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Treyarch breaks down the Sound Design of Zombies in new Declassified episode

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With Ancient Evil on its way, Treyarch is hyping players up with a special behind the scenes look on what goes into the sound design on the fan-favorite mode.

In the third episode of the ongoing “DECLASSIFIED” series, Treyarch sets the focus on the sounds that make up Call of Duty Zombies. From the groans of the undead to the iconic easter egg songs, Treyarch’s sounds team provides new insight on what makes everything click.

The teams talks about their experiences building the crowd cheers and boo’s in the map IX. Using some sound design magic, the team made 20 actors sound like a coliseum full of people.

Another unique aspect of the sound design in IX is that each player hears different audio. Because of the thumbs up/down system on the map, players will only hear the crowd cheering them on when they’re doing well, not if someone else is.

Watch the full video to learn more about how everything comes together to make a cohesive sounding map.

The first Declassified episode covered the development of Nuketown, while the second detailed gun ballistics in Black Ops 4.

Which Zombies map do you think have the best sound design? Are you a fan of the quieter maps like Nacht der Untoten, or the bombastic scores from a map like Blood of the Dead? Let us know in the comments below!

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COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile

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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…

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Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed

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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.

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Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6

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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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