On January 14th, Gamebattles expanded its wide repertoire of competitive gaming ladders with the addition of competitive Black Ops 4 Zombies.
Gamebattles, for those that do not know, is a competitive gaming website which predominately focuses on Call of Duty and Gears of War. The site runs free ladders and paid tournaments for each Call of Duty title and a plethora of other games.
The new ladder introduces a new way to gain MLG Rank on the website and is clearly inspired by the recent rise of competitive Blackout matches.
How It Works:
The Zombies GB matches are played 1v1, just you and your opponent. After creating a team on GB, linking your PSN/XBL, and accepting a match on the ladder, one of the players will host a Custom Match lobby of Zombies.
The map is selected by the random generator on Gamebattles and a custom ruleset must be used. The ruleset has been crafted to allow for a fair playing field between the two players. Below you can see the ruleset:
The goal of the match is to get more points than your opponent within the 10 minute time limit. As seen above, Quick Revives, Talismans, and Elixers are all disabled to level out the playtime gap between two potential players.
The reasoning behind the limitations is to allow players who have not played tons of Black Ops 4 Zombies to have a decent time of competing versus long-term players. Naturally, a long-term Zombies player will still have the advantage due to map knowledge and general gameplay skill.
You can start competing for glory and bragging-rights on http://gamebattles.majorleaguegaming.com.
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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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