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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Update – February 21st – League Play, Drone Squad, and more

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Treyarch has released a Reddit update detailing changes to Black Ops 4 for February 21st.

The changes includes a nerf to the Drone Squad, the release of the League Play, and the Patch 1.13 for PC. For more information on League Play, you can head here: Everything you need to know about League Play in Black Ops 4 – Available Now on PS4

You can find the full post below:

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League Play is Here! (PS4)

Your home for competitive Multiplayer in Black Ops 4 arrives today on PS4 with the debut of the World League Hub on PS4! World League is now the new fourth pillar of the game, which you’ll see between Multiplayer and Blackout on the main menu. Now that you’ve had time to test out your competitive loadouts in the Pro Series Playlist in pubs, it’s time for the real deal.

Jump into our inaugural League Play Event to start playing for rank all week long. You’ll be competing against opponents matched at your skill level to earn Ladder Points and take top position in your Division Ladder. Win matches to earn Ladder Points – lose matches, and your Ladder Points go down. Finish as high as possible in your Division Ladder by the end of the event to advance through 20 ranks on your way to Diamond.

League Play is governed by the same CWL ruleset that the pros play by, and it’s the only mode in Multiplayer that utilizes skill-based matchmaking. Be sure to read our upcoming World League Rank System blog for the full details on our new ranking system, League Play Divisions, Ladder Points, Daily Bonuses, rank rewards, and more!

PC 1.13 Update + New Blackout Inventory System

Our 1.13 update is live on PC today, including the console updates detailed on Tuesday under the “PS4 and Xbox One” section, as well as several PC-exclusive updates and improvements. These include PC-specific MP weapon tuning updates across nearly every weapon class, such as faster rechamber speeds for bolt-action sniper rifles and improved ADS handling for assault rifles.

Also new to Blackout on PC: our updated inventory system now shows both weapons simultaneously, making it possible to view and manage attachments on both weapons in your inventory at once. Give it a shot in-game and let us know what you think!

Additional Weapon Support in Zombies (PS4)

The Zombies arsenal gets even bigger today on PS4 with added support for some of our newest weapons in the Zombies Armory, including the Switchblade X9 folding SMG and Rampage full-auto shotgun.

A New Secret Has Been Buried…

Speaking of which, we’ve heard reports of some experimental weaponry in the underground caverns of Ghost Town waiting for those who look closely enough…

Hot Pursuit Arrives Tomorrow on PS4

Get ready to start your engines… our all-new Hot Pursuit limited-time mode arrives tomorrow in Blackout on PS4, introducing three new vehicles into the mix with the SUV, PBR, and Muscle Car! Each vehicle has its own strategic advantage, so choose wisely.

Here’s what’s new in Black Ops 4 with our latest update:

Multiplayer

  • Scorestreaks
    • Reduced Drone Squad damage to match previous stats prior to this week’s update.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where weapons would appear to be missing icons within the Create-a-Class menu.
    • Addressed an occasional issue where the player’s auto-drafted Specialist was inconsistent when viewing the Specialist menu in-game.
    • Various stability fixes.

Blackout

  • Gameplay
    • Addressed an issue where some players were unable to repair Armor from the Quick Equip menu.
  • Armory
    • SWAT RFT and Daemon 3XB now appear in the Armory for customization for players who did not unlock them in the previous Operation.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Various stability and streaming performance improvements.

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Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War

This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.

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For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.

Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.

Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.

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The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.

In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.

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Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.

Some of the classic maps showcased include:

  • World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
  • Black Ops’ Five
  • Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
  • Black Ops 4’s IX

Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!

If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.

For more on Zombies, especially the latest Black Ops Cold War map, Mauer der Toten, be sure to stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List

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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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