Black Ops 4 January 23 Game Settings Update brings 'Down But Not Out' Blackout mode to Xbox and PC - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 January 23 Game Settings Update brings ‘Down But Not Out’ Blackout mode to Xbox and PC

Published: 23/Jan/2019 18:30 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 18:51

by Wyatt Donigan


Treyarch looks to be right back into the swing of regular release cycles for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as yet another update, albeit a minor one, has been released. 

The previous update was highlighted by the return of the Kap-45 pistol as part of the new Barbarian Special Event Stream and while no new weapons are coming this time around, the January 23 update is no less important. 

For players on Xbox One and PC, the brand-new Blackout mode is now available, following its release on PlayStation 4 on January 16. 

As the first Blackout mode that gives players the ability to respawn, Down But Not Out will certainly bring a new dynamic to the popular battle royale mode. 

Play in Squads of up to 4 players. All players who have an alive teammate will reinsert into the map when the next collapse starts. Players will receive a small basic loadout kit upon reinsertion.

For the full details on everything the new mode has to offer, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to get you started on the right foot. 

The new Blackout modes will rotate in on a two-week timeline, with Down But Not Out scheduled to rotate out on January 30 for PlayStation 4 players. The next mode has already been confirmed and will be called ‘Ambush.’

TreyarchBlackout continues to be one of the most popular battle royales around, trailing only Fortnite Battle Royale.

Beyond this, there’s no word on just what else might come with the January 23rd update, but as soon as Treyarch drops any patch notes on the update, we’ll be sure to update this post with new information. 

It should also be noted that there’s only 24 hours left on the Blackout free trial, which is scheduled to end on January 24 at 10am PST. 

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale


One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.