Black Ops 4 has the best rating and reviews (so far) of any CoD game since Modern Warfare 2 - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 has the best rating and reviews (so far) of any CoD game since Modern Warfare 2

Published: 12/Oct/2018 23:33 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 23:43

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty community seems to be none but thrilled with the newly released Black Ops 4 title, and the game’s ratings so far reflect that.

Metacritic, a a website that compiles reviews for games, movies, and other media, has officially placed a Metascore rating of 87/100 for Black Ops 4.

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According to the official Metascore chart, this rating puts the game in upper edges of the “generally favorable reviews” category, for which the ratings are 75-89 for video games. 

The 87 rating has been determined after aggregating reviews from 12 critics. While that number is not that high at the moment, it still represents official game review websites and critics, such as GameInformer, IGN, and such. 

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Considering how early it is in the Black Ops 4 lifespan, the rating is likely to change and balance out as time passes by and changes are made to the game.

However, the current Metascore is still telling of the game’s early success and cannot be discounted, as it is considerably higher than the WWII (79) and Infinite Warfare (77) titles. 

In fact, according to the Metacritic official website, the 87 rating for Black Ops 4 is the highest since Modern Warfare 2, which received a 94 rating for both its PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. 

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MW2, whose Metascore puts it in the “universal acclaim” category, is widely considered to be one the top CoD titles of all time. 

The fact that Black Ops 4 is being mentioned in the same sentence is quite indicative of how most people feel about Treyarch’s new game. 

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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