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Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors arrives in Black Ops 4 with Patch Update 1.22

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Treyarch has released the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The patch update is version 1.22 and is 11.4GB.

This update marks the release of the second half of Operation Apocalypse Z for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which began in early July on PlayStation 4. The new content will be available starting August 13 on Xbox One and PC.

The second half of this Operation brings a new Contraband stream, the Pandemic mode in Blackout, and more.

Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors brings a new Contraband stream with 60 tiers, and the 60 tiers has an Ultra Weapon Bribe. There’s also two new weapons in the Black Market Cases, including the AA-50 Sniper and the M16.

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Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors Now Live on PS4

Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors kicks off today on PS4 with 60 new Tiers of Contraband rewards, new game content in all modes, weapon tuning, gameplay improvements, and more. Let’s get into everything included in our mid-season update:MULTIPLAYER – Infected: Final Stand, S6 Stingray Operator Mod Tuning, New Weapon Support, Daemon 3XB Mastercraft Fix, Featured Playlist Updates

Everyone’s favorite undead party game returns today on PS4 with an entirely new set of game-changing twists as the zombie apocalypse continues. In Infected: Final Stand, players start on designated teams of Survivors vs. Zombies. Survivors have one life but can be revived, while Zombies have a limited pool of lives as they hunt down the Survivors within the time limit.

Teams alternate each round, with victory going to the first team to win four rounds. Survivors win the round by surviving until the time limit, or by eliminating the Zombies team. Zombies win by eliminating all Survivors before the time limit. Work together, adopt new strategies, and keep moving if you want to win.

On the weapons front, we’ve added Create-a-Class support for the M16 tactical rifle and Havelina AA50 sniper rifle, made new tuning changes to the S6 Stingray’s Operator Mod, and addressed an issue where the Daemon 3XB “Imaginator” Mastercraft wasn’t leveling up properly – see the patch notes below for all the details. Featured Playlists also get an update today, bringing Infected: Final Stand and Endurance Moshpit to PS4, Chaos Domination and Endurance Moshpit to Xbox One, and Half-Off Heist and Endurance Moshpit to PC.BLACKOUT – Pandemic LTM, Tactical Bike, Ray Gun MKII Variants, New Wall Buys and Easter Eggs

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The infection spreads to Blackout in our new Pandemic limited-time mode, where up to 80 players compete to survive the apocalypse or join the ever-growing horde. At the start of the match, your squad will drop in and fight to stay alive against the competition… and if you’re eliminated, it’s time to get revenge as a flesh-eating zombie.

Zombie players have super speed, can jump higher, stay underwater longer, don’t take fall damage, track survivors’ footsteps, see pulses of enemies on the map, and hunt their prey with two Hell’s Retriever axes. Zombies respawn in waves every 15 seconds, and their ranks grow with every survivor eliminated. The result: an epic showdown in the final circle between the best-equipped survivors and dozens of super-charged zombies hunting them down at the end of the world.

The team has had an absolute blast designing and playtesting Pandemic, and we’re truly excited to bring the spirit of Infected to the biggest Call of Duty map in existence. Check it out this week on PS4 and let us know what you think.

The new Tactical Bike vehicle also makes its Blackout debut today, with support for a driver and an optional partner in the sidecar. Take one for a spin over to one of the Zombies-themed locations on the map, where we’ve added the chance to find three new Ray Gun MKII variants in Mystery Boxes, along with wall buy weapons in all Zombies locations to help you loot up. We’ve also created some new Zombies-inspired Easter Eggs on both Blackout maps… sorry, no spoilers.ZOMBIES – “Duck and Cover” Gauntlet, Weapon Tuning, Ray Gun MKII in Aether Mystery Boxes, Gameplay Improvements, New Weapon Support

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Take on 30 new rounds of challenges at Camp Edward in “Duck and Cover” on PS4, our new Zombies Gauntlet for “Alpha Omega” with new Nebulium Plasma and Calling Card rewards at rounds 10, 20, and 30. Think you can get a perfect run on your first try?

