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UK Retailer GAME Listing for Black Ops 4 Suggests 100 Players in Blackout Battle Royale

Published: 27/Aug/2018 14:55 Updated: 27/Aug/2018 15:21

by Calum Patterson

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Leading UK video game retailer, GAME, has added a description to the Blackout section of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, suggesting it will be a 100 player experience – although it is unconfirmed.

Similar to other battle royales like Fortnite, PUBG and H1Z1, which all have 100 players, this new listing seems to suggest Black Ops 4 will aim for this industry standard.

It was initially believed that Call of Duty would aim for a slightly reduced player count, in order to ensure high frames per second and server speeds are retained, and 100 players is certainly an ambitious feat for such a graphic intensive game.

But, according to the listing from GAME, players will drop into a match “vs 99-other players”. You can see the game description on the official website here.

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“Battle Royale is coming to Call of Duty. Spawn into Blackout as its you vs 99-other players in the largest Call of Duty map to be made yet. Do you have what it takes to survive?”

This doesn’t mean that it is absolutely confirmed of course, as this simply could be placeholder text, or a presumption from GAME staff, just going off the ‘typical’ battle royale experience.

The description comes from a breakdown of the whole game given on the website, which also outlines the basics of the other modes and features.

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It will be confirmed for certain in the Blackout beta, which is only a matter of weeks away, starting on September 10 for PS4 players first.

Treyarch has remained tight-lipped on much of the Blackout information, including player count, but they have made it clear it is a very large undertaking.

The map itself is said 1500 times the size of Nuketown, according to Treyarch lead designer David Vonderhaar. With a map that large, 100 players certainly seems feasible, but it will be the stress put on servers and games consoles that will be the big test.

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven

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With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.