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Black Ops 4 June 11 update patch notes – Alcatraz returns to Blackout and more

Published: 11/Jun/2019 18:14 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 18:49

by Eli Becht

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Treyarch, one of the development teams for Call of Duty, have released another Black Ops 4 update which most notably includes the return of Alcatraz to Blackout.

This updates follows last week’s introduction to the Days of Summer update, officially numbered 1.18. While there aren’t as many changes as the main update, there is still a lot of noteworthy content to highlight.

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The highlight of the update for many will surely be the return of Alcatraz, but there’s plenty of other content in the new update for fans of the other game modes as well. 

TreyarchAlcatraz is making its return.

Following a negative reaction among players with how weapons are unlocked, the team at Treyarch is actively planning a way for players to earn weapons by just playing the game in any mode. These options include Community Challenges, rotating daily challenge, a path to earning more Reserves in all game modes, including Zombies, Multiplayer, Blackout, and League Play, and duplicate-protected Weapon Bribes that will be coming in the future.

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It sounds like this is a complete pivot away from having to rely on random drops and will surely be well-received by the playerbase who have grown increasingly frustrated with the current monetization model.

A new patch has arrived.

Treyarch says they are always listening to fan feedback which is likely how this change came to be. They encourage players to remain open and honest about their thoughts as it will help make Black Ops 4 the best it can be.

On top of fixing bugs, Treyarch confirms they are also banning cheaters and griefers as they are revealed to them and the team is always working on the next set of free content coming to the game.

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For all of the information about the June 11 patch, you can read the complete patch notes below.


  • Days of Summer game content now live in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies on all platforms:

    • Global: Community Challenge to unlock the free Grav assault rifle.
    • Multiplayer: Free Grind map, Capture the Flag, Barebones Objective Moshpit.
    • Blackout: Summer map updates, post-flood map update, Ground War, Attack Helicopter, Hawk.
    • Zombies: “Labours of Hercules” Gauntlet, new Epic Elixirs, Gauntlet Leaderboards, new weapon support, Grav assault rifle attachment support, new Mastercraft support, new MKII Weapon support.
  • Submarine and Shipwreck destinations added to Alcatraz in Blackout (PS4).
  • Hot Pursuit returns to Blackout on Xbox One and PC.
  • Barebones Objective Moshpit added on all platforms in Multiplayer.
  • Closed exploitable areas in Grind and Arsenal.
  • Improvements to Best Play and Killcam in Capture the Flag.
  • Restricted the Vendetta sniper rifle in Bolt-Action Barebones.
  • Headshots with the Vendetta are now one-shot kills.
  • Enabled Mastery Camos on the Locus.
  • Adjusted the Operator Mod damage on the S6 Stingray.
  • Lowered the camo unlock requirements for the Ballistic Knife.
  • Various performance improvements for Ground War in Blackout.
  • Gameplay improvements for “Labours of Hercules” Gauntlet in Zombies.

BLACKOUT

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  • Alcatraz

    • Submarine and Shipwreck destinations added to the map.
    • The roof has been removed from the center of the main Cellhouse building with new strategic landing and grappling opportunities.
  • Featured Playlists (June 11-18)

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    • Ground War
    • Alcatraz
    • Solo
    • Duos
    • Quads

MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (June 11-14)

    • Barebones Objective Moshpit
    • Capture the Flag
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • Prop Hunt
    • Infected

GLOBAL

  • Community Challenge

    • Grav assault rifle available to all players in Multiplayer after the Community Challenge of completing 15 million public matches has been achieved.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Free Map

    • Grind

      • The classic Black Ops 2 skatepark map is now in rotation, free for all players.
  • Game Modes

    • Capture the Flag

      • Capture the Flag now live as Featured Playlist.
      • First team to capture 3 flags in a round, or the team that has the most captures at the end of a round, wins the round.
      • First team to win 2 rounds wins the match.
      • In Overtime, the first team to capture the enemy’s flag will set the time to beat, and sides will switch. The opposing team must capture the flag faster to win.
  • New Weapons

