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New patch for Black Ops 3 (v. 1.14) now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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A new patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is now live on PS4, version 1.14. This new patch update is also live on PC and Xbox One, as of July 28.

Patch Notes:

MULTIPLAYER:

[PS4 only] General

  • Mercenary playlist has been retired.
  • Dream Team no longer tagged by the profanity filter.
  • “Complete Your Season Pass” has been added to the In-Game Store.

CODCaster

  • Added support for Numpad number inputs.
  • Added support for arrow key navigation when the Player Loadout panel is up.
  • Added custom team colors to loading screen, competitive screens when viewed as a CODCaster, and End Game/Round Transition Screens.
  • Improvements to Player Card Readability
    • Increased the overall size of the Player’s Name.
    • Increased the height/width of the widget to allow for larger font as needed.
    • Added custom team color to the background of the team name.
    • Added a transition effect when switching to a different player.
  • Updates to the Player List to display Team Colors
    • Added a custom team color gradient to the background of the team name on the Player List.
    • Added a visual indication on the team that is being switched to.
    • Removed the color when the team is no longer being spectated.
  • Visibility updates to the CODCaster Score Panel
    • Added Custom team color to background of team that is currently being spectated, on team switch the color should disappear.
    • Added Arrow indicator to team that is currently being spectated, on team switch the arrow will switch sides.
    • Added Additional Accent Color to top area of widget, on team switch the color will disappear.
    • Added a color bar to the bottom of the team currently being spectated, on team switch the bar will disappear.
    • On team switch, the team being switched to will scale slightly larger.
    • On team switch, the team being switched to will pulse from the standard grey background to a slightly brighter version of the custom team color then settle to the normal color gradient.

Black Market

  • Latest loot items will be marked with a banner when earned and when viewed in the Black Market’s recent Contraband list.

Specialists

  • Outrider
    • Sparrow
      • Increased speed to maximum arrow charge.
      • Increased rapid-fire rate.
  • Prophet
    • Tempest
      • Reduced beam size.

Create-A-Class

  • Submachine Guns
    • Kuda
      • Reduced 3-hit kill damage range.
      • Reduced 5-hit kill damage range.
    • VMP
      • Reduced recoil stability.
    • Vesper
      • Increased recoil stability.
  • Assault Rifles
    • Man-O-War
      • Reduced reload speed.
      • Reduced aim-down-sights speed.
  • Black Market Weapons
    • HG-40
      • Increased 3-hit kill damage range.
    • Garand
      • Increased reload speed.
      • Increased recoil stability.
      • Increased hip-fire accuracy.
    • FFAR
      • Increased recoil stability.
      • Increased hip-fire accuracy.
      • Increased Aim-down-sight speed.

Game Modes

  • Fracture
    • 4 new Medals added.
      • Break The Bank: Deposit 5 or more core files without leaving the fracture site.
      • Jackpot: Deposit 10 core files without leaving the fracture site.
      • All Gone: Rapidly deny 5 or more of your team’s dropped core files.
      • Tearjerker: Kill an enemy who is carrying 5 or more core files.
    • Resolved an issue where Fracture was not counting toward objective Contracts.
    • Resolved an issue where Combat Focus was not properly increasing score for Fracture score events.

Maps

  • [PS4 only] Empire
    • Out of bounds triggers added around driveway and near pool to prevent players from leaving intended playspace.
    • Collision added near art gallery door to prevent players from using an exploit.
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to stand on a golden eagle relief statue in one of the rooms.
    • Players are no longer able to stand on one of the fences outside of the map boundaries.
  • [PS4 only] Cryogen
    • Adjusted Free-For-All start spawns.
    • Kill triggers added to prevent an exploit that allowed players to leave the intended playspace.
  • [PS4 only] Berserk
    • Adjusted Free-For-All start spawns.
    • Collision added around pit to prevent players from sitting on a wall to gain an unintended line of sight.
    • Out of bounds triggers added behind houses to prevent players from leaving intended playspace.
    • Collision added behind houses to prevent players from sitting on a wall.
    • Resolved an issue where players could unintentionally stand on a tree.
    • Resolved an issues where players could capture a Hardpoint outside of the intended capture zone.
  • [PS4 only] Rumble
    • Resolved an issue where AI Scorestreaks would target enemies through the bunker in the arena.
    • Resolved an issue where players were able to plant C4 behind a screen in the VIP Room.

