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Treyarch details what’s next for Black Ops 4 Zombies – Mastery Camos, New Perks, and more

Published: 15/Jan/2019 21:15 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 21:37

by Alan Bernal

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Black Ops 4 Zombies fans might have felt a bit overshadowed by the mega-popular shooter’s other modes, but Treyarch has announced a helpful serving of coming updates and features that are sure to revamp its players.

Black Ops 4 was met with incredible reception when it launched on October 2018, and its Zombies mode is now looking to aggregate a ton of new content for its survival-horror mode.

Treyarch is celebrating its annual 115 Day with a slew of content that will grace the undead playgrounds in the months to come such as varying camos, new perks and an update on Gauntlets debut.

As for immediate offerings, Zombies will have a 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Nebulium Plasma on all systems starting January 15 until January 18 at 10 a.m. PST. 

TreyarchTreyarch wants players to indulge in the 115 Day festivities by offering huge amounts of XP all week long.

New Elixirs and changes to existing ones

Zombies will also be welcoming new Elixirs in the form of Perk Up that gives four random perks outside of a loadout, Refresh Mint that resets perk/equipment cooldowns for the entire team, and Conflagration Liquidation that spawns a Bonfire Sale power-up.

The company stressed that a lot of these changes will be experimented with in the backend, meaning if players don’t see an immediate change then it’s probably on purpose.

The game is going to give six Elixirs an update including Sword Flay that will now instantly kill Basic and Vermin while dealing 5x damage to all other enemies and Cache Back that has been downgraded to Legendary giving players a better chance of crafting it.

TreyarchThere will be more ways to kill the undead are coming in 2019.

Mastery Camos, Loot Weapons, Reactive Camos and more

Unique camos are coming to Zombies in the form of Gold, Diamond, and Dark Matter master camos. While opening up Mastercrafts, Reactive Camos and more items acquired in the Black Market usable in Zombies.

Zombies mode is also getting more firepower as the MP 40, Grav, Daemon 3XB and SWAT RFT will help players tame the undead.

What’s in store for 2019

Treyarch wants their undead mode to become more user-friendly by letting players have more control of their Zombies parties. The company will want to introduce highly anticipated features such as Host Migration, Server Pause and Split Screen Pause in the coming months.

The company also outlined the upcoming Factions Callings that will look to play as events for Zombies where players can test themselves with special challenges that will reward them with equally unique rewards.

You can read the full blog post below: 


Happy 115 Day, zombie slayers!

January 15, AKA 115 Day – a nod to the notorious Element 115 from Call of Duty Zombies lore, for those of you scratching your head – holds a special place in our hearts. This week, we’re excited to celebrate our global Zombies community with a special Zombies 2XP in-game event, the debut of Gauntlets and new Elixirs on PS4, a preview of what’s coming to Zombies later this month, and a look ahead at what to expect in 2019. Let’s get into it.

How about some Zombies 2XP to kick things off? Now live through 10AM PT on January 18, Zombies players earn 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Nebulium Plasma on all platforms! Get out there and slay to your heart’s content, because we’ve been working on some new Elixirs and bundles to brew up with all that newfound Nebulium.

First up, let’s talk about our newest Zombies feature with the introduction of Gauntlets in Voyage of Despair.

Gauntlets Arrive on PS4

We’re excited to debut Gauntlets in Zombies this week on PS4, starting with “Unsinkable” in Voyage of Despair! Gauntlets in Zombies are endlessly-replayable, 30-round challenges with unique rules governing gameplay in each round. Players earn medals and tiered rewards for completing rounds 10, 20, and 30, as well as a unique reward to adorn your Emblem for completing round 30 without failing a round. Sound easy? Think again.

The rules of engagement change each round, including weapon restrictions, area defense challenges, health-drain modifiers, time limitations, and much more. You and your crew will earn a Strike by failing a round, and after three Strikes, it’s game over. Mastering all 30 rounds will test the skills of even the most seasoned veterans, and only the best zombie killers will conquer an entire Gauntlet with zero Strikes.

We’ve also designed Gauntlets to be played competitively, with permanent rules for reach round and a timer running during every match. We can’t wait to see the incredible speed-run records our community come up with! Jump in today and show us what you can do.


New Epic Elixirs, Elixir Updates, and Laboratory Bundles

We’re adding three new Elixirs to craft in the Laboratory starting this week on PS4: Perk Up, Refresh Mint, and Conflagration Liquidation. These powerful new Elixirs are all Epic in rarity, and their effects can make all the difference between life and death in a sticky situation. Here’s the lowdown:

Perk Up: Gain 4 additional random Perks that are not in your loadout.

