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MP DECLASSIFIED: Prestige, Emblem Editor, Theater Mode, Gamemodes, & Combat Training

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Yesterday we were lucky enough to get some more hands on time with Black Ops 2 over at Treyarch in Santa Monica. We were invited out to a community event and got to play 6 straight hours of multiplayer over 8 Maps (3 never before seen) and had access to every item (gun, attachment, camo, etc.) in the game. Everything was completely unlocked for us to play with. We were also allowed to capture gameplay footage from the new MP map “Hijacked” which we’ll be uploading to our channel in the next day or so HERE.

Treyarch’s Studio head Mark Lamia kicked off the event with the brand new Zombie trailer and gave us all a great rundown on what to expect with new zombie modes. Afterwards, David Vonderhaar declassified the last remaining intel in regards to BO2 multiplayer. Here’s what we learned:

10 Prestige Emblems- We saw all 10 Prestige emblems, and they are by far the best prestige emblems in Call of Duty. The best way to describe the tenth emblem is a half skull/half zombie head. All emblems are unique and incredibly more detailed than past CoD prestige emblems.
Challenges- Don’t reset after you prestige.
Keep Prestiging- The prestige and rank system has been designed so that every player will keep prestiging. Treyarch is giving you more incentive to keep prestiging by limiting the amount of stuff you lose.
Prestige Tokens- Are returning, except this time you get to keep your gun progress (attachments) with which ever gun you chose to permanently unlock.
In Addition to 1 unlock token, you get to pick 1 option below:
Extra Create-a-class Slot- Just like before, only 5 extra slots for a total of 10.
Reset- Returning from MW3, complete reset if you choose to.
Refund- A new feature in BO2, allows you to undo a previous unlock token and spend it somewhere else.

More Layers- 32 total layers to be exact. Some of the emblems Treyarch made blew our minds.
RGB Color Wheel- Not only do you have the original standard colors to choose from, you can now use custom colors from the RGB scale if your want to be picky about which colors you’re using.
Transparency- Make the background of your emblem transparent. Which means a carefully placed emblem over a player card could make for some interesting combinations. Treyarch put this to good use when designing the player cards for BO2 (which look amazing and more detailed by the way)

Dolly Cam- Its returning in Black Ops 2. Nuff said.
Sticky Camera- Basically have the camera stick to and follow non-player objects. In the example we saw, the camera followed a Quadrotor in 3rd person, in another the camera followed a RPG missile while in flight. This is the best addition to theater mode in our opinion, we saw this new feature in action and cant wait to see what people do with it.
20 Clips per video- The clip count has now been raised to a whopping 20. Edit and crop a gameplay video into 20 different segments for editing. You can even merge all 20 clips into 1 clip and then keep going.
Highlight Reel- Press one button and it edits and compiles all of your kills and accomplishments in the match into into 1 video.
First Person POV- Is possible for all players just like the original Black Ops (was removed in MW3)

Kill Confirmed- It’s returning and plays just like MW3. The dog tags have been slightly upgrades and appear brighter (more futuristic looking too)
Hardpoint- Brand new game mode for Black Ops 2. Players must hold a single objective for a certain amount of time before it move to another random spot on the map. Very fast passed mode which results in a high number of kills.
Party Games- Is the new name for custom or private matches. They’re designed to be played with a party (group of friends). One in the Chamber, Gun Game and some more favorites are returning.

Bootcamp- Designed to introduce new players to multiplayer. Teams are Human+Bots VS. Human+Bots. Players can rank up to level 10.
Bot Stomp- The original Combat Training mode, Humans VS Bots.
Objective- Play with and against bots in various objective based game modes.

Express- Los Angeles Bullet Train Station. Good up and down engagements on bullet train tracks. A train will speed along the tracks every a couple minutes or so. If you’re in it’s path then consider yourself dead LOL. (My favorite of the new maps)
Hijacked- Luxurious Super Yacht. Frantic, yet controlled close quarter engagements.
Overflow- Peshawar, Pakistan. Great urban engagements in the flooded streets.

Remember, we’ll be uploading footage very soon of gameplay on the MP map “Hijacked”. Our footage will feature the never before seen Assault rifle “M27”, Five-seveN, SCAR-H, MP7 and the Cross Bow.

That’s it for now, we’ll have plenty more coming this week so stay frosty!

Activision

All Call of Duty titles on sale for Steam Winter and Xbox Countdown sales

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The holidays are here! Steam and Xbox have launched their Winter and Countdown sales respectively. From the original Call of Duty up to Black Ops 4, plenty of Call of Duty titles are on sale on both platforms.

Steam (PC)

Steam’s Winter Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019 at 10AM PT. All prices are in US Dollar.

It’s important to note that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, is available exclusively on Battle.net for PC and thus is not included.

Xbox One / Xbox 360

Xbox’s Countdown Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019. All prices are in US Dollar. Xbox Live Gold members also receive up to an additional 10% off.

All of the following Xbox 360 titles are Backwards Compatible on Xbox One.

Do you plan to pick up any of the titles while they’re on-sale?

