Treyarch has just published a lengthy blog post providing fans with a great roadmap of what content is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 over the next several months.
Treyarch has provided an in-depth look at what’s coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through the next few months of Operation Grand Heist, including a roadmap of content, details on what’s coming to each mode of the game, and more.
Check out the full details from Treyarch’s post below:
Operation Grand Heist arrives February 19th on PS4, kicking off a brand-new season of content, events and updates in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies through April! Here’s what to expect throughout the Operation across all three modes.
Treyarch has announced that there is something new coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 each day this upcoming week to celebrate the launch of the new Operation in game, on PS4:
- Tuesday, Feb. 19:
- New Specialist: Outrider
- New Mode: One in the Chamber
- Massive weapon and gameplay tuning updates
- 2 new MP maps for Black Ops Pass holders
- + more
- New Destination: Ghost Town with two big locations
- New playable structures throughout the map
- Gameplay and Armor tuning updates
- All-new Prestige system
- Cosmic Silverback character for Black Ops Pass holders
- + more
- New Gauntlet: “Death-Con Five”
- New Perk: Ethereal Razor
- Additional Tier Skip for completing Daily Callings
- Support for Signature Weapons
- + more
- Black Market
- All new 100 Tier Contraband stream including.
- 3 new earnable weapons
- New Blackout character
- New Mastercraft Weapon
- New Reactive Camos
- New Epic Outfits
- New cosmetic Jump Pack item type for more Blackout customization
- + more
- A newly-revamped Black Market featuring the return of Blackjack
- Wednesday, Feb. 20:
- A familiar face makes an appearance to welcome in the new Operation.
- A familiar face makes an appearance to welcome in the new Operation.
- Thursday, Feb. 21:
- League Play launches in the World League Hub with our first League Play Event
- Support for new Black Market weapons
- Support for new Black Market weapons
- Friday, Feb. 22:
- New Hot Pursuit game mode featuring the debut of three new vehicles: the SUV, PBR, and Muscle Car
Treyarch has also provided an overview of what’s to come in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 throughout Operation Grand Heist:
Operation Grand Heist welcomes Outrider to the action, featuring new and improved weaponry, she brings the hunt to Black Ops 4. Her new Special Issue Equipment, the Hawk, is a pilotable drone that can be parked at strategic overwatch positions and will automatically tag enemies in its view to help you find and eliminate your prey. Her Sparrow Special Issue Weapon returns with a boost to its precision and power with accurate, explosive-tipped arrows that detonate on impact. Outrider will be instantly unlocked in Multiplayer and Blackout once players complete Tier 1 of the new Operation in the Black Market.
Party Games are returning in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer, starting with One in the Chamber! In this classic game mode, players are given three lives and a pistol with one bullet. Land a perfect shot or melee your opponent to gain another bullet and 100 points. Be mindful of the regularly sweeping UAV, and fight to earn the most points to claim victory.
One in the Chamber is the first of several Multiplayer game modes that will make their debut during Operation Grand Heist. In addition to all the new modes and Featured Playlists, additional alternate lighting and weather versions of some of our most popular Multiplayer maps will join the rotation, available for the entire community later in the Operation.
Operation Grand Heist also expands Black Ops 4’s arsenal right off the bat with new weapons to unlock and equip in Multiplayer, including:
- The Switchblade X9, a new folding SMG with fast reload and ADS times.
- The full-auto Rampage shotgun, providing devastating impact at close ranges.
- The Cha-Ching! money bag melee weapon, perfect for tight situations during a quick getaway.
Stay tuned for additional new weaponry coming later in the Operation.
And for our competitive Multiplayer fans, the World League Hub debuts with our first League Play Event on Thursday, Feb. 21 on PS4, delivering a new breed of competitive action to Black Ops 4. Play like the pros using the newest CWL ruleset while battling for rank all week long during events. Get all the details on League Play here, and jump into the Pro Series playlist in Multiplayer in the meantime to get your loadouts ready for competitive play.
It’s a whole new world out there in Blackout with Operation Grand Heist.
Drop into Ghost Town, a Western-themed destination in the southeast desert featuring two new locations inspired by fan-favorite maps. Above ground, saddle up for “Outlaw”, the Western-themed reimagining of Black Ops II’s classic “Standoff”. Then, journey deep into the interconnected caverns below to find “Buried”, an underground Zombies-inspired location with loot to die for and, of course, a new horde of hungry zombies.
We’ve also added dozens of new supporting structures throughout the Blackout map, including additional buildings and entirely new locations to drop into for more looting options. These upgrades introduce a fresh layer of variety and strategy to Blackout, now with completely transformed areas to use to your advantage.
New game modes are also set to debut during Operation Grand Heist, kicking off this Friday with Hot Pursuit, our newest respawn mode featuring three new vehicles, each with unique advantages: the SUV, Muscle Car, and PBR.Roll out in a Muscle Car to spot nearby Supply Stashes or Supply Drops, or put out an APB in one of the new police vehicles with built-in Sensor Darts and the ability to detect occupied Muscle Cars.
For those die-hard Blackout warriors who’ve already reached Echelon 80, ready up for our brand-new Blackout Prestige System! Rise through the Echelons and Prestige up to 10 times on your way to becoming a Blackout Prestige Master. Players who Prestige in Blackout will unlock unique Prestige icons, Calling Cards, Victory Coins, and more on the journey to the top.
