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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Dec. 19 Game Settings Update – PC Ver. 1.10, Weapon Camos and Armor Tuning in Blackout

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Treyarch has released a new minor Game Settings Update today, bringing Patch 1.10 to PC players as well as Armory in Blackout across all platforms. Read the full patch notes below.

FROM TREYARCH:

Today’s update delivers our PC 1.10 title update for Black Ops 4, as well as two highly-anticipated items in Blackout: Armor durability/repair tuning and Weapon Camo support! See below for all the details:

Blackout Armor Tuning

Thanks to everyone for the feedback on our Armor redesign and Armor repair system that we rolled out last week in Blackout. Now that we’ve all had some time with the new system, we’re making a few tuning updates that will directly affect Armor durability and how players use Armor Plates. With these changes, we’ve better balanced the long-term effectiveness of Level 2 and Level 3 Armor, and reduced how frequently Armor can be repaired.

These updates include:

  • Level 2 and Level 3 Armor durability has been reduced to match Level 1 Armor durability.
  • Reduced the maximum amount of Armor Plates that can be stacked from 10 Armor Plates to 5.
  • Increased time required to use an Armor Plate from 2 seconds to 3.
  • Slightly increased Paladin damage against Armor to reduce the number of shots needed to take down enemies wearing Level 3 Armor.

Notes from the dev team: While we’re pleased to see Armor lasting through more than one gunfight with this redesign, we agreed that Level 2 and Level 3 Armor was a bit too durable. With the durability dialed back on these, players should be able to destroy their enemies’ Armor more frequently.

We’ve reduced how frequently Armor can be repaired by increasing the time required to repair Armor, which will be most noticeable in active gunfights. In a game where an extra second can make all the difference, this change gives aggressors more opportunities to close the distance on enemies as they repair their Armor more slowly than before.

As we mentioned last week when we initially rolled out the first Armor redesign, we’ll continue to gather data and monitor your feedback as we evaluate Armor’s performance in Blackout. Keep it coming!

Blackout Weapon Camos

With today’s update, Weapon Camos earned in Multiplayer, Zombies, and the Black Market can now be applied to weapons in Blackout, including Reactive Camos and Mastercrafts!

To equip your Weapon Camos, visit the new Armory menu in Blackout prior to a match. Once equipped, players will see their selected camos on their corresponding weapons when they’re picked up in the game. Reactive Camos will have their own Blackout-specific requirements to “unwrap” and progress stages of the camo. And yes, Weapon Camo support is also applied to Blackout Custom Games. Enjoy!

Note: There is a known issue with Reactive Camos on certain weapons that will appear to be “wrapped” in the Armory and on the ground even after they’ve been unwrapped. These weapons will display their Reactive Camos as expected once you pick them up in the game, and a fix for this cosmetic issue is coming soon.

PC 1.10 Title Update

Our PC 1.10 title update is live today, delivering the updates from yesterday’s 1.10 patch notes and additional PC-specific changes listed below. Blackout Armor tuning and Weapon Camo updates are planned for the next PC update, currently scheduled for tomorrow. As we mentioned in our Dec. 13 update, we typically target a PC patch release window of within 24 hours of its corresponding console version to ensure each update is thoroughly tuned and tested before release.

And in case you missed it in yesterday’s update… as a special “thank you” to our players, fully-unlocked Reactive Camos can now be applied to any gun that you’ve unlocked Gold Camo for in Multiplayer! We’ve also made this clearer in the in-game menus with today’s update. Get out there and grind, and look good doing it.

Here’s what’s new across all platforms with today’s update:

SUMMARY

  • PC 1.10 title update now live.
  • Armor tuning applied in Blackout.
  • Weapon Camo support added to Blackout.
  • ARAV spawns added to Blackout Custom Games.
  • Fixed IX Shaw Character Mission unlock in Blackout.
  • MP stability fixes for Zero and the Mantis.
  • Zombies fixes for Dead of the Night and weapon personalization.​

