Treyarch has released the latest game settings update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on consoles today and has made a significant change to the Maddox after hearing fan feedback from the latest balancing update for the game, which went live yesterday.
Treyarch states that some of the Maddox changes are being reverted specifically with recoil.
Here’s what Treyarch has updated:
Maddox RFB Recoil Tuning
After yesterday’s Multiplayer weapon tuning changes went live, we saw the Maddox RFB begin to fall more in line with the rest of the weapons in its class, with the exception of one change… which we certainly heard the community voice its opinion on. You guessed it: recoil.
Effective immediately with today’s update on consoles, we’ve reworked the Maddox’s first five shots in its recoil pattern. This will make the 1st, 4th, and 5th shots feel more like the original recoil prior to this week’s update, while the recoil on the 2nd and 3rd shots are increased slightly from their original value, yet remain controllable. This update is also planned to go live on PC tomorrow along with a long list of PC-exclusive weapon tuning changes.
Alongside that update, here’s the full details from Treyarch on what today’s game settings update has brought to the game:
Here’s what’s new in Black Ops 4 with our latest update:
The following updates are live today on consoles, with PC to follow with additional platform-exclusive updates:
- Weapon Tuning
- Maddox RFB
- Reduced recoil on 1st, 4th, and 5th shots to more closely match pre-patch recoil stability
- Slight recoil increase on 2nd and 3rd shots compared to pre-patch
- Maddox RFB
- Addressed an error players could receive when invited into an ongoing match during a public Gauntlet playlist.
- Addressed an issue that caused players to lose ammo when using the Alchemical Antithesis on King and Country.
- Featured Playlist
- Featured Playlist set to Quads.
- Vertical stacking is now the default in the Quick Equip menu.
- Addressed an issue where players couldn’t properly Prestige if they had content filters applied in Options.
- Various crash fixes in all modes.
The following updates are live today on PS4, with other platforms to follow:
- Fixed a formatting issue with Outrider’s Hawk when playing in splitscreen.
- Barricade will no longer disappear between round transitions.
- Updated Heist dropoff locations.
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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