Payload is one of the most popular maps in rotation in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer, so it’d help to know the in’s and out’s before jumping in.
According to our own polling, Payload happens to be the least liked map out of Black Ops 4’s initial offering. However, that doesn’t hold back Call of Duty expert, ‘TheXclusiveAce‘, from breaking down the map and delivering us some sweet tips on how to up our game on Payload.
For team based modes, Ace highlights the hotspots on the map in red. Around the B domination flag at both entrances to the main room as well as the elevated positions surrounding them. When one team starts pushing towards the other team, expect to see those hotspots grow in size.
In general, this is where the action goes down on Payload. The bottom half and middle of the map are all essentially flanking routes for the main hotspots.
In terms of good lines of sight, there are several key spots you should worry about. By the C domination point there is a great corner that is often guarded by enemy players who control B and A. To pick these foes off, just jump on the structure and peak around the corner as shown in the above picture.
Ace also suggests to avoid obvious spots like the area directly across the window on the A side of the B point. Instead, position yourself at an alternative angle so you can still see the enemy, but they can’t see you.
If the enemy controls B and C, then the best spot to shoot from on the A side would be this crate seen below. Rather than peak from the left or right, jump halfway onto this structure and you are well protected from enemy fire while still well situated.
Moving on to the spawn points for Payload, the primary spawns are where you would expect them behind the A and C points. As for the secondary spawns, they’re pretty deep into the map which is a little unusual.
Keep note, if you’re spawning in one of these secondary spawns, you most definitely have an enemy in your spawn area.
To watch the full video on Payload, check out TheXclusiveAce’s full video right here:
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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