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Blackout paint cans | What are they, where to find them and feedback

Published: 4/Feb/2019 16:06 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 16:07

by Paul Cot

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The introduction of paint cans within Blackout has caused quite a stir in the Black Ops 4 community. Others simply haven’t figured out their purpose. We discuss what they do, where to find them and how Blackout players have been reacting to them.

What are the paint cans in Blackout for?

Paint cans are required to progress through the new weapon skin system. Unlocking the highly coveted gold, diamond and dark matter skins is completely dependent on finding these paint cans.

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However, before you can get to these camos, you’ll need to unlock the other skins first. The cost of the “easiest” skins starts at 5 paint cans. This increases as you progress towards the gold camo.

It isn’t until all of these have been purchased that you can finally unlock the gold camo. The same applies to the diamond camo whereby you will need to unlock gold for every weapon in a specific class. Furthermore, all the diamond camo will need to be unlocked to access the dark matter camo.

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Unlike other items, when you die they can’t be looted from you. Therefore, if you accumulate 10 paint cans in a given Blackout game then these will be in your inventory after. They will then be available to spend in the Armory.

Everyone wants dark matter camo in Blackout!

Where are the Blackout paint cans?

Unless you spend your time on Blackout running whilst looking in the sky, you will have inevitably seen lots of paint cans lying around. Paint cans are all over the place.

Their locations vary from sitting on the road to being in among more traditional looting places. So far, their locations appear to be completely random though.

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Consequently, Blackout players playing for the sole purpose of finding paint cans don’t have anywhere specific to look.

The best way to find them, quickly, is to hop on a vehicle, preferably the ATV, and drive around sticking to the roads. This is where they are most noticeable.

Given the amount required to unlock dark matter, it is probably best not to focus on them. Instead, stick to playing Blackout normally and naturally accrue them.

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Blackout Update Feedback

As with most new features in a game, feedback has varied. The Call of Duty players who are least impressed with the introduction of this new camo unlocking method have been the most vocal though.

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The main gripe with the system is the sheer volume of paint cans that are required to progress fully. Of course finding a balance between being too easy and almost impossible isn’t an easy task. It has been estimated that 8,910 are needed to unlock dark matter! Irrespective of how many are needed, there are always going to be players that think it should be easier or harder.

Another complaint is that unlocking the highest levels of camo isn’t rewarding. Previous COD games would require a certain number of kills with a particular gun. Hardcore players are still coming to terms with simply picking up paint cans.

In addition to this players want the hardest items to unlock to represent good gameplay. For example, it stands to reason that if unlocking the “hardest” skins was based on gameplay driven objectives then generally the best players would have them.

David Vonderhaar, better known in the Black Ops community as Lord Vonderhaar, has responded to the criticisms of the new progression system.

Essentially he is arguing that Blackout isn’t, currently, considered as competitive as multiplayer. He also makes a reasonable point where he refers to the grind of getting headshots with different guns. On paper getting those headshots might sound like fun but in reality it could be too much of a grind. No doubt there will be Call of Duty players that both agree and disagree with him.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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