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Black Ops 4: Treyarch drops teaser and release date for updated Blackout map

Published: 4/Dec/2018 18:19 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 18:26

by Wyatt Donigan

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Following hints from the v1.08 patch notes, Treyarch is gearing up for a major update to the Blackout map on December 11. 

Blackout has been highly successful and popular ever since the release of Black Ops 4 on October 12, but the map has yet to receive any updates of any kind. 

It looks like fans wanting some major changes won’t have long to wait, however, as a huge hint has now been revealed for incoming updates. 

A short teaser was posted to the official Call of Duty Twitter account on December 4 with a cryptic message of “Incoming” along with a date of when the updated map will hit.

In the video, a small blip on the radar can be seen off the western coast of the map, which hints at the possibility of Hijacked being added to the game. 

The popular Black Ops 2 map is set on a hijacked cruise ship, which would fit right along with the blip seen out in the water during the short clip. 

The addition of the map would also fall in line with the possible leak spotted in a video posted soccer star Neymar Jr. on December 3. 

The updated map, as is the case with all Black Ops 4 content, will come to PlayStation 4 first on December 11, with Xbox One and PC to follow seven days later. 

For all the up-to-date info on updates coming to the Blackout map, be sure to follow us on @DexertoIntel

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

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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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.