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New Black Ops 4 Zombies DLC4 Teasers released from Treyarch

As the countdown continues to September 23 launch of the fourth and final Black Ops 4 Zombies map, Treyarch has continued to showcase new teaser images across social channels getting fans ready for the launch.

New teasers dropped on September 16, including a new profile image from Treyarch and an image asset on Twitter.

Here’s the Twitter profile picture, which translated is “Ascension.”

In a tweet posted, they shared an image of a weapon diagram in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with the caption, “When you can’t take the heat, it’s time to improvise…”

More details on the fourth and final Black Ops 4 DLC4 Map is set to come this week ahead of the September 23 launch on PlayStation 4.

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Treyarch denies claims that Mark Lamia, Studio Chairman, is solely responsible for MTX in Black Ops 4

A Twitter account claiming to have “inside” information on the on-goings at Treyarch stated this week that Mark Lamia, current Chairman of the Studio, was exclusively responsible for the microtransaction system in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with Activision “just overseeing” the process.

Treyarch’s Community Coordinator has responded on Reddit to this claim stating it’s completely false, and that Mark Lamia has actually shifted away from day-to-day operations from Treyarch since Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

He has been providing mentorship at Treyarch to the studio leadership team for the last few years. Treyarch says that decisions made in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are a “team decision” between Treyarch, Activision, and partner studios.

Here’s the full response:

It’s been a long week with a lot of active conversation… typically we don’t respond to rumors, but this claim is based on false information and is targeting an individual.

Mark Lamia transitioned away from day-to-day operations several years ago after the release of Black Ops 3. Mark is currently our chairman and provides advice/mentorship to studio leadership. He’s always been a great leader, and the team has loved working with him. Given the personal nature of the claims, it needs to be made clear that he’s not directing any game development or content plans, and these claims are, again, simply false.

Many team members have been working on Black Ops 4 and are committed to delivering great gaming experiences every day across Treyarch, Activision, and partner studios. No single person is solely responsible for decisions around design of the game – it’s always a team effort. It’s not only hurtful and unfair to target individuals based on misunderstandings about their roles on the team, but it’s also a slight to all the team members who are working hard on this game.

Let’s get back to focusing our community dialogue around the game and away from discussions about individuals. Constructive feedback about the game is always fair – targeting individual members of the team is not.

This marks the second time in the same week that some “leakers” online were providing false information on Treyarch. Earlier this week, leaks claimed that Jason Blundell was fired from Treyarch for certain reasons, but Activision sent a statement to CharlieIntel denying that rumor and stated Blundell continues to direct the Zombies experiences for Black Ops 4.

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Ground War and Pandemic Modes coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout

Treyarch has shared on Reddit some updates on when fans can expect some modes to return to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, alongside the debut of a new mode.

Ground War, which was introduced to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with Operation Spectre Rising, brought a 50v50 LTM to the game for the very first time. Treyarch has now stated on Reddit that Ground War will return on Tuesday, July 30 on all platforms. There was no indication as to how long it will be the Featured Playlist for.

In addition, at the start of Operation Apocalypse Z, Treyarch revealed a brand new mode was coming to Blackout: a twist of Infected called Pandemic. Their blog post back in early July described the mode as:

This Operation’s upcoming limited-time mode is planned to feature a large-scale fight to survive enemies and zombies. Like Multiplayer’s Infected, when players are eliminated, they return as zombies looking to add more numbers to their horde. Infected players can respawn all the way up until the final Collapse, where the remaining squads must bunker down and outlast the Pandemic. The last squad of survivors will win.

In a Reddit comment responding to fan’s questions on the mode, Treyarch has stated that Pandemic mode will become available in Blackout in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in August with the launch of the second half of Operation Apocalypse Z, which should include a Contraband Stream in the Black Market.

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New QA on the Aether Story with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies team released

Following the launch of Black Ops 4’s DLC3 ‘Alpha Omega’ Zombies experience, Activision has shared a Questions and Answers blog post with Craig Houston, Lead Writer, and the rest of the Zombies team at Treyarch.

