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First look at remastered version of Slums map in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Published: 4/Oct/2018 18:15

by Calum Patterson


Treyarch have released what is believed to be the final preview for all the remade maps coming to Black Ops 4, finally revealing what the new and improved Slums will look like.

First featured in Black Ops 2, Slums is a small and hectic map, with clearly defined lanes, and a narrow center courtyard area.

During the Black Ops 2 competitive season, it was one of the most favored maps for hardpoint particularly, with a range of engagements, and emphasis on spawn knowledge.

As with the other remastered maps, little has changed about the general aesthetic of the map for Black Ops 4, but it has been given a makeover, with improved graphical fidelity and details.

It will be interesting to see how the map plays out in some of the newer game modes that were not in Black Ops 2, namely ‘Control’ and ‘Heist’.

For competitive players, the community will be eager to see this map back in rotation, for hardpoint specifically at least.

That means that all four announced remakes – Summit, Firing Range, Jungle and Slums – have been revealed, with the exception of Nuketown, which is set to come to all players in November.

Treyarch has also teased two other completely new maps, Morocco and Icebreaker, and there is suspicions that one more is still to be revealed.

In the launch trailer, a different jungle like environment was seen for just a split second, and it didn’t appear familiar from any of the other maps.

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”