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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre Season 1 bundles

Published: 8/Dec/2020 19:26 Updated: 8/Dec/2020 19:43

by Tanner Pierce


Activision and Treyarch have started giving players two free bundles ahead of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 1 – here’s everything you need to know about what they include and how to get them

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, has been delayed to December 16, players don’t have to wait until then to get their hands on some new, albeit small, content.

Activision and Treyarch have made free two content packs available, the Field Research bundle and the Certified bundle, presumably in order to help tide people over until Season 1. Here’s how you can get your hands on both content drops before the new season starts.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

Both bundles include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle. While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprints and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

Black Ops Cold War players are able to get their hands on two free bundles by logging in.
  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park “Scorch” Operator skin
    • Epic Milano “Excavator” blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare “Collectible Tin” Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia “Barrio” Operator skin
    • Rare FFAR “Ground Control” blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic “Can of Concealment” Weapon Charm

All in all, this is a pretty good deal, especially considering the Milano is one of the better SMGs right now. While the FFAR is nowhere near as good as it once was, it’s still an assault rifle with a high rate of fire, which makes it formidable against other players even after its nerf.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on these bundles. According to Activision, both will be awarded to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

Black Ops Cold War Season 1
Both free BOCW bundles can be redeemed by simply logging into the game between Dec 8-16.

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and clicking on the “multiplayer” option; playing a match isn’t required. Once you do log-in, the bundles should be in your account and you’re given the option to redeem everything before you even get a chance to go to the multiplayer menu.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 1 is scheduled to launch on December 16 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.


How to Become the Next Gaming Influencer with GAME

Published: 1/Dec/2020 18:20 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 11:15

by Shane King


GAME are launching a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for gaming content creators to win huge prizes and become a salaried influencer under the GAME banner. Here are the challenge’s details and how you can sign up.

No matter how experienced you are, GAME are offering the opportunity for a passionate PC or Xbox gamer to try out what it’s like being a gaming influencer. As long as you’re over 18 years old, a resident of the United Kingdom, and an avid gamer, you have a chance to win big.

Not only will the chosen winner earn some big prizes, but they’ll also receive a ton of media opportunities and visibility as a content creator for GAME. Among a variety of prizes, GAME’s influencer will earn a free Xbox Series X console and a £1,500 monthly salary for three months.

The full prize breakdown for the successful candidate is as follows:

GAME Next In fluencer Prize Breakdown

If you play on Xbox and/or PC, love gaming, and really love engaging with members of the community while providing entertaining, educational content, this opportunity could be for you. Below, you’ll find more details on the challenge, prizes, and how to get involved.

How to sign up for GAME’s influencer challenge

  1.  First thing’s first! Prepare a YouTube video, under two minutes long, that shows footage of you playing FIFA, Halo, Forza, or Destiny and includes commentary expressing why you want to be GAME’s influencer.
  2. Title the video “I’m (insert name here) and I want to be GAME’s next gaming influencer” and share it on Twitter and Facebook (tagging @GAMEDigital).
  3. Visit the GAME influencer challenge page and carefully fill out the form with your information, social media links, and a link to your YouTube video.
  4. Get your video out there! Share it on Twitter or Facebook too. Remember to tag @GAMEDigital so they can see it

Once your submission is in, the judges will get to work creating a shortlist based on “knowledge, enthusiasm, versatility, representation, and creativity.”

The full breakdown of the stages, including the five finalists each getting a one hour streaming slot on BELONG’s Twitch channel, can be found below.

GAME’s influencer challenge: How the winner will be picked

Level 1, Entries:

Fill out GAME’s influencer challenge form, including social media links and, most importantly, an entry YouTube video submission. Submissions opened on November 16 and close on December 18 2020.

Level 2, Shortlisting:

Judges review all entrants and select five top candidates by January 8, 2021, to move on to the next level. Candidates will be judged based on “knowledge, enthusiasm, versatility, representation, and creativity.”

BOSS Level, The Tournament:

The top five candidates will receive one hour on BELONG’s Twitch channel to play two games. (choosing between FIFA, Halo, Forza, and Destiny) 

Gaming Influencer Announced:

Based on how well each gamer performed and engaged with the audience during their stream, a winner will be chosen at a later date and the three-month contract will get inked!

Ultimately, GAME are offering gamers a chance at the exposure needed to grow their brands and, for one lucky winner, the opportunity to be a paid content creator.

Interested candidates should get their submissions ready, their social strategy planned, and their creative juices flowing. Starting with the initial submissions, big prizes are on the line and competition is sure to be fierce.