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Black Ops 4: Fans call for changes to how Recon’s Vision Pulse works

Published: 28/Dec/2018 11:30 Updated: 28/Dec/2018 11:49

by Matt Porter


One of the most popular specialists in the history of Call of Duty has been Vision Pulse, first introduced to the franchise in Treyarch’s Black Ops 3.

In the latest addition to the Call of Duty series, Recon comes with a Sensor Dart, which can be fired to provide a UAV effect in a small area, while bringing back Recon’s specialist from Black Ops 3, Vision Pulse.

However, the new version of Vision Pulse doesn’t work in the same way as it did in Black Ops 3, and some fans on the /r/BlackOps4 subreddit are calling for this to change.

In Black Ops 4, Recon uses a pair of goggles to see enemies, and instead of the player being consistently highlighted throughout the duration of the specialist, they are only shown briefly for a few seconds at a time as the goggles continuously pulse to highlight enemies.

Players state that when the Vision Pulse isn’t flashing and their screen is just grey, it can be incredibly difficult to see opponents. This could be putting players at a huge disadvantage if an enemy appears on their screen while they are not highlighted.

To remedy this, Reddit user HypeFolk has suggested that the pulsing effect remains, but instead of the screen turning grey it remains colorful, like it does for Recon’s teammates, meaning players can still see while they’re using the specialist.

It’s extremely difficult to see when Vision Pulse isn’t flashing.

When Recon used their Vision Pulse in Black Ops 3, a pulse would flash out from the player, turning their screen grey but highlighting enemies in red even if they were behind walls or cover, allowing the player to see them for the duration of the specialist, whether they moved or not.

While fans would like to see this change, Treyarch have yet to comment on whether they are going to make any tweaks to the specialist, so Black Ops 4 players will have to keep an eye on future patch notes to see if any adjustments are made.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Rebirth

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Rebirth, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Rebirth. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

Screenshot of a Reddit conversation
Screenshot via Reddit
The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.