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Fastest Way to Rank Up Tiers in Black Ops 4’s Black Market Contraband

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Rank up through all 100 tiers efficiently as possible with this one tip.

On February 19, Treyarch launched the new Operation Grand Heist content for Call of Duty Black Ops 4 owners. With that came a revamped tier system and Black Market.

The most notable change comes in the way of an added tier skip for Zombies players after completing the Daily Calling. Prior to this, Tier Skips were awarded to players after winning a match in Multiplayer, earning a Merit in Blackout, or completing 15 rounds in Zombies.

At first, this seemed like a minor change to placate Zombies fans that don’t earn Tier Progression for normal playtime, but over the past week it has become apparent that this is actually the quickest way to rank up tiers. Daily Callings in Zombies are singular challenges that are available for 24 hours. Examples of Callings are “Buy 20 Weapons off the Wall”, “Kill 150 Zombies with Special Weapons”, “Use 20 Elixirs”.

The Daily Calling’s appear in the top left when looking at the menu in Zombies mode.

Even for more casual Zombies players, these should take you no longer than 30 minutes. Bundle this with the Daily Tier Skip for getting to 15 rounds, and that adds up to Two Tiers every day in less than 30 minutes of game time.

Comparing this to Multiplayer which takes 60 minutes to earn two Tiers (assuming that within those 60 minutes you win at least one game for the Daily Skip), and Blackout which takes the same amount of time for Two Skips (assuming you can earn at least one merit in 60 minutes), starting your play session with Zombies is the way to go.

However, there is a downside to this. Playing Zombies after completing the Daily Calling and 15 round will not contribute any progress towards the Tiers. After you earn these two tiers, the fastest way to continue ranking up is to switch over to Blackout or Multiplayer. Hopefully Treyarch makes further adjustments to this system, allowing the Zombies community more avenues to earn Contraband Tiers and Reserves.

So if you’re ever short on time and can’t trust your teammates to help win a Multiplayer match or are getting unlucky in Blackout, just hop into Zombies, check out the Calling and within 30 minutes you should be two Tiers closer to the coveted Switchblade X9.

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COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile

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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…

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Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed

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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.

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Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6

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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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