Call of Duty’s newest title didn’t release without a hitch. Fans are disappointed by the low number of available multiplayer maps on launch and famous streamer Dr Disrespect has weighed in on the matter.
Black Ops Cold War is finally here and it has brought a lot of content to unpack. The latest entry in the Call Of Duty franchise released and there is certainly a lot to like about it. There are many different weapons, attachments and multiplayer modes for you to try out, but fans have had their share of complaints with a few things; particularly with the maps.
At launch, Black Ops Cold War came with only eight different multiplayer maps. The game added Nuketown ’84 shortly afterwards on November 24 and this map comes with an 1980’s aesthetic marked by retro graffiti and an arcade machine. There are also two fireteam maps which bring the current total number to 11.
The meager number of available locations for players to battle in has lead to complaints from many fans, and now famous streamers are joining in to voice their frustration with this situation.
YouTube streamer Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, more commonly known as Dr Disrespect, was in the middle of his Cold War GB Ladder Matches livestream when he briefly touched upon the issue as you can see in the clip below.
In this brief excerpt he says that although he’s enjoying Black Ops Cold War, the small amount of areas in which you can engage players has been disappointing. He further states that the there should be at least 15 maps available at launch, which is understandable since Black Ops 4 came out with 14. Looking at the comments, many other fans seem to share this sentiment.
Some have even suggested copying maps from older Call Of Duty games. This has been done before as Modern Warfare made up with its lack of 6v6 maps with Ground War, and even this game has brought over Nuketown 84. This ensures that players have some familiarity with the area and is considerably quicker than making new maps.
However, we don’t think the developers should bring back too many old maps since ported maps have a history of not always working properly in the new games due to mechanic changes. Black Ops 4 had this issue with its summit and jungle multiplayer maps.
In addition to the technical difficulties that would arise with ports of old maps, it would also be a far less creative way to go about designing your game. Despite the lower than usual number, there are still some real winners available when it comes multiplayer maps in Black Ops Cold War.
Armada immediately comes to mind. This map is unique as it consists of a three large sea vessels that you can zipline or swim between to reposition yourself. It’s a large area with a lot of room for movement and it’s fantastic for sniping. There is also Checkmate, that has become popular with players very quickly.
So there’s still a lot of fun to be had in the multiplayer modes with the maps at hand. Luckily Treyarch has confirmed a new collection of maps with when Season One launches on December 10, so we’ll be seeing more variety in locations soon.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available for purchase on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5.
Cold War October 26 update patch notes: Battle Axe hit registry fix, playlist update, more
Treyarch Studios has rolled out the Black Ops Cold War October 26 update patch notes, and we have all of the details covered for you.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War October 26 update patch notes have been officially revealed by Treyarch Studios, and they include some major changes and fixes for the first-person shooter.
Season 6 has been an exciting time for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with The Haunting event and various weapon buffs and nerfs bringing variety for players.
However, Treyarch Studios is still working on making Black Ops Cold War as good as it can be which is why the focus of the Cold War October 26 update patch notes was on fixing some major issues players have been facing recently.
You can find the Black Ops Cold War October 26 update patch notes and everything they are changing below:
Black Ops Cold War October 26 update patch notes
THE HAUNTING CONTINUES
There’s only one week left in The Haunting limited-time event! Nuketown Halloween, Scream Deathmatch, Infected, and Hallows’ Eve Outbreak continue this week in Featured Playlists, along with some spooky new bundles appearing throughout the week. In today’s update, we’ve added a 10-second time extension for every Survivor killed in Infected, new stability and bug fixes in Zombies, improved hit registration for the Battle Axe in MP and Zombies, and more.
Starting this Friday, get ready for another Triple-Double Weekend featuring Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Battle Pass XP until 10AM PT Monday, Nov. 1st! If you haven’t completed every challenge in The Haunting to unlock the LAPA SMG, your time is running out. Tick, tock…
Here’s what’s new today:
- Battle Axe
- Addressed an issue that could prevent hits from the Battle Axe from registering properly on nearby enemies in Multiplayer and Zombies.
- Killing a Survivor now adds 10 seconds to the match timer.
