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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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Nadeshot and Scump stunned by Tfue’s “insane” Warzone sniper streak

Published: 9/Oct/2020 11:07

by Jacob Hale


Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner were left almost speechless as streamer Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney started hitting in “insane” sniper streak in Call of Duty battle royale Warzone.

Scump and Nade are veterans in the Call of Duty scene, and they’ve seen just about everything you could see in a CoD game after years of playing with the best of the best.


For that reason, it must be hard to truly impress them, and it makes it even more special when someone does.

While Tfue isn’t famed for his Warzone prowess, having risen to the top of Twitch thanks to his incredible Fortnite gameplay, the skills are clearly transferable, as he found himself not missing a single headshot while traversing Verdansk.

Tfue and Cloakzy win Fortnite Summer Skirmish
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Tfue was a champion in Fortnite, and is clearly looking to prove his grit and worth again in Warzone.

Since Season 6 launched, the new SP-R208 sniper has become a favorite for players thanks to its fast ADS and precision, and Tfue made it look like the easiest gun in the world to use as he hit headshot after headshot.

The trio were running through Boneyard, with Tfue alone already at 14 kills for himself before hitting this incredible streak, and you’re not likely to see a more perfect display of in-game accuracy than this.

Sneaking up behind his enemies, Tfue hit three successive headshots to down the players, and followed them all up with headshots while they were downed, too. Not content with just that, he found two more players on the outskirts of Boneyard, including one just flying in, and hit them square in the face too, with just one bullet going stray the entire time.


Throughout, Nadeshot couldn’t believe what he was seeing, calling the former Fortnite pro “elite” while Scump simply told him that he’s “cracked.”

Finally, Nade joked that Tenney was “creating a montage” and, to his credit, it would be one of the best montage clips on any video it appeared in if it were to.