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Black Ops 4 developer Vonderhaar teases new locations and changes coming soon to Blackout

Published: 2/Feb/2019 2:31 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 2:38

by Albert Petrosyan


More new locations and further changes are in store for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode, according to Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar.

The Studio Design Lead took to social media on February 1 to confirm that an upcoming major update in Blackout will be adding new destinations to the already expansive map.

This came in a response to someone on Twitter who was begging the developer to add new areas to the map, to which Vonderhaar replied: “Working on it. Season 3 is coming.”

Although exactly when this will happen remains unknown, it will more than likely come as part of the next Operation in Black Ops 4, which is set to kick off on February 19, the day after the current Operation: Absolute Zero is scheduled to conclude.

These dates are, of course, for the PlayStation 4 only, as the console gets content seven days earlier than the Xbox One and PC thanks to Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision. 

So far, only one new location has been added to the Blackout map since the game’s release – the yacht themed after the iconic Black Ops 2 Multiplayer map Hijacked. 

Aside from that, the remaining changes to the map have been solely aesthetic, such as the color changes made to the landscape and trees to better reflect the season. 

Hijacked is the first and only location to be added to Blackout since the game’s release in mid-October.

New locations are not the only changes coming to Blackout in the near future; Vonderhaar also confirmed that the developers are working on adding more echelon levels for players.

Currently, players are limited to only 80 echelons, and with no option to prestige, some have lost the motivation to continue playing as there are no more goals or objectives to grind for. 

“Yes. I’ve said repeatedly we are working on it. Aggressively,” Vondy said, again in response to a player on Twitter. 

With this flurry of news coming from Vonderhaar all at once, it will make keeping an eye on Blackout in the coming weeks very much worth it, as who knows what else could be revealed to be coming soon to the popular battle royale title. 

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce


After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.