Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War S4 - Inside Mauer der Toten and More

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GameSpot 14 July, 2021 - 01:31pm 38 views

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Call Of Duty: Warzone's Red Doors Are Likely More Than Just A Loot Haul

GameSpot 14 July, 2021 - 07:30pm

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Something funny is going on with Call of Duty: Warzone's Red Doors, and Activision continues to tease them ahead of the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Warzone's Red Doors were added with the launch of Season 4, and initially, they were randomly spawning doors that would appear in the walls of buildings at major points of interest such as Hospital, Stadium, and Summit. Entering a Red Door instantly warps the player to a loot-filled room in another area of the map. And since players are sent somewhere completely random, it really doesn't serve as proper fast travel. It's just a great way to gear up with high-quality weapons and killstreaks.

However, we're very close to the mid-season "Reloaded" update for Season 4, and now the doors are behaving differently. They're no longer randomly spawning. All 30 known Red Door locations are now appearing in each match, but they all despawn after so many have been opened. If you've recently found a Red Door in Warzone, but it dematerialized right in front of you, it's likely the quota had been met for your match.

Warzone streamer and Easter egg hunter Geeky Pastimes believes that the quota is 10 doors per match. And he also has a handy guide for how to find all the doors to help players looking to teleport or test out Easter egg theories.

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The recent changes in behavior could just be the developers balancing Red Door portals in Verdansk, but Raven Software usually addresses Warzone's balancing tweaks in weekly patch notes. And with Activision continuing to tease the doors in this week's blog, it's highly possible that the Red Doors are part of Warzone's narrative, and the mysteries of the Red Doors will likely get even weirder.

Activision's blog says: All Operators should report to Verdansk to either escort or halt important Payloads crossing the region, taking note of any additional Red Doors they may see after this update…

There's also another Red Door tease in the blog with part of the information redacted: Brave Operators across Verdansk have gone through the Red Doors, stepping out into parts unknown...

The mention of sleeper cells in Verdansk ties into the Season 4 teaser trailer from June 8. All the vibes from the trailer point to Stitch trying to restart the Numbers program, which is the brainwashing narrative from the Black Ops storyline. Stitch needed to take down satellites that were interfering with the broadcast signal used to activate his sleeper agents, which are those satellites that came crashing down in the beginning of Season 4's Ground Fall event. It looks like his sleeper agents might be activating with Season 4 Reloaded.

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Maybe the Red Doors simply play into this Warzone narrative, but maybe there's an even bigger picture. It could be likely this is meant to tease a new Easter egg or in-game event to reveal the next Call of Duty title. Nearly one year ago, Activision used Warzone's bunkers to tease and eventually reveal Black Ops Cold War via Easter egg quests and a live in-game event. Activision could be cooking up a repeat of that with Warzone's Red Doors and sleeper agents. Maybe one of those Red Doors warps us back to the middle of World War II, but the Red Doors did already play a major role in the Black Ops Cold War storyline.

We already know this year's Call of Duty is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, and rumors strongly suggest a World War II setting, but we're still waiting for those official reveal details.

I'd definitely suggest keeping an eye on those Red Doors as Warzone's Season 4 Reloaded update arrives on July 15. We'll keep you updated on all Easter egg details that could emerge.

How to Unlock OTs 9 SMG in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded DBLTAP

msnNOW 14 July, 2021 - 07:30pm

Call of Duty (COD): Warzone Season 4 Reloaded is set to launch on Thursday, July 15, bringing a host of new content with it. Everything from modes, playlists, maps, and crafting items will see a revamp once the newest wave washes through. One of the eternally popular pieces, however, is weaponry, of which the OTs 9 submachine gun (SMG) is a part.

Here's how to make this gun yours at the start of Season 4 Reloaded.

There currently isn't any concrete information regarding how players can go about adding this weapon to their locker. Following past trends, it wouldn't be poor judgment to assume some kind of in-game challenge will be involved. The most common of these include opponent eliminations with a specific weapon or category, or within a specific map with caveats such as notable points of interest.

At the time of writing, however, DBLTAP cannot confirm any leads on what this method will be. We encourage interested players to keep their SMGs handy once the content drops later this week.

If grinding challenges doesn't sound appealing, it's not uncommon for players to find these weapons sitting in the COD store. The OTs 9 is available as part of the Inside Job bundle ahead of the Reloaded launch. Once purchased, it can be equipped and leveled the moment a player enters a new match.

More information about Season 4 Reloaded, including its proposed roadmap, can be found in our companion article.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War lays out its bevy of Season 4 Reloaded content

Destructoid 14 July, 2021 - 07:30pm

Activision has revealed the full contents for this week’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update, bringing a ton of new and returning content to the multiplayer shooter and its battle royale brethren. Among the goodies on offer are a brand new Zombies experience, a new multiplayer map, Warzone objectives, new weapons, and much more.

