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Black Ops 4 August 9 update fixes broken sliding, but with a catch – patch notes

Published: 9/Aug/2019 21:29 Updated: 9/Aug/2019 23:50

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Treyarch have released another update in Black Ops 4, one targeted at fixing a major sliding issue that recently popped up in multiplayer.

Many Call of Duty players, casual and competitive alike, were thrown off and frustrated by a broken slide mechanic that appeared in Black Ops 4 following the update released on August 6.

The new movement saw players given a boost when entering the sliding animation, suddenly allowing them to go much farther and fast than ever before.

Thankfully, after a couple of days of complaints from the player-base, Treyarch released a patch on August 9 that has worked to address the issue, at least to a certain extent, by restoring the original slide velocity for all Specialists.

However, only the corrections made to the Battery, Crash, Firebreak, Prophet, Recon, Ruin, Zero, Torque, Nomad, and Spectre are now live. The adjustments for Seraph, Ajax, Outride, and Reaper will be made in next week’s update, due to “technical limitations.”

Treyarch / TwitterThe broken slide mechanic in Black Ops 4 has been fixed, but only for a few of the Specialists so far.

Addressing the sliding issue wasn’t the only purpose of the August 9 patch, which also included changes to both Zombies and Blackout battle royale.

In Zombies, the Vapr-XKG, Swordfish, and new Havelina AA50 Sniper Rifle all received increased headshot damage when fully Pack-a-Punched with High Caliber is equipped. 

The buff to the Havelina was implemented on the PlayStation 4 only, since Xbox One and PC have not yet received the new weapon, which will be available sometime next week.

As for Blackout, the update implemented several adjustments to the new Pandemic mode, in which players who get eliminated turn into zombies with super-human abilities.

Changes include a reduced zombie respawn timer, increased range of zombie melee attacks, reduced chances for zombies to spawn outside of the circle, and more.

TreyarchBlackout’s new Pandemic mode received some major changes on August 9.

The full patch notes for the August 9 update can be viewed below, as provided by Treyarch on Reddit

Pandemic Updates, Sliding Adjustments, and Zombies Weapon Tuning

In today’s maintenance update, we’ve made new adjustments to Pandemic thanks in part to community feedback and internal data. Zombies will now respawn faster and have more of a fighting chance against the living, and all surviving squads will now properly see the Victory screen if they make it to the end of the match.

In MP, we’ve begun rolling out updates to restore the original slide velocity for all Specialists, with corrections for Battery, Crash, Firebreak, Prophet, Recon, Ruin, Zero, Torque, Nomad, and Spectre now live. Due to technical limitations, adjustments for Seraph, Ajax, Outrider, and Reaper will be incoming in an update next week.

In Zombies, we’ve increased the headshot damage for fully Pack-a-Punched versions of the Vapr-XKG, Swordfish, and Havelina AA50 with High Caliber equipped. See below for the full list of changes.

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Here’s what’s new today:

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  • Pandemic
    • Gameplay
      • Reduced zombie respawn timer from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
      • Reduced chances for zombies to spawn outside of the circle.
      • Increased range of zombie melee attacks.
      • Zombies can no longer destroy doors from a distance.
      • All squads that survive the horde will now get a Victory screen.


  • Weapons
    • Havelina AA50
      • Increased headshot damage when fully Pack-a-Punched with High Caliber equipped.
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  • Gameplay
    • Corrected slide velocity values for Battery, Crash, Firebreak, Prophet, Recon, Ruin, Zero, Torque, Nomad, and Spectre.
    • Sliding corrections for Ajax, Outrider, Reaper, and Seraph incoming in a future update.


  • Weapons
    • Vapr-XKG
      • Increased headshot damage when fully Pack-a-Punched with High Caliber equipped.
    • Swordfish
      • Increased headshot damage when fully Pack-a-Punched with High Caliber equipped.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when loading into the lobby or Armory.


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Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby


Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
Activision / Treyarch
This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 


  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 

So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel