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Call of Duty: How to get The Replacer as a playable character in Blackout

Published: 14/Mar/2019 1:47 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 18:34

by Albert Petrosyan

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One of the most recognizable figures in the Call of Duty franchise has been added as a playable character in Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode, and here’s how you can unlock him.

The Replacer, played by actor Peter Stormare, is a fictional character created as part of the marketing campaign for the second, third, and fourth installments of Call of Duty’s Black Ops series.

As his nickname suggests, the premise of The Replacer is to complete people’s everyday responsibilities, such as doing their jobs, chores, and other duties, so they can spend more time at home playing CoD.


UPDATE – MARCH 19

The Replacer was added as a playable character in Blackout on March 19. It is first available on the PlayStation 4 only, as per Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, and will become available on the Xbox One and PC on March 26.

Currently, the only way to unlock The Replacer is to purchase the new Replacer Bundle for 1100 CoD Points ( ~ $10 USD) in the Black Market.

The bundle contains the character, the Swordfish MKII Signature Weapon that grants 25% extra XP per kill, and five tiers for the currently ongoing Operation Grand Heist content stream.

The Replacer Blackout character is available via the Replacer Bundle, which also includes the Swordfish MKII Signature Weapon and five tiers for Operation Grand Heist.


ORIGINAL STORY – MARCH 14

It appears that the iconic character could be making its way into Blackout as a playable character, as some players have noticed an animated version of him featured on the main menu of Black Ops 4.

Seeing as how the characters that get displayed on the main menu are usually playable, people are already getting excited at the possibility of playing as The Replacer in-game. 

The Replacer was last seen in the promotional video for Black Ops 4’s currently ongoing Operation Grand Heist content stream.

The video also featured a surprise cameo appearance from popular Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect, who rode alongside The Replacer in an armored vehicle that he had forgotten to properly shut. 

The addition of The Replacer wouldn’t really come as a major shock, considering how Treyarch have never shied away from using real life people as characters in their games.

The most recent example of this was the addition of actors Kiefer Sutherland, Helena Bonham Carter, Brian Blessed, and Charles Dance in the “Dead of the Night” Zombies story.

If The Replacer does get added, the only question will be concerning its availability, as some players are speculating that it could be a Black Ops Pass exclusive. 

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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale

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Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

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The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
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Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.