Topics covered include the end of the Aether storyline, the team’s thoughts on Zombies growing into the massive success that it is today since its introduction in World at War, and more.


Activision Games Blog (AGB): As a team with some of Treyarch’s most veteran writers, how have you felt the Zombies franchise has grown from being a secret game mode in Call of Duty®: World at War to today? Did you ever imagine back then that you and the team would be deep into hiding easter eggs and building these worlds?

Zombies Team (ZT): We don’t think any of us could have imagined what it would turn into. We remember those first ‘baby steps’ – the meetings about how to introduce a narrative element with the intro video…? Even though Zombies has grown so much that it now has these huge – epic – cinematic intros, we honestly thought and stressed more about that Nacht intro than anyone will ever know….

AGB: What has Nuketown meant to the Treyarch Zombies team, ever since its debut in Multiplayer in the original Black Ops?

ZT: We’ve always loved Nuketown’s ability to have high engagement and chaos in such a small place – it’s still a favorite MP map – and the Zombies version was fun because we were able to start building our narrative on such an iconic map.

AGB: Following that question, was that the reason why Nuketown became the setting of Alpha Omega? Or does its in-game significance also play a role into coming back?

ZT: The real reason to go back to Nuketown in Alpha Omega is that it brings together several strands of the story – Ultimis, Primis, Broken Arrow – and in turn… Victis?

AGB: Are there any tie-ins to Alpha Omega from the original Zombies Nuketown from Black Ops II?

ZT: Well… There are some significant ‘cameos’ from characters that our fans may be familiar with… We’ve heard from some of these characters before, but others have never really had a chance to… Speak.

We’ll just leave it at that for now 🙂

AGB: Since this is Alpha Omega, a beginning and an end, can we expect anything in this map to be from World at War or the older Black Ops titles that will give players that nostalgic feel from their favorite maps?

ZT: This is a bit of a nostalgia hit for so many reasons. Besides the iconic location – and weapons like the Ray Gun MK II – the biggest one of all for many of us is that the ULTIMIS CREW from WAW and BO1 are back…

BIG TIME.

AGB: Are any classic wonder weapons like the Microwave Gun or the Ray Gun MKII that may make an appearance in this new experience? Or is there something new on the horizon?

ZT: Oops. I think I just spoiled that in my last answer. The Ray Gun MKII is indeed back – with some twists. Four times the fun!

AGB: For the operation itself, what other plans and features are there that will tie into Alpha Omega?

ZT: Zombies gets to spread across the whole game – outside of the restrictions of ‘story canon’ – so it’s really a chance to just have some fun with areas that we wouldn’t normally infect… After all, having fun is the most important thing, even for the undead.

AGB: Is this truly the end of this story? If so, how hard was it to put a bow on this epic legend and say goodbye to our favorite characters?

ZT: Honestly? We’re still processing it. We’re in the middle of writing some major stuff for our beloved characters and it’s… emotional. With the multi-verse established, there will always be other stories to imagine – but in terms of Primis, Ultimis and Victis – This IS the end of the line.

Bless them X.

AGB: Finally, we’re really looking forward to the next operation and what it holds… but we’re still wondering this: are there still Easter Eggs that have yet to be discovered within the Aether story? Even going as far back as World at War or the original Black Ops?

ZT: Yes.

SOURCE: Activision Blog

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 July 23 – Hot Pursuit Returns And More

The latest Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The first noticeable change is that Hot Pursuit LTM has returned to Blackout in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Hot Pursuit LTM is a fan favorite LTM, and Treyarch has been rotating the mode in and out as the Operations for the game continue.

There’s no new Featured Playlist in MP for this week beyond last week’s changes.

