With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 approaching rapidly, fans have been attempting to gain as much knowledge about the title prior to playing.
Treyarch has revealed that they will be supporting a strong PC community with the addition of Black Ops 4 on Blizzard’s Battle.net platform, along with sustained dedicated resources after launch.
Now that the official BO4 release is just over a month away at the time of writing, the developer answered a collection of questions from community members on the official Black Ops 4 subreddit regarding the PC.
Questions included aspects such as how Treyarch will be handling cheaters, players using controllers while on the PC, optimization, and more.
A full dialogue of the questions and answers can be found below from the original Reddit thread.
Q. How will you handle controller players on PC?
A. “Aim assist will be Off in competitive MP.”
Q. How will you handle cheaters?
A. “Our security team is working closely with Blizzard’s team and their experience to ensure we have a robust system in place, and one that is nimble enough to respond quickly to any issues.”
Q. Will optimization patches be released?
A. “We will continue to optimize through launch, and after. Between the team here at Treyarch, at Beenox, and with access to the compatibility labs at Blizzard we’re able to test through a bunch of hardware configurations. We’ll have specifics on the launch minimum and recommended specs closer to release. But we will also continue to support wherever possible post-launch.”
Q. How will Snipers be handled?
“Right, they were nerfed during the beta, and we continue to test and balance. Hopefully, the speed with which we were able to hear the comments and address them during the beta is a good indication of the attention we’ll be giving the game through launch and beyond.”
We will continue to provide updates on Treyarch’s plans for Black Ops 4 on the PC as they are made available prior to the October 12 release date.
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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