Blackjack's Shop goes live for Black Ops 4's Black Market - Dexerto
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Blackjack’s Shop goes live for Black Ops 4’s Black Market

Published: 13/Nov/2018 20:25 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 20:26

by Wyatt Donigan

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Players will now be able to directly purchase cosmetic items in Black Ops 4 with the introduction of Blackjack’s shop.

The Black Market in Black Ops 4 is the game’s one-stop shop for Specialist outfits and gestures, allowing players the chance to receive exclusive gear.

Following the path of Special Orders and Contraband Streams, Blackjack’s Shop went live on November 13 to give players another option for obtaining cosmetic items in the game.

Blackjack’s Shop is an in-game store that contains both Featured and Daily items that players can directly purchase using Call of Duty Points.

This marks the first time since Advanced Warfare that a direct purchase system has been put into a Call of Duty game as Supply Drops containing random items have become the norm ever since.

While the shop might contain some items that were in Contraband and Special Event Streams, Blackjack’s Shop will also have its own set of unique items on the way.

In addition to Blackjack’s Shop, Treyarch has also announced a new way to earn Tiers for the Contraband Streams with the new Daily Tier Skip feature.

We’re also happy to announce the launch of Daily Tier Skips in Multiplayer and Blackout for all players! Simply win a match in MP or earn a Merit in Blackout each day to redeem a daily Bonus Tier in the Black Market. This allows players to earn Contraband items even faster, and it’s a permanent addition to the game.

These are a just a couple of things that dropped with the latest Black Ops 4 update, as Treyarch introduced a host of changes to all game modes in the update.

You can find the full patch notes for the November 13 update HERE.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.