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Call of Duty: How to unlock Spectre specialist in Black Ops 4

Published: 1/May/2019 11:18 Updated: 1/May/2019 11:41

by Paul Cot


Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s new operation, Spectre Rising, is available on PS4 now, centered around the return of the ‘Spectre’ specialist – here’s how to unlock him.

Iconic specialist

The specialist from Call of Duty Black Ops III has made his way into Black Ops 4. Spectre was one of the most popular specialists from BO3 due to his lethal specialist weapon and ability.

The ‘Ripper’, a mono-edged twin blade was perfect for a super-close range encounters providing a one-hit kill. The active camo specialist ability Spectre yielded was also an effective tool. It allowed you to become very close to invisible and was especially effective at long-range.

Spectre brings some familiar, yet different abilities into Black Ops 4 from Black Ops 3…

Spectre changes for Black Ops 4

Spectre’s specialist weapon and ability have changed for Black Ops 4 though – his specialist weapon is now called the Shadow Blade, which, unsurprisingly, is very similar to the Ripper.

In order to make sure no specialist ability is overpowered, Spectre’s ability has been altered somewhat for BO4 multiplayer. Instead of near invisibility, the ability has changed to a smoke grenade which Spectre can see through. This will prove a very useful ability in choke points.

Elsewhere, in the core Blackout mode, Spectre is only available as a character skin. This of course aligns with other characters who also don’t provide any discernible benefit.

Spectre is available as a playable character in Blackout…

How to unlock Spectre in Black Ops 4

Unlocking Spectre as part of the Spectre Rising operation isn’t a complicated process, in fact it’s actually very simple.

Each Black Ops 4 operation introduces new tiers and to unlock Spectre, you just need to complete Tier 1. This can be achieved in the following ways:

  • Earn a merit in Blackout
  • Win a multiplayer game
  • Reach round 15 in a classic Zombies game

For players with little to no patience, there is the alternative of actually purchasing the first tier for 100 COD points.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.