Black Ops 4 double Merit weekend now live

Double Merit for all players on Blackout mode.

Black Ops 4 will be having double Merits this weekend in Blackout Mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has enabled double Merits just for this weekend. If you’re in need of a few levels, this would be the perfect opportunity to get some. Operation Grand Heist will be one of the last events for … Read more Black Ops 4 double Merit weekend now live

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 still has no sign of COD points from Treyarch

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 still has no sign of COD points from Treyarch 1

Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been a massive success. The game sold more copies on day one release in Activision’s entire history. And the game is being fine-tuned with player feedback via social accounts.

The next thing players seem to be waiting for them is the ability to use their COD points (Call of Duty points) to make in-game purchases. They can buy a variety of products each giving them some unique way to stand out.

Players have been using COD points as premium currency for a year now and expect that each release of the game will allow them to buy COD points for cosmetics, weapon skins, and some unique weapons.

But in BO4, there hasn’t been any mention of COD points, even though the currency was part of the game’s pre-order specials. The special editions of the game that cost over $100 promise a large sum of COD points on launch. But players were reporting that their premium points were nowhere to be found. And right now, players can’t even check how many points they have.

Treyarch still hasn’t said anything about when players will get access, so players still aren’t sure exactly what they can buy with $100. The game has no signal of microtransactions so far, with Blackout. Zombies mode has some microtransaction details, but not much. There’s a place where you can buy Concoctions with currency earned through matches- and only this way, but other than that, there’s no mention of COD points right now.

We’ll have to see what Treyarch has planned.

New Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ad features rapper Post Malone (it’s ridiculous)

New Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ad features rapper Post Malone (it's ridiculous) 2

Ah, the time for Pepsi, Doritos, and Activision to team up again and market the new Call of Duty game. Like a yearly ritual, we’ll get those infamous “Double EXP” or “special rewards” vouchers for buying specially marked packs of whatever food or beverage. Activision is known to go all out in advertising their new CoD games, with some commercials features celebrities like Rob Riggle and Jonah Hill.

This time, the newest advertising campaign for the next AAA title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, features the face of rapper Post Malone doing various things in a video titled “Feelin’ Like a Rockstar” with the #CODNATION hashtag.

The video is extremely weird and outlandish, but that’s expected. The ad is kind of dumb and cheap, but has a certain appeal but you just can’t stop watching.

The newest CoD will feature an all-new mode called Blackout, which is a battle royale mode we’ve talked about many times. the map is the largest map ever created in any Call of Duty game ever made and features different maps from its legacy.

The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12th.

CoD: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode will have at least 100 players (possibly 115)

CoD: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode will have at least 100 players (possibly 115) 3

The beta test period for Black Ops 4′s Blackout mode has officially ended. From more player feedback and game optimization, Treyarch has raised the player count to 100. Before, it started at 80. During the beta, it was raised to 88. Now, it’s finally at 100 players.

For the battle royale genre, 100 players is the norm. Treyarch understands that this is the sweet spot to be competitive with other popular battle royale games like Fortnite, so having 100 players will at least get their foot in the door, whether or not they plan to challenge the top dogs in the battle royale world.

After all, Blackout is just a piece of the pie for Black Ops 4 and isn’t the core gameplay. The game is still largely a tactical shooter with the Blackout mode being an alternative, experimental mode.

Treyarch seems to be happy with this number, especially on consoles where performance is an issue. They said they experiment with 115 players but didn’t confirm whether or not this will make the cut when the game launches officially next month. The beta was extended for an extra two hour period of time beyond its original scheduled time.

A few other changes were made before the beta was over.

For starters, the damage players receive from being outside the collapse in the map saw an increase. The Cargo plane will be harder to shoot down for airdrops- it’ll have increased HP and not take damage from regular bullets. The wingsuit also underwent some changes, as it can’t gain altitude at fast speeds and steep dives now and increased the time it takes to pull up from one.

Other fixes like players getting stuck, multiplay players spawning in the same location, collision detection, and killcam issues were also fixed. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases next month on the 12th of October.

CoD: 4 Blackout Beta spawns hotfix; Increases player count

CoD: 4 Blackout Beta spawns hotfix; Increases player count 4

Treyarch released a list of improvements they’ll be focusing on in the next patch. This was largely due to the community feedback they received on the first day of the Blackout Beta event. The developer has rolled out the first hotfix for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it’s a pretty significant update.

For starters, they’ve increased the player count from 80 to 88 players. This follows Treyarch’s statement a few weeks ago that they’ll increase the player count based on how well the game runs. With this significant increase in player count, it shows that the game runs pretty smoothly even for a beta. Perhaps when the full game releases, it just may hit 100 players by launch day.

Item pick-up speed has also been adjusted. There’s no more stopping at an item just to stare it in order to pick it up. Now players can simply hold down the Square button while running over any item to snag it. This seems like something that should definitely improve quality of life experience and basic gameplay mechanics. Weapon reloading will be done independently without picking up an item by pressing the reload button.

Some game stat-tracking has also been improved.

Here’s the full list of changes:

  • General:

    • Changed Featured Playlist to DUOs.

    • Raised player cap to 88.

    • General stability and stat-tracking improvements.

    • Quick equip menu will automatically close if not used for 5 seconds.

  • Item Pickups

    • Increased the speed of picking up Items off of the ground – you will still be able to reload your weapon independently without picking an Item up by tapping the reload button.

  • Equipment

    • Reduced duration of Sensor Dart to 2 minutes

CoD: WWII Covert Storm event is live – new weapons, challenges, and events

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Earlier this week, Sledgehammer Games revealed a new in-game event for Call of Duty: WWII gamers. It’s called Covert Storm. And it’s a decent one. This event is now live for Xbox One, PC, and PS4.

Unlike the previous events, this one adds a ton of content for free, though it’s just a tad less than normal. Three new weapons have also been added:

  • AS-44 AR
  • Prot X-1 SMG
  • VMG 1927 LMG

The AS-44 can be earned by reaching the max level in the Commando Division.

Aside from weapons, newly animated camos and a community challenge are also now live in CoD. This content pack, however, has no new maps with the update. But then again, this is more likely the last event before the next Black Ops game rolls out in October.

For players who’ve already played their share of WWII, you may want to check out the trailer to see what’s new while your game is updating. It pretty much highlights everything that’s new in this update.