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Everything You Need to Know About Footstep Noise in Blackout – Awareness, Dead Silence Tested

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Find out how to stop enemies from hearing you with this helpful guide.

One of the best ways to stay on top of your Blackout game is to be aware of your surroundings. Footsteps play a key role in Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode because they can either give away your position entirely or allow you to get some stealthy kills like a modern-day ninja.

Analytical Call of Duty Youtuber, TheXclusiveAce, has done the testing and has found some useful stats regarding armor, perks, and noises.

Starting off with some base stats, he figured out the distance where footsteps can by someone wearing no armor, level 1, level 2, and level 3 armor. He found that the distance in which you can first start hearing footsteps is identical for all three armors, while no armor gives you a small amount of time before being heard.

While the distance in which they can be heard may be the same, the sounds themselves are slightly different. Level 1 and 2 armor has more bass in the steps than no armor, while Level 3 has the most distinct and bass filled noises. This makes the higher level armor easier to hear when walking around.

Since those tests were conducted with no perks active, Ace decided to toss Awareness and Dead Silence in the mix. With Dead Silence, it doesn’t matter which armor you have on, they all sound the same to enemies. The perk also reduces the range in which you can be heard by 80%.

Whereas Awareness boosts the volume of the footsteps which makes enemies at mid range sound like they’re right besides you. The perk also increases the range that you can hear enemies by 20-25%.

Yellow is what you can hear with no perks. Red is the added range with Awareness. Green is when an enemy using Dead Silence can be heard. (via TheXclusiveAce)

One of the more interesting finds is that a player with Awareness active cancels out the effect of an enemies’ Dead Silence, making it sound like neither player has perks active.

In the end, this information may not be earth-shattering but it is good to know that rocking heavier armor does have its consequences and that Dead Silence does drastically improve your abilities to stay undetected.

Stay posted to @CharlieINTEL for all the latest and greatest Call of Duty, Black Ops, Blackout, and Zombies news!

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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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