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At first mention of Ambush, Black Ops 4’s most recent Blackout limited-time mode, I initially gave a dramatic groan and cringed. I love playing Blackout, but I loathed the idea of being limited to snipers, melee, and rockets only. I’ll try every mode at least once, but it was sheer stubbornness that kept me playing Ambush, forcing myself out of my comfort zone until I started having a surprising amount of fun.

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For a game that’s already taking heat from its player base for the price of its extra cosmetic items, Black Ops 4's latest offering seems especially difficult to swallow. A red dot reticle showed up in the Black Ops 4 Black Market on December 25, wearing a price tag of 100 COD Points, or about $1.

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It’s been exactly one month since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which made the risky decision to jettison the single-player campaign in favour of an online-only approach.

So far, it’s been a smoother-than-expected ride, with a few speed bumps along the way.

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You’re supposed to be able to earn flashy new gear via Black Ops 4’s Contraband Stream by either playing the game or spending money. But since arrival, it’s become clear that getting everything without opening your wallet is extremely difficult, and the whole thing feels like a scheme to get players to spend.

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There’s a pretty unicorn gun that can be earned in Black Ops 4, and other really fun camos and variants can make your gun glow as you perform well.

Treyarch is doing a great job with the camos and variant guns for this year’s Call of Duty, and I’m on a mission to unlock them all.

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Black Ops 4 is the first Call of Duty without a traditional story campaign, but the game still gives us some of the series’ best cutscenes. I was initially annoyed that they were locked behind tutorials I didn’t need, but I’m glad I soldiered through all of them to discover interesting bits of story told through some beautiful cinematics.

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Jumping into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 can be a little disorienting for people returning to the series after a bit of a hiatus. Thankfully, the game offers a "Specialist Headquarters" that warms up players by showing them how to utilise each character.

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Call of Duty’s hardboiled new battle royale mode isn’t a lot like its candy-coloured cousin Fortnite except for one thing: Players’ gratitude for public transportation. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players have taken to “thanking the bus driver”, a custom in Fortnite, for transporting them to an island of near-inevitable death.

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The fourth instalment of Treyarch’s Black Ops series might be the first Call of Duty to forgo a single-player campaign. But after a spate of less-than-fully-satisfying entries in the once-reliable series, putting the full force of its efforts behind the multiplayer has paid off: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 finds the perfect middle ground between classic COD and the “jetpack” era, reviving the franchise’s fun in many ways.