BO4's Blackout Beta tops CoD Champs Viewership Numbers - Dexerto
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BO4’s Blackout Beta tops CoD Champs Viewership Numbers

Published: 10/Sep/2018 20:29 Updated: 10/Sep/2018 20:39

by Vincent Genova

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The hype leading to the Black Ops 4 Blackout beta is translating to high Twitch viewership for a Call of Duty game.

The first hours of Blackout have even passed the amount of viewers that watched the Call of Duty Championships in August.

The Call of Duty Championships had a peak of around 150,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch, with 324,433 being the peak on all channels.

The highest rated match was the exciting Grand Final between Evil Geniuses and Team Kaliber, with EG winning in two best-of-five series. The 2018 Champs were played on CoD:WW2.

The Blackout beta has already rocketed past those numbers, becoming the most watched game on Twitch just hours after it launched.

As of this writing, Black Ops 4 had 346,848 people watching on Twitch, ahead of powerhouse games like League of Legends, Fortnite and PUBG.

Popular PC streamers Shroud and Dr DisRespect are responsible for a large amount of those numbers, with Shroud accounting for over 100,000 on his own.

Call of Duty pros are also streaming the game, including the triumphant return of Scump. For a complete guide on popular streamers and pros playing Blackout, check out Dexerto’s Livestream hub.

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Hilarious Black Ops Cold War bug literally breaks Fireteam Dirty Bomb

Published: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Garton

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A game-breaking Black Ops Cold War bug is suspending players above the map on Fireteam Dirty Bomb, rendering them useless for the entire match.

As with any new release, Black Ops Cold War has had its fair share of bugs and glitches. From players falling through the map to a permanent thermal overlay, its obvious Treyarch overlooked a few elements of the game before releasing the title.

However, if a bug is not game-breaking, players will usually laugh it off and let it go. It’s only when a glitch renders players completely useless that a bug starts to become more frustrating than funny.

Well, that’s exactly the type of bug some players are experiencing on Fireteam Dirty Bomb and it’s fair to say they’re not pleased about it.

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Fireteam Dirty Bomb is the new mode released with Black Ops Cold War.

Game-breaking bug suspends players above the map

A video posted to the Black Ops Cold War subreddit reveals a game-breaking bug occurring on Fireteam Dirty Bomb. The glitch suspends the players above the map for the entire match with them unable to move or participate.

On top of this, it appears the entire game mode is broken with teams being bigger than they’re are supposed to be and textures not loading in.

Fireteam: Dirtybomb gamebreaking bug from r/blackopscoldwar

As you can see, the players are left floating above the map and are audibly frustrated at the issue. One of them even states: “I’d genuinely be surprised if they even had playtesters for this game.”

It’s worth noting the players can scope down onto the map below but they’re completely locked in place. Attempting to run will trigger the animation but no movement will occur.

Glitches can be entertaining in certain titles, especially when they do not heavily impact the gameplay experience. However, in competitive games like Call of Duty, a game-breaking bug can be extremely frustrating.

Fingers crossed Treyarch get this bug fixed as soon as possible so players don’t have to continue spectating the game from above the map.