ALL PLATFORMS

Blackout

  • Armor Tuning
    • Reduced Level 2 Armor durability to match Level 1 Armor durability.
    • Reduced Level 3 Armor durability to match Level 1 Armor durability.
    • Reduced the amount of Armor Plates that can be carried at once from 10 to 5.
    • Increased time required to use an Armor Plate from 2 seconds to 3.
    • Slightly increased Paladin damage against Armor.
      • Reduced minimum number of Paladin shots required to down an enemy with Level 3 Armor and 150 health from 3 shots to 2.
      • Players with 200 health from a Trauma Kit and Level 3 Armor will still require a third shot to down.
      • Players with 200 health from a Trauma Kit and Level 3 Armor can be downed with 2 consecutive headshots.
  • Weapon Camos
    • Weapon Camo support added to Blackout.
      • Camos earned in Multiplayer, Zombies, and the Black Market can be applied, including Reactive Camos and Mastercrafts on their designated weapons.
      • New Armory menu added to allow players to set up their Weapon Camos prior to a match.
      • Players will see their selected camos on corresponding weapons when picked up in-game.
      • Reactive Camos have Blackout-specific requirements to “unwrap” and progress stages of the camo in Blackout.
      • Weapon Camo support included for Blackout Custom Games.
  • Character Unlocks
    • Addressed an issue that could occasionally prevent the IX version of Shaw from unlocking properly.
  • Custom Games
    • ARAV now spawns in Custom Game matches.

Multiplayer

  • Featured Playlists
    • Added Safeguard to Mercenary Objective Moshpit.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Ice Pick on a Gunship.
    • Fixed an occasional crash that could occur while the Mantis is active.

Zombies

  • Create-a-Class
    • Addressed an issue where personalizing weapons could cause a UI Error.
  • Stability
    • Dead of the Night – Fixed crashes that could occur:
      • During the fourth step of the Main Quest.
      • During ghost appearances in the Main Quest and Pack-a-Punch quest.
      • When the final cutscene plays after the Boss Battle.
      • During the jumpscare when there are multiple players.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where players who were downed at the end of the round were not automatically revived.

General

  • Black Market
    • Clarified the descriptions of Reactive Camos to inform players that earning Gold Camo on a gun will allow you to apply the Reactive Camo.
    • Ajax’s Centurion tag is now properly assigned to Ajax once unlocked.

PC

In addition to the long list of items included in yesterday’s 1.10 patch notes(Blackout Custom Games and audio improvements, balance tuning for Zero, Reactive Camos for weapons with Gold Camo unlocked in MP, Auto Sprint option, etc.), the following PC-specific updates are also live on PC today in version 270.70(68).14.0.36.0.39078:

General

  • Addressed an issue where the player could not change their reticle color.
  • Addressed an issue where a console prompt would be displayed in the tutorial screen when opening the Create-A-Class menu for the first time.

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CouRage explains what “killed” his love for CoD Multiplayer

Popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage revealed the main reason his love for CoD Multiplayer was “killed.”

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CouRage has given fans the reason why he has lost his love for the standard Call of Duty Multiplayer mode.

Call of Duty has always been praised for its Multiplayer mode, which became its most popular aspect ever since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released in 2007.

The Multiplayer mode spawned a massive community of players, some of which made a living through becoming professional players and content creators.

With the game developing so fast, many of these players have ultimately fallen out of love with the standard Multiplayer mode, with things like Warzone and other battle royale games becoming more appealing. With that being said, CouRage revealed why he no longer has the passion to play CoD Multiplayer.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest installment in the franchise, which of course comes along with the classic Multiplayer mode that a lot of players look forward to every year.

Over the years, this mode has changed a lot, from Exo suits to the return of boots on the ground gameplay. As well as this, players began to realize that the game possessed a skill-based matchmaking system, which has since become a very controversial topic of conversation in recent years.

For those wondering why popular Call of Duty content creator CouRage isn’t grinding Vanguard’s Multiplayer mode, he revealed back in 2020 that “Skill based matchmaking” killed his love for Call of Duty’s Multiplayer mode, which is a system that pits similarly skilled players against each other.

In the tweet, CouRage explains that SBMM causes players to “sweat 100% of the time,” with no “pop off” games and “ability to use fun weapons,” asking Warzone to “save” him. This is very telling considering Warzone became his go-to game for quite some time.

A recent Reddit post brought this tweet back up for players to share their opinions on SBMM in Call of Duty. Some of the users are clearly in agreement with the streamer, with one comment saying:

“Matchmaking should not be skill based.. that why there is ranked mode to play on your own skills. Sadly they dont make competitive modes that rewards any way.”

