All the Details We Have So Far About the Call of Duty ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale Beta - Dexerto
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All the Details We Have So Far About the Call of Duty ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale Beta

Published: 24/Aug/2018 21:42 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 21:53

by Virginia Glaze


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will include the series’ first Battle Royale mode, appropriately named ‘Blackout.’ 

A list of all the details concerning Blackout’s upcoming beta release have been compiled, including release dates, platforms, and more.

Blackout will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, the mode won’t be available on its own for everyone: console players must pre-order Black Ops 4 in order to get their hands on the title, while PC players will have the chance to test their skills in the Open PC Beta.

The battle royale mode will release on Monday, September 10th for PS4 players, and on Friday, September 14th for Xbox One users. The PC Early Access beta will go live on September 14th for PC players, with the Open beta taking place on Saturday, September 15th.

Players will be able to utilize a variety of vehicles in Blackout, allowing players to travel by land, air and sea. However, unlike this selection, Blackout will be strictly first-person only, without an option for third-person view. Players take note: those of you with motion sickness may have to adjust the FOV and framerate before proceeding.

Blackout likewise acts as a celebration of past titles in the Call of Duty franchise. Said to have the largest map in the series’ history, Blackout will feature classic parts of CoD’s fan-favorite maps, including Nuketown, Firing Range, Cargo, and more. Characters and weapons from previous games will make an appearance in Blackout, as well.

Blackout will feature three modes of play, with Solo, Duo, and Quad modes available.

For those who have already downloaded the Black Ops 4 beta and are interested in playing the Battle Royale title, be sure not to delete it – platforms will switch it to the Blackout Beta in September. Keep an eye out for more details as the Blackout approaches this fall.

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Black Ops Cold War is reportedly bricking PS5s

Published: 3/Dec/2020 17:40

by Michael Gwilliam


Call of Duty players may want to avoid playing Black Ops Cold War on their next-gen PlayStation 5s as reports are surfacing that the game is bricking consoles.

While the latest entry in the long-running CoD series had been met with praise, there have been some notable issues with the game, especially when it pertains to new hardware.

Aside from the issues players may be having with maps such as Miami or camo challenges the community deems unfair, there is a major problem with the game breaking PS5s.

In a now-viral post on Reddit, one user described their experience with the FPS and how it damaged their system.

BOCW NukeTown
You can’t play Nuketown if your console is bricked.

“Game has hard crashed the entire console, only game that had been crashing for me on the PS5,” WillHar270 wrote. “Now when I turn it on none of my games will load without crashing and when games do start to load up the screen fills up with flickering and glitching pixels before the console goes dead.”

“If Cold War is crashing your PS5, DO NOT PLAY IT, it will damage your system, in particular for me my GPU,” they further warned.

According to the gamer, after trying everything from a factory reset to even installing system software off a USB drive, nothing worked to fix the console.

Cold War has bricked my PS5 from blackopscoldwar

Luckily, after contacting Sony, the company reportedly explained that this issue has been happening for others, always with BOCW serving as the lone culprit. As such, the player was able to send their PS5 back and will receive a replacement in a fortnight.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue or if Activision or Sony is to blame, but it should be noted that bricking isn’t limited to just PS5s.

As Dexerto previously reported, Cold War was also causing Xbox Series X bricking problems, which were addressed by the devs.

car on fire in BOCW
Dreams of playing next-gen consoles are going up in flames.

“We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres claimed. However, no further update was made.

Hopefully, a patch is released soon that can prevent these fatal crashes from occurring so players can enjoy the game without worrying about their console bricking.