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Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 editions of RISK and Monopoly are available now

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New Call of Duty branded versions of popular board games, RISK and Monopoly are available on store shelves now!

Activision has announced on the social media that two new Call of Duty: Black Ops branded board games are available now at retailers in U.S.

For fans of the classic real estate game, “Monopoly: Call of Duty – Black Ops Edition Board Game” is on sale for $39.99 and available at GameStop and Amazon.

Popular locations such as Broadway and Park Place have been replace with Blackout and Contraband, while railroads have been swapped out for scorestreaks.

Sold at GameStop and Amazon

With map names replacing the old property names, the tokens have been replaced with Black Ops mainstays like the RC-XD and Attack Dog.

As for the game of strategic conquest, “RISK: Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies” takes inspiration entirely from the zombies mode, unlike the multiplayer inspired Monopoly board. Rather than play as nondescript armies, players control one of the four Call of Duty Zombies main characters such as Tank Dempsey and Edward Richtofen.

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Read here for the full description on what makes this edition stand out.

The legendary zombie demolition crew is back in a classic game of strategic conquest. This custom RISK edition features factions led by the four player characters as they vie for control over familiar maps from the series, using Pack-a-Punch cards to gain an advantage against opponents, and fending off wave after wave of zombie threats. Play as either “Tank” Dempsey, Edward Richtofen, Takeo Masaki, or Nikolai Belinski in your conquest to dominate the board!

This board game will be sold exclusively at GameStop for $49.99.

Monopoly and Risk are both notorious for having hundreds of editions based on video games, from the classic Pokemon Monopoly to the more complex Metal Gear Solid: Risk.

However, unlike Monopoly: Fortnite Edition, these boards share the same rules as their original counterparts, just with new graphics and renamed areas.

Activision announced the partnership with RISK and Monopoly earlier this year when they revealed their latest brand partnerships for the 2018 year.

Call of Duty: Warzone

SBMM Warzone website returns under new name

SBMM Warzone has made a return following a previous shutdown caused by Activision due to the website breaking the game’s Terms of Service.

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SBMM Warzone Website

The SBMM Warzone website had been a popular resource for community members to see how difficult their lobbies had been in past matches and has made a return following a previous shutdown of the site.

Skill-based matchmaking or SBMM has always been a major topic in the Call of Duty: Warzone community, as players wonder where the lobbies they play in rank in difficulty.

One website known as SBMM Warzone was the most popular resource for players seeing how difficult their lobbies are and was widely used.

SBMM Warzone

However, the site shut down on March 29, 2021, when Activision reached out to the website and asked them to shut down due to them breaking the battle royale game’s Terms of Service, as the website did not have permission to use Activision’s API.

This is why plenty of players were surprised to see that SBMM Warzone recently announced that they would be making a return under a new name.

This announcement caught the eye of a large majority of the community and led to plenty of discussion amongst players.

On May 3, 2021, the SBMM Warzone Twitter account posted an announcement stating that the site was reopened under the name WZ Stats. You can find the announcement below:

On their website, WZ Stats states that they are no longer SBMM Warzone and have removed the lobby ranking feature from the site, and are dedicated to providing the community their stats from their time playing.

“We’ve tried to contact Activision multiple times, before and after having received their letter, even through our lawyers. They are yet to reach out. We believe we have done our best to show our good faith and that we are worth partnering up with,” said WZ Stats in a statement on their website.

“With the tremendous support from the community, we consider that the best way to keep this wonderful project alive is to reopen the website,” The statement continued. “A huge shout out to all of you Warzone players who believe in us. It means the world.”

It remains to be seen what the future holds for the WZ Stats website following its rebranding from SBMM Warzone, but stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Call of Duty: Warzone, and we will update you with any future developments.

Image Credits: Activision/WZ Stats

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JGOD reveals meta perks for Warzone Season 3 loadouts

Warzone statistics wizard JGOD has recently revealed what he believes are the meta perks players should use in their Season 3 loadouts.

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Having the right perks in your Warzone loadouts can be the difference between winning and losing, and Warzone stats master JGOD has revealed what the meta perks are for Warzone Season 3.

Perks have been a huge aspect of Call of Duty through the years, and this is definitely the case for the world of Warzone, as the various perks the game offers can give players a huge advantage when playing.

However, some perks are much more effective for players in the Call of Duty battle royale, which has lead YouTuber JGOD to dive into numbers and explain which meta perks the community should be using in Warzone Season 3.

JGOD’s Warzone Season 3 meta perks

Perk 1 – Double Time or E.O.D.