- Nuketown Halloween
- Scream Deathmatch
- Gunfight Blueprints [NEW]
- Face Off 6v6
- 12v12 Moshpit
- Party Games (includes Nuketown Halloween Prop Hunt)
- Added stability fixes for issues related to weapon rarity, score from vehicles, upgrade machines, Pumpkin Heads, and Armor spawns.
- Addressed an issue that prevented the “Trick-or-Treat” event Challenge from unlocking in Zombies during The Haunting.
Dead Ops Arcade 3
- Addressed an issue that allowed multiple players to receive multiple rewards from one stone or chest.
- Addressed an issue that allowed multiple players to use an arcade machine at the same time.
- Hallows’ Eve Outbreak
- Outbreak (Endless and 3 Region)
- Mauer der Toten
- Firebase Z
- Die Maschine
- Dead Ops Arcade 3 (Standard and First-Person)
- Onslaught (PlayStation®)
- Onslaught Elite (PlayStation)
- Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)
Source: Treyarch Studios
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch Studios
Cold War & Warzone players claim Windows 11 & Overwolf cause permanent PC bans
Call of Duty players are reportedly getting permanently banned from Warzone and Cold War for using Windows 11 and Overwolf together.
Call of Duty PC players have reported that using a combination of Windows 11 and Overwolf software is getting them permanently banned from Warzone and Cold War, with no sign of the ban being lifted.
Call of Duty devs have been waging an ongoing war with hackers and cheaters, with one dev saying that they are “ruining some of the best work” of his life. Over 800,000 accounts have now been banned, but perhaps not all bans are fair.
Cold War and Warzone PC players are claiming that upgrading to Windows 11 and using it alongside Overwolf is causing them to be permanently banned.
Overwolf is a platform used to create and install in-game apps, such as ‘Outplayed’ which allows players to record their footage. However, this Overwolf app is reportedly causing permabans when used alongside Windows 11.
Reddit user WraithGG claimed they were permanently banned from Warzone “a few weeks ago” after attempting to open Cold War on an Insider Build of Windows 11, with Outplayed from Overwolf open. They said that this is a “well known and apparently rather common issue,” and both Activision and Overwolf are “refusing” to lift the ban or help.
“I have finally received a response from Activision telling me that despite being innocent, they cannot unban my account,” said WraithGG. “They have acknowledged the error in the ban, but are refusing to lift the ban as all bans are final.”
They claim to have also gone to Overwolf regarding the ban, but “Overwolf are also refusing to help, stating that they are not responsible.”
It appears that WraithGG isn’t alone, with Reddit user rks0707 saying that “I switched to 11 and bam! Got permabanned.” They also said that “Activision offer no solution for it.”
If this problem becomes more widespread, Activision may change their stance and unban players flagged for using Windows 11. This could be a similar story to Cold War Zombies players who were unfairly banned by the Sail 630 Nuclear Bug, and later had their accounts restored.
Image Credit: Activision
Black Ops Cold War players are not happy with new LAPA SMG
The LAPA is a new SMG for Black Ops Cold War in Season 6, but fans have complained that it may not be as useful in-game as they hoped.
Black Ops Cold War Season 6 is the last hurrah for the latest CoD entry before Vanguard takes center stage. Unfortunately, the new LAPA SMG has players talking for the wrong reasons since its addition in the last major update.
Unfortunately, not all of the new additions have gone down well among the community, with the new LAPA SMG in particular user under fire from fans.
“…the only thing this thing has is relatively good handling, which is hardly even significant considering all SMGs carry that trait anyways,” said the user.
“It’s the slowest killing SMG, and depends on headshots to simply equal the body shot TTK of other SMGs, and has a very slow muzzle velocity to the point where it becomes almost unusable.”
PartyImpOP also slammed the rest of the Season 6 content, such as “the worst weapon in the Call of Duty history” in the Battle Axe.
Other players were quick to respond to the post, calling the new additions in Season 6 “filler” content at the end of the game’s life in the spotlight.
“Honestly, they were probably just afraid to release more broken weapons right before they abandon ship on this game,” added another Reddit user.
While The Haunting event has been a hit for the most part for Call of Duty fans, it’s clear that some of the new content is living up to expectations.
With so little time before Vanguard drops, it remains to be seen if Raven will take steps to make the LAPA more useful.
Image credits: Activision
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