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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Advert Suggests Sony’s PlayStation 4 Deal Has Been Extended

Published: 15/May/2018 13:39 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 15:11

by Calum Patterson


A new advert for the upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release has essentially confirmed that the exclusivity deal with Sony and PlayStation will continue.

Call of Duty was previously partnered with Microsoft and Xbox up until the release of Call of Duty Black Ops III in 2015, when the deal switched.

Of course Call of Duty games are released on both consoles and PC, however, the deal is still very meaningful for both casual fans and Call of Duty esports.

For the casual fan, it means (at least in previous years) that they will not only get special incentives and extra content on the PlayStation, but DLC map packs are also released a 30 days earlier.

And the deal is very crucial for competitive Call of Duty, as it determines which consoles all major, and most minor, events are played on.

There has been complaints about PlayStation in this regard, due to the bluetooth connectivity issues of controllers, which can cause latency in busy event venues.

However, it looks like PlayStation fans can rest easy, as the deal which was reported to last only three years, has been extended for Black Ops 4.

The end of a recent promotional trailer advertising the upcoming release, shows a PlayStation 4 ad at the end.

*Update: Another recent advertisement for PlayStation Plus, released on May 14th, prominently displays an image of the original Black Ops game artwork. 

It is also significant pre-release, as in previous years PlayStation players have been given access to the private and open betas earlier than their Xbox One counterparts.

It isn’t possible to say with 100% certainty that this advertisement confirms the deal is continuing, and that announcement may come at the community reveal event on May 17th, or perhaps later at E3 in June.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the community reveal event, where the fans will get their first glimpse of gameplay from the fourth Black Ops. You can watch right here, starting at 10am PDT on May 17th.

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale


The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.