Treyarch Details how Characters will be Unlocked in Blackout - Dexerto
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Treyarch Details how Characters will be Unlocked in Blackout

Published: 7/Sep/2018 19:18 Updated: 7/Sep/2018 22:11

by Vincent Genova


Treyarch developers David Vonderhaar and Dan Bunting gave new details on how characters will be unlocked in Black Ops 4’s all-new Blackout mode.

The information was in response to a fan question during a livestream from Treyarch Studios.

There will be a variety of ways to unlock characters in Blackout, starting with a simple progression system.

Five characters will be available to unlock via standard progression, a level that increases based on eliminations and top placings.

Other characters will have to be unlocked by a new system called Mission Unlocks, which Vonderhaar described.

“In order to start unlocking a [Mission Unlock] character, you need to find that characters major unlock item… Here’s an example; if you find the War Machine, the War Machine belongs to Battery. So you take the War Machine and you have to go out and eliminate players with the War Machine.”

The Mission Unlocks also require higher placings while holding the weapon. Not every character will require a weapon to unlock, some will require items in your inventory slot.

Some players are used to figuring out extremely complicated steps to solve Easter Eggs in Black Ops Zombies and it seems they will have to complete similar objectives to get Zombie characters in Blackout.

Vondehaar did not give any details on how Zombie characters would be unlocked, but implied it would be harder.

Other characters will be extremely more involved than [Battery], the Zombies characters, like if you want Richtofen…

He shook his head and rubbed his fingers together while mentioning Richtofen.

The Blackout Beta begins Monday, September 10 on PS4. Black Ops 4 launches on October 12.

For everything you should know about Blackout, visit our information hub here.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.