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Contracts confirmed for Black Ops 4 – Release date, details and more

Published: 20/Jun/2019 19:03 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 19:24

by Alan Bernal


The Black Ops 4 devs shared a full breakdown of their upcoming Contracts on June 20 which will be giving its players tons of new ways for earning in-game rewards with constantly rotating challenges.

Treyarch knows its community have been wanting a more steady avenue for getting in-game items and rewards. Previously, the devs were hit with harsh criticisms on all sides for pay-to-win weapons or other controversial armaments found within Reserve Crates.

But it looks like the devs are in maintenance mode and are releasing an alternative form of earning some of the game’s more elusive items, if a player is willing to put the time in the game.

“We’ve heard the community’s requests for more rewards through gameplay in all modes, and we’re expanding Contracts to provide new benefits for playing Multiplayer, Blackout, Zombies, and World League,” Treyarch said.

TreyarchPlayers will be getting tons of Contracts to finally get those coveted in-game rewards.

Active and Daily Contracts

Coming to all platforms on June 25, the Black Ops 4 player base are going to get a massive amount of Contracts to complete. Every mode in the game is going to carry its “own unique challenges to complete,” with total freedom on how players fulfill the challenge.

With that said, a global Daily Contract will be available to players along with six Active Contracts to choose from in every mode. Since there’s four modes in Black Ops 4, that gives players about 28 Contracts readily available to complete at any time.

However, players will have to stay on top of their tasks since only three Contracts can be “active” at once; one Daily along with two “player-selected” Active Contracts.

As the name suggests, the Daily Contracts will refresh every 24 hours, regardless if it’s completed since it will be replaced by a new one the next day.

TreyarchFrom Daily Contracts to Active Contracts, there’s going to be a wide variety in challenges for players to complete.

On the other hand, those Active Contracts will “refresh at regular intervals.” Upon activating a Contract, players can make as much progress they want on it. If they choose to activate a different contract in its place, they will still retain the progress made while its on standby.

While the pool of Contracts eventually get swapped out, if you’ve been making tons of progress on an activated Contract, it will never expire. This means that progress will be lost only on the inactive Contracts that have yet to be completed.

In any pool of Contracts there will be two types that players can activate, Standard and Hard Contracts. The Standard can range from getting “5 kills with Airborne Scorestreaks” while a Hard one is something like getting “5 multikills as a result of using a Specialist Weapon.”

While not impossible on both fronts, there’s obviously a disparity of difficulty when choosing which Contract to activate.

TreyarchThe harder the Contract, the better the rewards in Treyarch’s new system.

Rewards upon Completing a Contract

Finished Contracts can give out great rewards like a Reserve Crate or two. Moreover, Bonus XP can be earned for any of the Multiplayer, Zombies and World League modes.

But for Zombies specifically Contracts can even hand out Bonus Nebulium Plasma, meanwhile Blackouts players can get Bonus Merits.

The new Contract system will not affect the Reserve Case drop rate that players already get by just playing games. Similarly, Daily Tier Skips will also be unaffected in all modes by the new Contracts in Black Ops 4.

TreyarchContracts will open up the game for players to access better items.

Ultra Weapon Bribes

While the new Contract system will give players a lot of opportunities to get new rewards, Treyarch is also changing their Weapon Bribes feature in an “upcoming update.”

The first Ultra Weapon Bribes will give players a “Black Market weapon that you don’t own.” But for the Call of Duty diehards, if they have own any variant of all the Black Market weapons, then Ultra Weapon Bribes are going to hand out “a MKII Weapon, Mastercraft, or other variant that you haven’t unlocked yet.”

Furthermore, it looks like Treyarch are preparing a “new special event” within the current Operation that will let players earn an Ultra Weapon Bribe through Contraband, with more options in the future to complete their Black Market weapon collection.

It seems as if Treyarch are pulling out all the stops to get players back into grinding games with Contracts, which will hopefully let more people get their hands on some of the more rare items in the game.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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