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Quick Guides for the new Dead of the Night Black Ops 4 Zombies Map

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Shield part locations, Silver Bullet tutorial, Pack-a-Punch activation, and more for Dead of the Night. 

With every new Zombies map comes a whole array of new part locations and steps to learn. Avoid getting lost on Dead of the Night with these quick and easy guides covering everything thing you need to know!

Ballistic Shield

Counter piece.

  • Chair in East Hallway.
  • Left of doorway near pillar in Dining Room.
  • Dining Room on shelf left of staircase.

Window piece.

  • Top of table in Study.
  • Couch in Library.
  • Broken shelf in Library.

Handle piece.

  • Left of Saug wall-buy on East Balcony.
  • Grand Staircase leaning on pillar.
  • West Balcony near RK7 wall-buy.

After all three parts are picked up, head to the Smoking Room to craft the shield.

For a visual guide, check out this video by Yotuber ‘Glitch

Silver Bullets

via ‘Glitch’

Silver bullets increase damage to Vampires and cause other parts, such as Chaos Material, to drop from Werewolves. They also make it much easier to quickly buy ammo for your gun.

To get started you need to find three metal objects. Read below for possible locations for them to spawn.

Silver Trophy:

  • Dining Room table in corner.
  • Dining Room red table opposite of clock.
  • Left of sofa on ground in Library.

Candle Holder

  • On table with Stone in Wine Cellar.
  • Wall opposite of table in Wine Cellar, right of entrance.
  • On the right side of the wall closest to the table in Wine Cellar.

Plate

  • Left table opposite of Sentinel Artifact in Entrance Hall.
  • Left of entrance to Smoking Room from Billiards Room.
  • Right of vampire drawing in Wine Cellar.

After you have all three silver pieces, melt them down at the work bench in the Wine Cellar. 

Then, you must find three parts to build the gun powder.

Guano

  • Behind tree near Cemetery and Mausoleum staircase.
  • Statue on right-side of Cemetery near Mausoleum and Perk Machine staircase.
  • Path near Mausoleum staircase, right-corner after taking a left.

Charcoal 

  • Fire Place in Billiards Room.
  • Fire Place in Master Bedroom.
  • Fire Place in Main Hall.

 Sulfur

  • Left of Greenhouse Laboratory entrance.
  • Right of Greenhouse Laboratory entrance.
  • Upper-left of Greenhouse Laboratory on table.

Once you have the melted Silver and all three parts for the Gun Powder, head to the Library to build Silver Bullets.

For a visual guide to all of this, watch this short video from Youtuber Glitch below:

Pack-a-Punch

Dead of the Night features one of the trickiest Pack-a-Punch activation methods in Black Ops 4. Like always, make sure you have the Sentinel Artifact activated. This can be found at the top of the Grand Staircase.

Once this is done, you’ll have to find three destructible vases around the map, melee them, then kill four zombies near it. There locations are as follows:

  • Master Bedroom – Foot of bed on dresser.
  • Study – Table between two chairs.
  • Library – Desk right of statue.
  • Wine Cellar – Small table in center of room.
  • Wine Cellar – Wooden crate with candles.
  • Trophy Room – Table in front of fireplace.
  • Bedroom Hallway – Table in front of couch.

After the stones are charged, activate them to Gaze into the stone. An object will be revealed and you must then find the corresponding object and complete the required challenge. After completing each challenge, you will receive a Tuning Fork. Complete three challenges to receive three Tuning Forks.

Here are all the objects you can Gaze into and their corresponding challenges:

Perk Machine:

  • Perk Machines can spawn in four of five locations (Mausoleum, Gardens, Forest, Grand Staircase, and Wine Cellar)
  • Kill all Vampires that spawn, the last of which will drop a Tuning Fork.

Paintings:

  • Find the corresponding painting, activate it, and follow the ghost. There are four possible paintings, and their locations are as follows:
    • Scared Girl Painting(East Gallery)
    • Women and Old Man (Smoking Room)
    • Girl with scratch marks (Music Room)
    • Sad Girl (Tea Room)

Clock:

  • The Clock needed for this challenge can be in one of three locations. Billiards Room, Main Hall, or Dining Room.
  • After activating the clock, all you need to do is stay in the circle until the countdown is complete. Killing zombies is unnecessary.

