Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Black Market - Contraband Stream, Halloween Event, Blackjack’s Shop

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Black Market - Contraband Stream, Halloween Event, Blackjack’s Shop

In this Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guides hub we’ve pulled together everything you’ll need to know to get ahead, including a guide to using CoD Points.

After a week or so of confusion and outcry from fans, Black Ops 4’s progression system has finally been revealed. New skins, emotes and tags can be earned via the Black Market, simply by playing the game. It was all added in last week, alongside a Halloween event, and players have been busy earning new gear ever since. In this Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Black Market Guide, we’ll be taking a look at Call of Duty’s new store, hoping to explain everything you need to know. We’ll be taking a look at the Contraband Stream, the new Halloween items, and the upcoming Blackjack Store update.

If you’re looking for something else Call of Duty Black Ops 4 related, there’s our Black Ops 4 Guides Hub. It’s full of useful info on the game. From Blackout to Zombies and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Black Market

A brand new store and progression system were just added into Call of Duty Black Ops 4. It’s all collected under the Black Ops 4 Black Market banner, and can be a little complicated to get your head around at first. We’ve pulled together everything you need to know below.

Black Ops 4 Black Market Tiers - Contraband Stream, Earn Free Skins, Emotes and Tags

Black market allows players to earn new cosmetic items by playing the game. There are multiple tiers to reach, and all you need to do is play matches and earn XP. Items are awarded after each new level is reached. The Contraband Stream is the name given to this progression system, and can now be accessed via the main menu. Skins, emotes and tags are all up for grabs, so get out there and start earning.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Halloween Event

Treyarch will be adding seasonal content via new Black Market streams throughout the year. The current event is the Black Ops 4 Halloween Event. It is a separate progression stream, offering up spooky skins and Halloween-themed content. It’s available now until just after Halloween, so be sure to get involved.

When Will Black Market Release on Xbox One and PC?

As part of Sony’s exclusivity deal with Activision this gen, all Black Ops 4 post-release content will be PS4-exclusive for a full week before coming to other platforms. As such, the Black Ops 4 Black Market won’t be arriving on Xbox One and PC until October 26.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackjack’s Shop

On top of the Black Market progression system, there will be another storefront added to Call of Duty Black Ops 4 very soon indeed. It’ll be called Blackjack’s Shop, and will allow users to get direct access of certain gear items through a store. The store will refresh weekly. It is likely that this will be where CoD Points will finally come into play. CoD Points are definitely a thing in Black Ops 4, as evidenced by certain pre-order bonuses, but have been yet to be implemented into the game. We’re betting that players will be able to use CoD Points to buy certain items in Blackjack’s Shop, though we haven’t been able to confirm it yet. Blackjack’s Shop won’t launch in CoD Black Ops 4 until sometime in November.

For info on Call of Duty Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode, you can head over to our Call of Duty Blackout Guides Hub . For more specific help with the game check out our Call of Duty Blackout Map Guide, Blackout best Weapons guide, how to unlock Blackout characters guide, and our look at the Best Blackout Perks.

If you're looking for more on Call of Duty Black Ops 4, you can head over to our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guides Hub . For more specific help check out our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Specialists - All Specialist Abilities, Equipment and Weapons guide, our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies Guide, our look at Black Ops 4 Operator Mods, CoD BLOPS 4 Killstreaks, the Best Attachments, Best Perks in Black Ops 4, and Black Ops 4 Best Weapons. We've also got detailed guides to the IX Zombies Easter Eggs and the Voyage of Despair Easter Eggs.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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