A new update is coming to Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on PC that will address issues with long lobby wait times for certain game modes.
On April 16, the Core playlists on PC will be segmented into Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, Objective Moshpit, and Lone Wolf Moshpit.
The idea here is that with more focused playlist, players will be able to spend more time playing instead of waiting.
The full update can be seen below but remember, this is only for PC players, not console:
Our next Curated Playlists update arrives tomorrow, April 16th, and we plan to include the following changes.
Match Start Requirements
To further improve wait times in non-peak hours, we are reducing the minimum number of players required to start a match in the following Moshpits: Core Mercenary Deathmatch, Core Objective, Hardcore Deathmatch, and Hardcore Objective.
We believe this will help players across all regions and time zones get into matches quicker to spend more time playing. We will continue to monitor your feedback and watch the wait time data.
New Lone Wolf Moshpit
Whether you’re an army of one or waiting for your crew, we believe this new playlist will fit right into your schedule. We’re blending Free For All, One In The Chamber, Gun Game, and Heist together into our brand new Lone Wolf playlist. No parties allowed.
Read on below for more details:
- Core Playlist Availability
- Team Deathmatch
- Search & Destroy
- Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
- Team Deathmatch
- Kill Confirmed
- Objective Moshpit
- Lone Wolf Moshpit
- Free For All
- One In The Chamber
- Gun Game
- Match Start Requirements
- Reduced Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements to 8 players from 10.
- Reduced Hardcore Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements to 8 players from 10.
- Reduced Objective Moshpit match start requirements to 6 players from 8.
- Reduced Hardcore Objective Moshpit match start requirements to 6 players from 8.
- Match Start Requirements
- Reduced match start requirements to 80 players from 100 in current and future Blackout modes when applicable.
Our Curated Playlist program continues to evolve with in-game data and community feedback. Please continue to share your constructive feedback right here on Reddit and Twitter.
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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