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Operation Apocalypse Z for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 live now with Patch Update 1.20

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Treyarch has released the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4 as patch Update 1.20 is now live and is 12.7GB.

Today’s update brings the new Operation Apocalypse Z to Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4 with release on Xbox One and PC to follow on July 16.

“We have a team of talented storytellers that have been helping to craft Zombies experiences for more than 10 years, and we wanted to bring that imagination to every mode of Black Ops 4, which is why we’re excited to put Operation Apocalypse Z in player’s hands,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “This is a veteran team that strives to do their best work with each new experience and this is no exception –Operation Apocalypse Z represents a ton of creativity and passion from everyone to really immerse fans in our unique world of the undead.”

A full roadmap of what’s coming to Black Ops 4 with Operation Apocalypse Z is available here, with some content listed above coming throughout this Operation.

Patch Notes:

The Undead Takeover Begins on PS4

Operation Apocalypse Z kicks off today on PS4, delivering new Zombies-inspired content to all modes with Reaper’s Black Ops 4 Multiplayer debut, three Black Ops Pass MP maps, the latest Aether story Zombies experience, multiple Blackout map updates, new weapons, new modes, and much more. Get up to speed at our official Operation Apocalypse Z Blog, and let’s get straight into what’s included in our fifth Operation.

MULTIPLAYER: Reaper, Sticks and Stones, Three Black Ops Pass Maps + More

MP fans have a ton of new and classic content to dig into with Operation Apocalypse Z, starting with the introduction of Reaper as our latest Specialist to join the fight. This pre-Black Ops III prototype of everyone’s favorite war machine comes equipped with the devastating Scythe machine gun and the new Radar Shroud, which acts as an anti-Sensor Dart to scramble portions of enemies’ mini-maps and cloak your team’s advances.

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Sticks and Stones makes it Black Ops 4 debut, where players face off in a free-for-all using only Ballistic Knives, Combat Axes, and the new auto-crossbow. Rack up points with your ranged weapons and melee attacks, bankrupt your enemies’ score to zero with successful Combat Axe throws, and fight your way to the top of the scoreboard. Keep an eye on the occasional UAV sweep, which reveals the top player as a gold dot on the mini-map.

Black Ops Pass holders get access to three additional MP maps in this Operation, available this week in the new Map Pack Moshpit playlist on PS4:

  • Der Schatten, a snowy battlefield set in 1940s Austria in the shadow of the castle from “Der Eisendrache”, featuring plenty of Zombies Easter eggs to discover throughout.
  • Remnant, an overrun Museum of Unnatural History packed with exhibits recounting key moments in Zombies lore from the Aether and Chaos stories.
  • Havana, a classic Black Ops flashback set in the revolutionary streets of Cuba, featuring all-new Zombies-inspired twists.
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ZOMBIES: “Alpha Omega”, New Perk and Epic Elixirs

The Aether story returns in “Alpha Omega”, where fans can play as both the Ultimis and Primis crews for the first time in Zombies history. With 400% more area to explore than the original “Nuketown Zombies” and over twice as much written dialogue compared to previous Zombies experiences, “Alpha Omega” takes place after the events of “Classified” as different versions of Nikolai, Richtofen, Takeo, and Dempsey come together to solve the mysteries of an infested Broken Arrow testing facility.

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A new Perk and two Epic Elixirs are also now available on PS4 for all Zombies maps. The Blood Wolf Bite Perk spawns a wolf companion named Luna to help thin out the horde, and Phoenix Up and Head Drama return as Epic Elixirs in the Laboratory to give you and your squad a welcome leg-up against the undead. Check out the patch notes below for all the details.

Long-time Zombies fans will also be treated to a chilling new rendition of the classic “Damned” theme when they join the Zombies lobby. You may have heard its debut in yesterday’s Operation Apocalypse Z studio broadcast… if you missed it, check out the full recording here, including a special behind-the-scenes segment from the Treyarch Zombies team.

BLACKOUT: “The Haunting Fog” and “Alcatraz: Nightfall” Map Updates, Quads Fog and Alcatraz Horde LTMs + More

Both Blackout maps get a full makeover in Operation Apocalypse Z this week on PS4. “The Haunting Fog” takes over the main map with an eerie mist and rivers of blood, while “Alcatraz: Nightfall” plunges the prison island into darkness.

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Two new limited-time modes also launch with the Operation on PS4. Drop into Quads Fog for a spookier, more tactical Blackout experience where the fog is at its thickest, and test your skills against the undead in the Alcatraz Horde playlist featuring more undead, new Zombies enemy types, and more opportunities to score some new Zombies Wonder Weapons along the way. Zombies will also now attack player Equipment, including the new Sentry turret and Barricade.

