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New “Ethereal Razor” Perk Breakdown in Black Ops 4 Zombies

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Here’s how to use the hidden features of Black Ops 4 Zombies latest perk, Ethereal Razor.

After launching with an unprecedented 14 perks, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has recently added a fifteenth perk to the mix in a free update with Operation Grand Heist.

The new perk, Ethereal Razor, may seem pointless and a little redundant at first, but when used to its full potential this perk packs a good amount of punch.

The in-game description for Ethereal Razor reads:

Offhand melee swipes affect multiple enemies in an arc. Offhand swipe and lunge give bonus damage and restore a small amount of health.

Modifier: Offhand lunge attacks instantly kill basic zombies, do greater bonus damage to others. Weapon reload speed is increased.

Lunging with the Ethereal Razor Perk

All that sound a little confusing? Thankfully Zombies Youtuber, “Glitch“, broke down what each of these terms mean. A melee when standing still or moving backwards is a Swipe. A melee while moving forwards is a Lunge.

When not in the modifier slot, a Swipe is a one-hit kill until round 7, while a Lunge is a one-hit kill until round 15. In the modifier slot the Swipe damage remains the same while Lunges one-hit kill zombies until round 50. It’s also important to note that the swipes strike enemies in an arc motion, allowing you to kill several at once. These damage effects stack with other melee items like the Bowie Knife, Stake Knife, Spoon, etc.

Another added bonus of this perk is it’s restorative health features. Swipe damage heals you for 10 points and Lunges restore 40 health points. The modifier does not affect health restoration.

At 4,000 points (5,500 in Modifier slot) this Perk is definitely on the pricier side, however certain play styles might gravitate towards this perk. For example, running this alongside Electric Burst will help you escape when trapped by zombies in a corner when trying to reload.

Personally, I see how this Perk could be used and how fun it can be. Meleeing zombies up close while constantly regenerating health sure is different way to play zombies, but I can’t imagine wasting one of my four perk slots on it.

Check out Glitch’s video below to see where all these stats came from:

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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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