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Black Ops 4 May 1 update patch notes – Operation Spectre Rising stability fixes, Combat record, and more

Published: 1/May/2019 22:35 Updated: 1/May/2019 23:39

by Alan Bernal

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An immediate follow up patch for Black Ops 4 dropped on May 1 which will look to bring tons of stability improvements for new content that dropped alongside Operation Spectre Rising.

The next major event for Call of Duty launched on April 30 for PlayStation 4 but the company is already acting on some of the earlier problems that have been cropping up throughout its fourth operation.

Even though Treyarch fixed a lot of problems with connectivity issues the day of Spectre Rising’s release, the company is right back on the job as they’re introducing quick amends to bugged Care Packages and its new Bounty Hunter mode.

TreyarchThough the new Bounty Hunter mode is getting tons of praise, Treyarch has been experiencing some issues with the new mode.

Big fixes to Bounty Hunter

While tons of players have already hopped into the Bounty Hunter game type for Blackout, a ton of people reported connection issues plaguing the new mode.

With the new update, Treyarch thinks they have a handle on the situation and will undoubtedly keep a close watch to see if the fix completely remedied the problem.

Similarly, the May 1 patch has addressed the issue that was misaligning the camera when players were getting revived as Spectre.

Blackout Combat Stats

Alongside the patch coming to consoles, the mobile app will also get an update that will finally bring combat stats from the battle royale wherever you go.

The mobile app will brign comprehensive stats for the specific weapons rangning from Assault Rifles to Submachine Guns and even Bare Hands.

Although most players won’t want to face facts, the mobile app will also let players check on stats like “Killed by” and Accuracy.

ActivisionThe mobile app will now have tons of stats for Black Ops 4’s battle royale.

Loadout Editor on the mobile app

The minds behind the mobile Call of Duty app are introducing a new Loadout Editor, available in the Create-a-Class menu on the application.

The new tool will let users make tweaks to their loadouts “during a match, between games, or on-the-go.”

Players can get a ton of use from the new addition to the app in case they wanted make small adjustments before their next match, or theory-craft an entire new loadout with friends on the go.

There’s a lot to go over so make sure to check out the patch notes courtesy of Treyarch.


May 1st Update: Gameplay Improvements & Bug Fixes / Blackout Stats and Loadout Editor Now Live in Mobile App

As Operation Spectre Rising rolls out this week on PS4, we’ve continued to implement gameplay improvements and address some bugs and stability issues related to some of this week’s new content:

Gameplay Improvements & Bug Fixes

Yesterday, we issued some quick fixes to alleviate a connection issue with the new Bounty Hunter mode in Blackout, and an issue some players were having with selecting Sarah Hall as a Blackout character after unlocking her. In today’s update, we’ve issued a handful of new improvements and fixes for a smoother experience. Check out the patch notes below for the details.

Blackout Stats and Loadout Editor now in the mobile app

Starting today, players can now access a wealth of Blackout stats in the Combat Record tab of the Call of Duty mobile app and online at my.callofduty.com, including player data for:

  • Weapons

    • Assault Rifles
    • Submachine Guns
    • Tactical Rifles
    • Light Machine Guns
    • Sniper Rifles
    • Pistols
    • Shotguns
    • Launchers
    • Melee weapons
    • Bare Hands
  • Main stats

    • EKIA/Death
    • EKIA
    • Headshots
    • Deaths
  • Additional stats

    • Accuracy
    • Shots Fired
    • Shots Landed
    • Killed By
    • Total Damage inflicted

The new mobile Loadout Editor is also now available in Create-a-Class menu in the app and online at my.callofduty.com, allowing players to create and edit loadouts at any time: during a match, between games, or on-the-go. If you didn’t have time to update your loadout before another game starts, you’re now able to quickly make edits in real time to have your setup ready for the next match.

Learn more about these updates to the Call of Duty mobile app at the Activision Games Blog, and download the app today for iOS and Android.

Here’s what’s new since yesterday’s update:

  • Care Package behavior improvements on Masquerade and WMD maps.
  • Sarah Hall now selectable in Blackout after being unlocked in Reserves.
  • Addressed connection and camera issues in Bounty Hunter mode in Blackout.
  • Limited the maximum number of Rockets a Blackout player can carry to 10.
  • Various bug/stability fixes in Multiplayer and Blackout.
  • Blackout stats and Loadout Editor added to the Call of Duty mobile app.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Scorestreaks

    • Care Package

      • Improved the behavior of the Care Package marker on Masquerade and WMD.

BLACKOUT

  • Game Modes

    • Bounty Hunter

      • Addressed a connection issue in Bounty Hunter matches in Blackout.
      • Addressed an issue where the camera could become misaligned when the player was being revived as Spectre.
  • Characters

    • Sarah Hall is now properly selectable in Blackout once unlocked in Reserves.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Stability

    • Fixed a potential crash that could occur on Hacienda.

WORLD LEAGUE HUB

  • Stability

    • Temporarily removed momentary bans for players who leave matches to prevent related stability issues.

BLACKOUT

  • Weapons

    • Hellion Salvo

      • Limited the maximum number of Rockets a Blackout player can carry to 10.
  • Armor

    • Players can now properly continue to repair Armor in Blackout with multiple Armor Plates by holding the Interact button.

-Treyarch

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7 players to watch during 2021’s CDL Kickoff Classic

Published: 22/Jan/2021 19:02 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 20:03

by Theo Salaun

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Activision’s Call of Duty League is finally here and things are getting started with the CDL Kickoff Classic — a preseason event where x-factor players on all 12 teams can begin making their mark. 

