Call of Duty’s annual Race to Prestige event is being reborn for Black Ops 4 as the CODNation Challenge. This year’s event will directly benefit the Call of Duty Endowment charity initiative. The event will also be livestreamed via Call of Duty social channels. In addition to Black Ops 4’s standard multiplayer, CODNation Challenge participants will also race to see who can be the first to prestige in the game’s Zombies and Blackout components.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 CODNation Challenge
A press release from Activision provided the full details on how this year’s event will function:
“In addition to the content series, #CODNATION extends to the Call of Duty™ Endowment’s charity launch stream as the #CODNATION Challenge. Formerly known as the Race to Prestige, the annual stream brings together an array of video game personalities in a relay-style gaming marathon. Throughout its nine-year history, the Call of Duty community has been instrumental in supporting the Endowment’s drive toward placing 50,000 veterans in high-quality jobs.”
The “content series” mentioned in the above statement refers to this series of Black Ops 4 marketing video clips. The official Call of Duty Endowment Twitter account also announced the upcoming event:
#TheRace is now the #CODNATION Challenge. This year, we will not only be featuring the MP gameplay that you know and love, but also adding Zombies, Blackout, special guests, MORE Blackout, awesome unlocks, and additional coolness. Join us Oct 11-13 as we play #BlackOps4 for vets. pic.twitter.com/NzQU379eGz
— Call Of Duty Endowment (@CODE4Vets) October 2, 2018
Activision will kick off the CODNation Challenge on October 11, one day ahead of Black Ops 4’s October 12 launch. The event will run until October 13, giving participants roughly 48 hours to see who can prestige first. Again, all three of Black Ops 4’s core modes, multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout, will be part of the event. Be sure to follow Call of Duty social accounts for the latest updates on the CODNation Challenge.
In other Black Ops 4 news, Activision has also teamed up with Kellogg for a special Pringles double XP promotion. By purchasing select Pringles products, fans can score double XP codes for Black Ops 4 between now and December.