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Overwatch and CoD Zombies collide in perfect Workshop map

Published: 18/Sep/2019 0:15 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 1:40

by Andrew Amos

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The Overwatch Workshop has allowed the community to explore crossovers with many popular games, with one user recreating a Zombies-esque gamemode from Call of Duty.

The options available within Overwatch’s workshop mode have made the game completely customizable in every aspect. The community has embraced this, using their creativity to bring games like StarFox 64, Smash, and even Flappy Bird alive in the Blizzard first person shooter.

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The latest game to feature in the workshop though is a rendition of Call of Duty Zombies. The popular player-vs-environment gamemode has been around for years, and now Overwatch players can fend of hordes of crazed beasts on Horizon Lunar Colony.

Activision-BlizzardEver wanted to play CoD Zombies in Overwatch? Now you can, thanks to the workshop.

Reddit user ‘FrikinPopsicle69’ shared his new workshop creation, Horizon Breakout, to the world on September 17. 

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The concept being the game mode is pretty interesting. An accident broke out on Horizon Lunar Colony, which has led to a swarm of raging Winstons becoming unleashed, terrorising the once-peaceful colony.

Players start off as Ana, trying to fend off the barrage of angry gorillas while keeping each other alive. With every kill you get, you earn points which you can put towards upgrading your hero. 

You can also spend your points on unlocking new areas of the map, going from Point B all the way through to the initial attackers spawn.

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The game runs endlessly, with the objective to survive for as long as possible. If one of your teammates does kick the bucket though, you can revive them by standing where they died for a period of time.

As with every good game, there’s even a couple of Easter eggs, which Popsicle has shared with the community. 

One such feature is the ‘Hammond’s Rent-A-Tank’ store, which you can find in Hammond’s room near Point A. If you can get there, you will be able to access a super-powered tank for the round, helping you clear some of the more pesky Winstons.

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If you’ve been having an itch for some good old PvE gameplay, or wanted to bring an old classic like Zombies back to life in the Overwatch universe, this workshop mode will satisfy you. Bring either yourself or up to three mates and help stop the base from being overrun.

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The workshop code for Horizon Breakout is EFE3WD.

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What’s included in the Black Ops Cold War Beta: modes, bonus unlocks, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:40 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:45

by Tanner Pierce

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally here. Download links are now live for those who pre-ordered the game digitally and Treyarch has released some new information about what the pre-release version is going to include. Here’s everything you need to know.

After Activision and Treyarch gave fans on PlayStation 4 a small glimpse of Black Ops Cold War during open Alpha, which ran only for one weekend and included a handful of content, the game’s Beta is now in full swing

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Prior to the Beta’s launch, Treyarch released a lot of information about what would be included, such as the brand new mode that will be available during this pre-release period.

Cold War Beta modes

The modes that Treyarch are including with the Open Beta are similar to those found in the Open Alpha. That being said, there are two major additions that players of the latter didn’t get a chance to experience yet.

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The first is VIP Escort, which tasks players with protecting and bringing a specially designated player from one side of the map to the other, without being killed. Players can be downed in this mode, similar to Warzone, and scorestreaks are disabled.

In addition, players will also be able to play the new 40-player mode Fireteam: Dirty Bomb. Information about this mode is scarce, however, we do know that it will pit four teams of 10 players against one another in a fight for uranium on a large scale map.

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • Combined Arms Domination
  • VIP Escort
  • Combined Arms Assault
Cartel map in Black Ops Cold War
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta debuted a new multiplayer map called Cartel

Maps

There were a total of five maps during the BOCW Alpha, so all of them are expected to also be available during the Beta. Furthermore, Treyarch have announced that a new one called Cartel will also be added to the mix for both 6v6 and 12v12 modes.

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  • New: Cartel (6v6 & 12v12)
  • Satellite (6v6)
  • Miami (6v6)
  • Moscow (6v6)
  • Armada (12v12)
  • Crossroads (12v12)

FOV Slider & Ping system

For the first time ever, a Call of Duty game will feature a FOV slide on both PC and console, as announced by Treyarch. This will allow players to adjust their field of view in order to get a wider look at their surroundings at all times.

“We’re extremely excited to bring the Field of View (FOV) slider feature to all platforms for the first time in a Black Ops game, and you’ll be able to try it out during the Beta,” the devs wrote.

FOV slider in Black Ops Cold War
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For the first time ever, an FOV slider is coming to console in Black Ops Cold War!

That’s not the only thing making its CoD debut, at least as far as multiplayer is concerned. Black Ops Cold War will also see a Ping system added to MP for the first time, giving players a way to non-verbally communicate with each other.

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Users will be able to “ping objectives, loot, locations, and enemies” for teammates during a match, which had been the case in Warzone but never in a Call of Duty multiplayer.

More details about how these two new additions will work can be found in our FOV Slider and Ping system guide here.

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SMG Blueprint

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Activision has announced that players who get to level 10 during the beta will receive a free blueprint when the game releases.

Unlike the Alpha, players will be able to level up in a progression system that’s designed exclusively for this version.

Treyarch explains: “Players can progress and rank up in the Beta-specific leveling system where loadout items, including new weaponry, covert spy tech through Field Upgrades, and badass Scorestreaks can be unlocked by earning XP.”

Like every other CoD beta, there are rewards that you can earn for the full game. If players are able to reach level 10 at any point during the beta, they’ll receive a free Mutual Animosity Blueprint for the Type 821, which is the weapon most comparable to the Uzi in previous games.

The Black Ops Cold War Beta is set to include two new modes: Fireteam Dirty Bomb and VIP Escort.

Schedule

Treyarch previously announced the beta schedule, however, they once again clarified when everyone will be able to get their hands on it. Fans are currently able to pre-load the beta on PS4 and players on other platforms will be able to do so on October 13, 2020.

  • Weekend 1
    • October 8-9: PS4 early access
    • October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
  • Weekend 2
    • October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
    • October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms

As for what’s changing between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.

All in all, this seems like a pretty packed Beta. Between the new Fireteam mode and the grind for max level, players should have a lot to do over the next couple of weekends.