The carnage kicks off on July 15, with the arrival of the previously reported “Mauer der Toten” event. This new mode for zombies will see the lesser-of-evils merc squad, Requiem, forced to work alongside nemesis Gen. Kravchenko in order to stop a Russian turncoat who has swarmed a segment of her homeland with a legion of the undead. Under pain of death, our “heroes” must work alongside Kravchenko to clear the area, eliminate the traitor, and hopefully escape with all of their body parts — particularly their eyeballs — intact. It looks to be an exciting chapter in the neat “Dark Aether” storyline.

Speaking of ocular engagement, a brand new operator is on the way in the form of Requiem C.O. and Black Ops veteran Grigori Weaver. The intelligent but highly ruthless operative will return to the field in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, bringing another familiar face to the huge roster of available characters. Weaver arrives alongside two new death-dealing weapons: The rapid-firing OTS 9 SMG and a Mace melee tool. I’m gonna be macing people good like Homer Simpson.

Returning to Multiplayer is classic Black Ops II map Rush. This small-scale paintball arena is straight chaos, and actually one of my least favorite maps in Call of Duty history. But if you like your action hot and heavy, with lead raining in from all sides at all times, then you’ll want to jump into Rush as soon as possible. Oh, and unsurprisingly, nobody is actually using paintball guns, so you’ll end up in a far worse condition than even PJ in Byker Grove… That reference is for NOBODY.

In the epic world of Warzone, it’s only a minor update this time around. A new mode is incoming in the form of Payload, while the Sentry Gun is joining the Killstreak options. Hmm… That’s a pretty powerful tool and I can imagine that it will get frustrating quickly. I doubt it can finish off a DBNO player, (at least I hope not), so at least it won’t be a case of plant and forget. A Blueprint Blitz event will also arrive in the coming weeks, and the mysterious Red Doors will… erm… “become more mysterious”.

That’s a lot of content to keep Call of Duty fans engaged through the back half of Season 4. I’m still finding the time to play Black Ops Cold War every week and, despite reports to the contrary, am finding all of the lobbies packed with players all day, every day. I’ve also been enjoying picking my way through the growing selection of Zombies modes, usually while listening to podcasts. It’s a fine way to round out the day, I’ve found. More undead action is extremely welcome. Brrap.

Call of Duty Season 4 Reloaded kicks off on all platforms July 15. Check out the official blog for full details.

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How to install Black Ops Cold War PS5 high-resolution texture packs

CharlieINTEL.com 14 July, 2021 - 11:01am

Here’s how PlayStation 5 users can download new high-resolution texture packs for Black Ops Cold War, making the game look better than ever.

Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update is almost here, finally bringing the Mauer Der Toten Zombies map, the OTs 9 SMG, and Tactical Nukes to regular multiplayer modes. On top of that, PlayStation 5 players will get some brand new high-resolution texture packs for “the best visual experience.”

Here’s when you can start downloading the new texture packs and how to apply them to Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War’s Season 4 Reloaded update can now be applied, but the new content won’t be available until the update goes live on July 15. When you launch Cold War for the first time after the update, you’ll be prompted to download the new high-resolution texture pack.

This gives significant graphical improvements to the game, making even the game look even better if you’re playing at 4K. Warzone has already received these texture packs, but now they’ve come to Cold War on PS5.

However, because the update isn’t officially live yet, you’ll be met with a “This content can’t be found” error message. Community Manager Josh Torres advises players to disregard this message until Reloaded launches officially.

Here’s how to download the high-resolution texture packs once Season 4 Reloaded goes live:

If you don’t accept the prompt the first time it pops up, you can find the high-resolution texture packs through the Game Installs menu. Here’s how to do it:

And that’s it! Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, Zombies and Dead Ops Arcade 3 will be looking their best on the PlayStation 5.

You can also check out how to get daily Double XP Tokens in Cold War Season 4 and beyond.

The reception to Black Ops Cold War’s new Assault Rifle Iron Sights has been very positive with players buzzing over the new changes.

For months, players have been decidedly mixed over Cold War’s Iron Sights attributing the 50/50 reaction to the sights being too zoomed in. Thanks to an update implemented just before Season 4 Reloaded, Assault Rifles handle much differently.

The general consensus is that whilst clean and smooth, the Iron Sights can sometimes obscure too much of the screen, or don’t provide enough visibility. Players are very appreciative of the changes that Treyarch has made to the game in Season 4.

Reddit user starless_salmon has showcased the brand new AR Iron Sights in all their glory, demonstrated examples of this with images of the XM4, Krig 6, QBZ-83, and the FFAR 1.

The new Iron Sights and ADS as a whole noticeably show a lot more of the surrounding area around the gun, meaning there’s plenty of scope to observe the environment.

A top comment for the post said: “The XM4 iron sights are sooo much better now,” and another user said: “The Krig is back to the Alpha version.”

Players generally liked a lot of the core mechanics of Cold War’s Alpha and Beta versions, and this change is proving to be a welcome one for many.

The update to the Iron Sights is another example of Treyarch listening to its fanbase and addressing an issue – no matter how long it takes to do.

Also, check out how to get Daily 2XP Token Rewards in Black Ops Cold War Season 4.

A few frustrated Black Ops Cold Players are asking the developers to make some changes to the in-game matchmaking.

