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Black Ops 4: Dates and times announced for 2XP and free DLC maps weekend

Published: 14/Mar/2019 18:47 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 17:15

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Treyarch have announced an upcoming promotional weekend that will include free access to Black Ops Pass maps and several forms of double XP in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. 

The promo event will feature four different XP boots – double XP in Multiplayer, double XP in Zombies, double Merits in Blackout, and double Tier progression.

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This promo, which will be available across all platforms, will start on Friday, March 15 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET and end on Monday, March 18 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM PT. 

The 2XP in Multiplayer and Tier progression will give players a very good opportunity to unlock new content in the currently ongoing Operation Grand Heist content stream.

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Meanwhile, with the addition of so many new Echelon ranks in Blackout, players can use the 2X Merits boost to rank up at a much faster pace. 

The upcoming Black Ops 4 promo weekend will begin on March 15 and end on March 18.

Furthermore, Treyarch are making all four Black Ops Pass exclusive Multiplayer maps available for access by everyone during that same weekend.

This means that players who don’t own the season pass will be able to try out Madagascar, Elevation, Lockup, and Casino for the first time completely free. 

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Madagascar and Elevation were first added at the start of the Operation Absolute Zero event in December, while Lockup and Casino are a lot more recent additions, coming at the start of Operation Grand Heist in mid-February. 

Unfortunately, these maps will stop being available to everyone once this promotional weekend ends on March 18, but players who are on the fence about buying the Black Ops Pass will at least get the chance to test out the maps for free.

To continue accessing these maps past this trial period, players will need to purchase the Black Ops Pass, which will grant them three Blackout characters, three Zombies experiences, and a lot more exclusive content down the line. 

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Warzone player discovers perfect way to counter Airport tower campers

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:47

by Jacob Hale

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A Warzone player has found the perfect way to counter campers in the Verdansk Airport tower, and it might be the best way to bait those annoying players out and get across the runway.

If you’ve played Warzone even once, you’ll know exactly which tower we mean: the one north of Airport that has only one way up, from which players can easily camp, scout out enemies and lay fire upon those trying to rotate to zone.

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Even with the inclusion of external ziplines to many tall buildings in Verdansk, the tower still doesn’t have one, meaning that once players are up there, it’s incredibly difficult to get them down.

Typically, you’ll struggle in a straight gunfight against these players — so what you need to do is bait them out, instead, and capitalize when they’re distracted.

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Tower campers are among some of the most annoying players in Warzone.

As showcased below by NadxCH, a helicopter could be your key to infiltrating the tower — though not how you might think.

While many people will have tried to attack head-on while in a helicopter, the plan instantly falls flat if the tower campers have a rocket launcher or explosives of some sort, that will see you and your team come crashing down instantly.

Instead, you need to assign a teammate to fly past in the helicopter after landing up top, and strike while the iron is hot. While the designated driver flies the heli in one direction, you’ll need to jump off the top and plan your parachute perfectly to land in the control room while the opponents have their back turned and are distracted.

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Obviously, this will often be easier said than done. Jumping off the top of the tower and timing everything right to land in the control room is a skill you’ll have to practice over and over again to get right, so you’ll have to be confident you can pull it off first.

Secondly, you’ll have to rely on the enemy team being distracted by the helicopter. They likely will be, and will want to take it down while it’s so close, which is why it’s the perfect opportunity to strike.

Otherwise, you might find yourself trapped while trying to traverse the map — and there are few worse types of players to die to than those in Airport tower.

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