More big updates and changes to Blackout are also coming throughout Operation Grand Heist, including Hardcore Mode, a special (top secret) in-game event, and more. Additional weapons are coming to Blackout later in the Operation as well, including the KAP 45 full-auto pistol, Switchblade X9 SMG, Rampage auto-shotgun, and Outrider’s Sparrow. Happy hunting!
Our new “Death-Con Five” Gauntlet takes center stage at the start of Operation Grand Heist for Zombies players in “Classified”. Take on the undead at the Pentagon, as the Ultimis versions of Richtofen, Dempsey, Takeo, and Nikolai with 30 rounds of unique new challenges to conquer with your friends. “Classified” will also now be available for purchase for the first time as a standalone experience starting Feb. 19 on PS4.
Our first new Perk in Black Ops 4 Zombies also arrives next week on PS4! Wield the Ethereal Razor for devastating melee damage against the undead, and equip and customize Signature Weapons in the Zombies Armory.
We’re also ramping up the rewards for Daily Callings for all Zombies players with this Operation. Going forward, players will earn an additional Tier Skip for completing Daily Callings in the Zombies Barracks, giving Zombies players up to two Tier Skips per day. This update makes new loot weapons attainable throughout the Operation by playing Zombies, and we’re working on more long-term improvements for even better rewards in the future.
Later in the Operation, our upcoming “Hellcatraz” Gauntlet will take the Aether story’s four heroes through 30 thrilling new rounds of challenges in “Blood of the Dead”, and an additional community-inspired Gauntlet is also in the works during Operation Grand Heist.
Further updates to improve the Zombies experience include ongoing support for improved high-round stability, host migration, server pause, splitscreen pause, and more as we ramp up to the March release of our sixth new Zombies experience later in the Operation.
A New Black Market is Here
The Black Market evolves with the return of Blackjack, the mercenary trader specializing in contraband gear. Blackjack brings a ton of awesome new gear along with three new additions to the Black Market –Cases, My Deals, and Inventory.
Here are some highlights from the new content coming to the newly revamped Black Market throughout Operation Grand Heist:
- 100 Tiers: Preview the entire Contraband stream of Operation Grand Heist from Tiers 1-100 on day one, including all-new weapons, Specialist outfits, a new Blackout character, and more.
- New Specialist: Outrider is available at Tier 1 of Operation Grand Heist, which unlocks her for use in Multiplayer and Blackout.
- New Blackout Characters: Keep an eye out for iconic new Blackout Characters, including Misty from the Black Ops II Zombies crew,and Brutus, the undead warden from “Blood of the Dead”.
- New Contraband Weapons: Expand your loadout by earning the Switchblade X9 SMG, Rampage full-auto shotgun, and the Cha-Ching! money bag melee weapon during Operation Grand Heist. More weaponry will also become available as the Operation continues through April 2019.
- New Signature Weapons: New Signature Weapons will now be available in Blackjack’s Reserves, and will provide a bonus +25% XP boost per kill while using the Signature (“MKII”) version of any gun.
- New Reactive Camos: Deck out some of your favorite weapons, including the Maddox RFB and VAPR-XKG, with weapon-specific Reactive Camos that change based on your actions during a match. You’ll also be able to equip these on guns that have the Gold Mastery Camo unlocked.
- New Outfits: New Epic Outfits for multiple Specialists let you choose a side: cops or robbers? Some Outfits are available from day 1 in the Contraband stream, and others will release throughout the Operation in the Black Market.
- New Blackout Jump Packs: All-new Jump Packs hold a matching wingsuit, parachute, and contrail effect to customize your look and let you hot drop in style.
- Blackjack’s Reserves: New Reserve items include playable zombie Blackout characters, Vacation Hudson sporting a Hawaiian shirt and tie, Mastercrafts for the KN-57 and Outlaw, and much more. Items from Reserves in past Operations will be available in Blackjack’s Reserves, including the Mozu Replicant and SG12 Boombox Mastercrafts. Additionally, Cases containing Blackjack Reserves can be earned by playing Multiplayer or Blackout, or they can be acquired in the Black Market.
Players get more access to more content with Operation Grand Heist, with an even larger selection of Reserves to earn during this Operation. Blackjack’s Shop has also been streamlined, combining Special Orders and Item Shop into one location in addition to personalized offers for every player in the new My Deals section. Blackjack’s Shop will of course continue to refresh with new content, and players will be able to utilize the new Inventory tab to keep track of all their goods.
Black Ops Pass Content
Black Ops Pass holders receive 2 new intense Multiplayer maps that will immediately join the standard map rotation in Core and Hardcore playlists, as well as a new Blackout character from Dead Ops Arcade at the start of Operation Grand Heist.
Battle for justice at a Los Angeles police station in Lockup, where teams take sides during an active assault. Secure the rooftops or maneuver through the lower floors to gain the upper hand and lead your squad to victory.
In Casino, the heist goes international in an upscale Monaco gambling resort. Take on unique end-to-end engagements in the lap of luxury, as thieves craft a plan to beat the house and take off with the goods. And remember… always bet on Black.
But we’re not done yet… in Blackout, the infamous Cosmic Silverback from Dead Ops Arcade is ready for infiltration! Now Black Ops Pass holders can drop in as this arcade legend in the fight to the final Collapse.
Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War
This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.
For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.
Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.
Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.
The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.
In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.
Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.
Evolution of Zombies video
Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.
Some of the classic maps showcased include:
- World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
- Black Ops’ Five
- Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
- Black Ops 4’s IX
Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!
If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.
Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List
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.
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.
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.
Image Credit: Activision / EA
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.
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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