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Could EMP Grenades Work in Blackout?

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Serving as a counter to vehicles and enemy equipment, do EMP’s have a place in Blackout?

Since Blackout dropped alongside Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in October 2018, the mode has seen a fair amount of changes. From the addition of new guns and locations, to the removal of equipment like 9-Bangs.

In December 2018 we were welcomed to a new Specialist, Zero, who uses her Ice Pick and EMP Disruptor in Multiplayer matches to mess with enemy equipment.

While Blackout features Specialist equipment and abilities like Ruin’s Grapple Gun and Torque’s Barricade, we’ve yet to see Zero featured in the same capacity.

Reddit user ‘TooMuchSauce47‘ made a suggestion on the Black Ops 4 subreddit to bring EMP’s into Blackout. He mentions how they would have the ability to disable enemy vehicles, mesh mines, and HUD, similar to how it works in Multiplayer.

As it stands the only counter to vehicles are mesh mines, rockets, and well placed grenades. EMP grenades would allow players to stop ATV’s in their tracks and easily pick off enemy riders.

TooMuchSauce47 elaborates and suggests they would also remove teammates names for enemies affected, causing momentary confusion.

Many players agree in the posts comment section, while also making their own adjustments like limiting the effect to a short duration like 7-10 seconds.

This idea could also receive a lot of blow back from players who were dissatisfied with how frustrating 9-Bang’s were in Blackout. However, a major difference would be that the EMP grenades would not disorient players or affect their movement in any way, it would only affect equipment and the HUD.

*SUGGESTION* Bring EMP grenades to Blackout, giving us the ability to temporarily disable enemy vehicles, mesh mines, reticles, mini maps etc… from r/Blackops4

EMP grenades have had a long history in Call of Duty, first appearing in Modern Warfare 3 as a special grenade.

Let us know in the comments below if you think this would be a good or bad addition to the Blackout mode!

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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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