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How to reach tier 200 in Black Ops 4 Black Market without spending any money

Published: 1/Nov/2018 15:45 Updated: 1/Nov/2018 16:56

by Calum Patterson


There is a new system in place for the ‘Black Market’ in Black Ops 4, using a tiered progression model which you can advance through by simply playing – but it will require some serious dedication.

Of course, you can pay for individual tiers, as this is Black Ops 4’s microtransaction system, but it is radically different to the Black Market we saw in Black Ops III, or any other Call of Duty for that matter.

The system will work on a cycle of in game events, currently the event is Operation: First Strike. Within this operation there are 200 tiers – but once you reach level 200, another 25 unlock, and then another 25 after that, taking the total to 250.

After tier 200 though, all the rewards are ‘Reserves’ (Black Ops 4’s equivalent to supply drops), granting an unknown, randomized item.

To reach level 200 with cash only would cost 20,000 CoD points, or $200. But, if you don’t want to spend this money, you can simply unlock the tiers through playing the game.

Treyarch hasn’t said exactly how fast the progression through tiers is through gameplay alone, but did roll out an update on October 23 stating: “players will now earn Tier progression both faster and more consistently across all modes of play in Blackout and Multiplayer.”

Some estimates from players suggest that it takes around 1-2 hours of gameplay to advance to a new tier, but this cannot be confirmed exactly.

According to the in-game message, there will be a new operation on December 11, meaning if you want to hit level 200 before the end of the event, you will need to put in some serious hours.

Progressing Faster

The speed at which you progress cannot be influenced by any other factor other than time spent in game. 

So, to move up through the tiers as fast as possible, you will want to survive as long as possible in Blackout, and stick out multiplayer matches to the end, to minimize time spent in menus.

Some reports from players suggest that multiplayer is by far the fastest way to progress, although this cannot be confirmed. Twitch streamer shroud, who almost plays Blackout exclusively, has noticed that progression is slower in Blackout, but this is purely anecdotal.

Special Orders

There are also new ‘Special Orders’, separate to the main Operation tiers. To get access to these Special Orders, you will have to pay CoD points.


Currently, there are two Special Orders available, the ‘Bombero’ and ‘Covert’, costing 800CP and 500CP respectively.

New Special Orders will rotate in every few days, but once you have purchased one, it will remain available to you so you can complete it.

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How to get Cleaver melee blueprint in Warzone

Published: 21/Oct/2020 16:45

by Jacob Hale


With the Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event arriving in Warzone, fans have been treated to a bunch of spooky new content, but among the most popular is the Cleaver melee weapon.

During Haunting of Verdansk, players will be able to drop into a new mode with Zombie Royale, as well as pick up new Operator packs based on popular horror films Saw and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

On top of these new features, Trick or Treat offers players the opportunity to earn a bunch of new weapons and cosmetic items across the map; but you have to know where to find them.

The Cleaver has become instantly popular, with fans wanting to get their hands on the melee weapon, but it’s not easy to do if you don’t know where to look.

Warzone cleaver MP5 loadout
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Warzone players are all trying to hunt down the Cleaver.

Although the Cleaver in the ‘Halloween Event’ tab says it’s unlockable in the Gulag, you’ve actually got to head to Prison, in the southeast corner of the map, to unlock it.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do:

  1. Land at Prison, or make your way over there after dropping (we recommend landing there to maximize your chances).
  2. Head down to the underground section of the POI, which leads all the way down to the Gulag showers.
  3. Clear out any enemies before they can open chests.
  4. Start opening loot chests for yourself, and hope the Cleaver unlocks — this is completely random, so there’s no definite way to tell which box will hold the Cleaver.
  5. Look out for a banner to stretch across the screen saying “Gulag loot found. Blueprint unlocked.”
  6. Once this pops up, the Cleaver will be added to your inventory. Play out the rest of the game, or quit the match to get it on your loadouts straight away!
Warzone Cleaver blueprint
Expect to see a lot of Cleavers in action during the Halloween event.

Once that’s done, you can take the Cleaver into matches to shut down enemies and slay zombies in the new Zombie Royale mode.

Pair this with your new Saw or Texas Chainsaw Massacre skins, and you’ll be the scariest soldier in Verdansk.