'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' CoD Points - What They're Used for & How to Use Them

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now has CoD Points, and you may be wondering what you spend them on. This quick guide explains the basics of CoD Points and how they can be used in the first few weeks after launch.

What are CoD Points in Black Ops 4?

As is the case in all recent Call of Duty games, CoD Points are a premium currency that can be purchased via the in-game store with real-world money. If you happened to pre-order Black Ops 4, buy the Black Ops Pass or own a special edition, you may also get a small purse of CoD Points to spend how you choose.

Black Ops 4 Special Orders
Special Orders are character-based cosmetic packs that refresh every few days. Treyarch/Activision

For everyone else, here are the prices for CoD Point packs:

  • 200 CoD Points : $2.99
  • 500 CoD Points : $4.99
  • 1,100 CoD Points : $9.99
  • 2,400 CoD Points : $19.99

You can purchase CoD Points in-game by selecting the Black Market from the main menu and pressing the designated button to "purchase CoD Points" while in the store.

What Are CoD Points Used For?

As of right now, CoD Points have three primary uses:

Black Ops 4 Purchase Tier
You can also use CoD Points to purchase Contraband tiers. Treyarch/Activision
  1. Buy Special Orders: In addition to the Free Contraband Stream, Special Orders are cosmetic packs tied to specific characters. Prices vary based on what's in the pack, but as of now the costs are 500 and 800 CoD Points respectively. Special Orders refresh every few days and unlock via tiering up after they're purchased. If you buy multiple Special Orders at once, you can only tier one at a time. Thankfully, you have an unlimited amount of time to unlock everything you buy.
  2. Buy Contraband Tiers: 100 CoD Points can also be used to purchase individual tiers of Contraband or event progression. However, in order to purchase a specific tier, you must unlock or purchase every tier below it. In theory, it costs $200 worth of CoD Points to unlock an entire Contraband stream without gameplay.
  3. Blackjack Shop Cosmetics: Blackjack's Shop is expected to debut later this month. This is where you'll be able to directly purchase various limited cosmetics using CoD Points. We'll do our best to add more info as it becomes available.

That's all you need to know about CoD Points in Black Ops 4 for now.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

How will you be spending your CoD Points in Black Ops 4? Did you buy any of the Special Orders? Tell us in the comments section!

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