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UPDATE – September 3rd: A new update, similar to the hot fix that went live last week on other platforms, is now live on PC.

PC Patch Notes (note: DLC4 content also live on PS4 and PS3):

DLC 4 / Reckoning Content

    • New Maps Added for Multiplayer: Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm
    • New Playlist Added for DLC 4 Maps:
    • Reckoning TDM; Reckoning Grapple; Reckoning Moshpit
    • Reckoning maps added to Hardcore Mosh Pit
    • Part Four of the Exo Zombies Saga: Descent

In-Game Updates:

    • Fixed an issue where Point Blank medals were not counting towards unlocking the camo for some pistols.
    • Fixed an issue where Double Kill medals were not counting towards unlocking the camo for the SVO.
    • Fixed an issue where two bullet cartridges would eject from the Lynx and SVO Sniper Rifles.
    • Fixed a rare issue where the player would lose functionality when repeatedly leaving and rejoining a Ranked Play lobby.
    • Fixed a rare issue where some players were not receiving a Match Bonus at the end of the match.

UI Updates:

    • Fixed a rare issue where the player’s avatar wouldn’t show up in the player lobby after failing to join a game.

Scorestreak Updates:

    • Fixed a rare issue where the player could freeze after getting a kill with the AST Goliath scorestreak.
    • Fixed a rare issue where the XS1 Goliath would get stuck when being called in on the Skyrise map.

Game Mode Specific Updates:

    • Fixed out of map exploits on Parliament when using Exo-Grapple.
    • Fixed out of map exploits on Climate when using Exo-Grapple.

Map Specific Updates:

    • Fixed out of map exploits on the Kremlin map when using Exo-Grapple.
    • Fixed various out of map exploits on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed an issue where the Skylight Missle’s VFX could remain on the players screen for the duration of the match on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed an area where players could get stuck behind an object on the Drift map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wallbreach exploits on the Climate map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wallbreach exploits on the Skyrise map.
    • Fixed an area where players could get stuck behind an object on the Skyrise map.
    • Fixed various out of map exploits on the Site 244 map when using Exo-Grapple.
    • Fixed various out of map exploits on the Bio Lab map.
    • Fixed various wall breach exploits on the Defender map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed out of map exploits on Parliament when using Exo-Hover.
    • Fixed an area where players could get stuck behind an object on the Parliament map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Skyrise map.
      • (Please note that this is not for the spot under the helipad on Skyrise. We are still investigating a fix for this and should have a solution live in the next patch. Please continue to report players abusing this glitch in game, and our Security and Enforcement team will investigate these players).
    • Fixed out of map exploits on Climate when using Exo-Hover.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Overload map.
    • Fixed a rare issue where players would spawn in the same location on the Terrace map.
    • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Greenband map.

Broadcaster Mode:

    • Adjustments made to the layout of buttons and text in Broadcaster mode for different languages.

Exo Zombies Updates:

    • Fixed an out of map exploit which allowed players to fire grenades into the back of the grenade disposal machine on the Carrier map.
    • Fixed an issue where the player could have infinite ammo with a ripped turret head on the Carrier Exo-Zombies map.
    • Fixed an issue where the player could have a low FPS when teleporting to “Chompy’s room.”
    • Fixed various out of map exploits where players could remain in place and not be attacked by zombies on the Infection Exo-Zombies map.

Original Story: 

Sledgehammer Games has released a new hot fix update for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare; the new hot fix is now live on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4. The hot fix update does not require installation; the update will be applied the next time you log in to the game.

Hot Fix Update Notes:

In-Game Updates

  • Fixed an issue where Point Blank medals were not counting towards unlocking the camo for some pistols.
  • [Xbox One, PlayStation 4] Fixed an issue where Double Kill medals were not counting towards unlocking the camo for the SVO.

Scorestreak Updates:

  • Fixed Aerial Assault Drone and Recon Drone out of world exploits on the Parliament map.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Skyfire VFX would remain on the players screen for the duration of the match.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the XS1 Goliath would get stuck when being called in on the Skyrise map.

Game Mode Specific Updates:

  • Fixed out of map exploits on Parliament when using Exo-Grapple.
  • Fixed out of map exploits on Climate when using Exo-Grapple.

