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Patch Update 1.21 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now live on PS4 and Xbox One

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Treyarch has released a new Patch Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, version 1.21, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The update is 4.7GB on PlayStation 4 and 9GB on Xbox One. This new update for Black Ops 4 on PS4 was unexpected as Operation Apocalypse Z dropped just one week ago on PS4 with a big update file. For Xbox One and PC, the new update enables Operation Apocalypse Z content.

Full update notes from Treyarch:

Our latest Operation is now live on all platforms, with today’s update delivering new content and features to Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies on Xbox One and PC, including:

  • Multiplayer
    • Reaper playable in MP once unlocked at Tier 1 in the Contraband stream
    • 3 Black Ops Pass maps: Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana
    • Sticks and Stones party game mode
    • Map Pack Moshpit featuring Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana
  • Zombies
    • “Alpha Omega” now available with the Black Ops Pass
    • New Perk: Blood Wolf Bite
    • 2 Epic Elixirs added: Phoenix Up and Head Drama
    • New Black Ops 4 version of “Damned” music in the Zombies lobby
    • Support added for new Black Market weapons and new MKII Weapons
  • Blackout
    • “The Haunting Fog” and “Alcatraz: Nightfall” map updates
    • Quads Fog and Alcatraz Horde limited-time modes
    • Zombies Wonder Weapons now available in the Mystery Box
    • Outfit Mission added to unlock “The Numbers” Outfit for Reaper
    • Zombies-themed music now plays during infiltration
    • New Humiliations now available
  • Black Market
    • New Contraband stream including new Koshka Mastercraft at Tier 20 and earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe at Tier 40
    • Reaver C86 auto-crossbow, Argus shotgun, new weapon camos, MKII Weapons, Zombies-themed outfits, and more now available

Light Breaks In and Reaper Deploys in Blackout

Daylight has begun to trickle in through the fog in Blackout’s main map, bringing higher visibility and improved lighting to core Quads, Duos, and Solo matches. While a light mist still remains, you’ll have an easier time tracking your prey in the main map with today’s update. Quads Fog and Alcatraz matches will retain their current lighting conditions to keep things interesting, no matter which Blackout mode you’re into.

Reaper also returns to Blackout on all platforms along with Reaper’s Outfit Mission for “The Numbers” camo on Xbox One and PC, plus gameplay improvements for Alcatraz and various bug fixes across all modes. See below for the patch notes on what’s new since our last update:

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  • Operation Apocalypse Z content now live on Xbox One and PC.
  • Improved lighting and visibility in core Quads, Duos, and Solo matches in Blackout.
  • Reaper now playable in Blackout on all platforms.
  • Alcatraz gameplay improvements in Blackout.
  • Fixed an issue in Blackout that would sometimes display negative Merits.
  • Enabled parties of up to 4 players in Sticks and Stones in Multiplayer.
  • Addressed issues with Reaver C86 Purple Hex camo, Crash’s “The Snitch” outfit, and certain Contracts in the After Action Report in Multiplayer.
  • Various stability improvements for Zombies in “Alpha Omega”.
  • Corrected FX on certain Death Effects.
  • Featured Playlist updates on all platforms.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Sticks and Stones
      • Enabled parties of up to four players in Sticks and Stones.
  • Create-a-Class
    • Purple Hex camo for the Reaver C86 now requires 5 Revenge kills to unlock.
  • Contracts
    • Addressed an issue with some Contracts not showing up properly in the After Action Report.
  • Outfits
    • Crash’s “The Snitch” outfit will now properly display full heatmap in NVIR scopes.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching from the Reaver C86 to any weapon with a Mastercraft on Xbox One.
  • Featured Playlists (July 16-23)
    • PS4
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Mercenary Objective Moshpit
      • Deathmatch Domination
    • Xbox One
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Map Pack Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt
      • Mercenary Objective Moshpit
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
    • PC
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Deathmatch Domination

BLACKOUT

  • Maps
    • Main Map
      • Daylight has begun to break through the mist on the main Blackout map, brightening the environment and increasing visibility in Quads, Duos, and Solos matches (Quads Fog LTM and Alcatraz not affected).
    • Alcatraz
      • The Warden will now drop Trauma Kits and Med Kits more consistently.
      • Added collision to a rock near the Shipwreck on Alcatraz.
  • Characters
    • Reaper
      • Reaper now playable in Blackout on all platforms with corrected footstep audio.
    • Merits
      • Addressed an issue that would sometimes display a negative Merit value.
  • Featured Playlists (July 16-23)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Quads Fog
      • Quads (improved lighting)
      • Duos (improved lighting)
      • Solo (improved lighting)
    • PC
      • Alcatraz Horde
    • Quads Fog
      • Duos (improved lighting)

ZOMBIES

  • Stability
    • “Alpha Omega”
      • Fixed an issue where Pack-a-Punching a Saug 9mm with Clan Tag and Dual Wield could cause a crash.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur by when a player entered “Clear” as the first input in the Rushmore keypad.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when other players joined the match while a player used a telepad.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when players progressed Easter Egg quests during certain Rushmore VO.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when multiple players interacted with the power switch simultaneously.
      • Various general stability improvements.

GLOBAL

  • Death Effects
    • Added proper FX to Magma and Black Hole Death Effects.

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.

Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy

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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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