Having said that, the community is definitely torn, as others feel as if SBMM is justified: “I feel like a lot of proficient COD players do not seem to understand that their “relaxed” games were built upon the backs of all of us who are mediocre to average players.”

Ultimately, SBMM was most likely introduced to make the game more accessible for new players, which may be a massive part of Call of Duty’s continued success. However, that clearly is alienating the more advanced and experienced players.

With CoD 2022 in the works, perhaps Activision will decide to switch it up, or players will be getting the same experience that may not be as appealing to the individuals who have been playing Call of Duty for years.

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Clever CoD Zombies trick gives Chronicles players unlimited max ammo

CoD Zombies players have discovered a useful Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles trick that grants you unlimited max ammo drops.

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Black Ops 3’s Zombies mode is popular among Call of Duty players, and now few of them have discovered a trick that grants you infinite max ammo drops in Zombies Chronicles.

Call of Duty players have been disappointed with Vanguard Zombies, and many of them have gone back to Black Ops 3. The game offers players 13 different maps after the release of Zombies Chronicles.

If you play enough times, you’re bound to pick up some useful tricks. Now one has been discovered that grants you infinite max ammo drops in the Zombies Chronicles Shangri-La map.

CoD Zombies trick for unlimited max ammo 

Zombie Monkeys in Black Ops 3

Reddit user ‘I_Play_Zetsubou’ showcased this trick in the CoD Zombies subreddit. It requires you to drop into Shangri-La and acquire the Widow’s Wine Perk, which is located in the mines.

Zombie Monkeys will randomly appear whenever there’s a drop on the map. They attempt to steal the drop you need to kill them before you can collect it yourself. However, they can be helpful for this trick.

Here’s how you can get infinite ammo in CoD Zombies:

  1. Collect Widow’s Wine on Shangri-La
  2. Take out zombies until the Widow’s Wine grenade refill drop appears
  3. Let a Zombie Monkey steal the Widow’s Wine grenade drop
  4. Kill the Zombies Monkey after it cycles over the max ammo

This trick will keep filling up your max ammo, and you can repeat these steps to ensure that you never run out of rounds. While players have been able to visit this version of the map for a while, many of them were unaware of this tactic.

“I never would have noticed till you posted this,” commented one surprised user. So, if you find yourself running low on bullets when playing on the Shangri-La map, then this can save your life.

For more Call of Duty, check out this Bizarre Warzone glitch that breaks players’ audio after getting kills and how to fix Warzone Pacific & Modern Warfare’s Status Goldflake error.

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Call of Duty remains best-selling franchise in the US for 14th year in a row

After being released back in November, it has now been confirmed that Vanguard has continued Call of Duty’s long line of success.

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Call of Duty continues to achieve success in the gaming industry year after year, as Vanguard continues its run of the best-selling game.

Official data and information regarding the United States Video Games Consumer Spread has revealed that Call of Duty has managed to continue its streak for the best-selling game within its release month for 14 years running.

Along with Warzone dominating the battle royale genre in gaming, Vanguard has also achieved success, keeping the franchise as prominent as ever.

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The month of November 2021 saw various big-name games released, but one inevitably came out on top. In competition with Battlefield 2042 and even GTA the Definitive Edition, Call of Duty Vanguard managed to absolutely smash it once again by becoming the best-selling game of its release month.

Executive Director & Video Game Industry Advisor Mat Piscatella released the information via Twitter.

They Tweeted out the United States Video Games Consumer Spread for the month of November 2021, which showed Call of Duty top the charts yet again for the 14th year in a row.

They also revealed that Call of Duty: Vanguard is the “2nd best-selling game of 2021 to date [December 13, 2021].”

Behind Vanguard, Battlefield 2042 took the spot as the second best-selling game of November 2021, which isn’t much of a surprise as the two franchises stand as the most popular FPS games in the industry.

This is great news for the developer of Call of Duty Vanguard, as it wouldn’t be ideal if Vanguard became the installment that broke the franchise’s winning streak.

Players are continuing to enjoy the game’s Multiplayer, and the Campaign received strong reviews so hats off to Activision and Sledgehammer Games.


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