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Blackout glitch forces 100 players to land in tiny safe zone

Published: 18/Dec/2018 16:32

by Calum Patterson


A bizarre glitch in Call of Duty’s Blackout mode is causing all 100 players to land in a small safe zone, instead of the full expanse of the map.

It appears the glitch is caused by dropping players into what is typically a loading area before the match starts, but with the match beginning immediately, rather than all players deploying.

Typically, this loading area, which lasts for 30 seconds, drops all players into a specific location, with damage turned off, before players deploy into the proper match from the helicopter.

Players were dropped into a tiny safe area.

However, in a video posted to Reddit, this loading area seemed to instead trigger the start of the match, with players enclosed by the collapse and able to deal damage to one another.

The glitch has been occurring infrequently since the release of the latest update, which made numerous map changes, so it’s possible an error has found its way into the game in the process.

When the player lands, he is surprised to discover that enemies can in fact deal damage, and that the match has effectively begun.

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Unfortunately the video cuts before we see what happens next, so it’s unclear if the players then redeployed after.

The player themselves reckons that the entire lobby dropped into a game already in progress, which was in the latter stages, hence why the safe zone was so small.


The Blackout team at Treyarch is always very observant on social channels so have likely been made aware of the issue, which would be extremely frustrating if it became prevalent.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.