Everything you need to know about Gauntlet Mode in Black Ops 4 Zombies - Every 'Unsinkable' challenge and more - Dexerto
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Everything you need to know about Gauntlet Mode in Black Ops 4 Zombies – Every ‘Unsinkable’ challenge and more

Published: 15/Jan/2019 21:00 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 21:26

by Wyatt Donigan

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With Treyarch officially kicking off 115 Day with the launch of January 15’s v1.11 update, it’s time to look into everything the new Zombies Gauntlet mode has to offer.

Gauntlets were first teased on January 8 when Treyarch first detailed what would be coming to Zombies once the latest update dropped.

The round-based challenge mode is currently only available on Voyage of Despair with the ‘Unsinkable’ variant being selectable from the main menu. The second Gauntlet will become available in late January, according to Treyarch.

The new Gauntlets mode in Zombies can be easily found in the main menu.

There are 30 rounds in total, with each round featuring a different challenge for players to complete. Players will be rewarded with a medal and a calling card every 10 rounds during their first completion.

Failing a challenge, or going down, will give the player a strike and the game will end after three strikers are giving.

You can find a list of every challenge below:

  • Round 1: Survive the Round without taking damage
  • Round 2: Kill Zombies with equipment only
  • Round 3: Use melee only
  • Round 4: Survive the round with at least one perk active
  • Round 5: Use the Essex Model 07 Lever Action Rifle only
  • Round 6: Activate the Sentinel Artifact
  • Round 7: Possess the Shield at the End of the Round
  • Round 8: All Buys are disabled
  • Round 9: Obtain a weapon from the mystery box
  • Round 10: Defend the Cargo Hold while flooded
  • Round 11: Open all doors in the map
  • Round 12: Survive a wave of crawling dead
  • Round 13: Possess a re-packed weapon by the end of the round
  • Round 14: Complete the round with Zero Perks
  • Round 15: Defend the Poop Deck
  • Round 16: Use the Lever Action Rifle only
  • Round 17: Kill Zombies with headshots only
  • Round 18: Avoid all powerups
  • Round 19: Damage to players causes point drain
  • Round 20: Survive a Stoker onslaught in the engine room
  • Round 21: Every player must possess a Level 3 Special Weapon
  • Round 22: Kill Catalysts Zombies using the corresponding reactive alternate ammo type
  • Round 23: Reset to your starting weapon
  • Round 24: Replenish health drain with Zombie Kills
  • Round 25: Defend the Forecastle with no special weapons
  • Round 26: Complete the round before the timer runs out (Solo = two minutes)
  • Round 27: Use only Lever Action Rifle
  • Round 28: No HUD
  • Round 29: Pack-A-Punch Weapons disabled
  • Round 30: Defend the Grand Staircase from a ton of Zombies

Players will receive a special medal for every 10 levels completed in Gauntlet mode.

It’s also worth noting that although the challenges rotate each round, they overall 30-round pattern remains the same each time.

As such, Gauntlet mode will be a welcomed addition to those wishing to speedrun the mode and try to complete it with the fastest time possible.

There will be many more Gauntlets down the line during 2019, so be sure to follow us @DexertoIntel for everything you need to know about future Gauntlets.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.