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Roadmap of content for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Operation Dark Divide

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Treyarch has released a roadmap overview of what’s happening with Operation Dark Divide for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

In an extensive blog post, they’ve been going through the MP, Zombies, and Blackout content with Operation Dark Divide for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

FROM TREYARCH:

Operation Dark Divide is available on September 23 on PS4, bringing out the heroes and villains in the Specialists of Black Ops 4. Plus, jump into“Tag Der Toten”, the final chapter in the Zombies Aether story. Here’s a preview of the Operation:

*Content Subject to Change

Multiplayer

  • New Maps (Black Ops Pass)
    • Lair
    • Launch

Blackout

  • New Game Mode: Heavy Metal Heroes
  • New Playable Characters
    • Marlton
    • Stuhlinger
    • Grigori Weaver

Zombies

  • New Experience: “Tag Der Toten” (Black Ops Pass)
  •  New Elixirs:
    • Secret Shopper
    • Power Vacuum
  • New Perk: Blaze Phase
  • New Wonder Weapons
    • Tundra Gun
    • Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze

Black Market

  • 50 unique and predefined Contraband Tiers
  • Heroes and Villains themed Specialist Outfits
  • New Mastercrafts
  • Ultra Weapon Bribe

Multiplayer

Operation Dark Divide serves up epic combat on two Multiplayer battlegrounds, available with the Black Ops Pass. First, journey to Lair where heroes battle villains against the backdrop of a deadly volcano. Then, experience a classic fight of good versus evil in the Black Ops flashback, Launch.

Wash up on the shores of an uncharted volcanic island where the evil organization, “Arkadeus” has built their ultimate weapon: a death laser that harnesses the raw power of a volcano. This Lair is a nefarious new Multiplayer map where the Specialists have arrived to take down Arkadeus operatives and secure the ultimate weapon.

Lair is a smaller-sized map that takes place primarily indoors, although players can battle around a getaway chopper or swim into the complex past a luxurious yacht. The center of the map houses the death laser surrounded by a moat and a continuous circular lane for agile engagements on the move. Lair’s most distinct feature is its singular power position that is only accessible by two functional elevators or Ruin’s Grapple Gun. Take a ride to the top where you can scope out opponents and activate the deadly laser. Lair’s small play space provides opportunities for tactical gameplay. Utilize the levels, waterways, and environment to outsmart enemies to secure victory. Choose your Specialist, pick your side, and jump into a frenzied battle of heroes and villains on Lair

In the Black Ops flashback map Launch, US covert operatives have gone behind enemy lines, to the heart of Russia, in order to halt a Soviet nuclear missile launch. Journey back to a heroic battle of good against evil where the Specialists fight under the cover of darkness to stop a nuclear missile launch that could have catastrophic consequences.

Make your way to Launch’s hotly contested center: the top of two converging inclines which creates interesting and dynamic gameplay. The center lane is a long hump where players can make decisions on which lanes to attack, mantle up the gantry for vertical gameplay, or find and eliminate players in power positions along the southern side. Conversely, the northern path holds the missile that may launch during a match which will be fatal for any players in its blast radius. If you want to avoid the liftoff, go through the winding stairwells on either side of the missile for intense close quarters combat.

Battle on these new maps with three new Multiplayer weapons in the Black Market:

  • Echohawk Dual Bore: A high-damage assault rifle with a large ammo pool equipped with dual barrels to achieve a faster fire rate with a unique rhythm and feel.
  • AN-94: An assault rifle with solid damage, handling, and less recoil. It features a faster firing first bullet that rewards precision.
  • VMP: A faster firing submachine gun with extra ammo, moderate recoil, and slower handling.

Blackout

Power up for explosive vehicle combat in Blackout’s latest limited-time game mode, Heavy Metal Heroes

Enjoy the comic book aesthetic of this new game mode that emphasizes intense vehicle combat and heroics to achieve victory. Drop in with your quad and find a Heavy Metal Heroes vehicle variant: the ARAV, Motorcycle, Attack Chopper, and a new vehicle, the Tank. More vehicles are air dropped throughout the match and players can call in Tanks with Flare Guns found across the map. To combat the multitude of vehicles, players are given a thrust ability to “double jump” and can find Hellion Salvo Operators which can take out the armored fleet. Plus, the map has been outfitted with ramps for players who enjoy revving up and over the enemy. 

Return to the island of Alcatraz for a battle in the sunlight. Daytime has come back to the Rock, but it’s no easier escaping this prison. Clear skies translates to longer lines of sight for players who choose to flock to the tops of building or the Warden’s House, but the visibility could leave those players vulnerable to enemies. 

This Operation has three new Blackout characters that are available in the Black Market.

