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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 June 18th Update – Bug Fixes, Playlist Updates, And More

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A new Game Settings Update for call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is now live across platforms and brings new Featured Playlist, Alcatraz to Xbox One and PC, and more.

Treyarch has also noted that the blog post on Contracts, which are coming by the end of this month, will be live later this week.

Here’s the full details from Treyarch:

Ground War and Zombies Improvements

Today, we’ve made adjustments to Ground War in Blackout based on player feedback, including a wider starting zone, a shorter period of time before the first Collapse, more space between initial flight paths, and fixes for rare instances where players could fall through the ground at the start of a match.

In Zombies, we’ve also issued some additional stability improvements and a fix for a player-reported health regen bug on Round 21 in “Hellcatraz”. These changes should make for better pacing and a smoother experience for players in both modes – jump in and let us know what you think.Alcatraz Returns on Xbox One and PC

Alcatraz is back in Blackout on Xbox One and PC with the new Submarine and Shipwreck destinations on opposite sides of the island, and structural updates to the main Cellhouse building that you’ll want to see for yourself. We’ve also added Alcatraz Duos to the Featured Playlists on PC, so everyone’s got a mode to drop into, no matter how you play.

On consoles, we’ve added two Mercenary playlists to the Featured Playlists in Multiplayer for our Core and Hardcore lone wolves out there, and Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit makes its return as well. We’re constantly updating our Featured Playlists based on popularity and back-end data, so be sure to check back often to see what’s new.Twitch Prime June Loot Drop

The third Twitch Prime loot drop in Black Ops 4 is now live for Twitch Prime members on all platforms starting today! Log in to redeem your free Sour Cherry weapon camo, Firebreakin’ gesture, Target Locked sticker, 100 Nebulium Plasma, and 5 Reserve Cases: http://amzn.to/2F3lbwyMore to Come

Our Contracts Blog is incoming this week with all the details on what to expect, and our next 2XP Weekend will kick off this Friday, June 21st! In the meantime, here’s what’s new since our last update:

BLACKOUT

  • Ground War
    • Increased radius of initial Collapse.
    • Reduced initial delay on first Collapse.
    • Increased distance between flight paths.
    • Loadout upon redeploy will now be an MX9, ammo, and bandages.
    • Addressed issues where players could fall through the ground upon infiltration.
  • Featured Playlists (June 18-25)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Ground War
      • Alcatraz
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads
    • PC
      • Ground War
      • Alcatraz Duos
      • Solo

MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (June 18-21)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Capture the Flag
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit
    • PC
      • Capture the Flag
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Hardcore Free-for-All

ZOMBIES

  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that could prevent players from regenerating health after Round 21 in the “Hellcatraz” Gauntlet.
  • Stability
    • General stability improvements.

GLOBAL

  • Twitch Prime
    • June Twitch Prime loot drop now available on all platforms:
      • Sour Cherry weapon camo
      • Firebreakin’ gesture
      • Target Locked sticker
      • 100 Nebulium Plasma
      • 5 Reserve Cases

BLACKOUT

  • Alcatraz
    • Submarine and Shipwreck destinations added to the map.
    • The roof has been removed from the center of the main Cellhouse building with new strategic landing and grappling opportunities.

SOURCE: Treyarch

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops 4 assets appear in Black Ops Cold War

Weapon icons and symbols from Black Ops 4 have been appearing in Black Ops Cold War.

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Weapon icons and symbols from Black Ops 4 have been appearing in Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War has had a rough launch, as is somewhat expected with a major new release, with widespread crashes and game-breaking bugs being reported.

While a game is in the development process, developers often use assets from previous games as placeholder images. Until the game has been fully developed, they’ll add images from previous games to take up space until the new image can be inserted.

Some of these placeholder images have been appearing in Black Ops Cold War.

Reused assets

The Dual Wield attachment icon in Cold War appears as the Saug’s dual wield icon from Black Ops 4.

While hovering over weapons, the game can show weapons from Black Ops 4 instead. When u/Metoaga hovered over an M82 Sniper Rifle in the campaign, the image for it displayed BO4’s SDM Sniper Rifle. Also, while in Zombies, u/IronClooch69‘s RPD was displayed as the Hades Light Machine Gun from Black Ops 4.

Reddit user u/Lorenso0 reported getting Black Ops 4’s Prestige Master screen after completing a match of Free for All in Cold War. Other players confirmed they were also receiving the Prestige Master screen at around level 94.