Map Specific Updates:

  • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Parliament map.
  • Fixed out of map exploits on Parliament when using Exo-Hover.
  • Fixed an area where players could get stuck behind an object on the Parliament map.
  • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Skyrise map. (Please note that this is not for the spot under the helipad on Skyrise. We are still investigating a fix for this and should have a solution live in the next patch. Please continue to report players abusing this glitch in game, and our Security and Enforcement team will investigate these players).
  • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Climate map.
  • Fixed out of map exploits on Climate when using Exo-Hover.
  • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Overload map.
  • Fixed a rare issue where players would spawn in the same location on the Terrace map.
  • Fixed various out of map/wall breach exploits on the Greenband map.

Exo Zombies Updates:

  • [Xbox One, Xbox 360] Fixed various out of map exploits where players could remain in place and not be attacked by zombies on the Descent Exo-Zombies map.
  • Fixed various out of map exploits where players could remain in place and not be attacked by zombies on the Infection Exo-Zombies map.

SOURCE: SHGames

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Classic Call of Duty maps recreated as awesome LEGO sets

Everyone has their favorite Call of Duty map and these eight classic maps have been fully recreated with LEGO bricks in stunning detail.

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The Call of Duty series has been responsible for some of the most iconic maps in gaming history over the years. Now, some of the most beloved have been reimagined in LEGO.

With the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard, the 18th main CoD entry, edging ever closer, now is as good a time as any to celebrate the series’ history. The sheer number of classic maps has gone a long way to CoD as popular as it is today.

With that in mind, the folks over at Diamond Lobby have recreated some of the most recognizable Call of Duty maps as real LEGO sets. See for yourself below.

Rust map from CoD Modern Warfare

If you’re wondering how it was done, Diamond Lobby used a computer program containing every LEGO brick to design and create each map.

Then a 3D designer was drafted in to help make the creations a reality. While it is possible to make these sets yourself, it can vary between $1,340 and $4,726 to track down every brick needed.

You can see all eight of the classic CoD maps, as well the first game they featured in, right here:

Nuketown – Black Ops

Nuketown map out of LEGO

Arguably one of the most iconic maps in the entire series, this staple has been updated and revamped for every entry in the Black Ops series.

Rust – Modern Warfare 2

Rust map made out of LEGO

Rust is possibly best known as where the dramatic finale of Modern Warfare 2’s campaign took place. Or where disputes were settled in a 1v1.

Castle – World at War

Castle map made out of LEGO

Castle is one of the best WWII-themed maps in the series to date. That explains why it’s coming back in CoD: Vanguard later this year.

Terminal – Modern Warfare 2

Terminal map made out of LEGO

Another MW2 classic, going for a nuke by camping on the plane will bring back plenty of memories for long-time fans.

Slums – Black Ops II

Slums map made out of LEGO

This may not have been the favorite among the average players, but anyone who follows competitive CoD will know that Slums is one of the best.

Crash – Modern Warfare (2007)

Crash map made of LEGO

The sign of any great map is when it comes back again and again. Crash has featured in four separate titles, securing its place as an all-time great.

Firing Range – Black Ops

Firing Range CoD map made from LEGO

Yet another close-quarters map showing up in many different games, Firing Range, along with Nuketown and Launch, were the standouts from the first entry in the Black Ops sub-series.

Raid – Black Ops II

Raid map made out of LEGO

The newest map on this, but by no means the worst. Raid made its way into Blacks Ops Cold War thanks to its popularity back in 2012.

Those were eight classic Call of Duty maps amazingly recreated as LEGO sets.

For more of the latest CoD news, check out the teaser for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6.

Image Credits: Diamond Lobby / Activision

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All Black Ops 4 Prestige emblems & how to get them

Here’s every Black Ops 4 Prestige emblem across multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout – and how to unlock them to show off your accomplishments.

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Black Ops 4 Prestige Master emblem

Black Ops 4 was the last Call of Duty title to feature a traditional Prestige system, so here are all the emblems and how to get them.

In every Call of Duty game since the original CoD 4: Modern Warfare, players have been able to flex their skill and time put in my Prestiging.

This resets your rank back to level 1, giving you a new grind and rewards to show for it. One of these rewards is a cool-looking new emblem to show everyone in the lobby that you’re a serious competitor.