Doll:

  • Activating the Doll in the Entrance Hall on a table to the left of the Danu Perk spawns a ghost which you must follow to a Grave where she reveals a Tuning Fork.

Noose:

  • Activate the Noose located in Wine Cellar on the back of a chair, to the right of the perk, to spawn a Ghost
  • Follow the Ghost until it breaks a wall, revealing a Tuning Fork.

Scroll:

  • Activate the Scroll located in the Study area on the left side bookshelf past the first debris you clear.
  • This spawns a ghost which you follow the to a Safe hidden behind a Painting, revealing a Tuning Fork.

With all three Tuning Forks, head out the front door of the Mansion to the Forrest Terrace and place the forks in the obstructing tree. In the back of the Forest you will find Pack-a-Punch. 

For a quick visual on all of this, check out this video by Glitch

Free Alistair’s Folly Wonder Weapon

via ‘Glitch’

This maps wonder weapon, the Alistair’s Folly, can be obtained either through the mystery box or by entering a code in the Library. Here are the code locations if you aren’t lucky enough to get it through the box.

Blue Symbol

  • Cemetery – Gravestone behind tree.
  • Cemetery – Pillar right of staircase to Mausoleum.
  • Mausoleum – Top of crypt on right-side.
  • Mausoleum – Base of lion grave.

Green symbol.

  • Greenhouse Terrace – Outside of gate on left pillar.
  • Gardens – Inside gazebo left of doorway.
  • Gardens – Outside of gate right of Perk Machine.
  • Gardens – Left of bench outside of gate left of Perk Machine.

Yellow symbol.

  • Forest Terrace – Wall left of Bowie Knife wall-buy.
  • Forest Terrace – Outside of left gate on left.
  • Forest Terrace – Outside of right gate in middle.
  • Forest Terrace – Right of window right of GKS wall-buy.

Red symbol.

  • Master Bedroom – Right of fire place.
  • East Gallery – Above table between two chairs.
  • Wine Cellar – Bottom of wooden barrel outside barrier.
  • Dining Room – Above painting behind bar.

Once all dials are set to the correct symbol, make sure to hold square to enter the code above the dials themselves.

For a better look at where exactly these symbols can be found, check out Glitch’s video below:

Chaos Theory Upgrade

The Chaos Theory is an upgraded variant of Alistair’s Folly which features a charge-shot with a area-of-effect damage.

  1. Obtain the Werewolf Chaos Material by killing a Werewolf using Silver Bullets.
  2. Navigate to the Greenhouse Laboratory, activate the machinery to Craft the Prima Materia. Obtain the Prima Materia on the left side of the machinery.
  3. Obtain Alistair’s Folly and the Ballistic Shield. Locate the bookshelf to the back-left of Alistair’s Folly in the Library, melee using the Ballistic Shield to reveal a hidden room. Obtain the blue part from the podium.
  4. Navigate to the Buildable Table in the Greenhouse Laboratory, craft and obtain the Chaos Theory.

Once again, here is Glitch’s quick and easy video guide on this upgrade:

Alistair’s Annihilator Upgrade

Alistair’s Annihilator is an upgraded variant of Alistair’s Folly which features a scope and a charge-shot with a shrinking effect.

  1. Kill vampires with the Chaos Theory to fill the bile jar.
  2. Go to Mausoleum and interact with the red coffin and kill the Vampire that jumps out, he will drop a part.
  3. In the Mausoleum shoot the lamps that are a bit orange and kill the bat that flies out of the final one, he will drop a part.
  4. Go to the forest. Dirt piles are spread around the forest. Charge shoot zombies with the green Chaos Theory shot near those dirt piles. The zombies will dig up the piles and one of them contains the final part.
  5. Navigate to the Greenhouse Laboratory, activate the machinery to Craft the Prima Materia. Obtain the Prima Materia on the left side of the machinery.
  6. Navigate to the Buildable Table in the Greenhouse Laboratory, craft and obtain the Alistair’s Annihilator.

