POPULAR For those who are on the fence about blackout...don’t be.

Every since I can remember popping my collar in call of duty multiplayer, the maps have been small, cramped, narrow, and very limited in playable area.
Recall your experience with these maps. Remember those buildings that look very cool, but you couldn’t even get into? Those ledges you wish you could climb into? That cool looking area that was closed off by some magical barrier summoned by powerful never before seen wizards?

Seriously tho!! I’ve always wanted the freedom of traversing these maps, climbing on top of the roofs, climbing over a certain fence, flanking the enemy team in a route of my OWN making.
Call of duty’s formula for maps have been growing stale for the longest time and it’s obvious. Everyone knows it.

And guess what?!?


Just think about it, that fast paced movement, optimized gameplay, well developed mechanics call of duty offers and has been doing for YEARS mastering this formula, and throwing it into a HUGE free roam map!!
You can climb any building, any fence, seamlessly move from area to area and have no barrier limits, and make your own path to taking down that pest of an enemy.

You are no longer FORCED to play a map a certain way. You’re not funneled into hot spots in a map. It’s completely open for improvisation and it’s glorious.

A typical BR match runs 15-20 minutes if you’re lucky to last that long. 😈
So with these long matches, it only makes sense for the gameplay to be fast paced to help have a sense of speed and excitement. Its a formula for success just brewing.
How could blackout NOT be fun!?
Treyarch changed the formula. It broke the invisible barrier. It’s sitting there, ready, waiting on YOU!

What’s not to like about this?! Seriously, tell me in the comments. Voice your opinion and discuss. But nothing you can say will change my thoughts on this.
Blackout is amazing and it’s about time a true developer got into the BR game to show these other scrubs how it’s done.

LV.26 Wizard
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POPULAR Why Black Ops 4’s Biggest Shortcoming Will Be The Cause Of Its Success

Call of Duty is one of the most successful gaming franchises of all time. The series has sold more than 250 Million copies amounting to over $15 Billion in sales. You would think that their pocketbooks would be pretty endless but like many companies before them, Call of Duty has shown that they value profit over product. Case in point: Black Ops 4 will not have a single-player campaign mode.
The exact reason why is up for contention. Treyarch claims that they never intended to include a campaign mode, but that’s pretty hard to believe considering that every major Call of Duty game before has included a campaign. Other sources claim that Treyarch and Activision simple ran out of time. Call of Duty has always maintained a self-imposed 1 year timeline to release a new title every November. Black Ops 4 is an exception, as Activision decided to release it one month early on October 12th in an effort to compete with Rockstar’s long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2. Could this shortened schedule have prevented the inclusion of a single-player game mode in Black Ops 4? Only Treyarch and Activision truly know the answer to that, but the fact remains: there will be no campaign.
Honestly, that really sucks. Although people typically pour most of their hours into multiplayer and zombies, almost everyone completes the campaign. Call of Duty has done a fantastic job of crafting compelling storylines with strong, interesting characters that carry over from one game to the next. I’m sure many of us still remember the insane twists that games like Modern Warfare 2 have brought us. The lack of a campaign would be a glaring omission. So how could it be a good thing for Black Ops 4?
Well, there’s a few reasons. With your standard Call of Duty releases, many players jump straight into the campaign mode in an effort to complete the story before any unwanted spoilers grab their attention. This means that the player base during the first few weeks of release is typically divided between those playing campaign and those playing multiplayer. With Black Ops 4, every single person will be playing a multiplayer game mode. With the inclusion of Blackout, Call of Duty’s new Battle Royale mode, maximizing player count is more important than ever. In order to fill up Blackout’s 100 person lobby along with lobbies for each multiplayer game mode and each zombies map, it’s critical that there are as many people playing as possible. Removing any single-player game modes ensures that this will happen.
People are already calling Blackout the Fortnite killer. Call of Duty has received more buzz and attention from Blackout alone than it has in years. Blackout is Call of Duty’s chance to revitalize their franchise and reclaim their throne as the number 1 shooting game in the world. They’ve gone all-in on Blackout. They have to; it’s their only shot. With games like PUBG, Fortnite, and even Rainbow 6: Siege taking over the shooting genre and dominating the market, Call of Duty had to do something drastic. Removing their beloved campaign mode is exactly what they needed to succeed.

LV.16 Sage

BO4 Calling Card Promotions

There are a couple promotions for BO4 that are currently running so you can get a calling card for BO4!

1. Lovesac X BO4
So Lovesac is a furniture company from what I see. Mostly beanbags. There’s a beanbag that relates to BO4.

As you see it comes with COD Points and a BO4 backpack. It also gives you a code for a calling card!!

It looks cool, but not worth the price tag. The beanbag is $1,210. Yep. That’s a lot of money. No clue if the calling is even animated. I have no clue how you get the calling car, but code probably.

2. Kontrolfreek X BO4
So Kontrolfreek makes controllers and thumb-stick grips. One that came out recently comes with a calling card!

(Calling cats bottom right)
I’ve never tried out this stuff before. But they grips look cool as hell! The calling card looks animated too! It comes with a code that you enter on a site or on your platform. It’s also really cheap at $18. I have no clue if it’s for Xbox though.

3. 7/11 X BO4
So if you got 7/11 and buy 2 BO4 Monster Energy’s and scan a promotion with their app you get a free calling card. You probably get a code on the app. We have no clue what it looks like at the moment though.

4.McFarlane Toys X BO4
So if you buy any of the McFarlane BO4 figures you get a code for a calling card. You have to go on their sight and enter the code for the calling card. Currently we have no clue what the calling card looks like since there’s some problems with getting it.

Each are about $20

And that’s all of the calling card promotions I know of. I’ll be trying to get the Kontrolfreek one and the 7/11 one. But still $1,210 for a beanbag!!

