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Operation Spectre Rising Contraband Tiers Breakdown – Stats, Images, and More



All the rewards from every tier in Operation Spectre Rising’s Contraband.

With the launch of Operation Spectre Rising in Call of Duty Black Ops 4, a new Contraband has been introduced. Rather than lasting over two months and consisting of 100 tiers, this Operation will last half the time and consists of only 50 tiers.

Just like we did for Operation Grand Heist, we’re going to take a deep dive into what these tiers have to offer and how it stacks up to last season. Scroll to the bottom of the page for images of all the loot!

  • Stickers – 20 (20 Common)
  • Calling Cards – 12 (12 Rare)
  • Outfits – 6 (1 Rare, 3 Legendary, 2 Epic)
  • Gestures – 4 (2 Rare, 2 Legendary)
  • Reticles – 2 (2 Legendary)
  • Warpaints – 2 (1 Rare, 1 Legendary)
  • Weapons – 2 (2 Ultra)
  • Specialists – 1 (1 Ultra)
  • Jump Packs – 1 (1 Legendary)

Noticeably absent this Operation are weapon camos and Mastercrafts. While every Contraband has had at least one of each, my personal favorite customization item in Black Ops 4 is unobtainable through tier progression this season.

The least desirable items, anything Rare of below, take up 72% of the Contraband while most desirable items, anything Epic or higher, make up 10% of the pool.

What’s most interesting about this is that Treyarch has remained consistent with their offerings despite heavy criticism from the fans. Both in Operation Grand Heist and Spectre Rising, only 6% of items are Ultra.

However, there has been a decrease in percentage of Calling Cards and Stickers this time around (yet only by 5%), with an increase in percentage of Reticles, Gestures, Warpaints, and Jumpacks by 7%, so at least there is more variety. Mirroring last Operation, there are no Tags or character specific Warpaints and Gestures in these Tiers which is definitely a plus.

There are also two items confirmed to come to Black Ops 4 in the future, the Ballistic Knife and the Vendetta Sniper Rifle, that presumably will be part of the second half of this season.

Click the pictures below to see all 50 items in this Operation’s Contraband:

Operation Spectre Rising ends on June 4 for PlayStation 4 players. Find out what else is coming this season in Treyarch’s Roadmap overview.

With less to chase, and less time to chase it, let us know if you plan on ranking through all these tiers in the comments below!


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COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile



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



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



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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