The Call of Duty™ Endowment, Activision Blizzard’s non-profit charity organization that helps put veterans back to work, has announced that they have reached their goal of placing 50,000 veterans in meaningful employment ahead of schedule.
The Call of Duty™ Endowment (“the Endowment”) today announced that it has reached its goal of funding the placement of 50,000 veterans into high-quality jobs ahead of schedule. Now, the Endowment is doubling down with a new goal of securing placements for a total of 100,000 veterans by 2024. Thanks to the work being done by the Endowment, veterans in the United States and United Kingdom have found premier opportunities with hundreds of companies including Amazon, Apple, Bank of America, Deloitte, Delta, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Nike, and SpaceX.
“The Call of Duty Endowment has exceeded expectations and continues to benefit the lives of veterans and their families, significantly giving back to those who sacrificed for others,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard and co-founder of the Endowment. “With U.S. and U.K. veteran unemployment and underemployment challenges persisting, I am thrilled to advance our efforts with a new, ambitious goal of securing employment for 100,000 veterans by 2024.”
The endowment, was started in 2009, started with a goal of placing 25,000 veterans into employment by 2018; that initial goal was hit within 2 years. The next goal was reaching 50,000 by 2019, and the endowment reached that a year early. Their new goal is to secure employment for 100,000 veterans by 2024.
“The Call of Duty Endowment is making a remarkable impact in the lives of our veterans,” said General James L. Jones (USMC, Ret.), Co-Chairman of the Endowment. “High-quality, meaningful employment is imperative to their successful transition back to civilian life and the Endowment’s focus on these efforts is unmatched.”
To help place veterans in high-quality jobs, the Endowment works with carefully vetted, high-performing veteran employment organizations through its prestigious Seal of Distinction program in partnership with Deloitte. The Seal of Distinction program bestows awards annually to the highest performing non-profits that meet the Endowment’s benchmarks in effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in placing veterans in high-quality jobs. In 2017, the Endowment expanded its reach overseas, identifying and forging partnerships with a select group of U.K.-based veteran’s charities.
“Placing fifty thousand veterans in meaningful jobs is significant—that’s the equivalent of more than half the U.S. Army’s annual recruit class. By finding and funding world-class organizations and with the unwavering support of Activision Blizzard, we were able to reach our goal ahead of schedule,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Endowment. “Our approach is to marry common sense business practices with philanthropy, which enables us to place vets in jobs at about 1/6 the cost per placement of U.S. Department of Labor efforts. We are proud of, and share this achievement with, all of our grantees who have worked tirelessly towards our shared goal.”
Learn more about the Call of Duty™ Endowment here.
How to get more mags in Black Ops Cold War’s Firebase Z
A Black Ops Cold War player has found a neat trick with the RAI K-84 that lets you get extra mags in Firebase Z.
One Black Ops Cold War player has discovered a neat trick involving the RAI K-84 that allowed them to gain extra mags in Firebase Z, even when they had full ammo.
The RAI K-84 is the wonder weapon of Firebase Z and is the strongest one that you can build in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. A cross between a laser gun and an assault rifle, this weapon lets you dish out a ton of damage to the undead.
You can kill your enemies with purple blasts, along with an explosive ball that can be detonated. In Zombies mode, you’ll need all the ammo you can get and will have to make each shot count. This makes it wise to conserve as much as you can.
Luckily, one player has discovered a trick that you can use to get some extra mags for yourself, even if you have the max amount of ammo.
Reddit user oreo368088 posted a clip of their Firebase Z gameplay in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. In this, they showed off a clever tactic that many players will undoubtedly take advantage of.
They already had the max amount of ammo that one can carry in the game, so they shouldn’t have been able to buy any more. However, by switching to the Ray-K’s alternate firing mode, they were able to refill their ammo while carrying 7 extras.
You don’t have to worry about losing the extra mags by changing it back, since the player confirmed that they will remain in your inventory.
The comments were filled with impressed Black Ops Cold War fans that thanked the Redditor for showing them this incredibly helpful trick. Ammo is of great value in Zombies mode, so you’ll want to collect as much as you possibly can.
Other players reported having similar success with this method in the comments. “I tried this and it does [work],” wrote petrussian69420. Some of the comments noted that Treyarch will probably patch this up soon.
