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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 January 17 Game Settings Update: PC Patch, Blackout Trial, And More

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Treyarch has released the latest game settings update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, alongside releasing Patch Update 1.11 for PC Players.

UPDATE – 12:30PM PT: Treyarch has released additional updates to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4 and Xbox One, with PC to follow.

Blackout

  • Gameplay
    • Resolved an issue in the looting interface with Stash items being reordered when the player looted items from a Stash.
    • Resolved an issue with hit detection on ARAV passengers hanging out of the window.

Multiplayer

  • Game Modes
    • Heist
      • Resolved an issue that resulted in items being purchased multiple times automatically.
  • Specialists
    • Seraph
      • Tac-Deploy now properly expires after intended duration in the field.
    • Zero
      • Replaced missing voiceover lines for Zero.
  • Perks
    • Tactical Mask
      • Using an EMP Disruptor on an enemy with Tactical Mask equipped will now display the Tactical Mask icon on-screen.

Zombies

  • Blood of the Dead
    • Closed an exploit where the player could use the Ragnarok DG-5 to reach an exploitable area on the Docks Bridge.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player disconnected before a Wonder Weapon charged shot was cleared.

From Treyarch:

Our Blackout Free Trial is now live for everyone on PS4, Xbox One, and PC! We’ve also launched our newest limited-time mode in Blackout on PS4 with Down But Not Out, and our PC 1.11 update arrives today with PC-specific improvements. Here’s the rundown:

Blackout Free Trial (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

For those who still haven’t experienced the thrill of the hunt in Blackout, our Free Trial is now live and runs through 10AM PT Jan. 24 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC! Grab your friends (and enemies) and jump in for free – it’s going to be a wild ride.

After downloading and installing the Blackout Free Trial from your platform’s store, you’ll be able to party up with players who have the Free Trial and with friends who already own Black Ops 4, so everyone in the Call of Duty community can play together. Free Trial players will also earn Echelon progression and unlock Black Market Tiers and loot during the trial period, with no limits on playtime or player progression.

Xbox One players will need an Xbox Live account to play in the Free Trial, and PC players will require a Battle.net account. PS Plus is not required for PlayStation 4 players to play in the trial. Here’s how to download the Blackout Free Trial:

  • All Platforms: Register for a free My Call of Duty account if you haven’t already.
  • PS4 and Xbox One: In the console store, search for and download the Blackout Free Trial. When the download completes, start up the game and jump in.
  • PC: Go to Battle.net and log in with your account, or register if you haven’t already. Find “Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4”, and click the “Try For Free” button. Once the download is complete, click “Play” to launch the game.

1.11 Update (PC)

Our PC 1.11 update is live today with several PC-specific improvements listed below, in addition to the details laid out in our console 1.11 patch notes. Our PC team is also investigating community feedback regarding shotguns in Blackout and sniper rifle performance in Multiplayer. As always, thanks for your feedback while we examine the data – the team is dedicated to maintaining weapon balance on PC for fair and consistent gunplay, especially as new weapons are added to the game.

Down But Not Out – Blackout (PS4)

To celebrate the launch of the Blackout Free Trial, we’ve introduced Down But Not Out this week in Blackout on PS4! In our newest limited-time mode, fallen teammates redeploy with each new Collapse as long as one player in the squad remains alive. This new gameplay mechanic completely changes the tactical approach of the game – if you’re the last surviving member of your squad, you’ll need to make damn sure you can stay in the fight until your teammates redeploy, and plot a new course of action with your reunited squad to take on the other survivors. Remember, other squads will be parachuting in with you through the match, as well.

Players redeploy with a pistol, a handful of 9mm rounds, and five bandages, so you won’t be left empty-handed when you drop back in for revenge against the squad that took you out. Players can no longer redeploy once the countdown to the final Collapse begins, so strategize accordingly if you want to be the last squad standing. By the way, Collapses also happen more frequently this time around.

If this all sounds like a recipe for an insane final circle, you’d be correct – be prepared for some of the craziest game-ending fights you’ve seen in Blackout to date. Jump into the new mode on PS4 and let us know what you think in the comments! We’re planning to run Down But Not Out for two weeks on each platform, so everyone will have plenty of time to drop in and try it out.

NEW IN GAME SINCE TUESDAY:

  • Blackout Free Trial now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • PC 1.11 update now live.
  • Down But Not Out limited-time mode live in Blackout (PS4).
  • Improvements to Zombies Gauntlets (PS4).
  • “Clear all New item markers” button now clears “New” notifications in Personalization menu (PS4 and Xbox One).
  • Fix for Gunship camera resetting when switching ammo types.
  • Misc. stability and bug fixes in Multiplayer and Blackout.

ALL PLATFORMS:

Blackout

  • Blackout Free Trial
    • Play Blackout for free through 10AM PT Jan. 24 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
    • Free Trial players earn Echelon progression and unlock Tiers and loot through the Black Market, with no limit on playtime or player progression.
    • Download and install the Blackout Free Trial from the store on PS4/Xbox One, and from Battle.net on PC.
  • Stability
    • Fixed crashes that could occur in certain cases when joining a lobby and during infiltration at the start of a match.

Multiplayer

  • Scorestreaks
    • Gunship
      • Resolved an issue with the Gunship camera resetting when switching ammo types.
  • Black Market
    • Fixed a UI error tied to purchasing items in Blackjack’s Shop.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when a Zero player hacked Torque’s Barricade.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Prophet’s Tempest.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Resolved an issue where a red triangle would appear on the Armory button after leaving a CWL Custom Game.

General

  • UI
    • “Clear all New item markers” button now clears “New” notifications in Personalization menu. (Live on PS4 and Xbox One; incoming on PC.)

PS4:

Blackout

  • Limited-Time Mode
    • Down But Not Out
    • Playlist now live in Blackout on PS4 through Jan. 30.
    • Fallen teammates redeploy with each new Collapse as long as one player in the squad is still alive.
    • Players redeploy with a pistol, 30x 9mm rounds, and 5x First Aid bandages.
    • Players can no longer redeploy once the final Collapse begins.
    • Collapses occur more frequently than in standard Blackout game modes.
    • Play in squads up to 4 players with a maximum total of 100 players per match.

Zombies

  • Gauntlets
    • Resolved an issue with players not being able to purchase wall-buys in certain situations.
    • Resolved an issue where the player would not have their Mule Kick weapon returned to them after round 14, if Mule Kick was acquired via the Perk Up elixir.
    • Updated the weapon descriptions in the rules for three rounds.
    • Replaced a thumbnail in local play to properly display “Unsinkable” for the new Gauntlet.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when players were downed during Gauntlets.

In addition to the details listed under “PS4 and Xbox One” across all three modes in our 1.11 patch notes, the following PC-specific updates are included in today’s PC 1.11 update:

Blackout

  • Gameplay
    • Added a new Gameplay option to allow using “Repair Armor” as a toggle instead of a hold.
    • Added Gamepad option that allows tweaking Reload behavior in Blackout.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Resolved an issue where the weapon slot could change between Primary and Secondary when picking up attachments.

Multiplayer

  • Miscellaneous
    • Improved prompt visibility on Zero’s Ice Pick.
    • Resolved an issue where the player could not use “Change Class” shortcuts while the Change Class panel was opened.

General

  • Gameplay
    • Added “Change Class” keybind shortcuts for slots 7 to 12.
    • Added “Steady Aim (Toggle)” keybind.
    • “Center View” keybind will no longer instantly snap the camera to center position.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Resolved an issue where the player could not swim up with the “Jump Button Also Mantles” option set to “Off”.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile

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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…

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Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed

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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.

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Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6

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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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