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The latest patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, version 1.11, is live now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and coming later this week on PC. All platforms will get a Game Settings Update today.

Version 1.11 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 brings new features for Zombies players, many of which are first on PS4. The new Gauntlets mode is now available for PS4 players in Black Ops 4 Zombies. Alongside this, the patch update brings a much requested looting update for consoles in Blackout with a new 3 row menu at the bottom of the screen.

This patch also brings the Black Ops Pass MP maps into the regular rotation for those who own the Pass. The full patch notes for today’s update is available below.

From Treyarch:

Our 1.11 update begins rolling out today, kicking off at 10AM PT today on consoles and coming to PC later this week. All three modes get even bigger in this update with the debut of Gauntlets and new Elixirs in Zombies on PS4, a new week of Featured Playlists and the addition of Elevation and Madagascar to map rotation for Black Ops Pass owners in MP, our new-and-improved console looting interface in Blackout, and much more.

We’re also celebrating 115 Day with our Zombies community with Zombies 2XP, Zombies 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Nebulium Plasma today through 10AM PT Jan. 18 on all platforms! Zombies gets plenty of love this week with our new “Unsinkable” Gauntlet and new Elixirs (Perk Up, Refresh Mint, and Conflagration Liquidation), Elixir balance updates, adjustments to PhD Slider and those pesky Crimson Nosferatu, tons of improvements to gameplay and stability, and more. The list of updates is long, so check out the patch notes below and hit up our Jan. 11 community update for the lowdown on Gauntlets if you aren’t already caught up.

Be on the lookout for our 115 Day Treyarch Blog today as well, including details on this week’s updates, a look at what to expect in the near future with our 1.12 update, and a preview of the new features and content coming to Black Ops 4 Zombies over the coming months. We have big plans for Zombies in 2019, and we’re excited to share more when Zombies Director Jason Blundell stops by later today on Twitter.

Today’s new looting interface update on consoles in Blackout is also a big next step in our battle royale experience. This multi-row grid approach makes it much easier for players to loot their enemies and get back into the fight, and we’re eager to hear your feedback on the new system. We’ve also reduced the number of Concussion grenades in an inventory stack to 1 to help reduce the frequency of Concussions in the field, so drop into a match, loot away, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Here’s everything new in Black Ops 4 this week:

  • Multiplayer
    • Chaos Control added as MP Featured Playlist.
    • TDM 100, Team Tactical Moshpit, Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit added to MP Featured category.
    • Elevation and Madagascar added to normal map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.
    • Updates to various game modes, Specialists, Perks, Scorestreaks, Gear, and Challenges.
    • Fix for Killathon Reactive Camo requirements.
    • Various gameplay and stability improvements.
  • Zombies
    • 115 Day Celebration Event: Zombies 2XP, Zombies 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Nebulium Plasma live 10AM PT Jan. 15-18.
    • “Unsinkable” Gauntlet in Voyage of Despair (PS4).
    • Three new Epic Elixirs (PS4).
    • Balance updates for six existing Elixirs.
    • Adjustments to PhD Slider Perk.
    • Reduced Crimson Nosferatu damage and spawn rates in Dead of the Night.
    • Various gameplay and stability improvements.
  • Blackout
    • Stash interface updated to grid layout for faster looting on consoles.
    • Reduced Concussion grenade stack count to 1.

Live Now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC:

Multiplayer

  • Featured Playlists
    • Chaos Control added as Featured Playlist.
      • Teams have unlimited lives.
      • Capture time increased to 2 minutes per zone.
      • Round time limit increased to 3.5 minutes.
      • TDM 100, Team Tactical Moshpit, Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit added to Featured category.

Zombies

  • 115 Day Celebration Event
    • Zombies 2XP, Zombies 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Nebulium Plasma live 10AM PT Jan. 15-18.

PS4 Only:

Zombies

  • Gauntlets
    • Unsinkable” Gauntlet live in Voyage of Despair.
    • 30 rounds of challenges with unique rules for each round.
    • Players earn medals and tiered rewards for completing rounds 10, 20, and 30, as well as an additional reward for completing round 30 without failing a round.
    • Players are issued a Strike by failing a round, with the game ending after three Strikes.
    • All matches are timed for competitive speed-run support.
  • New Elixirs
    • Perk Up (Epic): Gain 4 additional random Perks that are not in your loadout.
    • Refresh Mint (Epic): Refreshes the cooldowns for Equipment, Perks, and Special Weapons for your entire team.
    • Conflagration Liquidation (Epic): Spawn a Bonfire Sale power-up.