LV.22 Mod

Whether it’s three friends or three randos, make nice and Quad Up.

The old saying ‘the more the merrier’ didn’t stick around for the past 40,000 years without being true. It remains a good general rule of fun: good times are enhanced when you have them with others. It’s true on the seesaw and it’s particularly true in Blackout – you have more fun with a friend.
Sure, you have the option to roll Solo in Blackout. You see yourself as a one-man-army, a warrior dropping into the hills west of the Train Station and wreaking havoc with paint on your face like the protagonist in… well, basically every movie where people shoot guns a lot. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s a Blackout experience for everybody. But, to truly experience the companionship, excitement and reward of out-playing your opponents, you’ve simply gotta Quad-up. Or, play Duos. Duos offer all the benefits mentioned here, as well.
In addition to the emotional health benefits to socializing while gaming, you’ve got plenty of practical, on-the-ground reasons to jack up your merriment with a team.

More Eyes, More Intel, More Efficiency
Alone you only have your own perspective. As a Quad, you have four perspectives. In Blackout, having multiple perspectives is, to use a technical term, “super helpful.” Seemingly a simple concept, having multiple eyes scanning multiple areas, corners and horizons can often mean the difference between getting the jump on a team of enemies and spectating. Everything you do in Blackout becomes easier. Scavenging for loot? No longer dangerous because your squad has your back. See an enemy camped out in a tower? Encircle them so they have no route to escape. Want to take an area, but there are two structures and you can’t decide which ones to search first? Split up and take each door at the same time. In short, playing Solo can often result in getting jumped from behind, above or some other place you never saw coming. As a team, that should never happen.
Sharing & Caring
The race to scoop the best loot begins as soon as you and your mates hit the ground. Not only will you cover more ground as a team, but you’ll be able to pool your resources as well. This better prepares everybody for the fight ahead. Questions like: “Does anybody need a Titan?”, “Who needs Level 2 Armor?” and “Hell yeah, everybody get in the chopper” will bounce back and forth on the comms. The rising tide of pooled resources is always the best way to lift your Quad’s boat. You’ll find four times the loot in a quarter of the time this way. Each teammate will be more individually dangerous, plus you’ll waste less time looking at the ground and more time collecting intel and planning assaults.
In Blackout, once you take a critical amount of damage, you’ll go down and start to bleed out. At that point, you’re at the mercy of your teammates. It’s up to them to revive you because you can’t defend yourself and the only thing you can do is crawl excruciatingly slow. Your teammates can either finish off whoever took your down or rush to your aid to get you back into the fight quicker. Regardless of how it plays out, this is something that simply can’t happen when you’re rolling in Solos. Like everything we’ve discussed, the more you communicate with your Quad, the easier they’ll be able to locate and revive you when the bullets are flying. Even if you see no other benefit to Quadding-up, this is undeniably a time when you’ll be glad you’ve got teammates. Because – like a storm cellar in Kansas, a bike helmet and grandma’s special fall-down necklace – they’ll save your life someday.

I Wanna Go Fast
Vehicles: they’re cool and fast as hell. But, there’s one problem: you can’t drive and shoot at the same time. Sure would be nice if you had some teammates, huh? Whether you’re driving a truck, ATV, tactical raft or helicopter, the scenic views shouldn’t distract you from the fact that you are devastatingly vulnerable. Rockets, well-aimed sniper bullets or a wrong turn are real possibilities when riding a noisy vehicle. Fortunately, as a Quad, you have the opportunity to bring your team along with you to cover your six (behind you). Helicopters, trucks and tactical rafts have room for your whole squad, while ATVs force you to split up. To maximize the benefits of these things – using them in assaults, making a quick getaway, rescuing a teammate who’s wandered astray or quickly returning to the combat zone – you need somebody to at least ride shotgun and protect your neck.
These are just some of the more obvious benefits to Quadding-Up. As is the case with most things in Blackout, you’ll learn the most through your own experience. That experience will teach you the truth of why ‘the more the merrier’ has aged as fine as the fanciest wines in all of France. The more the merrier. Quad up.

LV.20 Super Star

POPULAR ♦️Lounge Guidelines♦️

Welcome, Soldier to the Call of Duty Lounge! In this brief introduction I will show you how to navigate the Lounge and what guidelines you should follow to ensure a fun time while in the lounge!


1) Highlights: You can find most popular posts in this board.

2) General: Just an all-around place for people to speak of the game series.

3) Looking For Team: You can look for any team here but please make sure you specify as to which game you wish to play with others.

4) Blackout: Tips and tricks for the blackout series as well as people's highlights for the multiplayer mode of blackout can be found here. You can also search for like-minded people who wish to play this game mode together in this board.

4) Zombies: Where people post about zombies for any game that includes Zombies mode.

5) Memes: Memes-a-plenty but one can simply only post Call of Duty related memes.

6) Promotions: Post all you want of your social media accounts, live streams, and this will also be a place for promoting your Clans.


1) No sexually explicit content- This means nothing with nudity or anything that is sexually suggestive.

2) No racism- It isn't funny or cool and nobody is going to put up with it.

3) No Personal Info Sharing- Do not share information such as a personal address, information for game sharing, phone numbers, ect.

4) No Witch Hunts- Do not post other users' personal information or make posts to insult/harm other users. Just because someone has a certain view about something doesn't mean an entire group of people can gang up and make a person feel horrible.

5) No Threats- Plain and simple. No threats to anyone with any physical, emotional, or cyber violence (ex. hacking).

6) Correct Boards- Please make sure you post things in the right boards. (ex. A post about zombies for any game should be in the Zombies board and not in general or competitive).

We are a great community and plan to keep it that way. So if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask any of the moderators.

LV.22 Xbox