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Black Market live for Black Ops 4 players on all platforms

Published: 26/Oct/2018 18:39 Updated: 27/Oct/2018 4:58

by Wyatt Donigan


After releasing on the PlayStation 4 on October 19, the Black Market is now available on all platforms.

The Black Market is one of the many additions that Treyarch have added to Black Ops since the game was released on October 12.

After its exclusive release on PS4 last week, much to the chagrin of Xbox and PC players, everyone now has the chance to earn new rewards with Black Market’s release on all platforms on October 26.

Black Market was first introduced to the Call of Duty franchise in Black Ops III and allowed players to earn exclusive in-game gear.

For the Black Ops 4 edition, players will have a chance to acquire new characters for Blackout, signature weapons, new sprays, and gestures, as well as new outfits for specialists in Multiplayer.

In addition to the Black Market, Treyarch have added in a tier-based progression system called Contraband that is very similar to Fortnite’s Battle Pass.

Xbox and PC users will also have the benefit of getting their hands on the Black Market after Treyarch have already made adjustments to the rate at which players level up in each Contraband tier.

While the Black Market alone is a welcome addition for Xbox and PC players, they will also gain access to the Halloween special event starting on October 27.

Despite getting access to this event a week after PS4 players, Treyarch have previously confirmed that the event will last the same amount of time for players on all platforms.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.