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Black Ops 4: Could the return of Cryptokeys help players rank up in the Black Market?

Published: 2/Nov/2018 16:58 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 17:08

by Matt Porter


An avid fan of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is calling for the return of Cryptokeys as a way to level up their Black Market pass quicker.

Since the introduction of the Black Market, players have felt that it takes too long to unlock new tiers, and have been calling for a way to gain access to new items and skins.

A Reddit user named ‘Logjamz’ agrees with the sentiment, and believes Treyarch have already created the answer – the return of the in-game currency first seen in Black Ops 3.

Cryptokeys were free currency earned by Call of Duty fans every time they played a match on Black Ops 3. Logjamz suggests that if the currency return to the franchise in Black Ops 4, players could use them to purchase new tiers in the Black Market, in the same way that CoD Points can be used now.

Cryptokeys could also be used in other exciting ways, with Logjamz suggesting that Treyarch could bring back Wager Matches, and could even be used to allow players to place bets on where they would place in a Blackout match.

We need a secondary currency that can’t be purchased from r/Blackops4

As it stands, the only way to level up tiers on the Black Market is playing earning XP in games, or buy spending CoD Points to obtain the next available level.

It would cost around $200 to unlock all 200 tiers, but there are ways to unlock every item available in the Black Market without spending a cent.

Unfortunately, there is currently no official plan to bring Cryptokeys back to the Call of Duty franchise, so fans will need to keep grinding if they hope to unlock all the items that come with the Black Market.

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Black Ops Cold War devs respond to console-bricking Xbox Series X issues

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:29 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:44

by Brad Norton


Despite the Xbox Series X console just launching, Black Ops Cold War players have reportedly encountered a number of game-breaking bugs already, some that have even supposedly ‘bricked’ the hardware completely.

The new generation of gaming consoles have certainly been hard to come by. However, certain players that were able to get their hands on the Xbox Series X at launch haven’t all been feeling lucky.

Black Ops Cold War launched on the new system, alongside five other platforms. With plenty of unique hardware to account for, it’s no surprise that the release has been accompanied by some critical bugs. While some pull players from the game momentarily, others appear to be far more damaging.

If you’re playing on the Xbox Series X and notice a few crashes, it might be time to put the controller down for a little while.

Gamers that have tried to play through certain issues have reported their brand new Xbox Series X consoles outright breaking and refusing to turn back on.

Word of Caution Xbox Series X from blackopscoldwar

“My Cold War had been crashing my Series X a bunch over the weekend,” Reddit user ‘Junesfoshiz’ said. While it wasn’t a major deal at first, things soon became much worse. “I’d just reboot and move on,” they explained. “Well, when it happened this morning, it was for good. Xbox will not boot back up.”

With their console no longer functioning, they advised others with the same crashing issues to “play something else until there’s a patch.”

Treyarch already investigating Xbox issues

Treyarch is well aware of these devastating issues already. In fact, it’s the top problem on the official Trello board, with developers investigating it at this very moment. “We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres added on Reddit.

“My immediate recommendations are to make sure that you’re using the correct version for your platform,” the community manager wrote.

Similar to those playing on the PS5, you can still access the PS4 version by mistake. This can seemingly lead to all sorts of unique problems. Double-check that you’re running the proper version of the game if your Xbox Series X has been crashing while playing Cold War.

Last but not least, “players have also shared that disabling Ray Tracing on XSX has helped.” While you won’t be using the flashy new hardware to its full potential with Ray Tracing disabled, it should prevent some devastating crashes.

An incoming patch should help mitigate a good number of these problems on the Xbox hardware, including those that brick the Series X console. However, there’s currently no ETA on when this patch will arrive.