Aether story fans will now be able to find the Ray Gun MKII in Mystery Boxes on “Blood of the Dead” and “Classified”, and we’ve added penetration to standard Ray Gun MKII blasts to help you mow down the hordes more efficiently. This update also brings plenty of weapon tuning to Zombies, including significantly increased damage for the Reaver C86, Argus, and Locus, as well as a fix for a crash that could occur when Pack-a-Punching the Ballistic Knife with Dual Wield and either Clan Tag or Kill Counter equipped. We’ve also implemented gameplay improvements and fixes for “Alpha Omega”, “Blood of the Dead”, and the Blood Wolf Bite Perk. Read on below for the full list of patch notes to see what’s changed.GLOBAL – New Contraband Rewards, Ultra Weapon Bribe, M16 and Havelina AA50, Improved Contract Rewards

New Contraband rewards have arrived on PS4, including an Ultra Weapon Bribe, new Epic Outfits, Gestures, Reactive Camo, Jump Pack, Calling Cards, and more. The classic burst-fire M16 tactical rifle and new Havelina AA50 sniper rifleare also now earnable via Ultra Weapon Bribes and Reserves, with an additional earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe planned for a special event later in this Operation.

We’ve also increased the Contract reward rate by guaranteeing at least one normal Contract with a Reserve Case reward in addition to the two Hard Contracts in Multiplayer, World League, and Blackout. In Zombies, players will always earn bonus Nebulium Plasma and XP from completing any normal Contracts that don’t already offer a Reserve Case and XP.

Onto the full list of what’s new with today’s update:

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  • Multiplayer
    • Infected: Final Stand added to Featured Playlists (PS4).
    • Support added for M16 and Havelina AA50 weapons (PS4).
    • Weapon tuning for S6 Stingray Operator Mod.
    • Fix for Daemon 3XB Mastercraft leveling bug.
    • Featured Playlist updates on all platforms.
  • Blackout
    • Pandemic limited-time mode now live (PS4).
    • Tactical Bike vehicle added to main map (PS4).
    • Standard Alcatraz playlist replaces Alcatraz Horde (PS4).
    • Added three Ray Gun MKII variants to Mystery Boxes.
    • Wall buy weapons added to all Zombies-related locations.
    • Added new Zombies-inspired Easter Eggs to both Blackout maps.
    • Reduced the number of rockets required to destroy vehicles.
    • Featured Playlist updates on all platforms.
  • Zombies
    • “Duck and Cover” Gauntlet now live for “Alpha Omega” (PS4).
    • M16 and Havelina AA50 weapons added to Mystery Box (PS4).
    • Armory support added for M16, Havelina AA50, and new MKII Weapons (PS4).
    • Significantly improved damage for Reaver C86, Argus, and Locus.
    • Added Ray Gun MKII to the Mystery Box in “Blood of the Dead” and “Classified”.
    • Added penetration to standard Ray Gun MKII blasts.
    • Gameplay improvements and fixes for “Alpha Omega”, “Blood of the Dead”, Blood Wolf Bite, and Ballistic Knife.
  • Global
    • 60 new Tiers of Contraband rewards (PS4).
    • M16 and Havelina AA50 now available in Ultra Weapon Bribes and Reserves (PS4).
    • Improved normal Contract reward rate.
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BLACKOUT

  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Pandemic
      • New limited-time mode now live on PS4.
      • Up to 80 players compete for survival. Once killed, players spawn in as a zombie.
      • Zombies have super speed, can jump higher, track enemies, see pulses of survivors on the map, stay underwater longer, don’t take fall damage, and cannot heal.
      • Zombies get two Hell’s Retriever axes per spawn, and restock upon getting a kill.
      • Zombies respawn every 15 seconds.
      • Win by being the last remaining survivors, or by wiping out all survivors as a member of the zombie horde.
    • Alcatraz Portals
      • Alcatraz Horde playlist replaced by standard Alcatraz playlist.
  • Vehicles
    • Tactical Bike
      • New motorcycle with sidecar now available on the main map.
      • Supports one driver and one passenger in the sidecar.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Infected: Final Stand
      • New limited-time mode now live on PS4.
      • Players start on designated teams of Survivors vs. Zombies and switch teams each round.
      • Survivors have one life and can be revived. Zombies respawn using a limited pool of lives.
      • Survivors chose from pre-set classes. Zombies are equipped with Bowie Knives and Combat Axes.
      • Survivors win the round by surviving until the time limit, or by eliminating the Zombies team. Zombies win by eliminating all Survivors before the time limit.
      • First team to win four rounds wins the match.
  • Weapons
    • Added Create-a-Class support for M16 tactical rifle and Havelina AA50 sniper rifle.

ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets
    • “Duck and Cover”
      • 30 rounds of new challenges with unique rules for each round.
      • Players earn medals and tiered rewards for completing rounds 10, 20, and 30, as well as a cosmetic 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.
  • Weapon Support
    • Added M16 and Havelina AA50 to Mystery Boxes.
    • Added Armory support for M16 and Havelina AA50.
    • Added new MKII Weapon support.

GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • 60 new Tiers in the Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors Contraband stream, including an Ultra Weapon Bribe, new Epic Outfits, Gestures, Reactive Camo, Jump Pack, Calling Cards, and more.
    • M16 tactical rifle and Havelina AA50 sniper rifle now available in Ultra Weapon Bribes and Reserves.
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ZOMBIES

  • Weapons
    • Ray Gun MKII
      • Added the Ray Gun MKII to the Mystery Box in “Blood of the Dead” and “Classified”.
      • Added penetration to standard Ray Gun MKII blasts.
    • Reaver C86
      • Significantly increased damage.
      • Addressed an issue where the Compact Scope reticle could appear missing.
    • Argus
      • Significantly increased damage.
    • Locus
      • Significantly increased damage.
    • Ballistic Knife
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when Pack-a-Punching the Ballistic Knife with Dual Wield and either Clan Tag or Kill Counter equipped.
  • Perks
    • Blood Wolf Bite
      • Addressed an issue where picking up ammo drops from Luna would reduce Shield weapon ammo to zero.
  • Miscellaneous
    • “Alpha Omega”
      • Addressed an issue where players could get stuck between A.D.A.M. and a wall.
      • Addressed a rare progression break when a player disconnected while holding a Main Quest part.
      • Addressed a visual issue with the Primis Richtofen character model.
      • Closed an exploit where players were able to activate the generator event and leave the room before the doors dropped.
      • Closed an exploit spot in the Green House Backyard area.
  • “Blood of the Dead”
    • Addressed an issue where Hellhounds could flip upside down at the Docks.
    • Closed an exploit where players could get under the floor using a Special Weapon.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapons
    • S6 Stingray (Operator Mod)
      • Reduced 2-hit kill range from 32 meters to 22 meters.
      • Slightly reduced explosive damage.
      • Slowed fire rate.
    • Daemon 3XB (Mastercraft)
      • “Imaginator” Mastercraft now levels up properly.
  • Featured Playlists (August 6-13)
    • PS4
      • Infected: Final Stand
      • Endurance Moshpit
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • Xbox One
      • Chaos Domination
      • Endurance Moshpit
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones

BLACKOUT

  • Weapons
    • Added Ray Gun MKII variants as potential drops in Mystery Boxes.
    • Added wall buy weapons to Zombies-related locations in the main map.
    • Reduced the number of rockets required to destroy vehicles.
  • Easter Eggs
    • Added new Zombies-inspired Easter Eggs to discover in both maps. Happy hunting!
  • Featured Playlists (August 6-13)
    • PS4
      • Pandemic
      • Alcatraz
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • Xbox One
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Hardcore Quads
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo

GLOBAL

  • Contracts
    • Normal Contracts will now include at least one Contract with a Reserve Case reward in Multiplayer, World League, and Blackout each day, in addition to Hard Contracts that reward Reserve Cases.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (August 6-13)
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Half-Off Heist
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Endurance Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (August 6-13)
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Hardcore Quads
      • Solo

SOURCE: Treyarch

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Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War

This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.

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For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.

Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.

Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.

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The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.

In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.

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Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.

Some of the classic maps showcased include:

  • World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
  • Black Ops’ Five
  • Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
  • Black Ops 4’s IX

Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!

If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.

For more on Zombies, especially the latest Black Ops Cold War map, Mauer der Toten, be sure to stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List

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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.

Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy

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