Battlefield developer was briefly banned in Black Ops 4 for being too good at the game - Dexerto
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Battlefield developer was briefly banned in Black Ops 4 for being too good at the game

Published: 24/Oct/2018 21:07 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 22:24

by Wyatt Donigan


Florian Le Bihan, Core Gameplay Designer for Battlefield V, was handed a ban in Black Ops 4 for what looks like being too good at the game.

Like many people out there, Le Bihan has been playing a ton of Black Ops 4 since the game was released on October 12.

For Le Bihan, though, it seems as though his immense skill at playing the game over the last couple weeks has resulted in him receiving a brief ban from the game.

Le Bihan Tweeted a screenshot of his Black Ops 4 PC account on October 23, saying “So I got banned from Black Ops 4 LOL.”

A couple hours later, Le Bihan followed up his initial Tweet with a highlight of some incredible gameplay footage. During the three-minute video, he can be seen racking up some ridiculously impressive pistol headshots while throwing in some nasty sniper shots to boot.

It seems that the crazy amount of headshots that Le Bihan was pulling in could have triggered the game’s automatic ban system after being reported by one too many players, as one Twitter user guessed that this was “surely a combination of many reports + a rate of [headshots] too high [being] considered suspicious by anti-cheat system.” [Tweet translated from French]

This story has a happy ending, though, as Le Bihan Tweeted on October 24 that he had been freed and can now play the game.

The developer didn’t end the ordeal without suggesting some balance changes to Treyarch, however, saying they should nerf the Dual Wield Saug 9mm SMG and giving Assault Rifles some buffs.

While things worked out for Le Bihan, he’s an example of why it might not always be good to report players who repeatedly kill you in crazy ways since they could actually just be really good at the game.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce


Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.