Here’s what’s new from Treyarch:

Today’s maintenance update delivers the return of Hot Pursuit to Blackout on all platforms, as well as fixes and adjustments in all modes. We’ve reduced the Reaver C86’s damage against non-players (we see you, Safeguardians), implemented a fix for Vision Pulse occasionally ending prematurely when enemy players spawned in during the pulse, and closed an exploit where players could pick up their weapon after quickly respawning with a different class in Multiplayer.

Deathmatch Domination also returns on consoles and Arms Race Team Deathmatch comes to PC in MP with today’s Featured Playlist updates, along with the debut of Hot Pursuit on Blackout’s post-apocalyptic main map this week. See below for all the details in what’s new in all modes:

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MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapons
    • Reaver C86
      • Reaver C86 now inflicts less damage against non-players.
  • Specialists
    • Recon
      • Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause Recon’s Vision Pulse to end prematurely when enemy players spawned in.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Closed an exploit that allowed players to pick up their gun after spawning with a new Specialist or dying by suicide.
  • Featured Playlists (July 23-30)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Mercenary Objective Moshpit
      • Deathmatch Domination
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Arms Race Team Deathmatch

BLACKOUT

  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause players to be locked out of Stashes.
    • Updated Reaper’s Outfit Mission unlock screen with corrected text.
  • Featured Playlists (July 23-30)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Quads

ZOMBIES

  • Stability
    • “Alpha Omega”
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when melee attacking a mannequin with the Ray Gun MKII-V equipped.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering Insanity Mode with Ray Gun MKII variants equipped.
      • General stability improvements.

-Treyarch

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Last Year’s Underdogs Now Have A Shot At This Year’s Call Of Duty Championship

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Colt “Havok” McLendon watched the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship from home. This year, his team could go all the way to the finals.

“Before this year started, I told myself, ‘I’m going to do competitive all or nothing, or I’m going to be a streamer,” McLendon, a member of the team Gen.G Esports, told Dot Esports in an interview earlier this week. “I’m not going to try to do both again.’ Now, my only goal is to win an event. And I guess it’s the secret formula because it’s been a lot better.”

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The release of Call of Duty: WWII turned out to be the kiss of death for the pro player, whose 2017-2018 season ended in disaster, including not even qualifying for the championship. His fortunes have rebounded in the era of Black Ops 4, starting with a respectable 7th-place finish at the Las Vegas Open last December before managing to qualify for the 2019 Pro League with his ragtag team of unknowns, Team Space, in January.

The team, which was immediately signed by Gen.G, has only continued to build up steam, finishing 7th at CWL Fort Worth in March, 5th at CWL London in May, and 2nd at CWL Anaheim in June. Earlier this month, Gen.G finished the Pro League 2019 season in 3rd.

Now they have a chance to become world champions, and potentially rake in millions between the Pro League Championship’s $1,250,000 prize pool this weekend and the World Championship’s $2,000,000 prize pool in August. It’s the kind of money that could make it all worth it for the team of six whose future remains uncertain, especially as the esport heads into 2020 with not only a new game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but also an Overwatch-like franchise system.

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Play-ins for the remaining two spots in this weekend’s Pro League playoffs take place throughout Friday afternoon, with the bracket stage beginning on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET. Play continues on Sunday at the same time, with the grand finals slated to get underway sometime later that day. You can watch the entire tournament streaming on the Call of Duty Twitch Channel.

Outside of esports, the European Speedrunner Assembly will be kicking off its 2019 marathon on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. ET with an Any% run of Perfect Dark on the Nintendo 64. Though not as well known as Summer Games Done Quick, at least on this continent, the weeklong event features plenty of talented speedrunners showcasing playthroughs in a wide range of games.

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Some other runs to watch out for include Wario Land: Shake It! at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Catherine Classic at 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on Thursday at 3:51. The entire event will wrap up next Saturday at 6:00 a.m. with a playthrough of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on the Game Boy Advance.

