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Zombies in Black Ops 4’s Blackout will only be in Certain Locations

Published: 7/Sep/2018 21:58

by Vincent Genova

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Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 Blackout stream revealed an important detail about how zombies will behave in the new battle royale mode.

Zombies will not be running around on the entire Blackout map.

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According to David Vonderhaar, a developer at Treyarch, AI-controlled zombies will only exist in sections of the Blackout map that are based on maps from Zombie modes. He left no gray area when discussing the subject

Zombies spawn in Zombies destinations, and only Zombies destinations…. zombies spawn in Zombies destinations. Shocking!

Fortunately for Zombies fans, there are a lot of Zombies destinations on the Blackout map.

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Vonderhaar quickly listed off some of the destinations Zombies fans can expect to see.

The Lighthouse is in the bottom corner of the map, there’s also Asylum itself and there’s also the Boxing Ring and the Diner.

The Lighthouse is from the Black Ops map Call of the Dead, while Asylum goes back even further to World at War, where it was the main fixture on the Verruckt map.

The Boxing Ring was in Shadows of the Damned from Black Ops 3 and played an important part in solving the map’s Easter Egg. Rounding out the trilogy is the Diner from Black Ops 2.

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Players who want to drop into the zombie infested areas will be rewarded with special loot, including the Ray Gun and Monkey Bombs.

For everything you should know about Blackout, visit our information hub here.

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Black Ops Cold War leaks reveal League Play mode returning

Published: 18/Oct/2020 14:50

by Joe Craven

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Reputable Call of Duty leaker ‘TheMW2Ghost’ has claimed that an in-game challenge in Black Ops Cold War shows that League Play will make a long-awaited return when the full game drops in November. 

Despite it’s immense popularity in Black Ops 2, League Play has not yet returned in a Call of Duty game. While we’ve seen many Ranked modes – Black Ops 3’s Arena or Black Ops 4’s World League Play – the fan-favorite competitive mode has not featured in some games, including 2019’s Modern Warfare.

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However, recent leaks from TheMW2Ghost suggest that an in-game challenge, similar to the one that was completed on October 17 to earn an extra day of the open Beta, will make way to reveal a League Play mode in the full game.

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Many consider Black Ops II League Play to be the best Ranked mode in Call of Duty history.

The leaker claimed that an in-game challenge, found in the files of Black Ops Cold War, is heavily indicative of a League Play mode featuring, either at launch or as post-launch content.

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“There’s a Challenge in Black Ops Cold War which is for League Play,” they tweeted. “WTF, some weird/cool challenges for Zombies too.” 

While this is not confirmed – or even unlocked – at the time of writing, the very reference to League Play in the game’s files is very good news for fans of the competitive mode.

It’s worth encouraging a degree of caution though. Past Call of Duty games have had Ranked modes confirmed as coming post-launch, only for the mode to never materialise. A number of CoD games, such as 2019’s Modern Warfare, have settled for a Call of Duty League playlist, rather than a fully fledged Ranked mode.

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Treyarch on a Black Ops Cold War Ranked mode

Back in early October, David Vonderhaar was asked about the possibility of a Ranked Play mode. He responded: “Have you seen a Black Ops game without a competitive agenda?”

What League Play would mean for SBMM is also up in the air. Many have criticized the seemingly high levels of skill-based matchmaking in the Beta, but believe a Ranked playlist could mean that SBMM is reduced in public matches. We’ll have to wait and see on all fronts.