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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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Lawyer gets in trouble with judge for not playing Call of Duty

In a lawsuit involving Activision’s Infinite Warfare title, a lawyer earned the disapproval of a jude for not playing enough Call of Duty.

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After failing to conduct proper research for an active lawsuit, a judge has irritatingly deemed that a lawyer has not played enough Call of Duty.

It’s safe to say most people assume that playing video games would have very little impact on proceedings in a courtroom. However, this specific lawsuit involving Activision and game developers Brooks Entertainment proves that with a little more Call of Duty experience embarrassment could have been avoided.

Of course, embarrassment is not the only thing that could have been avoided as there’s no doubt Brooks Entertainment spent a lot of time and money when they decided to sue Activision in 2021.

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According to legal intelligence news site JD Supra, The lawsuit involved a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare character who primarily appeared in the game’s campaign by the name of Sean Brooks. Brooks Entertainment alleged the likeness between Sean Brooks and their character Shon Brooks went beyond just similarly sounding names.

They claimed that “Shon Brooks and Sean Brooks both had unlimited resources and missiles; they bring thieves to justice; they traveled to Mars, and both games had scripted game battle scenes take place in a high fashion couture shopping center mall.”

Demonstrating a clear understanding of their source material, it didn’t take long for Activision to point out that several of the claims made in regards to the characters’ likeness were factually misrepresented.

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After an Activision lawyer played through Infinite Warfare’s campaign they declared: “it was immediately apparent to me that many (if not virtually all) of the factual allegations in the Complaint were not accurate.”

For starters, they pointed out that Sean Brooks is not the main character of Infinite Warfare as Brooks Entertainment alleged, and neither do they share any physical similarities. Furthermore, Sean Brooks does not take part in a scripted battle scene inside of a shopping mall as the plaintiffs suggested.

On July 12, 2022, the judge eventually agreed with Activision’s statement and dismissed the lawsuit. To make matters worse the judge also, “ordered the plaintiff’s counsel to reimburse Activision for the reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs that it incurred in the litigation.”

In a humiliating turn of events, the judge claimed that the “Plaintiff’s counsel could have easily verified these facts prior to filing the factually baseless Complaint, just as the Court easily verified them within the first hour and a half of playing the game.”

Not only can CoD fans appreciate that high-quality zinger from the court, but the lawsuit proved that not playing enough Call of Duty could be something you come to regret!


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Call of Duty fans vote for their favorite Modern Warfare Campaign

The Modern Warfare CoD series has some memorable Campaigns, but which game does the community think offers the best experience?

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Call of Duty fans are voting for their favorite Modern Warfare campaign of all time, and it’s no surprise to see which titles are coming out on top.

With Modern Warfare 2 on the way, Call of Duty fans are feeling nostalgic. The community loves discussing and debating previous CoD titles, especially those who have been playing the games since the start.

Even younger fans who have fallen in love with modern CoD titles like Warzone, Modern Warfare (2019), and Black Ops Cold War may have gone back to the previous installments to see what the hype is about.

Regardless, most Call of Duty fans have their opinions about which game had the best Multiplayer, but what about the best Modern Warfare Campaign?

With four titles to choose from, our Twitter page asked fans to vote in a poll for their favorite campaign.

As of July 29, Modern Warfare 2 is in the lead with 49.3% of the votes, with Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty 4 coming in second and third respectively.

It’s no surprise to see the original MW2 winning the votes, as it has some of the most memorable Campaign moments in CoD history, such as the No Russian mission and the devastating death of Ghost.

Perhaps Modern Warfare 2 (2022) will take over its predecessor and become a fan favorite, as players may even get to play the Campaign earlier than expected.

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CoD devs reportedly working on “open world RPG” with Infinity Ward job listing

A job listing from Infinity Ward Poland hints at the Call of Duty developers working on a new open-world RPG.

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A new job listing from the Call of Duty developers suggests that Infinity Ward’s Poland office is working on a brand-new open-world role-playing game (RPG).

Open-world video games are extremely popular because of the opportunities they provide to players for exploration of large and detailed maps, with titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 being extremely successful.

Now, a new job listing from Infinity Ward Poland appeared for a short while, suggesting that the Call of Duty developers are currently developing a brand-new role-playing game (RPG) with an open-world structure.

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In a now-deleted job listing on the Infinity Ward careers page, Activision were looking for someone with experience making “non-linear narratives in open-world games” to work on a “narrative and cinematic experience in an open-world RPG.”

While the developers didn’t reveal what his project is about, the Narrative Director position in the post placed an emphasis on “story, characters, lore, and world-building” for the game that’s in development.

At the time of writing, it’s unconfirmed what exactly this “unannounced AAA project” is called, and one possibility is that it might be a new Call of Duty title as Infinity Ward have never released a game outside of that series.

It’s also possible that this open-world RPG might be an entirely new IP that has no connection to the Call of Duty franchise. We will probably learn more details as the game’s development progresses.

As exciting as this sounds, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is all just speculation based on the now-deleted job listing, and we’ll need to manage our expectations until Infinity Ward officially announce the game.


For more on Call of Duty, check out everything we know about Warzone Pacific Season 4 as well as our hub on Warzone 2.

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