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David Vonderhaar provides an update on Xbox One ‘Lag Spike’ issue in Black Ops 4



David Vonderhaar has gone to Twitter to acknowledge a lag spike bug that occurs when players join or leave Xbox Live parties. 

Treyarch’s Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar, has been doing a good job of keeping the community up to date on Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s development process. From comments on the Blackout map itself to upcoming features, his tweets keep the players informed.

On November 28, Vonderhaar went to Twitter to reply to @Jzggernaut’s question regarding a fix to a lag spike issue on Xbox One.

The user asks if they plan on addressing why the game suffers lag spikes when players are joining or leaving Xbox Live parties. Vonderhaar replied by saying that it needs more work and is bothering him as well.

The exchange can be seen here:

While this issue has been brought up by the community as far back as August of this year during the game’s beta, this is first time it has publicly been addressed by the development staff.

More specifically, lag spiking is when your game’s connection strength drops from four green bars, to one red bar for several seconds, and then back up. This can impact matches severely if the player is in the middle of a heated gun fight, and they start lagging unexpectedly.

Since this issue happens when players are leaving and joining Xbox Live parties, a way to avoid it would be to set your party status to private, and tell party members to give you a heads up before leaving.

Although Vonderhaar has stated it needs more work, there is still no time table as to when Treyarch will fix this bug.


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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…

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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.

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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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