Black Ops 4 December 19 update features v1.10 patch for PC players and Blackout armor tuning - Patch Notes - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 December 19 update features v1.10 patch for PC players and Blackout armor tuning – Patch Notes

Published: 19/Dec/2018 18:26 Updated: 19/Dec/2018 18:39

by Wyatt Donigan

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Following the release of the v1.10 patch for Black Ops 4 on December 18, the latest update features a couple more changes for fans to dig into. 

The v1.10 patch released for PS4 and Xbox One players on December 18 and brought with it some major changes to every game mode. 

The December 19 update, while not as large as the previous one, still contains a few meaningful changes. 

The biggest change of note in this patch is the Armor tuning for Blackout, which has been a highly requested feature ever since the new Armor Repair system was introduced with the v1.09 update.

Notably, the durability of armor has been majorly tweaked, with Level 2 and Level 3 armor seeing their durability reduced to match that of Level 1 armor. 

Specifically with the new Armor Repair system, the number of Armor Plates that one player can carry has been reduced from 10 to 5, making it less likely people will become walking tanks in the late game.

Further, the time required to use the Armor Plates has been increased and the damage received from the Paladin sniper has been increased as well. 

That wasn’t it for Blackout updates, though, as the December 19 update brought weapon camos to the battle royale mode to match the other two game modes. 

Additionally, the December 19 update has brought the v1.10 update to PC players, meaning it’s now live on all platforms. 

You can read the full patch notes below: 

Dec. 19 Update: PC 1.10 Title Update, Armor Tuning and Weapon Camos in Blackout + more

Today’s update delivers our PC 1.10 title update for Black Ops 4, as well as two highly-anticipated items in Blackout: Armor durability/repair tuning and Weapon Camo support! See below for all the details:

Blackout Armor Tuning

Thanks to everyone for the feedback on our Armor redesign and Armor repair system that we rolled out last week in Blackout. Now that we’ve all had some time with the new system, we’re making a few tuning updates that will directly affect Armor durability and how players use Armor Plates. With these changes, we’ve better balanced the long-term effectiveness of Level 2 and Level 3 Armor, and reduced how frequently Armor can be repaired.

These updates include:

  • Level 2 and Level 3 Armor durability has been reduced to match Level 1 Armor durability.
  • Reduced the maximum amount of Armor Plates that can be stacked from 10 Armor Plates to 5.
  • Increased time required to use an Armor Plate from 2 seconds to 3.
  • Slightly increased Paladin damage against Armor to reduce the number of shots needed to take down enemies wearing Level 3 Armor.

Notes from the dev team: While we’re pleased to see Armor lasting through more than one gunfight with this redesign, we agreed that Level 2 and Level 3 Armor was a bit too durable. With the durability dialed back on these, players should be able to destroy their enemies’ Armor more frequently.

We’ve reduced how frequently Armor can be repaired by increasing the time required to repair Armor, which will be most noticeable in active gunfights. In a game where an extra second can make all the difference, this change gives aggressors more opportunities to close the distance on enemies as they repair their Armor more slowly than before.

As we mentioned last week when we initially rolled out the first Armor redesign, we’ll continue to gather data and monitor your feedback as we evaluate Armor’s performance in Blackout. Keep it coming!

Blackout Weapon Camos

With today’s update, Weapon Camos earned in Multiplayer, Zombies, and the Black Market can now be applied to weapons in Blackout, including Reactive Camos and Mastercrafts!

To equip your Weapon Camos, visit the new Armory menu in Blackout prior to a match. Once equipped, players will see their selected camos on their corresponding weapons when they’re picked up in the game. Reactive Camos will have their own Blackout-specific requirements to “unwrap” and progress stages of the camo. And yes, Weapon Camo support is also applied to Blackout Custom Games. Enjoy!

Note: There is a known issue with Reactive Camos on certain weapons that will appear to be “wrapped” in the Armory and on the ground even after they’ve been unwrapped. These weapons will display their Reactive Camos as expected once you pick them up in the game, and a fix for this cosmetic issue is coming soon.

