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All Black Ops 4 post launch content will be exclusive on PS4 for a limited time

Published: 20/Sep/2018 17:06 Updated: 20/Sep/2018 17:21

by Calum Patterson


PlayStation and Activision have announced that all post launch content for Black Ops 4 will be available first on PlayStation 4 – seven days before it hits other platforms.

It was known that Call of Duty and Sony had kept their now four year deal going for the upcoming Black Ops 4 release, which in past titles has given 30 day exclusivity for DLC content on PlayStation.

For Black Ops 4 however, the console exclusivity period on PS4 will only last for seven days – but it includes every form of post launch content, not just DLC packs.

Details of Treyarch’s post launch content plans were revealed on September 19, and will include new specialists, Blackout map and content updates, weekly and seasonal events and more.

The deal with Sony means that all of this content will be on PlayStation 4 first, exclusively for seven days, before it hits Xbox One and PC.

“We are excited to announce that in our continued partnership with PlayStation, following the launch of the highly-anticipated game, PS4 players will get to play new Black Ops 4 content first on PS4. This means all the playable content coming to the Black Ops universe after the game’s release will come first to PS4, including new specialists and maps, as well as seasonal events.”

Activision confirmed it was seven days in a separate blog post, an update to their post launch content blog:

“Speaking of content, PlayStation 4 players will get to play new content first on PS4 by seven days.

This means all the playable content coming to the Black Ops universe following launch will land seven days early on PS4, including new specialists and maps, as well as seasonal events. After seven days, all new playable content will come to other platforms.”

For Xbox or PC players who don’t want to miss out on this exclusivity, PlayStation will be releasing numerous Black Ops 4 + PS4 console bundles. PlayStation Europe announced the first three bundles which will go on sale on October 12.

  • 1TB PS4 Pro + one Dualshock 4 controller + Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Nordics and France Only)
  • 1TB PS4 + one Dualshock 4 controller + Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • 500GB PS4 + one Dualshock 4 controller + Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (UK Only)


Black Ops Pass

The somewhat controversial Black Ops Pass was announced earlier in the year, and will give players access to all post-launch content throughout Black Ops 4’s life cycle.

The controversy around the Black Ops pass sparked from the decision to have DLC map packs exclusive to the Black Ops Pass, and not available to purchase separately. 

Initially, the Pass was only available with special editions of Black Ops 4, but it has now been confirmed that it will be available to purchase separately “at a later date”.

Source: PlayStation / Activision

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.