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Call of Duty Teases New Zombie Details for Black Ops 4

Published: 16/Jul/2018 20:51 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Vincent Genova


The official Call of Duty Twitter Account has released a new GIF featuring what appears to be zombie eyes.

The only other detail is the text, which reads “Chaos awaits.”

Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch is hosting a Zombies panel at San Diego Comic Con on July 19 at 1:00 PM PST, this tweet is most likely a teaser for the panel.

There might be more information and clues in the GIF than it seems, because the color of zombie’s eyes have played a role in past Call of Duty stories.

The eyes in the GIF are red, instead of the usual yellow or orange blend from most Black Ops zombies maps in the past.

Red zombie eyes were featured in the Black Ops 2 DLC map “Mob of the Dead.”

“Mob of the Dead” was considered unique because it had a mysterious connection to the overall zombie story arc throughout the Black Ops games, it was not until Black Ops 3 DLC that players discovered the events of “Mob of the Dead” were not a standalone story.

Black Ops 4 will have three zombies maps at launch and one of them was revealed to be “Blood of the Dead,” which appears to take place in the same prison as the “Mob of the Dead” map.

The tweet would seem to indicate more information regarding “Blood of the Dead” is on the way, but the Comic Con panel will most likely feature numerous details on all aspects of Black Ops 4 Zombies.

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Clayster addresses “hate” over Black Ops Cold War’s Control mode

Published: 30/Nov/2020 3:18

by Brad Norton


Black Ops Cold War’s Control game mode has come under fire lately but 2020 Call of Duty League champion James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has explained why the “hate” is overblown.

Each and every year in competitive CoD there are three modes in rotation. Both Hardpoint and Search and Destroy are often staples with each annual release. However, the third mode is usually in rotation depending on what’s available. The 2019 season saw Domination make a return, for instance.

This time around, Control is that third key playlist. This means all pro competitions throughout the upcoming season will feature the mode across an assortment of maps. It’s just the second time in CoD history that Control has appeared after its introduction in 2018’s Black Ops 4.

While it was received well throughout its initial run, leading to some of the most exciting moments of the year, it’s relaunch in Cold War hasn’t been received quite as well. After a few days of backlash on social media, Clayster has explained why the “hate” isn’t justified.

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Control first appeared in Black Ops 4, and now it’s back in Cold War.

Now that the community is settling into Treyarch’s new release, a proper meta has started to emerge. Assault Rifles outright dominate the game in its current form. As a result, Control can be challenging and players have been quick to voice their frustrations.

“If there is no way to fix how hard it is to win Offenses, why wouldn’t a game mode like demolition or CTF be a possibility for mode three?” Reddit user ‘jaydubb2’ questioned. With so many ARs set up on Defense, it can be extremely tough to break into capture points on Offense.

However, Clayster believes the “hate” for the mode is a bit too much. Rather than complaining, players should instead “figure out how to win Offense,” he stressed. “Not just say it’s chalked, Defense wins. There are methods.”

If these issues are patched over time, with spawns being dialed in and the capture time adjusted, Control could be back to the explosive mode it was in Black Ops 4. “Control I feel like is a competitive game-mode from the core up,” Clayster added.

The mode isn’t perfect in its current state, but with a few simple tweaks, it could be better than ever, according to the three-time world champion. “Honestly, there’s a couple Narnia spawns that will be (hopefully) cleaned up and with 45s capture time, offense becomes much easier.” 

Early impressions have clearly been negative towards the mode. However, there’s still plenty of time for things to change ahead of the CDL 2021 season.