Savage Impaler

image via Reddit user ‘apex8’

  1. Find 6 candles around the map and knife them. If done correctly, the candle should stop burning. Locations:
    • East Hallway
    • Music Room
    • East Gallery
    • Master Bedroom
    • Wine Cellar
    • Study
  2. Make your way to the forest. There is a tombstone to the right of Pack-a-Punch. Interact with the tombstone and you will enter a timed bloodrush state. Each player in the lobby can get this once per round, multiple Bloodrush states are needed to escort the ghost lady. Now you need to search around the map for a ghost lady (one possible location is Dining Room behind the table; another possible spawn location is the Music Room). She will make her way to the Mausoleum.
  3. Now you need to collect four pieces of jewelry (a watch, a necklace, an ear ring, and a finger ring). These pieces will be dropped from blue zombies that the ghost lady summons. This step is still a bit tricky as it is taking a lot of time before an item is being dropped.
  4. After you found the parts, four squares will be on the ground. Interact with these squares and it should turn blue. There will also be a white circle on the ground after completing this step.
  5. Now kill zombies near/on the squares (the ghost lady will talk to you if you do this correctly). When you kill enough zombies a sound will be played.
  6. Make your way to the Cemetery and you will be able to enter a hidden room using the staircase. You will find the Savage Impaler on the bottom of the staircase.

More guides will be added to this post as they are found, so make sure to bookmark this page for the latest on Dead of the Night!

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Microsoft explain why Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation after Xbox exclusivity rumors

Microsoft have reiterated their claim that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation and gave one simple reason why.

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Both PlayStations fans and Sony itself have expressed concern over Call of Duty becoming Xbox and PC exclusive, but Microsoft have reiterated their claim that the games will remain on PlayStation, giving one simple reason why.

Microsoft announced their shock buyout of Activision Blizzard back in January 2022, with the deal set to close in Summer 2023. While Microsoft previously stated that there are no plans to make Call of Duty Xbox and PC-exclusive, Sony still expressed concern.

As reported by VGC, Microsoft responded to these concerns in a document sent to Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). Here, they accused Sony of blocking games from Xbox Game Pass and reiterated that it “wouldn’t be profitable” to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation.

Microsoft acquired Bethesda back in 2021, and have already started making their games, such as Starfield, Xbox and PC exclusive. However, in this document, Microsoft insisted that Sony shouldn’t worry about Call of Duty being removed from PlayStation.

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“Regardless of how unsurprising Sony‘s criticism of content exclusivity is – given that PlayStation’s entire strategy has been centered on exclusivity over the years – the reality is that the strategy of retaining Activision Blizzard’s games by not distributing them in rival console shops would simply not be profitable for Microsoft,” claimed Microsoft.

Microsoft gave several reasons why they wouldn’t remove future Call of Duty games from PlayStation, but it all boiled down to profit.

“The hypothetical adoption of any content discontinuation strategy would not be profitable for Microsoft and, even if implemented, such strategies would have no competitive impact, for the reasons described above,” concluded Microsoft.

There are also reports that there are contractual agreements that ensure the next three Call of Duty games will be on both Xbox and PlayStation. Rumors suggest that Call of Duty 2024 will be developed by Treyarch, and Activision have even teased a new premium game for 2023.

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Huge Black Ops 4 campaign leak reveals scrapped ‘Career’ mode details & concept art

Black Ops 4’s scrapped campaign has reportedly appeared online in a huge leak showing off concept art and breaking down a ton of details.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 went against the norm by opting to skip a campaign, despite it reportedly being in development for some time. Four years later, a leak puts together a ton of information about the scrapped ‘Career’ mode which was set to be an online 2v2 experience.

While Call of Duty players typically enjoy the blockbuster campaigns, it’s arguably multiplayer that brings them back year after year. Despite rumors suggesting that a Black Ops 4 Campaign was in development, the game launched in 2018 without a single-player mode.

Now, almost four years later with Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, a ton of info has dropped detailing exactly what Black Ops 4’s campaign mode could have been.

Reddit user Purpletoaster20 said this huge post in the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit was the result of “months of research & discussion with people who have inside knowledge of this mode,” and it includes images of internal powerpoints, concept art, and a detailed breakdown of each mission.

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The campaign was dubbed ‘Career’ and would be an online 2v2 mode where players would “race to the finish” against the opposing duo, and whichever side won would affect how the rest of the session would progress.

Taking place in a post-Black Ops 3 2070, there would be “The Year of Chaos” after a pandemic and climate disasters would “heavily diminish the world’s resources.”