And of course it’s all for a good cause, with donations from viewers going toward the Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation. You can watch all of the speedruns on the ESA Marathon Twitch channel

Source: Kotaku.com

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 July 19 Update – Double XP Live Now And More

The latest Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is now live across platforms, and Treyarch has officially activated the Double XP weekend for the game.

Here’s what’s live with the Double-Double weekend:

  • Double XP in MP, Zombies, and League Play
  • Double Weapon XP in MP, Zombies, and League Play
  • 2X Merits in Blackout

All of this is live from now through July 22 at 10AM PT.

The full details on today’s game settings update will be added here once available from Treyarch.

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How to get the July Twitch Prime Loot Bundle for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Twitch and Activision have teamed up to release extra bonus content for Twitch Prime members in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 available now on PS4, with other platforms to follow one week later. This is the fourth bundle, and it’s the Black Ops 4 July bundle available to download for the next month.

This is the fourth bundle drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Twitch’s website says there is one more to come in August.

Here’s whats in the offer:

  • 5 Reserve cases
  • 100 Nebulium Plasma
  • “Killabyte” Outfit
  • “Chomp” Weapon Charm
  • “Steam Soldier” Calling Card
  • “Bird of Prey” Jump Kit

In order to redeem the loot, make sure your Twitch Prime account and Call of Duty accounts are linked HERE. Once your Twitch Prime account is linked to your Call of Duty account, the content should show up when you open up Black Ops 4 with an “Offer Redemption” screen appearing. This third bundle is available from today through July 9 on PS4.

Activision and Twitch partnered up for Twitch Prime loot for Call of Duty: WWII last year, and this marks the second year of a Twitch Prime promotion for Call of Duty.

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Pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and get Captain Price character to use in Black Ops 4 Blackout on all platforms

As first showcased after a leak earlier this week, Activision has officially announced a new pre-order bonus for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today.

Pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare digitally or physically on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will receive classic Captain Price character to use in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode.

‘Playable Blackout Character Classic Captain Price” is how the stores are describing the new bonus. Digital pre-orders also include a Prestige Token to use in Black Ops 4.

Pre-order any version of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and immediately unlock the classic version of Captain Price as a playable character in Blackout! The character is now playable on all platforms.

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This is the very first Modern Warfare character to become available in Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, which thus far has been limited to Treyarch-related characters and themes. It’s not clear if there’s any more MW characters planned for Blackout as of now.

FAQ: How to Redeem Classic Price

Here’s how to claim Classic Price in Call of Duty: Black Op 4 Blackout:

Already Preordered a Digital Edition? If you already pre-ordered any of the digital versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you will be retroactively granted Classic Price.

Already Preordered a Physical Edition? If you already pre-ordered any of the physical versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from a participating retailer, simply contact the retailer from which you purchased, with your receipt or proof of purchase, and request a redeem code to unlock Classic Price. Then log in via your Network or Activision account and redeem the code.

About to Preorder a Digital or Physical Edition? If you haven’t yet pre-ordered a digital or physical version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, simply go to any participating retailer (or you can go here, for example), and redeem Classic Price with your purchase now!

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New Call of Duty Endowment Pack available in Black Ops 4 + New PlayStation Dynamic Theme

Activision and the Call of Duty Endowment have released a brand new Call of Duty Endowment Customization Pack first on PlayStation 4.

The new Jump Pack is available on the PS4 Store for $4.99 and all of the profits goes directly to the Call of Duty Endowment charity.

Support civilian careers for veterans through your purchase of the Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Jump Pack for Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode! The pack includes a custom wingsuit, trail and parachute. 100% of proceeds received by the Call of Duty Endowment go directly to helping veterans in the US and UK find high quality civilian jobs. This is a limited time offer that will end once $1 million has been raised for the cause.

In addition, there’s also a brand new Call of Duty Endowment Night Raid theme available on PlayStation 4 for $2.99. Players can select how much they would like to donate when purchasing this theme on the PS4 Store. This theme is exclusive to the PS4 for now.

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