Over the past few days, David Vonderhaar has teased two quality of life features coming to Blackout.
In the wake of criticism on lack of content and a slow update schedule, Treyarch have begun to reveal more about the next Operation “Grand Heist.” Vonderhaar has also taken to Twitter to explain and reveal some new details on upcoming updates.
Vonderhaar sent out tweets regarding Blackout updates on February 14th.
The tweets are vague on details, but we speculate a bit on the content and timing of these updates.
As for release dates, we suspect the updates to becoming with the release of the Operation on February 19th. However, as Vahn did not give dates, the updates may come at a later date as part of a separate patch.
In terms of content, the Merit system as of current is the leveling up system with Blackout. The more Merits you earn, the faster you level through the 80 Blackout Echelons. A “Merit system refactor” may be a reference to rearranging the amount of merits given for kills, survival, and winning the game.
As for the “Inventory QOL updates”, the changes may be subtle, but necessary tweaks to the current looting and inventory management systems. This may include rearranged menu setups, streamlined actions, and other such quality of life upgrades.
We will update you on any more tweets by Vonderhaar and other dev-team members as they arrive. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @CharlieIntel to get the latest as soon as it pops up.
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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