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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 September 23 Update – Dark Divide And More

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Treyarch released Operation Dark Divide for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4, and the studio has shared an update on Reddit fully detailing each of the different features for the game.

The new Operation Dark Divide features new LTMs in Blackout, new Black Ops Pass content, new Black Market content, Blackout updates, and more across the modes.

Here’s the details from Treyarch.

Operation Dark Divide Now Live on PS4

Our sixth season is available now on PS4 with Operation Dark Divide, bringing our uniquely epic “heroes vs. villains” theme to Black Ops 4, as well as the final chapter in the Zombies Aether story with “Tag der Toten”. Get all the details including the roadmap at our official Operation Dark Divide Treyarch Blog, and read on below to see what’s new today on PS4:MULTIPLAYER: Two Black Ops Pass Maps, Echohawk Dual Bore Assault Rifle, AN-94, VMP, New MKII Weapons, and New Mastercrafts

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Black Ops Pass owners get instant access to two additional Multiplayer maps in Operation Dark Divide: the mysterious volcanic island of Lair, and the completely reimagined Black Ops classic, Launch.

What better way to kick off an Operation themed around heroes vs. villains than an evil villain’s headquarters as our newest battleground? Lair is a small-sized indoor map taking place at the uncharted island base of “Arkadeus”, an evil organization hellbent on world domination. With a unique semi-circular design, elevators leading to power positions at the top of the map, and a functional death laser at the center of everything, Lair is unlike any Multiplayer experience we’ve ever built.

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In the Black Ops Flashback map Launch, you’ll battle under the cover of darkness to stop an impending nuclear missile launch that could have catastrophic consequences. The flow of the map feels just like it used to for those who played its original Black Ops incarnation, and we’ve introduced a complete environmental overhaul to transform this fan-favorite into a modern classic. Launch was one of the most popular Black Ops maps for us at the studio and with fans around the world, and we’re beyond excited to bring this one to a new generation in Operation Dark Divide.

You’ll be able to unleash three additional Multiplayer weapons on these maps with this Operation’s Black Market update, including the all-new Echohawk Dual Bore double-barreled assault rifle, the classic AN-94 returning from Black Ops 2, and a completely re-tooled edition of the VMP rapid-fire SMG from Black Ops 3. All-new Mastercrafts are also coming throughout this Operation, including the “Game Over” KAP 45, “Predator” S6 Stingray, and “Desecrator” Rampage, as well as new MKII editions of the VKM 750, Mozu, and Paladin HB50 to help you rank up even faster in MP.BLACKOUT: Heavy Metal Heroes LTM, New Tank Vehicle, Flare Gun, Wonder Weapons, Hellion Salvo Operator, Vehicle Air Drops + More

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We’re going all-in on this Operation’s heroes vs. villains vibe in Heavy Metal Heroes, our most insane Blackout limited-time mode yet with a massive feature list to match:

  • Comic Filter: Blackout enters the comic book hero universe with a unique cel shading effect exclusive to this mode.
  • Thrust Jump: Channel your inner powers with an extra tap of the jump button to reach new heights, outpace the Collapse, boost over your enemies, and outmaneuver enemy vehicles.
  • New Tank Vehicle: Commandeer one of two armored Tanks per Collapse and wreak absolute havoc on the battlefield.
  • Vehicle Air Drops: Keep an eye on the skies for additional Tanks dropping in throughout the match to gain the upper hand, or use them as bait to pick off your enemies one by one.
  • Flare Gun: Find the new Flare Gun throughout the map, fire it into the air, and call in your very own Tank to help your squad crush the opposition.
  • Heavy Metal Heroes Vehicle Variants: Jump into a souped-up variant of the ARAV, Helicopter, or Motorcycle, complete with turbo boost to help you cruise through the map and outrun enemies.
  • Vehicle Ramps: Boost one of these new vehicles off a ramp to catch some sweet air and wingsuit over to a nearby location.
  • Infinite Grapple Gun: Got somewhere to be? Heavy Metal Heroes equips every player with an unlimited Grapple Gun to help you close the gap quickly or get out of danger fast.
  • Hellion Salvo Operator: With all these Tanks and turbo-charged vehicles to contend with, you’ll need some serious firepower to take them down. Pick up the new Hellion Salvo Operator decked out with multiple launcher attachments to take out anything standing in your way.

Players can also wield the Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury Zombies Wonder Weapons found in Mystery Boxes throughout the map for an additional edge… if they can survive the hordes protecting them. So jump into Blackout on PS4, go nuts in Heavy Metal Heroes, test out all the new features and weapons Blackout has to offer, and let us know what you think.ZOMBIES: “Tag der Toten”, Blaze Phase Perk, Power Vacuum and Secret Shopper Elixirs, New Weapon Support, and Upcoming New Gauntlet

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After more than a decade of storytelling across the ever-twisting Aether timeline, our final saga starring the Ultimis, Primis, and Victis crews arrives today on PS4 in “Tag der Toten”. Watch the official gameplay trailer here to get a taste of what to expect, and read on below to see what we’ve got in store.

As the Ultimis and Primis versions of Dempsey, Takeo, Richtofen, and Nikolai gather around the campfire one last time in a certain frozen forest, the Victis crew awakens from cryostasis under Alcatraz to be transported to a forgotten Siberian Group 935 facility. Together, they’ll team up with a mysterious hermit living in the lighthouse to construct the Agarthan Device and ultimately aid Nikolai in achieving his master plan.

“Tag der Toten” delivers a huge range of gameplay features in this final Black Ops 4 Zombies installment, including ziplines, flingers, platforming, freezing water, extreme verticality, underwater areas, and even snowballs as functional weapons! And it wouldn’t be a fitting finale without multiple devastating Wonder Weapons, including the Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze shock rifle and the chilling new Tundra Gun for when your squad can’t take the heat. Long-time Zombies fans will also be happy to get their hands on the explosive Matryoshka Dolls, modeled in the likenesses of our classic Zombies protagonists.