ZOMBIES:

General

  • Addressed exploit issues for the Killing Time, Undead Man Walking, and Fear in Headlights GobbleGums.
  • Fixed issues that could cause players to lose weapons or get duplicate weapons when using the Disorderly Combat GobbleGum.
  • Resolved a rare loss of functionality when joining on a host as they leave their lobby.
  • Added various stability fixes for Theater Mode.

Gorod Krovi (FOR PS4 only):

  • Addressed an issue where players could acquire unlimited points during a Valkyrie drone round.
  • Addressed an issue where players could acquire unlimited XP points when incubating the dragon egg.
  • Addressed an issue where players could acquire an unlimited Death Machine power up after riding the dragon.
  • Addressed an issue where players could interact with the Pack-A-Punch when locked during a lockdown event.
  • Addressed an issue where players could jump onto a bookcase in the Supply Depot.
  • Addressed an issue where players could jump onto a tank outside the Dragon Command.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to leave the playable space when using the Flinger trap.
  • Players can now release the dragon egg with NX ShadowClaw Dual Wield and Apollo’s Fervor ammunition.
  • Players can now receive full Draconite Controller ammunition when picking up a Max Ammo power up or when using the Cache Back GobbleGum.
  • Fixed a spawning issue when starting the Dragon Strike Controller quest at high rounds.
  • Fixed an issue where players would occasionally not obtain the Slash N’ Burn after completing the Time Attack.
  • Fixed rare progression breaks with the main Easter Egg quest.
  • Fixed issue where players could hit a death barrier upon entering the sewer under S.O.P.H.I.A.
  • Fixed a stability issue with the NX ShadowClaw Dual Wield and Apollo’s Fervor ammunition during the Nikolai Easter Egg boss fight.
  • Addressed performance issues for split screen games.
  • Improved streaming performance for various enemy types.

Der Eisendrache

  • Adjusted the pickup radius for the completed arrow of the Kreeaho’ahm nal Ahmhogaroc bow.
  • Fixed a bug that caused controller vibration to persist when prone crawling with a charged bow.

The Giant

  • Fixed a rare issue that caused Hell Hounds to become stuck in place.
  • Resolved an issue that blocked voiceover audio from playing when taking certain weapon types from the Mystery Box.

Dead Ops Arcade 2: Cyber’s Avengening

  • Reduced Night Fury damage.

SOURCE: Activision Support: PS4, Xbox OnePC

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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

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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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Black Ops Zombies fans are begging Treyarch for a standalone game

Call of Duty fans are once again calling on Activision to create and develop a massive standalone Zombies game.

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Zombies is one of the most popular facets of any Call of Duty game, and fans are once again calling for a standalone game to create the biggest Zombies experience ever.

When Zombies was first added to Call of Duty: World at War back in 2008, few could have predicted the juggernaut it would become among fans of the legendary FPS series. Since then, Zombies has been a staple in Treyarch CoD games, while Sledgehammer and Infinity Ward have dabbled in it too.

Black Ops Cold War‘s take on the game is certainly one of the most ambitious, with the open-world Outbreak mode a fan favorite. While Cold War has plenty of undead action, fans are still calling for even more: a standalone Zombies game developed by Treyarch.

Black Ops Cold War character fighting zombies

There’s definitely interest from the community around this idea, with Reddit user ‘shweba16’ posting their idea about how it could work on the CODZombies subreddit, while asking others for their thoughts on whether it was a good idea.

“What would you guys think if Zombies became its own separate game like Warzone with Treyarch [as] developers?” they asked. “What if this game had all the maps, running on BO3 mechanics, while also having the upgradeable features from Cold War?”

“The game gets a constant stream of updates, season after season, with Wonder Weapons and maps being added. I’m only saying this since there’s a huge disparity between how much time I’ve put into Zombies compared to multiplayer this year.”

Zombies fans were definitely into the idea, with some saying they “only play CoD games for Zombies anyway,” while others discussed the possibility that they could turn it into a true campaign too, like other popular horror games such as Resident Evil or Days Gone.

Unfortunately for those who love this idea, it definitely won’t be happening any time soon. Sledgehammer Games have already confirmed that Treyarch have built and developed Vanguard’s Zombies mode, which will continue Cold War’s Dark Aether storyline.

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