Refresh Mint: Refreshes the cooldowns for Equipment, Perks, and Special Weapons for your entire team.

Conflagration Liquidation: Spawn a Bonfire Sale power-up.

We’ve also made balancing updates to six existing Elixirs in Black Ops 4 Zombies:

Join The Party: Now revives downed players in addition to respawning dead party members, but will not restore lost Perks.

Sword Flay: Melee attacks now instantly kill Basic and Vermin enemies for the duration, and deal 5X damage to all other enemies.

CTRL-Z: Increased the duration of turned zombies from 15 seconds to 30 seconds.

Cache Back: Reduced rarity from Epic to Legendary to increase the chance of concocting Cache Back more frequently.

Phantom Reload: Doubled the previous percentage chance to get free ammo.

Blood Debt: Duration reduced from 3 minutes to 1 minute, and Blood Debt now simply ends when points are reduced to zero, rather than killing the player.

You might see some new Concoction bundles in the Laboratory over the coming weeks while we test out some fresh combinations, so feel free to try them out and let us know what you think! If you don’t see anything out of the ordinary this week, don’t worry – we’ll be tinkering with different offerings behind the scenes, and everyone will get a chance to check out these new bundles soon.

Coming Soon: Mastery Camos, Loot Weapons, Mastercrafts, Reactive Camos, and More

We’ve got more exciting Zombies features planned for the coming weeks, including:

Mastery Camos: Gold, Diamond, and Dark Matter camos are coming to Zombies with their own unique Challenges to complete in the Armory. These camos represent the highest level of achievement in Zombies weapon mastery, so get out there and show off your skills.

Classic Weapons and Loot Weapons: The MP 40, Grav, Daemon 3XB, and SWAT RFT are coming to Zombies

Mastercrafts, Reactive Camos, and Black Market Camos: Get ready for far more variety in Zombies… we’re adding the ability to equip Mastercrafts, Reactive Camos, and Weapon Camos acquired in the Black Market.

New Perk: Our first new Perk is coming to Black Ops 4 Zombies in the near future! Look for more details as we get closer to this update later this month.

New Gauntlet: Today’s Gauntlet in Voyage of Despair is just the first of many to come. Keep an eye out for our second Gauntlet later this month.
But that’s not all… let’s take a look ahead into what’s coming to Zombies over the next few months, shall we?


Looking Ahead in 2019

Black Ops 4 Zombies is the biggest and most ambitious Zombies mode we’ve ever created, with five unique experiences already available within two months of the game’s launch. Now that Dead of the Night has been released to the world, we’re heads-down on developing the next series of features and content scheduled for the coming months, in addition to upcoming gameplay improvements, bug fixes, and quality-of-life updates.

Plans for the coming months include:

Host Migration: We’re always working on ways to improve the public Zombies experience, and host migration will help to ensure everyone in a match can continue to enjoy the game if the host player disconnects. This will be a key priority for the team after our 1.12 update goes live.

Server Pause: For the first time in Call of Duty Zombies, we’re planning on allowing hosts to pause the game at the server level during online matches! At last, bathroom breaks during all-night Zombies sessions can become a reality.

Splitscreen Pause: While adding the ability to pause online matches is a priority, we’ll also add support for pausing splitscreen matches in an update shortly afterward.

More Gauntlets: We’re currently planning to release a new Gauntlet with each major game update throughout the year, beginning with “Unsinkable” in Voyage of Despair and continuing with the next Gauntlet in our 1.12 update.

Expanded Stat Support for Black Ops Authenticity Stamp: The second phase of the Black Ops Authenticity Stamp will deliver even more player stats to track at the BOAS web site, allowing players to show off their Zombies prowess in more ways than ever before.

Faction Callings: This is the big one. Faction Callings, or “Factions”, is planned to be our most intricate new feature coming to Black Ops 4 later in 2019, and as such, will require the most time to complete the engineering, scripting, implementation, and testing needed before going live in the game. Faction Callings are designed to feature a full season of 12 unique challenge events across all Zombies maps and game modes that reward players with never-before-seen character customization loot. Completing each event will culminate in Faction-based narrative reveals that flesh out the Zombies universe even further.

These details are subject to change during development, and we’ll have more info on each of these features as we get closer to releasing the updates containing them – and later today, we’re excited to share more Zombies intel from the man himself, Zombies Director Jason Blundell, in our Zombies Twitter Q&A live from Treyarch.

Follow us on Twitter to submit your questions about the upcoming Zombies content we’ve talked about today, and have a killer 115 Day with us online!

