The newly added camo progression feature for Blackout has gotten wide-scale criticism over the past 24 hours. Vahn seeks to clarify his logic and decision-making.
The new camo system that was added to Blackout on January 31st has received both love and hate from the community. While the feature does add a new feature to the game, the implementation has been criticized by many community members as “distracting from the core gameplay” and “punishing players who go for kills/wins.”
David Vonderhaar took to Twitter on February 1st to clarify his team’s decision making.
Vonderhaar argues that the game mode is not meant to be played competitively and rewards should be given out more or less equally to all players. Treyarch wants to provide paths to content for players of all skill levels. He stresses that he does not want all things Blackout to rely upon “gun skill.”
Again, Vonderhaar pushed the notion that Blackout does not equate to competitive multiplayer. He places Blackout somewhere between Zombies (considered the most casual gamemode) and multiplayer (considered the most competitive gamemode according to Vonderhaar).
While Vonderhaar’s statement do clear up his team’s views of Blackout, many players of the game mode seem to disagree. The new system distracts from the core gameplay of getting kills and winning the match. It does a good job of rewarding players that generally don’t perform well in Blackout, but the “elite” players are completely left out of the equation.
CWL commentator and caster Joe “MerK” DeLuca expressed these views via Twitter in reply to Vonderhaar’s comments.
We’ll keep providing you with updates as the new Blackout camo system discussion continues to unfold. Tell us what you think about the new system and Vonderhaar’s latest comments on the issue in the comment or on Twitter at @CharlieIntel.
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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