Treyarch has announced big changes to the health system in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer, changes that have never been done before in Call of Duty’s history.
The first big change: players now have 150 health versus the standard 100 health. This allows the team at Treyarch to better tune the different weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to cater to the playstyle people want. With this being said, the time to kill does increase over previous Call of Duty games but not by much. Headshots play a big factor in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with this new health change.
The second big change to the health system: health regeneration is not automatic anymore. In every Call of Duty game so far, players’ health would regenerate automatically once injured in action in multiplayer. In Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, that’s gone. Players will have to manually regenerate their health. If you are injured, it’s on you to press L1 (on PS4) to use a health pack to regenerate back to 150 health. Once you use the health regeneration, there’s a time delay for when you can use it again. This completely changes how you play Call of Duty as you now have to make a smarter decision in play styles whether to keep pushing forward or stop and regenerate health before moving forward. Treyarch’s aim is to create a more tactical game where every decision a player makes is important.
If you are regenerating health and get shot, the health regeneration stops. There is an indication on the bottom center of the HUD that shows when your health regeneration is ready to use. On, PS4 players have to press L1 to use the health regeneration pack. Once used, you are back to 150 health. There is a delay once you use it before you can use it again.
This is a fundamental change to Call of Duty. Players will have to adapt to the new playstyle and pace of the game.
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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