When it comes to your first perk slot, JGOD explains that you will find the most success using either Double Time or E.O.D.

Double Time will help give you more tactical sprint time, which can help with slide canceling and not being caught out in the open because you ran out of tactical sprint.

E.O.D. is still a solid choice, according to JGOD, for the first perk slot, thanks to it negating a decent portion of enemy explosive damage you may suffer, even though recent changes allow for a semtex stick to automatically down you even when you are using E.O.D.

JGOD also explained that Cold-Blooded is not really worth players using, as it does not stop you from showing up on Heartbeat Sensors, contrary to what some believe, and that it is a perk with a low Kill to death ratio among players using it in Warzone.

Perk 2 – Restock/Overkill/High Alert/Ghost

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Restock and Overkill were the first second slot perks that JGOD went over, and he explains that Restock could be very powerful for players, as it will allow them to get more stun and semtex grenades which can easily turn the tide of a battle.

Overkill is more suitable for trios or quads. Having multiple guns with extended magazines is more needed than solos or duos, where you can get away with using a floor loot weapon that likely has a smaller magazine size.

High Alert can be a handy second slot perk, as it provides players with an indication of where an enemy outside of their view is shooting them from, but JGOD explains this only works if the enemy is 100 meters or less from you.

Finally, Ghost is always a good choice for players, as it will stop you from showing up on the map when multiple UAVs are being used and keeps you from being detected on Heartbeat Sensors instead of Cold-Blooded.

Perk 3 – Amped/Spotter/Tracker

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The third perk slot for players in Warzone Season 3 will be the most useful if they run Amped, Spotter, or Tracker.

Amped will increase your weapon swap speed, which is very useful when using a secondary weapon like an LMG or sniper that may have a frustrating delay when trying to switch weapons.

Spotter is a great choice, JGOD explains, when it comes to attacking teams in buildings, as it allows you to see enemy equipment like claymores and mines through walls and avoid entering areas where you will be hit with an explosive welcome.

JGOD suggests that Tracker is probably the most useful for solos, as the footsteps it allows you to see on the ground can get confusing when multiple enemies are making them, but can help when tracking a single-player down into a building.

Warzone Perks with highest K/D

warzone season 3 meta perks

The Warzone stats master went on to show which perks have the highest kill to death ratios, suggesting that the players who choose these perks are doing the best and thus are ones players should probably gravitate towards when playing. You can find the top perk for each slot based on K/D below:

  • Perk 1/E.O.D. – 1.08 K/D
  • Perk 2/Restock – 1.31 K/D
  • Perk 3/Amped – 1.12 K/D

Players who switch up their Warzone Season 3 meta perks to include the one above and the other suggestions that JGOD recently explained will undoubtedly see an increase in their success the next time they are on Verdansk ’84 or Rebirth Island.

Image Credits: Activision/JGOD

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Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy update crashes EA servers

Apex Legends Legacy update is finally here for players to enjoy, however it seems EA’s servers are struggling with the demand.

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With all the hype and hope for Apex Legends Legacy, it seems the demand is too high for EA to cope with the sheer amount of players trying to connect to the game’s servers.

Apex Legends Legacy update sees a huge amount of new content being added to the game. The update brings a brand new battle pass, a new Legend, 3v3 mode Arena, and a host of patch notes.

With players extremely eager to get onto the game now the update is out, it seems the servers are down, and players cannot log in.

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Apex Legends Legacy server issues

Apex Legends Legacy update has brought hype and excitement to the gaming community for the last couple of months, with various trailers and teasers showing off the new weapon, Infested Olympus, and of course, Valkyrie.

Players are also eager to experience the new 3v3 mode, Arena, as fans have been teased with various content creators playtesting and being able to share their experience since the embargo was lifted on content a few days ago.

After downloading the update, it seems the whole community is experiencing issues to many players’ disappointment, unable to connect to EA’s notoriously bad servers.

Perhaps this is because of the high demand and amount of players attempting to login. However, some have even stated that EA’s Origin is down, so maybe it is a separate EA server issue.

How to fix the server issues

There’s not much anyone can do until Respawn brings about a fix, which it seems they are trying their best to do. At best, you can be patient, keep trying your luck, and you may even get on the server.

One thing for certain, it’s not your connection or area exclusively. Pretty much everyone in the US & UK is currently experiencing issues with the Apex Legends servers. Hopefully, it will be resolved soon, and we can enjoy Apex Legends Season 9 content.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on all the weapon buffs and nerfs for the Legacy update.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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