  • Grigori Weaver – Black Ops CIA agent
  • Stuhlinger – Member of the Zombies Victis crew
  • Marlton – Member of the Zombies Victis crew

Zombies

Secrets will be revealed and destinies fulfilled as the Black Ops 4 ZombiesAether story hurtles to its epic conclusion in “Tag Der Toten”

Available with Black Ops Pass, “Tag Der Toten” takes players to the home of Group 935’s twisted experiments and the birth of zombies in the frozen wastelands of Siberia. As the Primis and Ultimis crews celebrate their impending victory, the Victis crew must recover one final artifact to secure Nikolai’s plans for the future. With the help of a mysterious hermit in the lighthouse, the Victis crew must brave the cliffside laboratory and subdue a sinister entity lurking in “Tag Der Toten”.

“Tag Der Toten” has multiple movement mechanics like ziplines and flingers to quickly move about the map. Just be mindful, as zombies can also use these mechanics to surprise and attack unsuspecting players. There are also areas where you can platform to escape the horde. Falling won’t spell instant death, but slogging through the freezing waters could prove fatal if the undead are on your tail. However, the verticality and visibility of “Tag Der Toten” means far away teammates can come to your aid in trying times.

This Zombies experience holds new and familiar equipment that take advantage of the openness of the space. The Matryoshka Dolls work like cluster grenades, containing smaller Ultimis dolls inside to decimate the undead. For a Wonder Weapon with range, pick up the Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze that has a sniper scope to take out zombies from a distance. Fire it into a crowd and electrocute any zombies within its radius. There’s also a chilling new weapon that has been added to the Zombies arsenal courtesy of the Ascension Group: the Tundra Gun. Channel the freezing cold power of Siberia and freeze the zombie horde when the action gets too hot. And if you’re looking for unique equipment, players can complete certain challenges to find a lethal item that is personal to a central Aether character…  

Operation Dark Divide also brings new and returning supporting items to Zombies. The new Perk, Blaze Phase, works well when players are trapped in corners. Activate the Perk and players blast through a horde eliminating any zombies in their path. Formerly Gobblegums, Power Vacuum and Secret Shopper return as Epic Elixirs. Power Vacuum enables power-ups to spawn more frequently and lasts for five minutes, while Secret Shopper gives you the ability to buy ammo for any gun, including Wonder Weapons for the first time, from any wall buy location.

Plus, new Black Market Weapons join the Zombies arsenal in the Mystery Box at the start of Operation Dark Divide. Both the AN-94 and the VMP are reliable weapons that can keep the continual onslaught of zombies at bay – upgrade them at the Pack-A-Punch machine for the “Nightmare Awakened 49” and the “Dark Impaler” for more rounds and more power against the undead.

Black Market

Operation Dark Divide brings new weapons and heroes and villains-themed gear to the Black Market.

The Contraband stream holds 50 unique predefined tiers that culminates in an Ultra Weapon Bribe. Earn the Bribe by playing matches in Multiplayer and Blackout, and earning your Daily Tier Skips available in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.

Here’s an overview of the of all the goods of Operation Dark Divide:

  • 50 Tiers: Available on day one of the Operation, the Contraband stream features the VKM Mastercraft, Legendary and Epic outfits, and an Ultra Weapon Bribe.
  • New Black Market Weapons: The Black Ops 4 armory has gotten bigger with the Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and the VMP.
  • New Melee Weapon: Get a one-hit kill with the “Outrider Series 6” action figure melee weapon.
  • New Epic Outfits: Channel the hero or villain within with Epic outfits for all Specialists including the “Rigor Mortis” for Crash, “Kitty Six” for Seraph, and the “Blood Moon” for Outrider.
  • New Legendary Outfits: Come ready for battle with the “Compost” outfit for Spectre, the “CA-K3” for Reaper, and the “Flamingo” for Torque available in the Contraband stream.
  • New Mastercrafts: Deck out your weapon with new Mastercrafts, like the arcade gun-styled “Game Over” for the KAP 45, the fishbone-inspired “Predator” for the S6 Stingray, or the “Desecrator” for the Rampage.
  • New Reactive Camos: Find the “Solar Flare” and “Future Sight” Reactive Camos in Reserves.
  • New Blackout Characters: Drop in as Victis characters Marlton and Stuhlinger or as the Black Ops CIA operative, Grigori Weaver.
  • New MKII weapons: Earn more XP with MKII variants of the VKM, Paladin HB50, and Mozu.
  • New Death Effects: Add a comic bang when you finish off your enemies with the “Them’s Fightin’ Words” Death Effect or add an electric touch with the “Ohm Theory”, available in the Contraband stream and Reserves.
  • New Weapon Charms: Add flair to your weapons with the alien “UFO”, pocket watch-esque “Time’s Up”, or the mini-Juneau A.K.A. the “Man’s Best Friend” Weapon Charms and more.
  • New Jump Pack: Drop in ready to bring the pain with the “Mega Hurtz” or channel 115 with the “Aether” jump pack, available in the Black Market.

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.

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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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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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