Black Ops Cold War has seen multiple game-breaking bugs and crashes, such as the PlayStation 4 controller disconnecting. With those bugs, it’s likely that fixing reused assets appearing in Cold War will be far down on Treyarch’s agenda.

We will probably have to wait for the launch of Season 1 on December 10, where a large patch will be available to download.

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How Nuketown has changed over the years

We take a look at Nuketown throughout the years.

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Call of Duty revealed that classic map Nuketown will be coming to Black Ops Cold War on November 24.

Nuketown has been in every iteration of the Black Ops franchise and Cold War will be no different. It will feature a brand new version of Nuketown called Nuketown ’84. We’re taking a look at how the classic map has evolved throughout the years.

Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)

Nuketown

Where it started. This small map started as a project by level designer Adam Hoggatt. It wasn’t intended to be in the full game but after playtests, it quickly became a favorite among the developers.

Inspired by the 2008 movie Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, the map is designed to be a nuclear testing facility modeled after 1950s suburban America.

Nuketown is a small map, capitalizing on the popularity of Shipment in CoD 4: Modern Warfare (2007) and Rust in Modern Warfare 2 (2009). With its yellow school bus in the center and picket-fenced gardens, it instantly became one of CoD’s most memorable maps.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012)

Nuketown 2025

Nuketown returned in the next installment of the Black Ops franchise. With the exact same layout, this updated version brought Nuketown to the 21st century.

Nuketown 2025 came as a pre-order bonus with Black Ops 2 but could also be purchased as DLC. This version of Nuketown swapped the classic 1950s look for a blend of retro 60s with Black Ops 2’s futuristic aesthetic.

This updated version fixed the spawn issues from the original Nuketown, leading to many believing this to be the best iteration.

Nuketown Zombies

Nuketown was also included in Black Ops 2’s Zombies mode. It was basically the original Nuketown map designed for Zombies.

This version of Nuketown is the aftermath of the nuclear bomb that goes off at the end of every Nuketown round.

In this version, the map has been damaged by the Nuclear Bomb and smoke and ash blotting out the sun. Zombies spawn in all the usual ways but the Pack-A-Punch and Perk-A-Cola machines spawn after killing certain numbers of zombies.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (2012)

Nukehouse

This is a version of Nuketown most will be unfamiliar with. Activision released a stripped-back version of Black Ops for the PS Vita called Black Ops Declassified. The single-player took place between the original Black Ops and Black Ops 2 and also included multiplayer.

A smaller version of Nuketown which only featured the yellow house and the truck on the street was included. This map was extremely small with players often spawning right next to each other.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015)

Nuk3town

Black Ops 3 recreated Nuketown in a science-fiction style. With bright colors, futuristic cars, and digital confetti rising from the buses, this was a very different looking Nuketown. The layout of the map stayed much the same, however.

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This map wasn’t available for the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 as this game released during the transition between console generation.

Apart from the aesthetic changes, this version also had high walls to take advantage of ‘wall-running’ which was part of Call of Duty’s movement system at the time.

There were also Easter Eggs included in Nuk3town such as shooting mannequins in a certain sequence which would start a zombie-esque outbreak.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018)

Nuketown 2018

Nuketown 2018 received a mixed reception. This version took on a Soviet aesthetic, being set in the winter with a muted color palette. Although less of a change compared to Nuk3town, players were underwhelmed by the map’s design.

The specialist abilities such as the Grapple Gun drastically altered the flow of the map. Players felt that Nuketown 2018 played too differently to the original.

An addition some liked was the RC-XD tunnel system, in which the remote car could be driven beneath the map past missile silos, and come out the other side.

Nuketown Island (Blackout)

Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode Blackout featured many classic Black Ops maps. Nuketown was included in a location of the map called Nuketown Island.

Nuketown Island includes the whole town that Nuketown is part of, taking heavy inspiration from the classic Nuketown map as well as Nuketown Zombies. The area is heavily damaged similar to how it is in Nuketown Zombies and contains the original cul-de-sac from Nuketown.

Brand new to Nuketown, the area has a nuclear bunker and tunnel system underneath that players can access.

Call of Duty Mobile (2019)

Call of Duty Mobile contains classic maps from both the Black Ops and Modern Warfare franchises and Nuketown is no exception.

This brought it back to the very original Nuketown map we had in Call of Duty Black Ops. Although played on mobile devices, the map plays much the same as it did in the very first Black Ops.

With Nuketown returning in Black Ops Cold War, expect it to have a 1980s theme.

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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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