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This Operation includes the brand new Blaze Phase Perk available for use in all Black Ops 4 Zombies maps. Activate this Perk to charge up and blaze a fiery path through the horde in a direct line, knocking all enemies out of your way in the process. New Epic Elixirs are also available in the Laboratory: Power Vacuum, which spawns power-ups at a much higher rate for five minutes, and Secret Shopper, which allows players to buy ammo for any weapon at any wall buy location, including ammo for Wonder Weapons for the first time.

Later in Operation Dark Divide, we’ll be releasing “An Ice Day in Hell”, our upcoming Gauntlet with 30 new rounds of unique challenges and rewards for “Tag der Toten” players. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the Gauntlet’s release date – until then, enjoy uncovering the many secrets of Aether’s epic conclusion, and a heartfelt thank you to every fan who’s been along for the ride with us with the Aether story since World at War. In case you missed it, check out the Zombies portion of this morning’s Treyarch studio broadcast including a special message from the dev team and our amazing cast of Primis and Ultimis voice actors: Steve Blum, Fred Tatasciore, Tom Kane, and Nolan North.BLACK MARKET: New Contraband Stream, Heroes & Villains Outfits, Reactive Camos, Customization Gear, Ultra Weapon Bribe + More

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In addition to a new collection of weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII variants, Reactive Camos, Blackout characters and more, Operation Dark Divide introduces a new 50-Tier Contraband stream containing new earnable hero & villain Epic outfits, the new VKM 750 Mastercraft, a new Ultra Weapon Bribe, and tons of comic book hero-themed customization items to unlock as you play. Get the full breakdown of new personalization gear at our new blog.

Read on below for the list of everything new in today’s game update:

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  • Lair and Launch maps added to Multiplayer rotation for Black Ops Pass holders (PS4).
  • Map Pack Moshpit featuring Lair and Launch added to Featured Playlists (PS4).
  • Create-a-Class support added for Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP in Multiplayer (PS4).
  • New Heavy Metal Heroes LTM in Blackout (PS4).
  • Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury Wonder Weapons added to Mystery Boxes in Blackout (PS4).
  • “Tag der Toten” now available in Zombies for Black Ops Pass holders (PS4).
  • Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP now available in the Mystery Box and Armory in Zombies (PS4).
  • New Contraband stream added to the Black Market, including a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe (PS4).
  • New personalization items added to the Black Market, including new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, Reactive Camos, weapon camos, Blackout characters, Epic outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Packs, and more (PS4).
  • Chaos Domination added to Featured Playlists in Multiplayer on Xbox One and PC.
  • Hot Pursuit added as Featured Playlist in Blackout on Xbox One and PC.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • Lair
      • Added to core and hardcore map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.
    • Launch
      • Added to core and hardcore map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • Playlists
    • Map Pack Moshpit
      • Added new Map Pack Moshpit playlist featuring Lair and Launch.
  • Weapons
    • Echohawk Dual Bore
      • Create-a-Class support added for the Echohawk Dual Bore assault rifle.
    • AN-94
      • Create-a-Class support added for the AN-94 assault rifle.
    • VMP
      • Create-a-Class support added for the VMP submachine gun.
  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Map Pack Moshpit (Lair and Launch only)
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
    • Party Game Moshpit
    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Heavy Metal Heroes
      • Quads LTM featuring new Tank vehicle, comic filter, thrust jumps, vehicle air drops, Flare Gun, new vehicle variants, ramps, infinite Grapple Gun, and new Hellion Salvo Operator.
      • Cel shading comic book visual effect turned on, exclusive to Heavy Metal Heroes.
      • Activate thrusters by tapping the jump button during a jump.
      • Acquire Tanks via air drop or by finding and firing a Flare Gun. Two Tanks become available with each Collapse.
      • Mode-specific vehicle variants (ARAV, Helicopter, Motorcycle) feature new boost ability and unique visual designs.
      • All players are automatically equipped with a Grapple Gun with unlimited uses.
      • New Hellion Salvo Operator launcher comes equipped with multiple attachments.
      • Last Quad standing wins.
  • Wonder Weapons
    • Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury now available in Mystery Boxes.

ZOMBIES

  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • “Tag Der Toten”
      • The final episode of the Black Ops 4 Zombies Aether story is now available on PS4 for Black Ops Pass holders.
      • New Wonder Weapons: Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze and Tundra Gun.
  • Perk
    • Blaze Phase
      • Charge up and unleash to blaze a path through zombies in a direct line.
      • Available to use in all Black Ops 4 Zombies maps.
  • Elixirs
    • Power Vacuum
      • New Epic Elixir available in the Zombies Laboratory.
      • Spawns power-ups at a much higher rate for five minutes.
    • Secret Shopper
      • New Epic Elixir available in the Zombies Laboratory.
      • Allows players to buy ammo for any weapon at any wall buy location, including ammo for Wonder Weapons.
  • Weapons
    • Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP now available in the Mystery Box.
    • Armory support added for Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Dead of the Night
      • Addressed an issue where the Molten Silver icon would not appear in the player’s inventory when obtained.

GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • New 50-Tier Contraband stream added to the Black Market, including a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe and new customization gear.
    • New personalization items added to the Black Market, including new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, Reactive Camos, weapon camos, Blackout characters, Epic outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Packs, and more.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Chaos Domination
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
    • Party Game Moshpit
    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Alcatraz Portals
    • Quads
    • Duos
    • Solo
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Chaos Domination
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Party Game Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 23-30)
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Alcatraz Portals
    • Quads

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.

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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.

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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.

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