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Activision haven’t ruled out cross-play for Call of Duty and other titles

Published: 27/Sep/2018 21:38 Updated: 27/Sep/2018 22:49

by Bill Cooney


Activision, the publishing company behind the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, put out a statement on the possibility of cross play between consoles in some of their games going forward.

Yesterday, Sony announced it would begin to support cross-platform play between the Playstation 4 and other consoles, and that Fortnite would be the first game to test out this new service.

Responding to questions from IGN, a spokesperson for Activision said the company was “watching the upcoming test and will assess what the potential impact of this feature would be for our players and our games.” 

A long way from confirming anything, Activision, which includes Blizzard Entertainment, did leave the door open to the possibility that their popular franchises, like Call of Duty and Overwatch, could eventually see cross platform play.

It’s unlikely cross play will ever be featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 when it comes out on October 12. “There’s still a lot of work to do on both our side and the platform side to understand whether cross-play might be integrated into our other games,” the spokesperson shared.

However Blackout, the new battle royale mode in CoD, could be another story, since it will be an ever-evolving game mode that could be present in CoD beyond just this year. 

The mode’s recent beta was very well received and produced a lot of hype in the community, and a cross play announcement would certainly take things to whole new level.

Cross play could change Call of Duty for console players and the video game industry as a whole, and Activision is just one of the first of many companies that will come out with statements on the service headed forward.

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”