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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 September 30 Update

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

Here’s the details from Treyarch:

Operation Dark Divide Now Live on All Platforms

With today’s launch on Xbox One and PC, Operation Dark Divide is now live across all platforms, bringing a ton of new content to Black Ops 4 in our sixth post-launch season:

  • MULTIPLAYER
    • Two Black Ops Pass maps: Lair and Launch
    • New weapon support: Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP
    • New MKII Weapon support: Paladin HB50, VKM 750, and Mozu
    • New Mastercraft support: “Game Over” KAP 45, “Predator” S6 Stingray, “Desecrator” Rampage, and more
  • BLACKOUT
    • New limited-time mode: Heavy Metal Heroes
    • New Tank vehicle, Flare Gun, Hellion Salvo Operator, vehicle variants, thrust jumps, unlimited Grapple Gun + more in Heavy Metal Heroes
    • New Wonder Weapon support: Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury
  • ZOMBIES
    • “Tag der Toten”, the final Black Ops 4 Zombies map for Black Ops Pass holders
    • New Perk: Blaze Phase
    • New Epic Elixirs: Power Vacuum and Secret Shopper
    • New weapon support for the Mystery Box and Zombies Armory
  • BLACK MARKET
    • New 50-Tier Contraband stream including a new Ultra Weapon Bribe
    • New personalization items including new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, Reactive Camos, weapon camos, Blackout characters, Epic outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Packs, and more

Get all the details on everything new in this Operation at our latest Treyarch studio blog.“Tag der Toten” Arrives on Xbox One and PC

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Our final Black Ops 4 Zombies map is now available on all platforms with today’s launch of Operation Dark Divide on Xbox One and PC, loaded with new secrets, Wonder Weapons, story elements, and of course, Easter eggs. A huge thanks from the team to everyone in the community for your support thus far, and for those who haven’t experienced the map yet… enjoy, and happy hunting!

In addition to the entire Zombies team that brings every map to life from design to narrative and everything in-between, we’d like to thank our incredible audio department for going above and beyond with the original songs and sound design in “Tag der Toten”. In case you haven’t heard them yet, take a moment to enjoy the map’s newest tracks from Treyarch’s Brian Tuey and Kevin Sherwood, mastered by Scott Eckert:

Zombies Stability Improvements

We’ve added a handful of additional stability improvements for “Tag der Toten” in this update, including a fix for a crash that could occur when players became no longer frozen from standing or swimming in freezing water for too long, and another that could happen from stunning groups of zombies with a headshot with the Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze. Read on below for the full patch notes.Heavy Metal Heroes Continues

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Thanks to everyone for your love and support for our insane new Blackout LTM, Heavy Metal Heroes… or as we like to call it here at the studio, “Hot Pursuit on Steroids”. We’ve been watching tons of streams and clips since last week’s launch on PS4, and we’ve heard one particular piece of feedback more than a few times: too many rockets!

With today’s update, we’ve reduced the number of available launchers by 20% in Heavy Metal Heroes, so get out there and let us know how the mode feels today. For our players on Xbox One and PC jumping in for the first time – enjoy, and remember to use the new thrust jumps and unlimited Grapple Gun to your advantage!

Here’s what’s new in today’s update:

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  • Lair and Launch maps added to Multiplayer rotation for Black Ops Pass (Xbox One/PC).
  • Create-a-Class support added for Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP in Multiplayer (Xbox One/PC).
  • “Tag der Toten” now available in Zombies for Black Ops Pass holders (Xbox One/PC).
  • Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP now available in the Mystery Box and Armory in Zombies (Xbox One/PC).
  • New Heavy Metal Heroes LTM in Blackout (Xbox One/PC).
  • Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury Wonder Weapons added to Mystery Boxes in Blackout (Xbox One/PC).
  • New Contraband stream added to the Black Market (Xbox One/PC).
  • 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 (Xbox One/PC).
  • Map Pack Moshpit featuring Lair and Launch added to Featured Playlists in Multiplayer on all platforms.
  • Chaos Domination added to Featured Playlists in Multiplayer on PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Reduced Hellion Salvo launcher spawns by 20% in Heavy Metal Heroes in Blackout.
  • Misc. Zombies stability improvements for “Tag der Toten”.
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MULTIPLAYER

Featured Playlists (Sept. 30 – Oct. 8)

  • PS4/Xbox One
    • Map Pack Moshpit (Lair and Launch)
    • Chaos Domination
    • Barebones Moshpit
    • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
  • PC
    • Map Pack Moshpit (Lair and Launch)
    • Party Game Moshpit
    • Endurance Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Gameplay
    • Reduced the number of Hellion Salvo launcher spawns by 20% in Heavy Metal Heroes.
  • Vehicles
    • Helicopter
      • Addressed an issue where the Helicopter could malfunction inside the safe zone near Turbine on the main map.
  • Featured Playlists (Sept. 30 – Oct. 8)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Heavy Metal Heroes
      • Alcatraz Portals
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • PC
      • Heavy Metal Heroes
      • Alcatraz Portals
      • Duos

ZOMBIES

  • “Tag Der Toten”
    • Stability
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when players exited the frozen state from standing/swimming in freezing water for too long.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when stunning large groups of zombies from landing a headshot with the Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Level 3 Ragnarok DG-5 against enemies on top of an active flinger.
      • Fixed a crash that could occasionally occur when all players used ziplines simultaneously.
    • Miscellaneous
      • Addressed an issue that could prevent the Fuse step from progressing.
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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.
    • MKII Weapons
      • Support added for new MKII variants of the Paladin HB50, VKM 750, Mozu with +25% XP bonus per kill in Multiplayer.

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 team 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, including new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, Reactive Camos, weapon camos, Blackout characters, Epic outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Packs, and more.

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.

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