What can you unlock in the new "Operation: First Strike" in Black Ops 4's Black Market? - full details - Dexerto
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What can you unlock in the new “Operation: First Strike” in Black Ops 4’s Black Market? – full details

Published: 19/Oct/2018 18:47

by Albert Petrosyan


The first ever Operation promo event has gone live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and it’s called Operation: First Strike. 

Available via the game’s micro-transaction hub known as the Black Market, Operations are seasonal events in Black Ops 4 which allow players to earn a new batch of content, called Contraband, every couple of months.

First Strike is a 200 tier Operation, with each tier offering some sort of cosmetic item, which can include: all-new Blackout characters, Signature Weapons, Specialists outfit skins, and tags/gesture emotes. 

Players who manage to reach the 200th tier unlock the ‘Blinding Glory’ – an Ultra level Signature Weapon version of the ICR assault rifle. 

The Blinding Glory features a progression package that includes the Reactive Camo and Summon Mastercraft (Mastercrafts are cosmetic variations of base weapons). 


Additionally, player who reach tier 200 will also unlock the Hudson, which was just added to the mode with the launch of Operations.

Hudson is a playable character in Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode.


On their way to leveling up to the 200th tier, players will also unlock special items known as ‘Reserves,’ which are cases that will grant players a single item. 

It is not yet known whether the items in these Reserves are exclusive to Operation: First Strike, or if they can also be acquired through regular micro-transactions. 

As of now, players are still unable to level up the tiers in the Contraband system, as all of the items in Operation First Strike are still locked.

The in-game menu shows that the Operation will be live for the next 53 days, which would put its end sometime between December 10-11, so players will have more than enough time to grind out the tiers once they become available. 


Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney


Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

Dr Disrespect mic muted slam
Dr Disrespect
Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.