-Treyarch

Source – Treyarch

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Top 20 highest earning Call of Duty: Warzone players

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:00 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 20:32

by Theo Salaun

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Although hackers and stream snipers seem to have broken spirits across Call of Duty: Warzone, the battle royale remains a premier title in the field. As of February, 2021 — here are the 20 highest-earning competitors in terms of total tournament winnings. 

It may not feel as legitimized as esports like Apex Legends and Fortnite, but competitive Warzone continues to overcome cheater drama and the absence of a transparent SBMM system (or ranked league) to stay on top of Twitch’s viewership every week. With numerous high-paying tournaments every month since the game’s March 2020 debut, some players have stood out from the pack and made an impressive salary’s worth of prize winnings. We’ve seen incredible new world records set, a host of celebrities get involved, and a variety of high-stakes, big-bucks tournaments.

Using data from esportsearnings.com, we take a look at the top 20 Warzone players in terms of tournament winnings. We’ll take a more in-depth look at the top 3, and then provide a full list of the top 20.

3. Rhys ‘Rated’ Price – $100,658

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Winning tournament after tournament since partnering with Aydan, Rated has become the third competitor to crack $100,000 in Warzone earnings and simultaneously supplanted SuperEvan as No. 3 on the earnings list. With event wins during the $25K Code Red 2v2 and $25K Dallas Empire Challenge 2v2, Rated and Aydan continue to fly toward the top earnings spot.

A former London Royal Raven, Rated’s accurate mechanics and game sense have seamlessly transitioned to the battle royale. Given his individual talent and the unparalleled comms between he and Aydan, it’s hard to imagine the duo not taking the Nos. 1 and 2 earnings spots within a few months.

2. Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – $135,721

Aydan Warzone

Based on his tweets and streams, it feels like the only thing that Aydan cares about right now is overtaking HusKerrs and becoming the highest earner in Verdansk. And, down by just around $1,000, he’s making serious progress toward that goal.

From Fortnite to Warzone, Aydan has been a longstanding figure in the battle royale sphere. But, for those unfamiliar with Epic Games’ third-person shooter, the charming beatboxer has truly made his mark on Verdansk by proving that his head is worth appreciating for more than its infamous dent. An absolute demon, Aydan has comfortably shifted from duos with MuTeX and Zlaner to winning every single 2v2 tournament with Rated.

Sitting atop our Warzone power rankings for consecutive months, it should not be long before Aydan overtakes Big Husk.

1. Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas – $136,150

Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is a battle royale star who has also held a number of Warzone world records. He previously made a name for himself in both Black Ops 4’s Blackout and Apex Legends, but has since transitioned over to Warzone. And that transition has proved immensely profitable, as the calm, collected gamer has become the first Warzone player to collect over $100,000 in tournament winnings.

As the most decorated player on Verdansk, HusKerrs shoots straight, rotates with vehicles, and practically never loses his head amid pressure. That mentality complements his skill, resulting in numerous Warzone titles.

Now, Aydan is gunning for his spot and HusKerrs seems to have taken some offense to the hopeful usurper’s lack of confidence in the reigning top earner. Eager to maintain his place, HusKerrs has begun grinding wagers with a new duo, Zlaner, and is quickly regaining top-dog form.

Top 20 Warzone players: highest earnings (as of February 24 2021)

The full top 20 highest earning Warzone players are listed below. In total, across all 20, over $1 million has been earned through Warzone tournaments. And those numbers are sure to increase, as prize pools continue to get larger and larger.

Since this is just a list of the highest earners cumulatively, it doesn’t include averages earned per event, otherwise, some players like Jukeyz and Biffle (whose invitations are limited by region and school, respectively) would likely be higher on the list.

 No.  Player Earnings
1 HusKerrs $136,150.01
2 Aydan $135,720.83
3 Rated $100,658.33
4 SuperEvan $98,370.83
5 Tommey $87,154.46
6 Symfuhny $81,683.33
7 Biffle $73,741.67
8 ZLaner $72,666.66
9 WarsZ $69,888.07
10 Vikkstar123 $60,650.00
11 Frozone $59,454.16
12 MuTeX $58,087.49
13 Jukeyz $57,495.66
14 Swagg $53,233.34
15 TeePee $52,516.67
16 Almxnd $51,721.13
17 UnRationaL $46,100.00
18 DougIsRaw $42,566.00
19 BobbyPoff $40,525.00
20 GaGOD $38,066.67

While Warzone’s tourneys and prize pools dropped for a period of time as attention shifted to Black Ops Cold War and the Call of Duty League, the game is regaining momentum as Season 2 launches. Already, numerous huge tourneys have been announced and the landscape for top earners is on the precipice of shifting.

We will continue to update this article’s figures as the competitive Warzone landscape develops.