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Call of Duty: Blackout receives extensive changes in v1.10 patch – Custom games, Specialist characters, and more

Published: 18/Dec/2018 21:55 Updated: 18/Dec/2018 22:14

by Alan Bernal


The v1.10 update from Treyarch released December 18 brought a whole heap of additions and new features to Blackout that give players what they’ve been asking for quite some time.

The update comes on the heels of its Operation Absolute Zero update that released on December 11, and the developers are right back at it to include even more aspects to the game that will hopefully see improved gameplay in multiple areas.

Some of the bigger changes to come to Treyarch’s battle royale revolve around numerous fixes to the way the game is seen and heard with updates to the audio and changes to the maps. 

Further, the update unlocks all Specialists, meaning that players no longer have to complete the character missions to play as their favorite Specialists. Completing the challenges now unlocks a new color scheme for each Specialist. 

The audio in Blackout has been fined tuned and will lower the volume to Supply Drop planes, increase the volume of the ARAV’s engine to be heard at greater distances, and fixed the sounds to all vehicles engines so they don’t get lost in the fray of battle.

TreyarchThe vehicle will now be more pronounced from further away to stop full-squad ambushes.

On Hijacked, changes to the mantling points will make entering from the water much easier and improvements have been made to the overall placements of the doorways.

Additionally, updates to the elevators at the Hydro Dam should relieve issues there. ARAV’s will no longer explode when riding it down the elevator at the Construction Site.

Clipping at Snowball spawn points should also be fixed. And the lighting to interior spaces on Blackout have been updated, hopefully clearing up the visibility for close-quarter engagements.

For PS4 players, Contraband Stashes are available for a limited time that include the Slay Bell and Secret Santa melee weapons.

The changes accompany the recently released limited custom servers, and other immense improvements to the game.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.