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Patch Update 1.23 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now live

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Treyarch has released a new patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The patch update is version 1.23 and is live now on PS4. There’s also a Game Settings Update for Xbox One and PC.

Treyarch mentioned last week that they would be pushing out a new update for the game this week to fix the sliding bugs that players have experienced with some of the Specialists in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

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Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors Now Live on Xbox One and PC

Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors arrives today on Xbox One and PC with all-new Contraband rewards and new game content in all modes, including Infected: Final Stand in Multiplayer, Pandemic in Blackout, and the new “Duck and Cover” Gauntlet in Zombies. Our PC 1.21 update is also live today, delivering new weapon tuning and gameplay improvements across the board.

Today’s update delivers new zombie-friendly tuning changes to Pandemic, and restores the original slide velocity values for Ajax, Seraph, Outrider, and Reaper in Multiplayer. Check out the full patch notes below to see what’s new today.Pandemic Tuning Changes

We’ve had a ton of fun playing Pandemic both here at the studio and online with all of you, and we’ve made some new tuning changes based on community feedback and game data to help out the infected team’s chances of victory. These changes include:

  • Increased infected sprint speed.
  • Increased infected ladder climb speed.
  • Increased infected melee lunge range.
  • Increased infected player resistance to Barricades and fire damage.
  • Reduced final Collapse delay from 30 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Reduced final Collapse time from 90 seconds to 75 seconds.

This will allow the infected team to get to their targets faster, hit them sooner, and live longer against well-fortified survivors. We’re also slightly speeding up the action in the last Collapse to get everyone to the final showdown a bit faster. These updates should result in a more balanced ratio of victories between the two teams – jump in and let us know what you think!

Gorod Krovi Patch Incoming

Almost there, Black Ops 3 Zombies fans… our fix for the “Gorod Krovi” main quest outro cutscene is currently planned to deploy on consoles as early as Thursday, August 14th. Keep an eye on Twitter to be the first to know when the patch is live, and thanks for your patience while we get this one over the finish line.

CWL Champs Begins Tomorrow!

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The 2019 Call of Duty World League season comes to an epic finale this week in Black Ops 4 at CWL Champs in Los Angeles! It all begins tomorrow at 10AM PT with two days of pool play between the best teams in the world, and then the main event kicks off at 10AM PT Friday, August 16th to determine which team comes out on top as the 2019 CWL World Champions.

Tune in to watch Call of Duty history in the making at Twitch.tv/CallofDuty and in the PS4 in-game live event viewer all week long.

Onto what’s new today:

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  • All platforms:
    • New Pandemic gameplay tuning and stability improvements in Blackout.
    • Corrected slide velocity values for Ajax, Seraph, Outrider, and Reaper.
    • Fixed an issue where the M16’s iron sights could appear misaligned.
    • Featured Playlist updates in Multiplayer and Blackout.
  • Xbox One/PC:
    • New Contraband rewards added, including an Ultra Weapon Bribe.
    • 1.21 update now live on PC.
    • Infected: Final Stand now live in Multiplayer.
    • Create-a-Class support added for M16 and Havelina AA50 weapons in Multiplayer.
    • Pandemic limited-time mode now live in Blackout.
    • Tactical Bike vehicle added to main map in Blackout.
    • Standard Alcatraz playlist replaces Alcatraz Horde in Blackout.
    • “Duck and Cover” Gauntlet now live for “Alpha Omega” in Zombies.
    • Support added for M16, Havelina AA50, and new MKII Weapons in Zombies.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Gameplay
    • Corrected slide velocity values for Ajax, Outrider, Reaper, and Seraph.
  • Weapons
    • M16
      • Addressed an issue where the M16’s sight was sometimes misaligned.
  • Featured Playlists (August 13-20)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Infected: Final Stand
      • Chaos Control
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • PC
      • Infected: Final Stand
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Endurance Chaos Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Pandemic
    • Gameplay
      • Increased infected sprint speed.
      • Increased infected melee lunge range.
      • Increased infected player resistance to Barricade and fire damage.
      • Increased infected ladder climb speed.
      • Reduced final Collapse delay from 30 seconds to 10 seconds.
      • Reduced final Collapse time from 90 seconds to 75 seconds.
    • Stability
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a Hawk marked multiple survivors and infected players at once.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur after activating a Humiliation on multiple enemies.
      • Various general stability improvements.
  • Featured Playlists (August 13-20)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Pandemic
      • Alcatraz
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • PC
      • Pandemic
      • Alcatraz
      • Duos
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BLACKOUT

  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Pandemic
      • New limited-time mode now live.
      • 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 earn two more upon getting a kill.
      • Zombies respawn every 10 seconds.
      • Win by being one of the last remaining survivors, or by wiping out all survivors as a member of the zombie horde.
    • Alcatraz Portals
      • Alcatraz Portals Horde playlist replaced by standard Alcatraz Portals playlist.
  • Vehicles
    • Tactical Bike
      • New motorcycle with sidecar now available on the main map.
      • Supports one driver and one passenger in the sidecar.
  • Easter Eggs
    • Added new Zombies-inspired Easter Eggs to discover.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Infected: Final Stand
      • New limited-time mode now live.
      • 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 in “Alpha Omega”.
      • Players earn medals, Calling Cards, and Nebulium Plasma 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.
  • Weapons
    • Added M16 and Havelina AA50 to Mystery Boxes.
    • Added Armory support for M16 and Havelina AA50.
    • Added Armory support for the newest MKII Weapons.
    • Recon scope on the Locus will no longer lose functionality when Pack-a-Punched.

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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MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapons
    • S6 Stingray
      • Slowed Operator Mod fire rate.
      • Slightly reduced Operator Mod explosive damage.
      • Reduced Operator Mod 2-hit kill range from 32 meters to 22 meters.
    • Daemon 3XB
      • “Imaginator” Mastercraft now levels up properly.
    • Rampart 17
      • Removed a white square that sometimes appeared with the Reflex optic equipped.
    • UI
      • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused Spectre’s Operator outfit to disappear in the menu.

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.

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.

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. Normal Contracts in Zombies will always earn Nebulium Plasma or Reserve Cases in addition to bonus XP.
  • Paintjobs
    • Restored previously created Paintjobs that appeared missing due to a visual bug.

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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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