Black Ops Cold War fans have a ton of new content to enjoy in Season 4, including new weapons like MG 82 LMG, C58 Assault Rifle and the Nail Gun. There’s even more content on its way as part of the Season 4 Reloaded update.

However, players are still dealing with some in-game issues that ruining their experience. Members of the Black Ops Cold War community are asking the developers to make changes to the unbalanced matchmaking.

Reddit user ThechroniclesofMEEP highlighted the biggest problems with the matchmaking in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. The main issue is that players are thrown into matches that are already more than halfway over.

It’s not fun to hop into a match only for it to end in about 45 seconds. It also ends up making things unbalanced as one team will be in the lead by then, so players in the opposing squad will be at an unfair disadvantage.

The Redditor suggested that the developers change the matchmaking so that players aren’t thrown into games that are about to end.

If the matchmaking is fixed, then players will no longer be thrown into games that are well underway, keeping one team from having an unfair advantage over the other. Many other users shared their own experiences in the comments.

“Anytime it joins a game right after I start queuing, I know I’m in for a beating,” wrote one user. “Will join and the game will be over in 45 seconds to a minute maybe. Pointless. I’m waiting to join longer than I’m in the damn game even.”

Hopefully, the developers will implement changes to fix the matchmaking in a future update. Also, check out when the next Double XP Event is.

Cold War’s Season 4 Reloaded update broke the pause feature in Zombies Solos, but a Treyarch dev has confirmed a fix is coming very soon.

Black Ops Cold War’s Season 4 Reloaded update has officially arrived, which is set to bring the highly-anticipated Mauer Der Toten map once the content goes live on July 15. With the update already in, players get to experience the buffs to Sniper Rifles in Zombies and try to earn the Tactical Nuke Scorestreak in multiplayer.

However, the Zombies community has expressed their frustration over the new update disabling the pause button in solo matches, but Treyarch Community Manager Josh Torres stepped in to assure players that it will be fixed very soon.

Being able to pause games of Zombies is one of the main advantages of playing on either a private server or in solos. In the later rounds, the undead onslaught is relentless, so being able to pause the game for a short break is a welcome relief.

There’s no relief following the Season 4 Reloaded update though, as the pause button has been disabled. Reddit user EqualInteraction7209 shared the frustrating bug on the Zombies subreddit, which prompted a response from Josh Torres.

In the video, we can see the OP pressed the pause button, but the Zombies round carried on in the background, with the undead being just as lethal as ever. A user tagged Treyarch’s new ‘TreyarchCM’ account, which Torres is now operating from.

He replied, “We’re aware of this issue. Solo Pausing will return tomorrow with the launch of Season Four Reloaded.”

So, this frustrating issue won’t last long, with it being fixed when the Reloaded update officially goes live on July 14 at 9PM PT and the early hours of July 15 for the East Coast and Europe.

Torres also mentioned that they are “investigating an issue with Server Pausing and will have updates at a later date.” We’ll let you know once more details have been revealed.

In the meantime, check out how to get daily Double XP Tokens in Black Ops Cold War.

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CoD: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded Patch Notes Reveal Nuke Killstreak's Return

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Call of Duty's Season 4 Reloaded update arrives on July 15, and Treyarch released patch notes, detailing more of what's to come for Black Ops Cold War's Zombies and multiplayer, including a classic nuke killstreak.

Along with the return of Call of Duty's classic Capture the Flag mode and Black Ops 2's Rush paintball map, there will be a new Cranked Moshpit mode. This new playlist will include the all-new Cranked Team Deathmatch and Cranked Kill Confirmed, which will be similar to Cranked Hardpoint from the '80s Action Heroes event. Basically, eliminate enemies to become "Cranked" to earn buffs, and keep getting kills before your Cranked Timer runs out.

If Cranked isn't explosive enough for you, Treyarch announced players will now be able to call in a Nuke killstreak. It won't be a game ending streak, but it will wipe all players when the nuke detonates in all modes. However, League Play and CDL variants, Multi-Team, Party Games, and Gunfight are excluded from the nuke streak.

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Arriving with the new Mauer der Toten round-based map, players can also expect major changes to enemy health caps, enemy armor durability, sniper rifle critical and max damage buffs, Pack-a-Punched melee weapon damage buffs, as well as damage scaling for equipment, support items, and field upgrades.

The update will also reintroduce the fan-favorite Mule Kick perk, which allows players to carry a third weapon. Treyarch detailed the new perk upgrades that will be available for Mule Kick as players level the perk up to Skill Tier V.

Season Four Reloaded will add more rewards to earn in League Play, including new CDL-themed weapon blueprints, charms, emblems, stickers, and XP bonuses at milestones up to 100 wins:

Double XP and Double Weapon XP will be live in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone starting July 16 at 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET and ending July 19 at 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET.

You can see the full July 13 playlist update for Black Ops Cold War below, as shared by Treyarch.

Irons Sights have been pushed out for the following:

Nuke Scorestreak from Cranked Hardpoint now requires a Nuclear Medal (Kill 30 enemies without dying) and is now available in all modes except the following:

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