Black Ops 4: How to unlock IX Characters in Blackout - Diego, Scarlett, Shaw, Bruno - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4: How to unlock IX Characters in Blackout – Diego, Scarlett, Shaw, Bruno

Published: 12/Dec/2018 1:41 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:11

by Alan Bernal


The December 10 update to Black Ops 4 added new characters to unlock in Blackout, with the newest additions being the the IX iterations of Zombies mode characters, giving players more incentive to hunt and complete challenges in Blackout.

Black Ops 4 released on October 12 with a flurry of modes, each providing the depth and meticulousness that comes with a Treyarch title. However new mode to the series is Blackout, a battle royale that has since given the studio creative freedom unlike any mode has before.


Along with the full offerings Treyarch has released on December 11, the missions for the characters from one of the newer Zombies maps, IX, have been added.

So far Blackout has included Specialists found in the Multiplayer mode and some Zombies characters from maps prior to IX.


The challenges to unlocking the IX models range from finishing in top positions in Blackout to using a specific method of finishing an enemy.

The full list of requirements are down below.


IX Diego


Unlocking IX Diego requires players to scavenge Equipment Stashes until they can locate the mission item Mayan Crest.

After that the player needs to kill or finish off a player with a Bowie Knife, and end the game with the mission item in the inventory.


IX Scarlett


To unlock IX Scarlett a player would need to farm up Zombies until one of them drops the Steel Brace mission item.

Once located, the player simply needs to open a Supply Drop and finish the game with the mission item still in the inventory.


IX Shaw

Just like with IX Scarlett, for IX Shaw, the player needs to harass Zombies until one of them drops the Ritual Bowl item.

After acquiring the item, the player would then need to use five perks in the game while finishing in top seven in Quads, top 15 in Duos, or top 30 in Solos with the Ritual Bowl in the inventory.

IX Bruno

To unlock IX Bruno, you might find the Lion Pauldron item from a Mystery Boxto activate the quest. At that point, you’ll need to kill an enemy with a Combat Axe.

Once that’s done, all you have to do is finish the match with the Pauldron in your inventory and IX Bruno is yours.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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