Sledgehammer Release CoD: WWII Community Update - Nambu Type 2 Contract, Midweek Warfare and the One Shot Playlist - Dexerto
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Sledgehammer Release CoD: WWII Community Update – Nambu Type 2 Contract, Midweek Warfare and the One Shot Playlist

Published: 15/Jul/2018 14:59 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Vincent Genova

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The latest Weekly CoD:WWII Community Update has been released by developer Sledgehammer Games.

The CoD community has been vocal about wanting a further look into WWII’s future than just a single week, so Sledgehammer has included what playlists and contracts will look like for multiple weekends.

There are a few 2XP weekends on the way and a midweek Domination playlist for double Division XP that starts on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 AM PST.

Those looking for new weapons have until July 17 to pick up the Stinger contract, which is followed by a contract for the Nambu Type 2.

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For the full list of updates coming to CoD:WWII, check out the full July 13 Weekly Community Update below.

SHG Weekly Community Update – Friday, July 13

Multiplayer

Weekend Warfare Playlist. Not only do we have 2XP for you on all modes, but One Shot and HC Ricochet have made their way back for this weekend as well, so check out the Featured Tab for these temporary playlists. Make sure to get in some quality game time before 10AM PDT Monday, July 16.

Weekly Weapon Contract. This week, it’s for the Stinger! Pick it up from Captain Butcher before 10AM PDT on Tuesday, July 17.

Community Challenge Status. You’ve completed Tier 2 and are almost done with Tier 3. Make sure to head to the HQ and collect your ‘British Flag’ Weapon Charm reward in the Mail. And Zombies players, there’s a Zombie Consumables Supply Drop waiting in Nazi Zombies for you too!

Next Midweek Mobilize Playlist. We’ve got 2DivisionXP on Domination coming next Wednesday! Live next week from 10AM PDT on July 18 until 10AM PDT on Thursday, July 19.

Next Weekend Warfare Playlist. 2XP on Wanderlust Basic Training playlist and 2XP when you party up on any mode! Enjoy starting at 10AM PDT next Friday, July 20 until 10AM PDT on Monday, July 23.

Next Weekly Weapon Contract. Next week, it’s for the Nambu Type 2! Make sure to swing by the Quartermaster and pick it up starting at 10AM PDT next Tuesday, July 17.

Master Prestige Rewards. We’re almost ready to release these! They’ll be coming in our next big title update. Thank you all for your patience.

Zombies

2XP on Nazi Zombies. 2XP all weekend, slayers! Get to it! Ends at 10AM PDT on Monday, July 16.

A Letter from the B.A.T.

A letter from B.A.T

Nazi Zombies: The Tortured Path Tips. Many of you have been having problems playing The Tortured Path sequentially in Custom. It is possible, it is just a little too difficult to figure out completely on your own. So, here’s a helpful hint: you CAN do the path linearly and beat the Easter Egg in Custom to unlock the final scene and the Survival Maps. In order to do this, complete each map and Easter Egg and then use the Lobby Map Select to choose the next Tortured Path map. Once you have completed each map sequentially, without failing, you will be rewarded with the End Scene and the Survival Maps.

Hot Fix. We pushed out a hot fix for players receiving a Zombie Consumables Supply Drop instead of a Zombies Rare Supply Drop upon completing The Tortured Path, going forward. If you were affected, please contact Activision Support on Twitter, and they can take care of you.

Source: Sledgehammer

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton

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A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Warzone armor
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Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Activision
Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Activision
Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
Activision
You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.