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Contracts finally added to Black Ops 4 – Here’s how they work

Published: 25/Jun/2019 18:49

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Treyarch have finally added Contracts to Black Ops 4, and we’re here to make sure you’re caught up on exactly how they work. 

Contracts have been a popular aspect of the past several Call of Duty titles, giving players an additional way to earn rewards across all of the major game modes.

After months of players expressing their frustration at the lack of Contracts in Black Ops 4, Treyarch finally introduced them across all platforms on June 25, via the v1.19 update

This new system gives players specific challenges to complete in matches, allowing them to earn additional rewards in Multiplayer, League Play, Zombies, and Blackout battle royale. 

There will be 28 total challenges available at any given time, some of which will be refreshed on daily basis, while others may be available for a longer time period.

ActivisionThe addition of Contracts give players another way to earn rewards in Black Ops 4.

How to redeem Contracts in Black Ops 4

There are three easy steps that go into earning rewards by completing Contracts:

  • STEP 1: Visit the Contracts menu and choose two out of the 28 that are available. There will be six Contracts available for each of the four modes, along with one additional Daily Contract. Within each mode’s list of challenges, two will be marked as ‘Hard’, but you will be rewarded for your efforts with better rewards.
  • STEP 2: After you’ve selected the Contracts, load into the corresponding game mode and complete the challenge(s) listed in that Contract.
  • STEP 3: Upon completion, you will be rewarded with an in-game prize that goes along with the Contract. You can now also go back to the menu and choose more Contracts to complete . 
ActivisionCompleting Contracts gives players new rewards to use in Multiplayer, League Play, Zombies, and Blackout.

Other Blackout updates

In addition to the new Contracts system introduced for all four major game modes, Blackout has received several new features of its own. 

Included in the update were new Blackjack’s Stashes, Humiliations, Sentry Turret, and Medals, which will be granted to players for completing certain events or tasks in the battle royale mode, much like Multiplayer. 

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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.