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Black Ops 4’s new supply drop sniper is completely broken

Published: 13/Jun/2019 9:38 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 10:10

by David Purcell


Call of Duty players who decided to fork out on some new Black Ops 4 loot boxes might feel shortchanged if they found the new DLC sniper rifle inside. 

The Locus, along with the S6 Stingray tactical rifle, Peacekeeper assault rifle, Vendetta sniper rifle, and Ballistic Knife, were revealed as new purchasable content on June 5, with the Days of Summer patch notes. 

While that might sound like a whole load of new and exciting content on paper (albeit locked behind supply drops), it turns out that the Locus is hardly as good as it looks when used on the battlefield.

TreyarchThe Days of Summer event returned in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on June 5.

Black Ops 4 players have come out in force on the game’s subreddit, claiming that the bolt-action sniper rifle is plagued with issues that make it almost unusable. 

Reddit user TheMildewMuncher has captured a number of screenshots and shared them with the community, showing obvious errors with the alignment of the weapon’s optics.

“For those who were lucky (or rich) enough to obtain the Locus, none of the optics other than the default scope are functional. They are all misaligned, missing dots, or horribly zoomed out,” the user posted, clearly angered that the game’s developers have let this one slip through the net.

TheMildewMuncher, RedditOne Reddit user captured screenshots of the Locus on PC, showing a clear misalignment of reticles on the weapon.

This isn’t the first time that the Locus sniper has featured in a CoD game, as it was also available to use in Black Ops 3. But, its return certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations.

Another baffled user posted: “Did they make this while they were drunk? I’ve never seen such offset reticles in my five years of playing CoD.”

Whether or not Treyarch are aware of the problem yet is unknown, but with the furore about it online they should take notice – hopefully sooner rather than later.

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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 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:16

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 – Reclaim

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 Reclaim, 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 Reclaim. 

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.