CONSOLES Today, PC later this week:

Multiplayer

  • Maps
    • Elevation and Madagascar added to normal map rotation (Core and Hardcore) for all Black Ops Pass holders.
  • Game Modes
    • Heist
      • Added SWAT RFT assault rifle, Daemon 3XB SMG, Combat Axe, and EMP Disruptor to Heist.
      • Resolved an issue where the player would not be granted proper Tier progression in some cases.
      • If the last living player disconnects, all downed friendlies will now bleed out, ending the round.
    • Hardpoint
      • Added an overtime win condition for Hardpoint. In the event of a tie at the end of the time limit, the team to score the next point will win the match.
      • This setting has been enabled for CWL Hardpoint in Custom Games.
    • Search & Destroy
      • Resolved an issue that allowed the defenders to defuse and win the game after the bomb detonated.
    • Free For All
      • Assault Pack can now be interacted with after it was hacked in Free For All.
  • Specialists
    • Zero
      • Hacking an enemy no longer prevents Specialist Weapon or Equipment usage.
      • A hacked Assault Pack will now no longer be destroyed if the original owner leaves the match.
      • A hacked Barricade will now no longer be destroyed if the original owner leaves the match.
    • Ruin
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Ruin’s Grav Slam to kill players through walls and floors.
    • Firebreak
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Firebreak’s Purifier from damaging friendly players in game modes with friendly fire enabled.
    • Crash
      • TAK-5 will no longer remove the hacked status from players.
  • Perks
    • Improved Cold Blooded’s enemy Scorestreak targeting delay from 5 to 7 seconds.
    • Improved Team Link’s circular vision radius by 9%.
    • Updated Tactical Mask description to include increased resistance against EMP Disruptor.
    • Tracker’s detection icon will now clear correctly if the player switches to a class without the Tracker perk.
  • Scorestreaks
    • Care Package should now properly kill a player when landing on top of them.
    • Added a notification for when a player calls in a Thresher.
    • Resolved an issue where a Care Package or Mantis smoke marker’s FX would show for all players.
    • Resolved an issue where the sound of the Care Package hitting the ground was delayed.
    • Resolved an issue where the Dart would not be usable again if it failed to be deployed the first time.
    • Resolved an issue where the player’s view angles would change while controlling a vehicle.
    • Resolved an issue with the hacked vehicle effect remaining on a player’s screen if dying to a hacked vehicle.
  • Gear
    • Resolved an issue where the Acoustic Sensor would stop functioning when switching classes during the grace period at the start of a round.
  • Challenges
    • Clean Sweep
      • Now correctly tracks Hardcore game modes.
    • Conquest
      • Now correctly tracks Hardcore game modes.
  • Weapon Customization
    • Killathon Reactive Camo
      • Killathon Reactive Camo now properly unwraps if it was unwrapped before the requirements changed in a recent update.
      • Updated the unwrap requirement text to correctly reference the new requirements of getting 50 kills, instead of 5 kills without dying.
    • Added support for camo and reticle customization in offline Custom Games.
  • Custom Games
    • Resolved an issue where CODCaster spectating would disable a player’s Perks and second Equipment charge.
    • Resolved an issue where the second Equipment charge bar would not show in Custom Games.
    • Bots playing as Zero will now use the Ice Pick in Custom Games with bots.
  • Stability – Fixed crashes that could occur:
    • When a player owning a Mesh Mine disconnected from the match.
    • When deploying a Strike Team marker.
    • When hacking a Barricade that expired or was destroyed.
  • Black Market
    • “Friendly Fire” reticle owners now have access to green and blue versions of the reticle to match the version displayed in the Black Market.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Added a notification in the Death Cam for friendly players when a Tac-Deploy is available.
    • Resolved an issue where player names would no longer show in Multiplayer game modes after playing Heist or Blackout.
    • Resolved an issue that caused on-fire effects to remain on a player’s screen for the duration of the wound.
    • Resolved an issue that prevented some alternative voiceover lines from playing to the player.

