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Black Ops 4 reward concept would make the Black Ops Pass way better

Published: 26/Feb/2019 11:53 Updated: 26/Feb/2019 12:35

by Matt Cotton


Owning a $50 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season pass doesn’t seem to be providing players with the value they hoped. Activision could change this, though, with the introduction of a new reward system.

Players who own the Black Ops pass will have paid around $60 for the game and $50 for the pass. Many Black Ops 4 players have compared the game to free-to-play titles like Apex Legends and Fortnite, and have asked how their content can be on par with a game like Call of Duty.

One fan on Reddit believes that Black Ops pass owners should get a daily tier skip or reserve case, since there isn’t an in-game currency in Black Ops 4. 

Should players be rewarded more for playing Blackout?

This method could reward pass owners like in previous Black Ops games, however.

‘Illini_Jack’ said: “Since there isn’t any in game currency, it would be nice if Pass owners got some kind of daily reward for owning the pass like in previous games. This would be a small but a welcomed addition.”

Another Reddit user said that they had switched to Blackout at launch, and that they have only been rewarded with a few new skins. ‘Chriscase4578’ said:

“I played very little MP switched over to blackout my first BR and fell in love and haven’t played MP sense the day after launch & have no plans to. I think all I’ve really gotten from the pass was a top hat skin a robot skin and a monkey skin.”

This frustration is understandable when you realise that some skins in the store are 8$ each.

The Cosmic Silverback is available now in Blackout with the Black Ops Pass on PS4.

Activision could even reward pass owners with CoD points every five tiers or so, which is similar to what free-to-play games do for owners of a Battle Pass. 

Treyarch could be missing out on a huge opportunity to incentivize players to buy their season pass if the lack of content provided isn’t addressed.

“It’s the biggest waste of money,” said Reddit user ‘waterisgoodforyou10’ when discussing the current Black Ops Pass. “Hopefully you get something more than just a monkey in blackout and shitty maps that never show up.”

A revamped season pass would also encourage players to play Black Ops 4 more. What do you think about the content provided with the $50 season pass? Get in touch with us via twitter @DexertoINTEL to let us know your thoughts.

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”