Reaper’s Outfit Mission is also now available in Blackout on PS4 to unlock “The Numbers” camo in all modes, as well as new Humiliations to perform on downed enemies. Plenty of Easter eggs and new surprises await players in both updates maps, so drop into Blackout and keep an eye out as you fight to survive.

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BLACK MARKET: New Contraband Stream, Earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe, Two Additional Weapons + New Personalization Items

This Operation brings 40 new Tiers to the Contraband stream, including the “Wundergewehr 115” Koshka Mastercraft at Tier 20 and a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe at Tier 40. New personalization items have been added to the Black Market, including new weapon camos, Blackout characters, MKII Weapons, Zombies-themed outfits, the new Daemon 3XB Mastercraft, and more. Two additional weapons are also now available in Reserves: the new Reaver C86 auto-crossbow and Black Ops III’s lever-action Argus shotgun.

As a reminder, Ultra Weapon Bribes will always reward players with a Black Market weapon that they don’t already own, unless the player has already unlocked at least one variant of every existing Black Market weapon. In that case, Ultra Weapon Bribes will reward an additional weapon variant.

To clarify, players cannot receive the base version of a Black Market weapon from an Ultra Weapon Bribe if they already own the MKII version, unless they already own a version of every Black Market weapon currently in the game.

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Read on below for all the details on what’s new in today’s update:

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  • Multiplayer
    • Reaper now playable in Multiplayer, earnable at Tier 1 in the Contraband stream (PS4).
    • 3 Black Ops Pass maps added to rotation: Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana (PS4).
    • Sticks and Stones game mode now in Featured Playlists (PS4).
    • Map Pack Moshpit added to Featured Playlists, including Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana (PS4).
    • New weapon tuning for the Daemon 3XB.
    • Featured playlist updates on all platforms.
  • Zombies
    • “Alpha Omega” Zombies experience now available for Black Ops Pass holders (PS4).
    • New Perk: Blood Wolf Bite (PS4).
    • 2 Epic Elixirs added: Phoenix Up and Head Drama (PS4).
    • New Black Ops 4 version of “Damned” music now plays in the lobby (PS4).
    • Support added for new Black Market weapons and new MKII Weapons (PS4).
  • Blackout
    • “The Haunting Fog” and “Alcatraz: Nightfall” map updates (PS4).
    • Quads Fog and Alcatraz Horde limited-time modes (PS4).
    • Zombies Wonder Weapons now available in the Mystery Box (PS4).
    • Outfit Mission added to unlock “The Numbers” Outfit for Reaper (PS4).
    • Zombies-themed music now plays during infiltration (PS4).
    • New Humiliations now available (PS4).
    • Featured playlist updates on all platforms.
  • Global
    • New Contraband stream added to the Black Market, including “Wundergewehr 115” Koshka Mastercraft at Tier 20 and earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe at Tier 40 (PS4).
    • Reaver C86 auto-crossbow and Argus shotgun now available in Reserves (PS4).
    • New weapon camos, MKII Weapons, Zombies-themed outfits and more now available in the Black Market (PS4).
    • Various fixes for Contracts in Multiplayer and Zombies.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Specialists
    • Reaper
      • Reaper now available in Multiplayer after being unlocked at Tier 1 in Contraband.
      • Weapon: Scythe – High-damage machine gun with a fast fire rate and suppressing status effect.
      • Equipment: Radar Shroud – Deployable jamming device that conceals an area from enemies’ mini-maps.
  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana added to rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • Game Modes
    • Sticks and Stones
      • Now live in Featured Playlists.
      • Free-for-all mode where players only use crossbows, Ballistic Knives, and Combat Axes.
      • Score varying points by getting kills with crossbows and Ballistic Knives.
      • Reset your enemy’s score to zero with a successful Combat Axe kill.
      • UAV periodically sweeps, marking the score leader with a gold dot on the mini-map.
  • Weapons
    • Reaver C86
      • Added Create-a-Class support for the Reaver C86 auto-crossbow.
    • Argus
      • Added Create-a-Class support for the Argus shotgun.

ZOMBIES

  • “Alpha Omega”
    • New Zombies experience now available for Black Ops Pass owners.
    • The Aether story continues in a new experience taking place in an overrun Broken Arrow testing facility in Nevada, where both the Primis and Ultimis characters are playable for the first time.
  • Perks
    • Blood Wolf Bite
      • New Perk now available in Chaos and Aether maps.
      • Spawns a wolf companion to fight alongside you.
      • Modifier: Wolf attacks have the chance to spawn a mini-Power-up.
  • New Epic Elixirs
    • Phoenix Up
      • Revives all teammates and allows them to keep their Perks.
    • Head Drama
      • While active, any bullet that hits a zombie counts as a headshot.
  • Weapon Support
    • Support added for Reaver C86 auto-crossbow, Argus shotgun, and new MKII Weapons.

