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Treyarch tease new Multiplayer content and next Operation coming soon to Black Ops 4

Published: 2/Apr/2019 0:22

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Treyarch have hinted at some of the new content that’s coming soon to the Multiplayer in Black Ops 4.

On April 1, in reply to fan asking about the upcoming content in Multiplayer, the official Twitter account of Treyarch teased at what players should expect to see in the coming weeks.

“Barebones goes live for all platforms tomorrow, then we’ll be dropping Infected up next,” they tweeted. “Followed by free Arsenal Sandstorm map for everyone, and of course, a new batch of Multiplayer maps when our next Operation kicks off later this month. Can’t wait!”

What is Barebones in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer

Barebones is a special Multiplayer playlist in Black Ops 4 that does not allow players to use certain things that they normally can in the default modes, such as Specialist abilities and equipment, weapon Operator Mods, or Gear, such as Stim Shot, Armor, Acoustic Sensor, etc…

Currently, the only Multiplayer modes available in the Barebones playlist are Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardcore TDM, and Hardcore Domination.

The Barebones playlist went live for PlayStation 4 players on March 26, and will be available on the Xbox One and PC starting April 2.

The Barebones playlist in Multiplayer, which features no Specialists, will be going live on Xbox One and PC on April 2.

What is Black Ops 4 Infected and when does it go live?

Initially announced on March 25, it appears that the Infected mode is coming to Black Ops 4 sooner rather than later. The highly popular mode features a lobby of ‘survivor’ players trying to avoid the one ‘infected’ player.

As the match goes on, any survivor that comes into contact with the infected player also becomes infected, until either all of the players become infected or the timer runs out, at which point all survivors are crowned victors.

While the release date for this mode has not yet been officially announced, it looks as though it’ll come shortly after the Barebones release. 

As per Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, this mode will likely first only be available on the PS4 before going live on the Xbox One and PC a week later.

The popular Infected mode, last featured in Call of Duty: WWII, will be coming soon to Black Ops 4 Multiplayer.

What is Arsenal Sandstorm in Black Ops 4 and when does it go live?

Arsenal Sandstorm will be the next weather variant of an existing Multiplayer map in Black Ops 4, following Seaside Sunset, Firing Range Night, and Contraband Hurricane.

These variants, available for free to all players, feature an existing map but with an alteration made to its weather, lighting, and time-of-day.

It’s not exactly clear when Arsenal Sandstorm will be added in Black Ops 4, but according to the tweet above, it will be added after the Infected mode goes live.

The next weather variant map coming to Black Ops 4 Multiplayer will be Arsenal Sandstorm.

When does the next Black Ops 4 Operation start, and what will it include?

The currently ongoing Operation Grand Heist is set to come to an end towards the end of April, giving way to a new Operation content stream later this month.

As had been expected, the tweet confirms that the new Operation will include new Multiplayer maps, just like previous two Operations, although it’s likely that the new maps will, once again, only be available to owners of the Black Ops Pass.

As for other Multiplayer content, the next Operation will include 100 tiers filled with new cosmetics, weapons, variants and Mastercrafts, and possibly even a new Specialist. 

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.