Black Ops 4 devs respond to pro players over sliding bug ahead of CWL Champs - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 devs respond to pro players over sliding bug ahead of CWL Champs

Published: 8/Aug/2019 9:38 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 10:15

by Calum Patterson

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Professional players have made their voices heard after a new patch in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has altered the slide mechanic, and now the developers have responded, with less than a week for the 2019 CWL Championship begins.

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The latest Black Ops 4 update went live on Tuesday, August 6, and shortly after some players found that the sliding mechanic appeared to have been changed, perhaps unintentionally.

The new slide movement gives players a boost when entering the animation, sending them much farther, much faster, than before the update.

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Twitter / TreyarchThe sliding bug was instantly noticeable after the August 6 Black Ops 4 update.

With the $2 million World Championship fast approaching on August 14, pro players were understandably concerned that this major mechanic change could negatively affect preparation – and the tournament itself – if not remedied.

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Speaking out on Twitter, many pros where worried that there wouldn’t be time for a fix, but thankfully the developers have been quick to respond.

After Splyce coach Mark ‘MarkyB’ Bryceland asked for an ETA on a fix for the sliding bug, Senior Game Designer Matt Scronce confirmed they were aware of the problem.

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eUnited pro James ‘Clayster‘ Eubanks weighed in, explaining more details about the issue, pointing out that it could be related to the perk Dexterity, perhaps being implemented in a new way.

Whatever the root cause of the sliding bug, one of Treyarch’s lead multiplayer developers, Tony Flame, has confirmed they have identified the source of the issue.

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Flame doesn’t give an exact date for when the fix will be rolled out, but presumably they will work to have it out before champs begins.

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Champs competitors will no doubt be happy with the news, but the issue has still hampered practice in the week leading up to the event; a crucial time for all rosters.

Teams will be flying out early in the week ahead of the event starting on Wednesday, August 14, aiming to secure their piece of the $2 million prize pool.