BLACKOUT

  • Map Updates
    • “The Haunting Fog”
      • An eerie fog has covered the map, bringing with it blood-red waters, dead vegetation, new Wall Buys at the Asylum, signs of a violent apocalypse throughout the map, and more.
      • Applies to Quads, Duos, and Solo matches; heavier fog theme is exclusive to the Quads Fog limited-time mode.
    • “Alcatraz: Nightfall”
      • Night has fallen across the entire island, along with a brooding storm in the distance.
  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Quads Fog
      • Tactical limited-time mode featuring a thicker fog than the standard map.
    • Alcatraz Horde
      • Alcatraz limited-time mode featuring an increased horde of zombies over the entire island, along with new Hellhound and Brutus enemy types.
  • Wonder Weapons
    • Various Zombies Wonder Weapons can now be rewarded from Chaos Mystery Boxes and Zombies mini-bosses.
  • Infiltration
    • Zombies-themed music now plays during infiltration in Blackout.
  • Zombies AI
    • Zombies can now destroy doors and attack player Equipment, including the Sentry and Barricade.
  • Outfit Mission
    • Reaper’s Outfit Mission now available to unlock “The Numbers” Specialist camo.

GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • New personalization items added to the Black Market: weapon camos, MKII Weapons, Daemon 3XB Mastercraft, Zombies-themed outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Pack, and more.
    • Reaver C86 auto-crossbow and Argus shotgun now available in Reserves.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapon Tuning
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Reduced 6-hit kill range by 5 meters.
      • Reduced 7-hit kill range by 6 meters.
  • Featured Playlists (July 9-16)
    • PS4
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Map Pack Moshpit (featuring Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana)
      • Prop Hunt
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
    • Xbox One
      • Stockpile
      • Prop Hunt
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Endurance Chaos Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (July 9-16)
    • PS4
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Quads Fog
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • Xbox One
      • Alcatraz
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo

GLOBAL

  • Contracts
    • Addressed an issue where Contracts could shift slots, making it difficult to select new Contracts.
    • Addressed an issue where Barebones playlists weren’t properly tracking progress toward the “Challenger” Contract in Multiplayer.
    • Addressed an issue where the “Ticket to Ride” Contract in Zombies would not properly track the use of telepads.
    • Addressed an issue where players would have to get a direct hit in order to progress the “Shotgun Kills” Contract in Zombies.
    • Addressed an issue where Perks and bonus point Power-ups that spawn from the Reign Drops Elixir did not count toward the “Power Master” Contract in Zombies.
    • Closed an exploit where players could complete the “Hoarder” Contract in Zombies by dropping and picking up weapons multiple times.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (July 9-11)
    • Quickplay
    • Stockpile
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • Prop Hunt

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (July 9-16)
    • Quickplay
    • Alcatraz Duos
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Solo

SOURCE: Treyarch

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Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future

After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.

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Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.

Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.

This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.

Battlefield Portal vehicles

Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.

Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.

“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”

His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.

Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”

“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”

With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.

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Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.

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One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.

Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.

Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.

However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.

The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.

Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.

Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.

The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.

This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.

Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.

He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”

Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.

Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.

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How much are COD Points? How to buy, price, how to spend & more

COD Points are the currency of Call of Duty. Here’s a guide on their price, how you can buy them, where to spend them, and what you can buy.

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COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great cosmetics and other items to show off. So here’s a quick guide to tell you how much points cost, how you can buy them, where you can spend them, and what you can get.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Cold War and Warzone offering special Rambo and John McClane skins and bringing back legendary Operators like Soap and Captain Price, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend COD Points.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game and requires COD Points to do so.

So with our detailed guide today, we’re going to run through the basics of COD Points to help you understand them, tell you what they do, and more.

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What is the price of COD Points?

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying COD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas some need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various COD Points bundles:

  • 200 COD Points for $1.99 or £1.79
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99 or £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99 or £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99 or £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99 or £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99 or £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99 or £84.99

How do I buy COD Points?

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You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.

Official website

This method is only for PC players.

A quick visit to the Battle.net shop will take you to the aforementioned COD Points bundles, and you can take your pick.

PlayStation Store

This method is only for PlayStation players.

Head to the PlayStation Store either on your PS4, PS5, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or PSN credit.

Xbox Microsoft Store

This method is only for Xbox players.

Head to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or Xbox Gift cards.

Retailers

Online or select physical retailers will have copious amounts of COD Points vouchers and gift cards for you to purchase. There will be no difference between official sales and retails sales as they will all sell the same bundles.

Where do I spend my COD Points?

Now that you have a nice bundle of COD Points, where do you actually go to spend them? Well, the answer is rather simple: head to the in-game store for the game you’re playing, browse, and buy.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

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A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are currently in Season Two of their respective lifecycles at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 2, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough COD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:

Bundles

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The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

Also, check out when Black Ops Cold War Season 5 and Warzone Season 5 are set to begin.

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