In celebration of 115 day, Treyarch has added a new mode to Black Ops 4 Zombies.
On 8 January we first got word of a new mode coming to Zombies and on 115 day, it is now live. Gauntlet sits along side other modes like Zombie Rush, Classic, and Public, and can be found when selecting which map you want to play on.
Currently, there is only one map playable in Gauntlet mode which is Voyage of Despair and called Unsinkable, with a second Gauntlet coming in late January. This mode also follows Classic ruleset, meaning you start with 200 health.
What makes Gauntlet unique is that it’s a round-based challenge mode with rules changing every round. Every ten rounds players are rewarded with a medal and a calling card for their first completion.
If players fail any of these challenges, or go down, they are given a strike and the round resets. Three strikes and it’s game over.
List of challenge rules for Unsinkable:
- Round 1: Survive the Round without taking damage
- Round 2: Kill Zombies with equipment only
- Round 3: Use melee only
- Round 4: Survive the round with at least one perk active
- Round 5: Use the Essex Model 07 Lever Action Rifle Only
- Round 6: Activate the Sentinel Artifact
- Round 7: Possess the Shield at the End of the Round
- Round 8: All Buys are disabled
- Round 9: Obtain a weapon from the mystery box
- Round 10: Defend the Cargo Hold while flooded
- Round 11: Open all doors in the map
- Round 12: Survive a wave of crawling dead
- Round 13: Possess a re-packed weapon by the end of the round
- Round 14: Complete the round with Zero Perks
- Round 15: Defend the Poop Deck
- Round 16: Use the lever action rifle only
- Round 17: Kill Zombies with headshots only
- Round 18: Avoid all powerups
- Round 19: Damage to players causes points drain
- Round 20: Survive a Stoker onslaught in then Engine Room
- Round 21: Every player must possess a level 3 special weapon
- Round 22: Kill Catalyst Zombies using the corresponding reactive alternate ammo type.
- Round 23: Reset to your starting weapon
- Round 24: Replenish health drain with Zombie Kills
- Round 25: Defend the Forecastle with no special weapons
- Round 26: Complete the round before the timer runs out
- Round 27: Use the lever action rifle only
- Round 28: No heads-up display (HUD)
- Round 29: Pack-a-punched weapons are disabled
- Round 30: Clear the Grand Staircase!
The challenges are the same every time as well, so whenever you load up Unsinkable, round 8’s challenge will always be “All buys are disabled”
It’s also important to note the bottom left of your screen that shows if you completed the round’s challenge or objective with a check mark or counter.
Another aspect of Gauntlet mode is that they are all timed, so speed running is highly encouraged.
Treyarch has stated that this is the first of many Gauntlets, and more will be coming throughout 2019. Check back on the site when those go live to get a list of their rules as well.
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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