    • Multiplayer support added for new weapons:

      • Grav assault rifle
      • Peacekeeper assault rifle
      • Vendetta sniper rifle
      • Locus sniper rifle
      • S6 Stingray tactical rifle
      • Ballistic Knife special weapon
  • Featured Playlists (June 11-14)

    • Xbox One

      • Capture the Flag
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Prop Hunt
      • Infected
    • PC

      • Capture the Flag
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt

BLACKOUT

  • Summer Map Updates

    • New summer foliage and lighting added to main map.
    • Coolers added throughout the map containing Paint Can bundle rewards.
    • Throwable Water Balloons added throughout the map.
    • BBQ-themed parties, balloons, yard flamingos, flags, and pool floats added to various locations throughout the map.
  • Post-Flood Map Updates

    • Flood water has receded.
    • Hydro Dam now under reconstruction.
    • Factory now under repair.
    • Cargo Docks now restored with new layout changes.
    • Hijacked relocated to Nuketown Island cove.
  • Game Modes

    • Ground War

      • Massive battle with two teams of up to 50 players on each side.
      • Each team has an opposing flight path. Choose to jump with your team, or try to get behind enemy lines early on.
      • Each match starts with a collapsed play space to get into the action faster.
      • More loot spawns throughout the map and ammo drops are doubled.
      • “Down But Not Out” redeploys enabled.
      • Escalating redeploy loadouts enabled.
      • Players can revive downed players in their squad and teammates not in their immediate squad.
      • Friendly fire disabled.
  • Vehicles

    • Attack Helicopter

      • Helicopter equipped with two heavy turrets designed for combat added to the main map.
  • Equipment

    • Hawk

      • Outrider’s Hawk now available to scout for enemies. Cannot be parked in mid-air.
  • Weapons

    • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments.
  • Coward’s Way Out

    • Players can now you can hold the USE button to reduce the time spent downed in redeploy modes.
  • Featured Playlists

    • Xbox One (June 11-18)

      • Ground War
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads
    • PC (June 11-14)

      • Ground War
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Solo

ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets

    • “Labours of Hercules”

      • New Gauntlet now available for “Ancient Evil” featuring 30 unique challenges.
  • New Elixirs

    • Perkaholic

      • Receive all Loadout Perks and six random extra Perks that are not in your loadout. Cannot stack with itself.
      • Activates immediately.
    • Near Death Experience

      • Revive or be revived, simply by being near other players. Revived players keep all Loadout Perks after being revived.
      • Activates immediately (lasts 10 minutes or 5 revives).
    • Reign Drops

      • Spawns one of each of the nine core power-ups.
      • Instant activation.
    • Shopping Free

      • All purchases are free.
      • Activates immediately (lasts 1 minute).
  • Weapons

    • Support added for S6 Stingray, Peacekeeper, Vendetta, Locus, and Ballistic Knife.
    • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments.
    • Support added for new Mastercraft weapons.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes

    • Barebones Objective Moshpit

      • Barebones game mode featuring Domination, Control, Hardpoint, Safeguard, and Search and Destroy, now live on all platforms.
    • Capture the Flag

      • Made improvements to Best Play and Killcam.
    • Bolt-Action Barebones

      • Restricted the Vendetta sniper rifle.
  • Heist

    • Closed an exploit during the Buy phase.
  • Maps

    • Grind

      • Closed missing collision in the circular stairwell.
    • Arsenal

      • Closed an exploit that could allow players to get under the map.
  • Weapons

    • S6 Stingray

      • Lowered damage from the S6 Stingray Operator Mod, particularly against the Safeguard robot.
    • Ballistic Knife

      • Slowed projectile velocity.
      • Added pronounced ballistic arc.
      • Adjusted Gas Powered attachment.
    • Vendetta

      • Headshots with the Vendetta are now one-shot kills.
  • Create-a-Class

    • Resolved a UI error that occurred when attaching optics.
    • MX9 attachments are now visible in the front end and can be taken in-game.
    • Enabled Mastery Camos for the Locus once unlocked.
    • Lowered the camo unlock requirements for the Ballistic Knife.
    • “Crown” and “Anchors Away” reticles can now be used in-game.

