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Possible Solution to Concussion Grenades in Blackout

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Concussions grenades have become a contested issue in Blackout due to their wide stun radius, long duration, and superior throw range.

Recently, concussion or “stun” grenades have stirred discussion over the effectiveness of the item in Blackout. The stun grenade boasts a long 7-second stun along with great throw range.

Another key aspect of the grenade’s “overpowered” nature is its ability to apply the full stun effect to the player at any range in its radius. This means that if the player is at the outer edge of the stun’s radius as it pops, the player will still be stunned for the full duration.

The mechanic creates a near-impossible situation for players wanting to get away from the stun. There is no middle ground and the only “counter” to the grenade is found in the form of the Reinforced perk. However, the perk can be difficult to find and will not come into play in most gameplay situations.

Professional Call of Duty Player, Clayster, tweeted out a fan’s idea to help mitigate the problem of stuns in Blackout.

The concept seeks to take out two birds with a single stone. Both armor and stun grenade issues could be alleviated with the change.

The idea would add a benefit to the currently lackluster level 1 Armor by giving it a stun resistance trait. Naturally, the strength of the resistance should be quite strong as the counterweight of level 3 Armor is an alluring second choice.

This solution would not only bring the stun grenades’ threat down to a reasonable level, but also give players a more nuanced choice in armor looting. The current armor system simply works so that each tier is better than the last, but it lacks the strategic depth offered by the addition.

Treyarch has recent stated that they do not want to remove stun grenades from Blackout, but are actively looking for ways to improve the item’s gameplay. This community suggestion may be just the thing they are looking for.

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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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