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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

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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 Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.