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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ESRB Age Rating and Mystery Box Packaging Confirmed

Published: 15/Aug/2018 15:46 Updated: 15/Aug/2018 15:53

by Ross Deason

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The confirmed ESRB and provisional PEGI age-based classifications for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 have been revealed.

For players in the United States, the highly anticipated fourth installment of the Black Ops 4 series will be ESRB rated at 17, while the European Union’s “provisional” PEGI rating has settled on 18.

The ESRB information comes directly from Amazon’s updated box art images which now show the age rating in the lower left of the image next to an “INTERNET REQUIRED” logo.

The “MATURE” ESRB rating comes as no surprise as the content description states “Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language”.

The fact that the game requires an internet connection is also not surprising as Black Ops 4 will not feature a campaign/story mode so will need to be connected to the internet for virtually every feature.

There is also a strong possibility that the game will come with a hefty day one update or patch – something that seems to have become the norm in recent years.

The US Amazon site has also updated the image for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Mystery Box Edition, showing what the packaging will look like:

The Mystery Box Edition will includes a mystery box that lights up and plays zombie noises, a Black Ops pass with day one bonus, and a a great deal more additional content.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12 2018.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.