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Everything We Learned About Blackout Battle Royale in Black Ops 4 From the Reveal Trailer

Published: 31/Jul/2018 16:30 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 21:26

by Calum Patterson

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With the Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta days away, Treyarch released a new mini trailer for the battle royale mode ‘Blackout’, revealing lots of new features.

Despite only appearing for the last 30 seconds of the new multiplayer trailer, there was an abundance of new information on show, including weapons, maps and vehicles.

Maps

David Vonderhaar stated at the community reveal event that ‘parts’ of historic maps from the Black Ops series would make up the Blackout map, and finally we have some of these confirmed.

Predictably, Nuketown makes an appearance.

As does fan favorite Zombies map, Verrückt. 

Also of note is that actual Zombies appeared on this area of the map in the trailer.

Another iconic Black Ops map, Raid, also spotted in the Blackout trailer for a split second.

Weapons

Although it is not yet clear how getting weapons will work in Blackout (gathered on the ground or picked in classes), the trailer did show off a good variety of firepower.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a battle royale without a sniper.

We also got a glimpse at an LMG and an Assault Rifle.

And since there is helicopters confirmed to be in the game, there is also a counter, with this launcher. It’s not clear if it is a lock-on launcher or not.

Vehicles

Speaking of helicopters, there were other vehicles also confirmed.

First up, was the quad-bikes, which featured prominently in the trailer.

Just as David Vonderhaar promised, there will be water vehicles too – a first for Call of Duty multiplayer modes.

Finally, there was a more surprising vehicle – or not so much a vehicle but a mode of transport we’ve not seen since Black Ops 2.

The wingsuit will make a return in Blackout, as can be seen from this tiny glimpse in the trailer.

That’s a lot of new information from only a 30 second trailer, but there is no doubt plenty more vehicles, weapons and maps in the full version.

The Blackout beta is set for September, but no official date has been confirmed yet by Treyarch. The multiplayer beta starts first on PS4 on August 3, and then PS4 and Xbox the weekend after.

YouTuber PrestigeIsKey provides a full breakdown frame-by-frame of everything the teaser trailer showed off in Blackout.

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven

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With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.