Ambush makes its return later this month!
Treyarch has just released an update to Call of Duty Black Ops 4 today that adds Prop Hunt to Multiplayer for Xbox One and PC players, along with some minor fixes for all consoles.
One of the biggest highlights from this update are the improvements to the lag and hitching in MP matches that came about since last update. Be sure to check out the featured playlists in Multiplayer as well that have received a refresh.
Full update below:
Prop Hunt Now Live on All Platforms
With today’s launch of Prop Hunt on Xbox One and PC, everyone’s favorite hide-and-seek mode is now live in the Featured category on all platforms. We’ve made some updates to Prop Hunt today, including new rotating loadouts for Hunters, improvements to Best Play at the end of the round, and additional stability fixes. The hunt is on!
Ambush is Coming Back to Blackout
It’s almost that time again, Blackout snipers. We’ve updated Ambush for Operation Spectre Rising, and it’s coming back to all platforms later this month with a new ruleset. Players will now have access to all Sniper Rifles (with the exception of the SDM) plus Shotguns and the Bowie Knife, and we’re removing Concussion Grenades, Cluster Grenades, ATVs, and ARAV vehicles to focus the action on pure gunplay this time around. Jump in, get some matches under your belt, and let us know what you think of the new revisions once it’s live.
We’ve also implemented a fix for a recent issue that could cause lag/hitching when a match with over 10 players was joined in progress, as well as improvements to the Alcatraz map in Blackout. Here’s the full list of what’s new:
- Game Modes
- Prop Hunt
- Now live on all platforms in the Featured category.
- Hunters now spawn with rotating loadouts (SMGs or Assault Rifles).
- Addressed an issue where players’ abilities were not displaying their proper values when being spectated.
- Made general improvements to Best Play at the end of the round.
- Prop Hunt
- Addressed join-in-progress issues in Infected matches.
- Featured Playlists
- Prop Hunt, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination, Infected (consoles), and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit (consoles) added to the Featured category.
- Resolved an issue that sometimes caused lag/hitching when a match with more than 10 players was joined in progress.
- Additional general stability improvements.
- Addressed an issue where players were able to get to unintended areas of the map using the Grapple Gun.
- Closed some exploitable areas on the map.
WORLD LEAGUE HUB
- Addressed visual bugs that could be experienced upon entering World League Hub for the first time.
Some improvements have already been made to Prop Hunt mode earlier this week as laid out below. These changes were made on Playstation 4 as part of the May 7th game update:
- Addressed an issue where players were able to replenish their Decoys when destroyed.
- Enabled drowning damage for underwater Props.
- Various stability fixes, including a fix for instances where the player could be kicked back to the main menu with a “game session no longer available” error
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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