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Call of Duty Release Newest Teaser for Black Ops 4 Ahead of Community Reveal Event

Published: 13/May/2018 16:08 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:15

by Calum Patterson

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A new cryptic teaser has been posted by Call of Duty for the upcoming Black Ops 4, which will finally be revealed on Wednesday May 17th.

Up to now, publishers Activision and development studio Treyarch have been characteristically secretive about everything related to the new game, but fans have had some minor glimpses of what to expect.

Including hints about a potential pick 10 create-a-class system and confirming perks will be in multiplayer (as well as some very strong clues that the game will be boots on the ground), there is a lot of positive energy leading up to the big reveal.

And as the anticipation heightens, Call of Duty have whetted the appetite of fans once more, with a very cryptic GIF image.

It is near impossible to make out what the image actually is, as it is grainy and saturated in the iconic orange color of the Black Ops logo.

However, there certainly looks like a weapon barrel of some description flashes past, and possibly the head of a character.

Here are some stills from the teaser GIF – make of these what you will.

It is impossible to tell what mode this relates to, although some have suggested it does increase the likelihood of a story/campaign mode of some form, despite reports that Black Ops 4 would not have such a mode.

However, it could just as easily be related to multiplayer or Zombies, or a yet to be announced mode.

The community reveal will take place on May 17th at 10am PDT, and you can watch live on Call of Duty’s Twitch channel.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone Oct 28 update nerfs JAK-12 shotgun: patch notes

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:32

by Theo Salaun

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A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone patch, deployed on October 28, nerfs Season 6’s JAK-12 shotgun while addressing a few bugged issues across Verdansk and multiplayer playlists.

The R9-0 shotgun with Dragon’s Breath rounds may be the most popular shottie in Call of Duty right now, following nerfs to the Origin-12, but it’s not the one Infinity Ward is most concerned with fixing. Instead, the developers have tuned the JAK-12, explicitly addressing two of its attachments: the Drum Mags and FRAG-12 Ammo.

While players, and particularly Warzone fans, may feel that the R9-0 is the hefty close-quarters gun most worthy of adjustments, Infinity Ward have gotten ahead of the curve and looked to fix its recent peer. The two nerfs to the JAK-12 contrastingly impact its mobility when stocked with a drum and its firing rate when stocked with the somewhat-recently buffed shotgun slugs.

Elsewhere, the developers have made some changes to playlists due to bugs and fixed some exploits. Unfortunately, Shipment still remains off of the menu.

JAK-12 loadout
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This JAK-12 loadout is an absolute monster in close-quarter firefights

In Season 6, Infinity Ward buffed shotgun slugs so that they would feel more accurate and register hits at further ranges. This, coupled with the surprising efficiency of the JAK-12’s drums, likely prompted the nerfs to both sorts of ammunition attachments. But, with 8-R Dragon’s Breath rounds still available, the gun hasn’t been rendered unusable.

As for the other adjustments made with this patch, they mostly surround smaller bugs and exploits. In Verdansk, a Warzone bunker has been reopened, a Zombie Royale exploit has been fixed, and Durable Gas Masks have been removed (but they were already very rare anyway). In multiplayer, the pumpkin heads are back in action while Snipers Only (TDM) has been removed from the playlist due to a bug, with Gunfight – Snipers Only (3v3) taking its place.

October 28 full patch notes

WEAPONS:

  • JAK-12:
    • Reduced movement and ADS speed on JAK-12 Drum Mags
    • Reduced rate of fire on JAK-12 FRAG-12 ammo
    • Updating the JAK-12 FRAG-12 ammo description to say ‘slugs’

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Fix for an issue where the code for Bunker 3 wasn’t functioning as intended
  • Fix for an issue with the Riot Shield that would only occur when players obtained the pumpkin head after getting 3+ kills (pumpkin heads are back on!)
  • Fix for an exploit in Zombie Royale
  • Temporarily removing the Durable Gas Masks from Warzone
  • Removing Snipers Only (TDM) while we fix a bug. We’ll be replacing this mode with Gunfight – Snipers Only (3v3)