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Opinion: These features could help improve Black Ops 4’s Combat Records

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Combat Records have had a hard road in Call of Duty with some games containing almost no detailed stats for players. Black Ops 4 stands somewhere in the middle ground, but is that good enough?

We don’t think so. Treyarch used to be the leader in Call of Duty’s development circle for creating detailed statistics for players. Black Ops 1 introduced one of the most detailed Combat Records ever released in a game. Stats on weapons, grenades, gamemodes, etc. were displayed for players.

Zoom forward to Black Ops 4 and we have different story. Players no longer have detailed stats for individual weapons, only for their career as a whole.

For a look at what Treyarch should be aiming for, let’s take a gander at Black Ops 1’s Combat Records. It’s not a pretty comparison.

The game included heat maps for each map played, individual game modes and match data, CoD point earnings graphs, body heat maps, weapons stats, and much more.

All of these stats could not only be seen by yourself, but also by other players. You could analyze their stats, look for weaknesses, and plan out your best ways to beat the opponents. If someone said they were a “god of CoD,” you could easily dispel that notion by checking up on their 0.31 K/D.

In comparison, here’s a view at Black Ops 4’s Combat Record.

A rather bland screen with some stats on your personal performance with EKIAs tracked above direct kills. No weapon stats, no heat maps, no killstreak info.

Our suggestion to Treyarch is to learn from themselves. Treyarch were the visionaries that improved upon the success of MW2. Now it is time to look back and see the success they paved and re-implement these great features.

It would be a boon to the game as a whole and allow us all to better understand what we are doing right/wrong in our gameplay. It would help us understand each other as teammates and how we can win more games together.

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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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