Each duo would pick their preferred faction, and then need to battle against AI to complete their objectives ahead of the other team. Plus, there would also be PvP sections with Blackout mechanics, where death would result in respawning back at a base near to the action.

This mode would have counted towards player progression, with each Black Ops 4 season adding several new missions for players to complete.

Four missions were “nearly complete,” and the Reddit user detailed them all in the Reddit post. In these missions, players had to complete Call of Duty-esque objectives such as blowing up convoys and hacking and defending terminals.

But why was this huge mode canceled? According to the Reddit user, it was “due to technical issues & the overall gameplay loop being described as too repetitive,” as well as the release being pushed forward by a month. They also claim that the leaked gameplay wasn’t from the campaign, but was actually from a Specialist HQ mode.

The Reddit user said they’ll be putting all of this information together in a 30-minute video on August 18.


Modern Warfare 2 brings a fully-fledged campaign that will reportedly arrive ahead of the full game’s launch, so be sure to check out everything we know about the single-player.

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Players share Call of Duty Next reveal wishlist for Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2

With the Call of Duty Next event set to showcase MW2 and Warzone 2, players reveal exactly what they’re desperate to see.

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The upcoming Call of Duty Next event is set to deliver a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal as well as new Warzone 2 information. Here’s what players are desperate to see from the event.

During Call of Duty Champs, the biggest competitive CoD event of the year, Activision and Infinity Ward brought Call of Duty Next to the community’s attention. This one-of-a-kind event that will be broadcast on September 15 is set to tease the future of the Call of Duty franchise.

The event will include a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal, as well as new details concerning the Warzone 2 project and a mobile version of Warzone. With a ton of new information expected to shock the community, here’s what players are hoping to see most.

CharlieIntel took to Twitter to ask CoD players what they’re hoping to see from the highly-anticipated Call of Duty Next broadcast. While the details concerning Warzone 2 are shrouded in mystery, it’s safe to expect gameplay footage of Modern Warfare 2.

Keep in mind that Modern Warfare 2 is set to release on October 28, and with all eyes on Call of Duty Next, it’ll be a great opportunity to build some excitement. Some players in the replies had very specific expectations, while others wish to see more of the game’s technical aspects.

MW2 & Warzone 2 gun mechanism & gunsmith system

This is a great example of the technical side of Modern Warfare 2, and by expected association Warzone 2, that we’ve yet to fully discover. Gun mechanisms and how they feel while firing lay the groundwork for the game’s tone. Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay will likely be heavily influenced by how intuitive the guns feel in players’ hands.

Furthermore, the loadouts and the gunsmith feature are another vital technical aspect. While these aren’t the flashiest concerns, they go a long way in setting the foundation for a high-quality experience. After all, players love to customize and tweak aspects of the game when they’re not engaged in battle.

While we already have some major information about Modern Warfare 2’s gunsmith, including the ability to tweak certain attachment characteristics, hopefully, Call of Duty Next will provide even more insight.

Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play

While the gameplay is set to take center stage, it’s not beyond belief that Call of Duty Next could showcase various game modes. Perhaps the broadcast will mark the official reveal of the rumored DMZ mode.

However, fans of multiplayer will have their fingers crossed for something they’ve been wanting for what seems like ages: “League play at launch.”

Call of Duty fans looking for a top-tier competitive mode have been let down in recent years. Either they’ve had to wait months after release to receive a Ranked Play mode, or in the case of Modern Warfare, it came without Skill Divisions or an ELO system.

Classic Call of Duty weapons

FaZe Testy replying with an image of the iconic Intervention sniper gives us a specific weapon request. Surely, the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal is going to include gameplay footage. Of course, with gameplay footage comes the inevitable reveal of weapons.

It remains to be seen if classic Call of Duty weapons will feature in Modern Warfare 2, but players are surely going to lose their minds if the Intervention makes its way to the game. The Sniper is undoubtedly one of the most beloved weapons in Call of Duty history.

That just about wraps up some of the most intriguing hopes and wishes for the upcoming Call of Duty Next event. Don’t forget to tune into the broadcast on September 15 to find out if any of these desires come to fruition.


For more, check out how leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer images seem to confirm that factions are back.

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