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Top five weapons that should be brought back for Black Ops 4 multiplayer

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These fan favorite guns from Treyarch’s past Call of Duty’s would feel right at home in Black Ops 4’s multiplayer.

With every iteration of Call of Duty, we have become accustomed to leaving old guns behind and learning how to use new ones. While that’s great for keeping the games feeling fresh, here are some guns that players would still love to use.

Stoner63

Stoner63 image via callofduty.wikia.com

Black Ops 4 has its own set of unique Light Machine Guns, but nothing quite as bombastic as the Stoner63. Hailing from Black Op 1, this gun does what most LMG’s don’t.

Blends high rate of fire with tons of ammo, while still retaining low recoil. The Stoner63 is the missing LMG/AR hybrid gun that Black Ops 4 is sorely missing.

HAMR

The HAMR is a standout LMG due to its unique characteristics. For the first seven rounds, this gun has the fastest firing rate of any LMG in Black Ops 2. Shooting the HAMR in short bursts make this gun ideal for mid-range encounters.

Historically, the LMG class has always had the fewest guns in Call of Duty multiplayer, so adding the Stoner63 and HAMR would greatly beef up this category.

R870 MCS

While Black Ops 4 has chosen to relegate shotguns to secondaries, I’d love to see them bring back this weapon category to its former glory. Adding the R870 MCS, also known as the Remington, would be a great step in that direction.

Zipping around smaller maps with this gun in Black Ops 2 felt so good. One shot kills were possible even at mid-range, and the reload time wasn’t half bad for a pump-action gun.

Beef up the SG12, MOG 12, and add the R870 back would give Black Ops 4 shotguns some much-needed love.

MP40 & Galil

Galil and MP40 images via callofduty.wikia.com

These guns are in a weird state. Both have been brought back several times, have had their names changed, then changed again, and are actually present in Blackout, yet are missing from Multiplayer. They most likely will be brought over sometime in the future, but having them currently in one portion of the game just makes me miss their omission in MP even more.

Whether they choose to call it the HG40, like in Black Ops 3, or the Grav, as seen in Blackout, any incarnation of these guns would be a treat. 

Ballistic Knife

Ballistic Knife image via callofduty.wikia.com

Ever since making its debut in the first Black Ops multiplayer trailer way back in 2010, this weapon has caught the attention of every Call of Duty player. A knife that shoots knives. Pretty cool, eh?

When it comes to distinct secondary weapons, Black Ops 4 is lacking. No crossbow, no shield, no weird disc shooters, just shotguns, pistols, and launchers. Bringing back the Ballistic Knife would help keep Black Ops tied to its wacky roots. Playing Gun Game just doesn’t feel right without it.

These are just the guns I would like to see added to Black Ops 4 multiplayer. What other guns, whether from zombies, Modern Warfare, or even other franchises, would you like to see online? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Activision

Call of Duty Black Friday Deals 2018

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Black Friday 2018 is here! In this post, we are sharing all of the Call of Duty related deals that are available at retailers across the US.

Here’s a breakdown of deals by retailers and digital stores:

PlayStation Store:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $47.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Season Pass — $24.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles — $19.49
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Deluxe Edition – $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Edition — $29.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Gold Edition — $29.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass — $24.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Digital Deluxe Edition — $49.99
  • PlayStation Plus 12 Months Membership — $39.99

Xbox Store: 

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $47.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Digital Deluxe Edition — $89.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Digital Deluxe Enhanced — $116.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered — $20.00
  • Call of Duty: WWII Digital Deluxe Edition — $50.00
  • Call of Duty: WWII Gold Edition — $30.00
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Backwards Compatible on Xbox One) — $16.49
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 (Backwards Compatible on Xbox One) — $14.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Backwards Compatible on Xbox One) — $14.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Backwards Compatible on Xbox One) — $14.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Backwards Compatible on Xbox One) — $14.99

GameStop:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $38
  • Call of Duty: WWII Gold Edition — $29.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Edition — $24.99
  • PlayStation Plus 1 Year — $39.99
  • PlayStation 4 Slim with Spider Man — $199.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Pre-Owned) — $11.99
  • Xbox One X with Fallout 76 — $429.99
  • Xbox One S with NBA2K — $229.99

Best Buy

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $44.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Gold Edition — $24.99
  • PlayStation Plus 12 Month — $39.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered — $14.99
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with Spider Man — $199.99
  • Xbox One S 1TB – $199

Walmart

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with Double XP — $39.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered — $17
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare — $12
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox One / Xbox 360) — $12
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 (Xbox One / Xbox 360) — $12
  • Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox One / Xbox 360) — $12
  • PlayStation 4 1TB Slim with Spider Man — $199.99
  • Xbox One X 1TB Console — $399
  • Xbox One S 1TB with Minecraft — $199

Target:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $44.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII — $25

If you’re looking to get a new console this Black Friday, PlayStation has stated that PS4 Slims with Spider Man will be available at retailers for $199. Xbox has announced that they’re reducing the price of all Xbox One consoles, so be sure to check each retailer for the deal.

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