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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 made a ridiculous amount of money in only 3 days

Published: 18/Oct/2018 13:09 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 13:49

by Calum Patterson

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Activision have announced that the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was one of the franchise’s most successful, setting a new record for revenue generated on its opening weekend, as well as the highest player counts.

Following in the footsteps of the previous three Black Ops entries, which is by far the most successful sub-franchise of Call of Duty, the fourth in the series has not disappointed.

While some fans may bemoan the exclusion of a campaign mode, it was more than made up for by the addition of Blackout – Call of Duty’s first foray into the battle royale game type.

Blackout has already proven to be a major factor in the game’s commercial success, with Activision reporting earlier that PC sales were double that of last year’s CoD: WWII – and this is likely in large part thanks to the BR mode.

But, Black Ops multiplayer is a stalwart in FPS shooters on console, and Treyarch continued their tradition of producing a polished (save for a few teething bugs and glitches) and smooth AAA title experience.

All of this meant a big return. Activision has announced on October 18 that in its first three days, Black Ops 4 generated $500 million in revenue, and the total number of players increased from last year.

Blackout is Call of Duty’s first attempt at Battle Royale.

They also say that player statistics have set a new franchise record for current generation consoles, stating:

Through its first three days of release, Black Ops 4 set a new Call of Duty® franchise record for most combined players, average hours per player and total number of hours played, on current generation consoles.

The combined number of Black Ops 4 players across its three modes of play during those first three days tops both last year’s Call of Duty: WWII, as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (single player, multiplayer and zombies), respectively, for the same period of time.

And it’s not just players playing either, but also watching. Activision claims that based on minutes watched, Black Ops 4 “delivered the highest level of viewership through launch weekend on Twitch in franchise history.”

Rob Kostich, EVP and GM of Call of Duty, said that Activision and Treyarch were “excited” about the game’s momentum, and have so much more planned. He says Black Ops 4 has “set new standards”, and shows how fun Blackout specifically is, to both play and watch.

Black Ops 4 also beat the record for day one digital sales on the PlayStation store, beating the previous record which was also held by Call of Duty, for 2017’s WWII.

Source: Business Wire

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:16

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
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CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Reclaim

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Reclaim, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Reclaim. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

Screenshot of a Reddit conversation
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The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.