So far, it doesn’t seem that the developers are aware of this exploit yet. If they implement a change, then we’ll be sure to update you.
If you’re wondering how to get your hands on the RAI K-84, you can take a look at our full guide here.
Image Credits: Treyarch/ Activision
Black Ops Cold War Season 2 is getting a bonus map
Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War will introduce some new maps, as well as a brand new bonus variant of Miami.
Treyarch have revealed the new multiplayer maps that they will introduce in Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War, and it seems that we will also get a daytime variant of Season 1’s Miami as a bonus map.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 1 brought a ton of new content for Call of Duty fans to dive into. This included a few new maps to battle in, and we’re already wondering what Treyarch have planned for Season 2.
The devs have unveiled their plans for the game’s next update in the Season 2 roadmap, which confirmed four new incoming multiplayer maps. It turns out that we will also be getting a new version of Season 1’s Miami as a bonus.
Black Ops Cold War Season 2 will have a new Miami
Treyarch decided to stick with a 1980s aesthetic when designing Miami and while this is a cool concept, the map’s final design has received backlash from a good portion of the Call of Duty community due to some major problems.
One of the most glaring issues is the map’s dark lighting, as it makes it difficult to spot your opponents in the shadows. You’ll waste a good portion of your time searching for them, and will have to do it again once you get killed.
Another problem is the map’s openness, which discourages you from going into the center due to the number of players that are scanning the area. Treyarch have listened to the criticisms and will introduce a new daytime variant of Miami in Season 2.
This new version is known as Miami Strike and will be smaller than the original. As the name implies, we can expect this map variant to have a lot in common with the “strike” versions of Combined Arms. They’ve teased it with this description:
“Rise and shine, Miami… because soon, it will be time to infiltrate Ocean Park Drive during the day.
With the sun glistening off the colorful murals of Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, Miami Strike will focus the action into a smaller daytime rendition of the original map. Whether it’s a white-knuckle game of TDM or a tense Hardpoint battle, the heat is always on in the streets of Miami.“
This seems like an apt response to fan complaints with Miami, as a smaller daytime version will solve the visibility issues without messing with the aesthetic of the original. This will also allow you to move in the middle of the map without being instantly eliminated.
Hopefully, this will please the fans since they have had many complaints about the maps in Black Ops Cold War since it first launched. The game went live with a low number of 6v6 maps at its base, and they have the same gripes with Season 2.
For tips and tricks to dominate your enemy on every Black Ops Cold War multiplayer map, you can check out our guides below.
Nuketown ’84 | Crossroads | Raid | The Pines | Moscow | Miami | Cartel | Satellite | Checkmate |
Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision
CoD Mobile devs confirm the return of classic Nuketown
The return of the classic Nuketown map in Call of Duty: Mobile has been confirmed by the developers in a community update.
While a snowy winter-themed area has been the focus of CoD Mobile since December, the developers have confirmed that the classic Nuketown map will be making its return to the game in the future.
Call of Duty: Mobile Season 1 serves as a soft reboot that resets the battle royale while adding a ton of exciting new content to it. It seems that the developers are also looking to bring back some classic content soon.
While the winter variant of Nuketown has been fun, there’s just no replacing the original. Luckily, the devs have officially confirmed that the classic version of this map will be making its return to CoD Mobile soon.
When will classic Nuketown return to CoD Mobile?
During their February 12 Community Update, the CoD Mobile devs announced a few upcoming changes and answered fan questions about what to expect in the future. When asked about Nuketown, they confirmed that we’ll see the normal version return eventually.
“Yeah, we’ll likely have that map returning in the future and especially as we move further and further away from the Winter seasons,” they said. “We had Classic Nuketown there for more than a year, so we don’t mind giving Nuketown Russia some time to breathe on its own too.”
Nuketown Russia was introduced during mid-December to celebrate the holiday season, so we expect it to get replaced after a few more weeks of being in the rotation. After which, they’ll probably switch back to the classic Nuketown.
At the moment, the developers have not revealed exactly when we’ll see the map return, but as we can expect to hear more soon as we move further away from the winter theme. In the meantime, Season 1 has many other additions for us to enjoy.
The all-new Reclaim map was added to the game as part of the Season’s January 26 launch. There was also some cool loot in the form of a new Battle Pass, weapons, characters, and cosmetics. We’ll be sure to update you whenever they add something new.
Image Credits Activision Blizzard
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