2018’s Black Ops 4 was the last Call of Duty to feature the classic Prestige system, so we’re taking a look at how to Prestige and every emblem in BO4.

How to Prestige in Black Ops 4

Woods in Black Ops 4's Blackout

To Prestige in Black Ops 4, you need to hit the max level in the game. Once you’ve done that, you can Prestige and start unlocking new items as you continue to do so. And once you’ve Prestiged 10 times, you can hit Prestige Master and get another unique emblem.

The max level in Black Ops 4 is 55 in multiplayer and Zombies and 80 in Blackout, so you need to hit this level 10 times to be Prestige Master.

Here’s a simple guide to Prestiging in Black Ops 4:

  1. Play Black Ops 4 multiplayer, Zombies, or Blackout until you reach max level
  2. Press the ‘menu’ button and you’ll see a prompt saying, “Prestige mode available”
  3. Follow the prompt to the Progress & Unlocks screen
  4. Press ‘Enter Prestige Mode’ in the top right corner of the screen

You’ll have now Prestiged, so keep doing this until you hit Prestige Master!

All Black Ops 4 multiplayer Prestige emblems

There were 10 Prestige levels in Black Ops 4’s multiplayer, with a unique emblem available for players who reached Prestige Master.

Here’s every Black Ops 4 multiplayer Prestige emblem in order.

black ops 4 multiplayer prestige emblems

All Black Ops 4 Zombies Prestige emblems

Black Ops 4 offers separate Prestige emblems for the Zombies grinders. Again, there are 10 Prestige levels to climb through, and a special Prestige Master emblem for those who went above and beyond.

Here are Black Ops 4’s Zombies Prestige emblems.

black ops 4 zombies prestige emblems

Black Ops 4 Blackout Prestige emblems

As part of Operation Grand Heist, Call of Duty 4’s battle royale, Blackout, got its own Prestige system. This acts the same as multiplayer and Zombies, with those hitting level 80 being able to Prestige.

Here are all of Black Ops 4’s Blackout Prestige emblems.

black ops 4 blackout prestige emblems

And those are all of the Prestige emblems in Black Ops 4! For more on this Call of Duty title, check out how many people play it in 2021.

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How many people play Black Ops 4? 2021 player count

Ever wondered how many people are currently playing Black Ops 4? We look at the 2018 Call of Duty title’s 2021 player count.

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Woods in Black Ops 4's Blackout

If you’re looking at picking up Black Ops 4, it’s worth knowing how many people are playing the game. We’re taking a look at how many are still playing 2018’s Call of Duty title in 2021.

Black Ops 4 was the last Call of Duty title to release before Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War shook up the formula. It featured the first-ever CoD battle royale, Blackout, which paved the way for Warzone’s incredible success.

The game became free as part of PlayStation Plus in July, but with no joint progression system, there’s less of a reason to go back to it. However, many still prefer the game’s mechanics and maps, so it still has a player base.

Here’s how many people are still playing Black Ops 4 in 2021.

What is Black Ops 4’s player count in 2021?

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 operators

Unfortunately, there’s no precise way to tell how many people are playing Black Ops 4 in 2021. However, we’ve done some digging around various player count tracking websites to come up with a rough estimate.

According to PlayStation tracking website PS-Timetracker, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was played by 2,510 of their users in August 2021. Of course, the number is likely much higher because you must sign up to have your stats tracked, and it only takes PlayStation players into account.

Another website, PlayerCounter, says that, at the time of writing, there are roughly 12,000 people playing Call of Duty games released before Modern Warfare (2019). Unfortunately, Black Ops 4 has been included with the other previous CoD games, so there is no precise data.

From this info, we estimate that there is likely somewhere between 5,000-10,000 players playing Black Ops 4 in September 2021.

Black Ops 4 player count comparison

New Warzone Pacific Map

Activision revealed in May that Call of Duty: Warzone has had over 100 million players log in to the battle royale title. According to PlayerCounter, there are 2 million players playing Modern Warfare right now, but this likely takes Warzone into account too.

According to Steam Charts, Black Ops III has 1,300 active users and the rest of the Call of Duty titles on Steam, such as WWII and Advanced Warfare, have player counts only in the hundreds. However, incorporating consoles likely makes the player counts higher.


You can also check out Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Battlefield 4’s player counts for 2021 too!

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