Zombies

  • Gameplay
    • Elixir Updates
      • Join The Party: Now revives downed players in addition to respawning dead party members, but will not restore lost Perks.
      • Sword Flay: Melee attacks now instantly kill Basic and Vermin enemies for the duration, and deal 5X damage to all other enemies.
      • CTRL-Z: Increased the duration of turned zombies from 15 seconds to 30 seconds.
      • Cache Back: Reduced rarity from Epic to Legendary to increase the chance of concocting Cache Back more frequently.
      • Phantom Reload: Doubled the previous percentage chance to get free ammo.
      • Blood Debt: Duration reduced from 3 minutes to 1 minute, and Blood Debt now simply ends when points are reduced to zero, rather than killing the player.
    • Perks
      • PhD Slider now fully prevents self-inflicted explosive damage.
      • PhD Slider damage reduction for enemy explosive attacks has been changed from 80% to 50%.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Reduced the damage dealt by the Crimson Nosferatu bite attack.
      • Reduced the maximum number of Nosferatu and Crimson Nosferatu that spawn during normal round progression.
    • Power-ups
      • Power-ups are now more evenly distributed to appear throughout each round, as opposed to near the start of the round.
  • Stability
    • Global – Fixed crashes that could occur:
      • After waiting for a long period of time in the lobby after exiting a match.
      • In certain cases when using Deadshot Dealer.
      • In rare cases when joining a Custom Game in progress.
      • In rare cases when a player spectated a Zombies match.
      • In rare cases when the alternate ammo type from a Pack-a-Punched weapon affected an enemy.
    • Blood of the Dead
      • Fixed a crash that could occur during the ending cinematic.
      • Fixed a rare crash that could occur while using the Hellfire in Eagle Plaza outside of the Warden’s House on Round 73.
    • Voyage of the Despair
      • Fixed a crash that could occur after finishing the portals for the Catalysts in the Main Quest.
  • Challenges
    • Charmed
      • Now properly requires players to use 50 Talismans.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Global
      • Best Time now properly displays when selecting maps at the Zombies mode screen.
      • Resolved an issue where players were still damaged by zombies during the Nuke whiteout screen and shortly afterward.
      • Resolved an issue where players could go past Prestige Master rank 1000 through natural play.
      • Resolved an issue where FX may sometimes disappear, including on Wonder Weapons, Perks, Pack-a-Punched weapons, and Silver Bullets.
      • Resolved an issue where a host went missing after 30 seconds while waiting in the lobby with 3 players in a private match.
      • Resolved an issue where the Cartoon mode effect could still persist for the player if a second player in a splitscreen party turned on Cartoon mode, and the first player left the match and went into a solo match afterward.
      • Resolved a visual issue where the level 3 Chakram Whirlwind FX could be seen spinning around the player along with low-resolution dust FX.
      • Resolved an issue where the Maddox with Dual Zoom attachment could carry far more ammo than usual when Pack-a-Punched.
      • Resolved an issue where the After Action Report tabs could overlap each other.
      • Resolved an issue where players with a Minor or Major Virtuoso’s Charm Talisman still had a chance of the Mystery Box moving to another location on their next box opening.
      • Resolved issues where the Welling Clan Tag was misaligned on the Welling and clipping into the player’s hand, and where the Kill Counter did not appear at all.
      • Resolved an issue on Xbox One when a guest profile attempting to access the Laboratory could encounter multiple issues, including a UI error and lost cursor functionality.
      • Closed an exploit where players could enter a live game with custom rules.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Implemented visual improvements for the Pack-a-Punch camo on multiple weapon attachments.
      • Resolved an issue related to Nosferatu Bile pickups slowly accumulating if it was not collected by the player.
      • Resolved a bug that caused the player’s weapon to switch to the Welling for the duration of a Crimson Nosferatu bite attack.
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Nosferatu to spawn under the map when summoned by the Crimson Nosferatu.
      • Resolved an issue that allowed enemies killed by the Wonder Weapon to sometimes spawn power-ups outside of the playable space.
      • Resolved an issue that caused inconsistent visibility during the Wonder Weapon quest while in splitscreen.
      • Resolved a timing-specific issue that could lead to the incorrect player being sacrificed during the Main Quest.
      • Resolved an issue where Silver Bullet weapons canceled the Deadshot Dealer Perk modifier headshot streak.
      • Resolved a collision issue that allowed the Theater camera from leaving the playable space in the Gardens.
      • Resolved an issue that caused poor visualization of the trees in the Gardens area.
      • Resolved an issue that caused a prompt on the clock for the Pack-a-Punch to remain indefinitely after the sequence completed.
      • Resolved a rare progression issue related to enemies spawning in a non-playable location.
    • IX
      • Addressed a rare progression break that occurred when a special round started as players teleported to the Chaos Tower.
      • Addressed a rare case where players could become immune to fire traps.
    • Blood of the Dead
      • Resolved an issue where no fog would appear during Hellhound rounds.
      • Closed an exploitable area that players could reach in the Citadel Tunnels using the Path of Sorrows.
      • Closed an exploitable area on the catwalk that players could reach using the Ragnarok DG-5.
    • Classified
      • Resolved an issue where the blur effect from killing Nova 6 Crawlers persisted for spectating players.
      • Resolved an issue where a player using Nowhere but There would teleport to the War Room instead of the Laboratories when another player was downed in the elevator while it was on the Laboratories floor.

Blackout

  • Looting Interface
    • Looting interface on consoles is now a grid layout with multiple pages for all Stash types.
    • Identical items will now stack inside a Stash instead of being displayed individually.
    • Remaining Armor is now displayed on Armor items in a Stash.
  • Gameplay
    • Reduced Concussion grenade stack count to 1.

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.

Image Credit: Activision / EA

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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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