BLACKOUT

  • Ground War

    • Wins are now properly counted in the Barracks.
    • Various performance and stability improvements.
  • Equipment

    • Hawk

      • Players can no longer deploy the Hawk while prone.
    • Barricade

      • Barricades will no longer disappear after 60 seconds.
  • Coward’s Way Out

    • Coward’s Way Out HUD will no longer persist into the end-game flow.
    • Players can no longer take the Coward’s Way Out when being downed while reviving another player.

ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets

    • “Labours of Hercules”

      • Resolved an issue that could lock players out of the Pack-a-Punch.
      • Various stability fixes.
  • Camos

    • Addressed an issue that could allow the Plasma Drive Reactive Camo to revert to its base camo form.
  • UI

    • Addressed a UI error that could sometimes occur in the Select Reticle menu.

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Fastest way to unlock Blue Dot reticle in Warzone & Modern Warfare

Published: 20/Oct/2020 15:49

by Jacob Hale

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The Blue Dot reticle has fast become one of the most popular in Warzone and Modern Warfare, with players claiming it helps with their aim and accuracy when engaging in gunfights.

The Blue Dot has seen a massive uptick in use, especially as it becomes more popular among Warzone content creators who are constantly seeking new ways to maximize their ability in their gameplay.

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This is somewhat similar to Infinite Warfare, another Infinity Ward game, in which pro players would use the Blue Dot to get a bit of a better view on their enemies and increase their chances in gunfights.

That said, it’s not easy to unlock, and is a bit of a grind, so be prepared to spend a good amount of time trying to get it.

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Holo Sights have become increasingly popular thanks to the Blue Dot.

How to unlock the Blue Dot reticle for Holo sights

There are exactly nine tasks that have to be completed to unlock the reticle, and in a certain order, so it’s guaranteed to take up a solid wedge of time, especially if you’re exclusively playing Warzone.

Let’s take a look at the challenges you have to complete to unlock the Blue Dot for holographic sights:

  • Get 200 Kills using the Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the APX5 Holographic Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the APX5 Holographic Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using any Holo Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using any Holo Sight
  • Get 3 kills without dying 150 times using any Holo Sight

These have to be done in this order, as completing each challenge unlocks the next, and each one will also unlock a new reticle as it builds up to the big one.

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This isn’t a quick unlock, so expect to sink a lot of time in.

How to unlock the Blue Dot reticle for Reflex sights

The process for unlocking Blue Dot on Holo sights is fairly similar, though there is an additional challenge thrown in there that will make the process take even longer.

Here’s what you’ve got to do:

  • Get 200 Kills using the Operator Reflex Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Operator Reflex Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the Aim-Op Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Aim-Op Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using the Viper Reflex Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Viper Reflex Sight
  • Get 200 Kills using any Monocle Sight
  • Get 50 Headshots using the Monocle Sight
  • Get 3 kills without dying 150 times using any Reflex Sight
  • Get 500 kills using any Reflex Optic

Fastest way to unlock Blue Dot

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Season 6 has brought a bunch of new content, but we’re also seeing a lot of Blue Dot reticles on the battlefield.

Now you know how to do it, you’ll want to know the quickest way to unlock the reticle, too. While we can find ways to minimize how much time you have to spend grinding, it’s worth noting that this really is a grind, and will require a lot of time spent picking up the kills necessary.

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We recommend playing in Shipment 24/7 or Shoot the Ship playlists in Modern Warfare multiplayer if possible, especially as with Shipment you can simply slap the Holo sight onto a shotgun or SMG and hipfire at the enemies, racking up kills as you go without being held back by aiming down the enhanced-magnification sights.

When attempting to get headshots, your safest option would probably be using a single-fire weapon like the FAL and aiming for the head — for this, you might be best off heading into the Hardcore playlists.

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That said, there are plenty of ways to unlock Blue Dot, and as long as you keep up with the challenges, you should be able to unlock them through any method, though some processes may take longer than the ones we’ve laid out above.