Treyarch have just released a trailer for their newest Operation titled “Spectre Rising” for Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
In the trailer, four new characters were shown off for the first time that will be available throughout the Operation.
- Blackjack, the Black Market mercenary trader
- Sarah Hall, Black Ops III’s CORVUS-infected intelligence expert
- Sergei, Reznov’s fellow Vorkuta inmate
- Misty, from the Zombies Victis crew
- David Mason, the protagonist of Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
- Uncle Frank, an older Sgt. Woods from Black Ops II.
Breaking down who these characters are, Lt. Danny Blackjack aka Danny Li or as most people know him “Blackjack” first appeared in Black Ops 3’s campaign as a member of the 54 Immortals. Nowadays, ol’ Danny is manning the Black Market in Black Ops 4 where he’s sporting more hair and more cybernetic limbs.
Sarah Hall hasn’t appeared in a Call of Duty since Black Ops 3 where she played a pivotal role as the intelligence expert on John Taylor’s Team.
We’ve seen character variations in the past with Hudson and Vacation Hudson and it looks like we’re getting more of these. This version of Frank Woods differs from the one already existing in Blackout because this character model is from the future timeline of Black Ops 2’s campaign. As a 95 year old man, Woods helped David Mason hunt down Raul Menedez and even played a kickass show with Avenged Sevenfold in Black Ops 2’s after credits.
Probably the most obscure from the bunch is Sergei Kozin, a prisoner in Vorkuta that helped Reznov and Mason escape the Soviet prison in Black Ops 1.
Uncle Frank will be exclusive for Black Ops Pass owners, Misty will be a Special Order on April 30, and it is unknown how the other characters will be earned.
Check out what these new characters look like in-action below:
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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