PC 1.10 Title Update

Our PC 1.10 title update is live today, delivering the updates from yesterday’s 1.10 patch notes and additional PC-specific changes listed below. Blackout Armor tuning and Weapon Camo updates are planned for the next PC update, currently scheduled for tomorrow. As we mentioned in our Dec. 13 update, we typically target a PC patch release window of within 24 hours of its corresponding console version to ensure each update is thoroughly tuned and tested before release.

And in case you missed it in yesterday’s update… as a special “thank you” to our players, fully-unlocked Reactive Camoscan now be applied to any gun that you’ve unlocked Gold Camo for in Multiplayer! We’ve also made this clearer in the in-game menus with today’s update. Get out there and grind, and look good doing it.

Here’s what’s new across all platforms with today’s update:

  • PC 1.10 title update now live.
  • Armor tuning applied in Blackout.
  • Weapon Camo support added to Blackout.
  • ARAV spawns added to Blackout Custom Games.
  • Fixed IX Shaw Character Mission unlock in Blackout.
  • MP stability fixes for Zero and the Mantis.
  • Zombies fixes for Dead of the Night and weapon personalization.

Blackout

  • Armor Tuning

    • Reduced Level 2 Armor durability to match Level 1 Armor durability.
    • Reduced Level 3 Armor durability to match Level 1 Armor durability.
    • Reduced the amount of Armor Plates that can be carried at once from 10 to 5.
    • Increased time required to use an Armor Plate from 2 seconds to 3.
    • Slightly increased Paladin damage against Armor.

      • Reduced minimum number of Paladin shots required to down an enemy with Level 3 Armor and 150 health from 3 shots to 2.
      • Players with 200 health from a Trauma Kit and Level 3 Armor will still require a third shot to down.
      • Players with 200 health from a Trauma Kit and Level 3 Armor can be downed with 2 consecutive headshots.
  • Weapon Camos

    • Weapon Camo support added to Blackout.

      • Camos earned in Multiplayer, Zombies, and the Black Market can be applied, including Reactive Camos and Mastercrafts on their designated weapons.
      • New Armory menu added to allow players to set up their Weapon Camos prior to a match.
      • Players will see their selected camos on corresponding weapons when picked up in-game.
      • Reactive Camos have Blackout-specific requirements to “unwrap” and progress stages of the camo in Blackout.
      • Weapon Camo support included for Blackout Custom Games.
  • Character Unlocks

    • Addressed an issue that could occasionally prevent the IX version of Shaw from unlocking properly.
  • Custom Games

    • ARAV now spawns in Custom Game matches.

Multiplayer

  • Featured Playlists

    • Added Safeguard to Mercenary Objective Moshpit.
  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Ice Pick on a Gunship.
    • Fixed an occasional crash that could occur while the Mantis is active.

Zombies

  • Create-a-Class

    • Addressed an issue where personalizing weapons could cause a UI Error.
  • Stability

    • Dead of the Night – Fixed crashes that could occur:

      • During the fourth step of the Main Quest.
      • During ghost appearances in the Main Quest and Pack-a-Punch quest.
      • When the final cutscene plays after the Boss Battle.
      • During the jumpscare when there are multiple players.
  • Miscellaneous

    • Addressed an issue where players who were downed at the end of the round were not automatically revived.

General

  • Black Market

    • Clarified the descriptions of Reactive Camos to inform players that earning Gold Camo on a gun will allow you to apply the Reactive Camo.
    • Ajax’s Centurion tag is now properly assigned to Ajax once unlocked.

In addition to the long list of items included in yesterday’s 1.10 patch notes (Blackout Custom Games and audio improvements, balance tuning for Zero, Reactive Camos for weapons with Gold Camo unlocked in MP, Auto Sprint option, etc.), the following PC-specific updates are also live on PC today in version 270.70(68).14.0.36.0.39078:

General

  • Addressed an issue where the player could not change their reticle color.
  • Addressed an issue where a console prompt would be displayed in the tutorial screen when opening the Create-A-Class menu for the first time.

-Treyarch

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.