A number of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players are reporting issues with hit detection in the game, claiming their bullets aren’t connecting with enemies correctly.
Hit detection in any video game is a crucial part of the core player experience. In Call of Duty, often a single shot is what decides the difference between life and death, resulting in tense combat scenarios throughout the multiplayer experience.
When everything goes perfectly with player connection, server stability, and hitboxes, Call of Duty feels like a steady flowing, responsive first-person-shooter. Unfortunately, in the latest installment, Black Ops Cold War, players have been reporting issues with hit registration in multiplayer, most commonly in the large 40 player Fireteam mode.
You can see such examples below, starting with a post by user ProBoocester on Reddit.
As you can see from the clip, the player is shooting at his prone target and missing shots. This is in the Fireteam game mode, so it very well could be de-sync, where the server thinks he is firing somewhere else, or the enemy player model is positioned differently to the server.
It appears instances of the issue are specific to the Fireteam game mode, which runs at a lower tick rate than normal multiplayer matches.
Tick rate is not necessarily equal to frame rate, however, it is a good rule of thumb that servers refresh at 60Hz. Bigger modes can get away with 30Hz.
In the video below you can see another instance where Reddit user wyld3knfr runs into a similar experience on an AFK player.
Similar to the first clip, this player engages the AFK enemy and no shots connect, giving the other player an opportunity to react to him. The clip cuts short before the end of the engagement, but considering his lack of ammo, it may be safe to say he died afterwards.
While Fireteam seems to be the worst mode for hit detection issues, multiplayer is not entirely exempt. Here’s some examples from Reddit user moon403.
With multiplayer specifically, sometimes players clearly miss shots and there are other factors to include like bullet velocity, however for some of these clips moon is shooting players without any feedback.
Hopefully these issues will be remedied soon. Peak player counts for video games are always within the first month of launch, so the most connectivity issues will naturally arise during the initial peak.
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.
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How to get Donnie Darko Frank skin in Warzone & Cold War: Release date, price & contents
Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get the Frank The Rabbit skin from Donnie Darko during The Haunting event.
The Haunting event will be delivering plenty of scary moments for Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players, and they will be able to experience them as the Frank The Rabbit skin from Donnie Darko.
It is the Halloween season, and Call of Duty is celebrating the spooky time with the second iteration of The Haunting event, which became a fan-favorite in 2020, especially in Warzone.
The Haunting event for the Black Ops Cold War cycle will feature some significant differences compared to the Modern Warfare version, but it will still feature two horror movie icons that players will be able to purchase skins for and terrify their enemies.
How to get Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War
Players can now unlock the Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War, as October 24 is when the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack was added to the Call of Duty store for both games.
All you need to do is go to the Call of Duty store in either Warzone or Black Ops Cold war and purchase the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack to acquire the Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War.
How much does the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack cost?
The Donnie Darko Tracer Pack will set you back 2,400 COD Points, understandable given the top-tier nature of the costume and license, and this translates to roughly $19.99 / £16.79.
What’s in the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack?
You can find everything that will be in the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack below:
- Frank The Rabbit Operator skin
- “Sky is Falling” finishing move
- Epic-Rarity Weapon Charm
- Epic-Rarity Calling Card
- Epic-Rarity Emblem
- Epic-Rarity Watch
- Legendary Sniper Rifle blueprint
- Legendary SMG blueprint
- Legendary Assault Rifle blueprint
There is no doubt that plenty of players will be excited to get the Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War and dominate their opponents in a truly terrifying fashion.
For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out the most popular loadouts for the Call of Duty battle royale in Season 6, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
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How to get Ghost of War Ultra Skin in Warzone & Cold War
Here’s how Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players can get an exclusive Ghost of War Ultra Skin to spook their enemies out.
For those interested in getting the new Ghost of War Ultra Skin in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, here’s our guide on how to do so.
However, there is another new skin players can get, and there are multiple ways for players to obtain it.
How to get Ghost of War Ultra Skin in Warzone and Cold War
The new skin up for grabs is the Ghost of War Ultra Skin, a new Halloween-themed skeleton skin for you to hunt enemies down. There are two ways to get the skin, but one of them is a limited offer.
Here are the two ways you can obtain the new Operator skin:
- Players can get the Ghost of War Ultra skin by simply pre-ordering Call of Duty: Vanguard digitally
- The Ghost of War Ultra skin is also available in a new bundle right now
For those interested in the bundle, it costs 2,400 COD Points and also comes with various other items, including three Legendary weapon skins and a vehicle skin.
If you have already pre-ordered Vanguard, you’re in luck, as you will also be awarded the Ghost of War Ultra Skin with all of the exciting items that accompany the Warzone Ghost of War skin which you can find below:
For those who want to acquire the skin through pre-ordering, you will need to pre-order Vanguard between October 22 and November 2, as after this period, it will not be available through pre-order.
There you have it. For more on Call of Duty, check out our how to fix the Warzone Status Savannah error.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
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