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Search and Destroy Now Live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta

Published: 4/Aug/2018 17:25 Updated: 4/Aug/2018 17:29

by Vincent Genova

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A playlist update has been issued for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta, making the previously locked Search and Destroy game mode available.

In addition, Double XP has been turned on for every game mode. (Update: It is Double XP for weapons only.)

The Black Ops 4 beta version of Search will be played on the maps Seaside, Contraband, Frequency, Payload and Gridlock.

Search and Destroy is a classic Call of Duty mode that does not have respawns, making it play a little different than the rest of the game’s modes.

Search in Black Ops 4 is returning with few changes, though there will only be five players per team instead of six for public matches. Competitive Call of Duty always uses 4v4 for Search and Destroy but the team size for Black Ops 4 comp is to be determined.

Double XP may seem like an odd addition to a game that is in a limited time beta, however leveling up will have an impact on the Black Ops 4 launch.

Players who hit the level cap of the Black Ops 4 beta will be rewarded with a permanent unlock token when the full game launches in October.

Permanent unlock tokens are typically only earned after Prestige in Call of Duty games, to make resetting your rank less harsh.Players who hit the level cap during te beta will be able to unlock any high level item right from the start.

The Black Ops 4 beta now has a total of five modes in four playlists. S&D, Chaos TDM and the new Control are available on their own, while Domination and Hardpoint are together in a Capture Moshpit. 

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven

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With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
Infinity Ward
The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.