon features were all introduced via Der Riese. These novel ideas were complemented perfectly by the map’s extraordinary map design.

All the channels and pathways blended together seamlessly, making a smaller map, in comparison to later maps, seem big enough, fair, and keep players keep coming back for more.

2. Mob of the Dead map – Black Ops II

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As a DLC-only map, it may not have been enjoyed by as many people as base maps, but the legacy that Mob of the Dead has left been is unreal.

Fans of Warzone’s Rebirth Island would already have been familiar with Mob of the Dead as the map is set in the world-famous Alcatraz prison. It manages to intertwine the themes of the undead with mobsters, and create a perfect scenario in which you need to escape the island.

Action in Mob of the Dead is intense unlike any other, particularly with the tightness of the corridors and its surroundings at times. The Easter Egg for Mob of the Dead is tremendous, and we definitely need to see it reimagined in the future for all players to experience.

1. Kino der Toten map – Black Ops

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Sometimes, less is more. Whereas Nacht der Untoten feels barebones and a modern map like Die Maschine is chock full of features, Kino der Toten strikes that fine balance of power, whilst delivering the best map in CoD Zombies history.

Kino’s cinema is probably the most iconic setting in the franchise and its level design makes the map unbelievably accessible. Turning on the power, going through the curtains, and seeing the decimated venue is a cool feeling.

You can manipulate how the Zombies will get to you, depending on which doors you unlock, and the Projector room offers the perfect respite from the chaos. Kin der Toten never stops being a blast to play, and that’s why we think it’s the best CoD Zombies map in the game’s history.


So there you have it! All 49 Zombies maps ranked, and our top five CoD Zombies maps in order as well.

For more Call of Duty Zombies content, check out everything we know so far about Vanguard Zombies.

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Is Black Ops 2 being remastered? Rumors & leaks

Fans have been wondering for sometime if CoD: Black Ops 2 is going to be remastered, and we’ll answer that today.

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Several Call of Duty games have received the remaster treatment in recent years, and it’s left fans wondering if the mega-popular Black Ops 2 will get one. Here are all the latest rumors and leaks regarding a Black Ops 2 remaster.

The popularity of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 simply cannot be understated with the game being considered the greatest of all time by many. But fast-forward to 2021, and players want to know if this beloved entry in the CoD franchise will be remastered.

The premise of Call of Duty remasters was kickstarted by the 2016 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered title. Since then, we’ve also had the Modern Warfare 2 campaign be remastered, and there are rumors of Modern Warfare 3 being remastered, despite Activision saying it isn’t.

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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From what we understand, no, not at this time. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that any form of Black Ops remaster is in the works.

Naturally, people would think that Treyarch’s Black Ops may receive the same love that the Modern Warfare franchise has gotten, but alas it doesn’t seem to be the case.

Why isn’t Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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We believe there could be two strong reasons for Black Ops 2 not being remastered, one being that it would oversaturate the CoD market, and also that we’ve already seen a few of its maps recently.

If a full Black Ops 2 remaster were to exist anytime soon, it would mean that Activision would have the end of Black Ops Cold War’s run, 2019’s Modern Warfare, Warzone, Vanguard, and Black Ops 2.

One of the problems 2016’s Infinite Warfare suffered from is that it released with the full Call of Duty 4 remaster, and consequently, the player base was divided between the two games.

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Furthermore, Black Ops Cold War featured no less than seven Black Ops 2 map remasters throughout its multiple seasons, and they feel too fresh in the memory to warrant a remaster of the multiplayer.

We could see a remaster of the Black Ops campaigns, following the successful rerelease of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.


Activision may have some surprises and remasters up their sleeves, but for the time being, we can only speculate and ask you to keep checking in to see if anything becomes official.

Also, check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Infinity Ward announces new Austin office as studio gears up for CoD 2022

The original Call of Duty developer, Infinity Ward, is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas for CoD 2022.

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One of the three developers behind the Call of Duty franchise is getting a new office. Infinity Ward is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas, in preparation for CoD 2022.

Infinity Ward is the developer behind the original Call of Duty game. Activision founded Infinity Ward in 2002, with the first Call of Duty title being released in 2003. This birthed one of the most iconic video game franchises to date.

Infinity Ward would go on to develop Call of Duty 2 in 2005 before alternating developers. Now, Infinity Ward is known for developing the Modern Warfare titles, which are released roughly every three years.

With Infinity Ward releasing the last Modern Warfare title in 2019, the developer is gearing up for another release in 2022. We don’t know what CoD 2022 will be just yet, but we do know that Infinity Ward is expanding its operations with a new office.

Infinity Ward Austin Texas office

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Today, Infinity Ward announced via Twitter that it would be opening a new office in Austin, Texas. This would be the fourth development hub for the company, with the other three being located in Los Angeles, Poland, and Mexico.

This also means that Infinity Ward is hiring. According to Infinity Ward, the Austin office is currently hiring for all positions, and you can find all of the available jobs posted on the Infinity Ward website.

Call of Duty: Vanguard releases in less than a month. It’s taking players back to WWII, where Infinity Ward is expected to bring the franchise back to modern times, with CoD 2022 speculated to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.

That being said, we have no official idea what to expect from Infinity Ward going into 2022, but with the significant success of Modern Warfare 2019, it will no doubt be a Call of Duty game plenty of players will love.

Regardless, Infinity Ward is planning something big, and the new office proves just that. So, if Vanguard isn’t your cup of tea, CoD 2022 is just a year away.

For more Call of Duty, check out the insane number of weapon camos for Vanguard, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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