How to unlock classic Black Ops Zombies characters in Blackout - Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo - Dexerto
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How to unlock classic Black Ops Zombies characters in Blackout – Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo

Published: 27/Nov/2018 23:58 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:16

by Albert Petrosyan


The newest update in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on November 27 has enabled a few certain Zombies characters to be unlocked in the Blackout battle royale mode. 

The characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo are now all able to be unlocked for permanent use in Blackout, but players will have to complete a mission in order to do so for each one.

Each unique character mission has a special item that players will have to find, after which they will need to complete a set of challenges. Once that is complete, the character will be available in the personalization menu of Blackout.


For Dempsey, players will need to find the Juggernog Bottle, which is located inside the Nuketown Bunker, Mystery Box, or the ongoing Blightfather event.


Once acquiring the bottle, the player then needs to kill an enemy with any grenade and finish the match with the Juggernog Bottle in their inventory.


The item for this mission is the Flying Helmet, which can be found in the graveyard by Asylum or the Blightfather event. The challenges for this mission are to place Top 3 in Squads, Top 4 in Duos, or Top 5 in Solos with the helmet in the inventory.



The Blood Vials are required for unlocking Richtofen, and they can be found by interacting with the Blood Fountain in Asylum or the Blightfather event.


Players will then need to either place Top 2 in Squads, Top 3 in Duos, or Top 5 in Solos with the vials in their inventory.


For unlocking Takeo, players will need the Emperor’s Note, which is located on top of the Lighthouse or in the Asylum by interacting with a typewriter.


The challenges for this one are tricky, because players cannot use ANY equipment throughout the match, which includes Grenades, Barricades, Sensor Darts, etc…

In addition, there is a requirement to place Top 4 in Squads, Top 8 in Duos, or Top 15 in Solos with the Emperor’s Note in the inventory.

For similar instructions on how to unlock other characters in Blackout, visit the guides below:

Source – Reddit

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.