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Black Ops 4: December 5 game settings update has been released – Full patch notes

Published: 5/Dec/2018 23:32 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 23:50

by Wyatt Donigan


In preparation for CWL Vegas starting December 6 and the December 11 major title update, Treyarch has released a minor game update for all platforms. 

Black Ops 4 has been receiving a parade of new updates ever since the game launched on October 12, and this week has been no different. 


Following in the footsteps of the December 3 update, the newest update seeks to fix a number of minor issues to pave the way for what’s to come. 

For all the Multiplayer fans out there, both the RC-XD and Dart Scorestreaks received a change so that the targeting diamond only displays for enemies in line of sight. This is undoubtedly a bit of a nerf to the Scorestreaks, but shouldn’t cause them to be too ineffective since they’re still good for scouting. 


Further, CWL Custom Games had a couple bugs patches, with the most important being an exploit that allowed players to spectate the enemy team while playing CWL Control. 

PC players received a few specific improvements for the Zombies game mode as Treyarch continues to try and iron out all the kinks that have been bothering players since launch. 


In the short update, Treyarch also teased the upcoming December 11 update that will bring a host of new features to the game.  


Two teasers have dropped thus far, with one pointing to the introduction of the classic Black Ops 2 map Hijacked to Blackout while the other hinted at a new Specialist for Multiplayer. 

While there are still a few days left until that update will drop, these updates will have to hold players over until the major update hits. 

You can read the full patch notes below: 


Dec. 5 Update: Challenge and Zombies Fixes, K9-Unit and Scorestreak Updates, Stability and CWL Custom Game Fixes

Minor game settings updates and fixes today as we prep for CWL Vegas this weekend and next week’s big title update on December 11! Here’s what’s new today on all platforms, plus additional Zombies fixes on PC:


  • K9-Unit pathing improvement
  • RC-XD and Dart targeting update
  • Zombies update for Aim Assist and Deadshot Dealer
  • CWL Custom Game fixes
  • Challenge fixes for “Got Rocks” and “Bring the Pain”
  • Stability fixes in MP, Zombies, and Specialist HQ
  • Zombies fixes for cutscene skipping and Bowie Knife Prestige on PC



  • Specialists

    • Updated Nomad’s K9-Unit AI to address an issue that prevented Juneau from pathing to enemies under certain circumstances.
  • Scorestreaks

    • RC-XD

      • Targeting diamond now only displays for enemies in line of sight.
    • Dart

      • Targeting diamond now only displays for enemies in line of sight.
  • Challenges

    • “Bring the Pain” Challenge now properly only tracks EKIAs with Operator Mods on the Saug 9mm, MOG 12, Mozu, and VKM 750.
  • CWL Custom Games

    • Fixed an issue with displaying friendly name and health UI after the player died in the first round of CWL Search and Destroy.
    • Closed an exploit that could allow players to spectate the enemy team while playing CWL Control.
  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a Custom Game with Bots and Custom Classes disabled.


  • Gameplay

    • Addressed an issue where Aim Assist and Deadshot Dealer were not functioning properly for players who were not the host.
  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash that could occur when activating DEFCON switches in Classified.


  • Global Challenges

    • “Got Rocks” Challenge now properly tracks launcher kills in Blackout and Zombies, and should restore lost progress since this week’s 1.08 update.
  • Specialist HQ

    • Fixed a crash that could occur during Ajax’s Combat Training.


In addition to the changes above, we’ve also made the following changes on PC in version 265.45(57).


  • Miscellaneous

    • Restored the ability to skip Zombies cutscenes.
    • Players can now Prestige the Bowie Knife in Zombies.



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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce


After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.


Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.


As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.


The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.