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by Brandon Masters 26 Sep 2018

Industry Innovator and Treyarch Studios Team Up On Gaming Accessory to Celebrate Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4


ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2018 - KontrolFreek® today announced KontrolFreek Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Grav Slam Performance Thumbsticks®, which were developed in partnership with Activision and Treyarch Studios. Inspired by Ruin, protagonist of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 video game, these Performance Thumbsticks are now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $17.99 USD on and at select global retailers such as GameStop, Best Buy, JB Hi-Fi, GAME UK, Best Buy Canada and many more.

The first 1,000 Grav Slam Performance Thumbsticks sold on will include a limited edition Grav Slam Challenge Coin, which was designed as a collector’s piece for diehard Black Ops fans. Additionally, every set of Grav Slam Performance Thumbsticks includes a code for a bonus in-game calling card that can be used while playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.


  • KontrolFreek Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Grav Slam Performance Thumbsticks were developed to be the ultimate collector's item for fans of Ruin, a playable Specialist in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
  • The design evokes Ruin's forceful nature and features the iconic markings displayed on his unique weapon, the Grav Slam, which is featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
  • A strategic combination of mid-rise and high-rise thumbsticks offers players maximum gameplay flexibility regardless of play style.

Call of Duty has been an integral part of KontrolFreek’s DNA since Call of Duty®: Black Ops III in 2015,” said Ashish Mistry, CEO of KontrolFreek. “The release of our Grav Slam Performance Thumbsticks marks an exciting milestone for our partnership with Treyarch and Activision. Working with this studio in particular has always generated notably special products, and Grav Slam certainly delivers on this.” 

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on Oct. 12, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The leading developer of Performance Gaming GearTM, KontrolFreek exists to create high-quality products that improve the gaming experience. Its products range from Performance Thumbsticks and Performance GripsTM for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch controllers to Performance Gaming Cables and accessories like CleanFreekTM. Recent releases include Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Performance Thumbsticks, Overwatch® Performance Thumbsticks, FPS Freek Battle Royale Performance Thumbsticks and Omni Performance Thumbsticks. 

About KontrolFreek

Headquartered in Atlanta, KontrolFreek® is a global performance gaming and lifestyle brand

found in more than 9,000 retail locations across 40 countries. The company’s innovative product lines of Performance Thumbsticks®, Performance GripsTM and accessories for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch maximize comfort, increase accuracy and improve performance for an enhanced gaming experience.


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1-888-529-1543 ext. 413



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