Activision and Call of Duty Endowment has announced that the Race to Prestige returns for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 but has been renamed to #CODNATION Challenge.
The CODNation challenge begins on October 11 and ends on October 13.
In addition to the content series, #CODNATION extends to the Call of Duty™ Endowment’s charity launch stream as the #CODNATION Challenge. Formerly known as the Race to Prestige, the annual stream brings together an array of video game personalities in a relay-style gaming marathon. Throughout its nine-year history, the Call of Duty community has been instrumental in supporting the Endowment’s drive toward placing 50,000 veterans in high-quality jobs. The #CODNATION Challenge kicks-off Thursday, October 11th on the eve of Black Ops 4’s worldwide launch. Fans can follow @CODE4Vets for the latest updates and information for the #CODNATION Challenge.
Activision launched the CODNATION marketing campaign featuring clips created by community creators highlighting some funny Black Ops 4 beta clips.
“We are really fortunate to have such an amazing community that supports Call of Duty. The community consistently comes up with amazing, laugh-out-loud content, and #CODNATION celebrates that creativity on another level,” said Rob Kostich, executive vice president, and general manager, Call of Duty. “Fan excitement for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has reached new heights, and the launch October 12th is just around the corner. We can’t wait to see what our fans will continue to create with this game.”
“#CODNATION celebrates the incredible creativity and excitement shared through gameplay,” said Matt Small, vice president of global consumer marketing, Call of Duty. “The experience of playing Black Ops 4 is all about having fun together, and Call of Duty’s fans have inspired us to bring these moments together in a way that reflects their enthusiasm and creativity.”
#TheRace is now the #CODNATION Challenge. This year, we will not only be featuring the MP gameplay that you know and love, but also adding Zombies, Blackout, special guests, MORE Blackout, awesome unlocks, and additional coolness. Join us Oct 11-13 as we play #BlackOps4 for vets. pic.twitter.com/NzQU379eGz
— Call of Duty Endowment (@CODE4Vets) October 2, 2018
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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