With an exodus of 12 starters as the CDL shifts to a 4v4 format in Black Ops Cold War, individual play is paramount. Players have less backup on the battlefield and, with a deep talent pool in the Challengers scene, more competition for their roles.

Representing Chicago, OpTic Gaming are back with Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and the gang. Delighting fans, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s 100 Thieves return to competitive CoD for Los Angeles. Teams have shuffled since the inaugural season and each team’s expectations will be tested by at least one player’s CDL Kickoff performance. 

Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson (Atlanta FaZe)

The best AR in CoD?

Chicago Hunstmen Arcitys CDL
Call of Duty League
Did the most stacked roster in CoD add the league’s best AR?

While Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak was highly regarded by his teammates last season, few rank him in a tier anywhere near Arcitys. FaZe’s submachine gun and flex play was never a question, but adding Arcitys on the assault rifle could push them past the Dallas Empire in power rankings.

If Arcitys continues, let alone improves upon, his 2020 form, then Atlanta should be an early favorite. Tested by a strong Florida Mutineers squad, fans should get a quality temperature check on FaZe’s newest member.

Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter (Dallas Empire)

Did Dallas release the right veteran AR?

Crimsix celebrating a Dallas Empire win
CDL
At 28 years old, Crimsix needs to continue disproving his doubters.

The transition from 5v5 to 4v4 was not without heartbreak and few splits were as tough as the Empire’s. Dropping James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks instead of Crimsix was a difficult decision and, at the CDL Kickoff Classic, that decision will receive its first evaluation.

When the two veteran ARs face each other, Crim will be with the same absurd, young trio of “Xeo” gunners and Clayster with… one standout sophomore and two formerly projected bench players. It shouldn’t be too hard of a test for Dallas, but fans should be curious to see how much Crim’s thumbs have aged.

Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda (Los Angeles Thieves)

Big Brand meets Big Ego

temp la thieves
Twitter, @LAThieves
Temp talks the talk, but must walk the walk for the CDL’s next big brand.

Tying for 5th at CDL Champs wasn’t enough to keep OpTic in Los Angeles so Nadeshot got to buy into the league. Although the team’s Challengers call-ups, Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan and Darien ‘Hollow’ Chervchko, played admirably in the postseason — 100T replaced them in the starting lineup with one of the league’s most confident ARs.

The self-proclaimed top “gunnie” in the CDL, Temp has an unrelenting belief in his ability (alternatively, a ‘strong personality,’ per general manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders) backed by a strong history of top-tier, albeit streaky play. While his year with the New York Subliners was disappointing, Temp now rejoins former teammates Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly. With 100T’s enormous fanbase and a matchup with OpTic Chicago, the gunner gets a large stage to prove his play can rise to both the occasion and his own expectations.

Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner (Minnesota ROKKR)

The honorary Tiny Terror?

Atlanta FaZe's Priestahh.
Activision
From teaming with the Tiny Terrors to a much larger role, Priestahh can make a statement in 2021.

FaZe were the second-best team in 2020 and Priestahh would likely still be on the team if not for the swap to 4v4. Instead, one of the league’s most selfless players gets to turn a new leaf with a fully revamped ROKKR squad.

Starting with Minnesota’s preseason matchup against the Toronto Ultra, Priestahh should shift from flex to his more natural sub role. Expectations for what was a miserable ROKKR team will hinge on his ability to prove he was being overshadowed in Atlanta and can transition from dirty work to slaying.

Makenzie ‘Mack’ Kelley (New York Subliners)

No ZooMaa, No Hydra: Return of the Mack

New York Subliners' Mack.
MackMelts (Twitter)
A 2020 MVP candidate, Mack needs to take another step for NY to compete.

Easily one of the top rookies in 2020, Mack jumped into New York’s starting lineup and almost immediately surged into the MVP conversation. The Subliners had a quality offseason after fizzling in the playoffs, but new issues mean Mack will have to go above and beyond to start 2021.

With rookie Paco ‘HyDra’ Rusiewiez dealing with visa issues and Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto retiring due to injury, Mack is moving to SMG for an unfinished roster. He’s back in his preferred role, but the season depends on his ability to reach 2020’s near-MVP form.

Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell (OpTic Chicago)

Heeding Chicago’s Bat-Signal

Dashy on stage
Activision
Back with his guys, Chicago’s hopes depend on Dashy’s return to form.

Like Atlanta, Chicago shuffled pieces after falling just short of the championship in 2020. With Arcitys eager to rejoin former teammates on FaZe, H3CZ celebrated the return of OpTic with the return of one of the brand’s former players.

But 2020 was an ugly year for Dashy and, aside from some big moments as a suddenly summoned bench player in CDL Champs, questions surround the formerly elite AR. Expectations are high for the biggest brand in CoD, but will rise and fall depending on Dashy’s play.

Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman (Seattle Surge)

Started from the bottom, now we Peirce

Chicago Huntsmen's Gunless.
MLG
In just a few years, Gunless has gone from star to substitute to starter with a chip on his shoulder.

Like Dashy, no one questions the raw mechanical talent that Gunless holds. Unfortunately, also like Dashy, the gifted player spent most of a porous 2020 on the bench with rumored character concerns. 

Now, he joins two others as reinforcements for Sam ‘Octane’ Larew on 2020’s worst team: Seattle. If the Surge are going to improve upon a 5-18 record that ended dead last at CDL Champs, Gunless will need a return to form beginning on Day 1 against the Los Angeles Guerrillas.

While the Call of Duty League is chock-full of players with high expectations, low expectations and everything in between, these seven stand out as those with the most notable stocks in the preseason. A variety of other rookies and transferred players can make statements during the Kickoff Classic, but power rankings and fan expectations should hinge entirely on our listed x-factors.