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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

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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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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.