*UPDATED* New Reports Claim Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Be a Battle.net Exclusive and Could Feature Cross-Platform Play - Dexerto
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*UPDATED* New Reports Claim Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Be a Battle.net Exclusive and Could Feature Cross-Platform Play

Published: 7/May/2018 10:45 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:42

by Ross Deason

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UPDATE: A YouTube video has been released from the people that claim to have leaked the images which shows that they were photoshopped. The original Gaming INTEL article is currently unchanged. The video can be seen here.

New reports have started to surface about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 which claim the new game will be a Battle.net exclusive for PC users.

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With the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 community reveal event not due to take place until May 17th, the constant speculation and leaking of rumors is at an all-time high.

These rumors range from the game using grappling hooks and advanced movement all the way to there being a separate Battle Royale mode being developed by Raven Software and released alongside the main game.

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Now a new leak claims that the PC version of the game will be a Battle.net exclusive, meaning that Call of Duty’s long-standing deal with Steam could be coming to an end.

In a report from Gaming INTEL, two images showing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s integration with the Blizzard owned Battle.net platform seemed to confirm these rumors.

The first image shows the Black Ops 4 logo underneath the Destiny 2 one in the Battle.net launcher and the second shows the Battle.net shop page with Black Ops 4 once again displayed next to Destiny 2.

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The move would certainly make sense as the Battle.net launcher is specifically used for games from both Blizzard and Activision and it would mean that the developers would no longer have to share any of their sales revenue with Steam.

According to Gaming INTEL, sources state that another reason for this decision is that Acticision is putting a new focus on the PC side of things and wants to create “the best PC port of a Call of Duty title since Black Ops 2”.

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But perhaps the most interesting nugget of information comes from the final few lines of the article where Gaming INTEL claims that sources have also revealed that the Battle.net move is signs of future cross-platform functionality:

“From what this source has heard, a greater focus is being pushed onto Battle.Net because multiple devs have been testing cross-platform functionality.

The source said that Battle.Net will fast resemble Epic Games own launcher, where you can add people from other platforms such as the Xbox One and PS4, though they also have no idea how far along this additional functionality is into development.”

With the massive success of cross-platform play on Fortnite Battle Royale, and the incredible amount of support that Epic Games received for it, it seems only natural that other developers are finally starting to think about making similar moves.

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According to Gaming INTEL their source has been accurate in the past but we are unlikely to know anything for certain until May 17th.

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How to get free Texas Chainsaw Massacre emblem & calling card in Warzone

Published: 19/Oct/2020 21:18 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 21:22

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has officially unveiled all the details about the Haunting of Verdansk event coming to Call of Duty: Warzone, and it’s going to be packed with spooky content. To celebrate, Lionsgate is offering special Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed content for the game, and we’ve got the details on how to unlock them.

After being leaked around a week ago, Activision has finally unveiled its Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre crossovers in Warzone. Players will soon be able to purchase bundles based on the two horror franchises in the in-game store for around $20, and they both come with the usual suspects: ew Operators skins, weapon blueprints, emotes, etc.

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Players will also be able to get their hands on a couple of items themed around the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise without having to put down any cash or COD points at all if they follow some simple steps.

How to unlock the Texas Chainsaw Massacre emblem & calling card?

Unlocking these items is simple – you don’t have to do anything within the actual Modern Warfare or Warzone application to earn them. Instead, just get on their computer or mobile device, go to the film franchise’s main website and follow some easy steps in order to get a free emblem and calling card:

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  1. Go to texaschainsaw.com
  2. Click the “Proceed” button that pops up near the bottom of the screen.
  3. After the images and text, enter your email where provided.
  4. Click submit.
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If players want to get their hands on Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed items, they’ll have to follow the steps below.

After that point, Activision will send you a code for the emblem and calling card within two weeks. It is interesting to note, however, that the fine print on the website says it’ll be available in-game after November 9, 2020, which would technically be three weeks from the announcement, so it’s unknown what the case actually is.

We also don’t technically have a peek at either the calling card or emblem, so it’s anyone’s best guess as to what it actually looks like in-game. More than likely, it’ll be similar to the image seen on the site – but that’s pure speculation at this point.

We’ll update this article with more details and images when they become available.

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