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CoD Pro SiLLY Has Intel on Black Ops 4, Says Leaks Could be Fake

Published: 1/May/2018 15:52 Updated: 13/May/2020 19:13

by Calum Patterson

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Evil Geniuses’ Call of Duty Justin ‘SiLLy’ Fargo-Palmer has heard some new rumors regarding Black Ops 4 and says that all of the previous leaks could be fake.

Announced in March of 2018, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will release on October 12th 2018 and has already been the subject of some intense rumors and speculation.

These range from the game not featuring single player all the way up to it featuring a separate Battle Royale mode released by Raven Software that will even be available on the Nintendo Switch.

For the multiplayer community, though, the rumors have left everyone scratching their heads as leaks have reported that the gameplay will be more like Overwatch or Lawbreakers than a classic Call of Duty title.

This has left both the casual and competitive community in a state of confusion, especially when you factor in other leaks that claim the game will have both “advanced movement” and “boots on the ground” gameplay.

However, Evil Geniuses’ SiLLY, formerly of eUnited, has heard differently. Taking to Twitter late on April 29th, the professional player said that he has been told that all of the previous leaks were fake.

It would be a rare occurrence for so many leaks from different sources to all turn out to be fake, but it is possible that Treyarch and Activision have allowed some “fake” information to be spread as they attempt to keep the true nature of their game a secret.

The Call of Duty community seems to be split in what it wants to see from Black Ops 4, so it would be a serious achievement if the developers manage to release something that keeps everyone happy.

One thing is for sure: the community reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will take place on May 17th and we’re unlikely to have any concrete facts about the highly anticipated game before that date.

Edit: It is possible that SiLLY is referring to this report from Canada News Media where an industry expert says Black Ops 4 could feature a co-op online campaign similar to Destiny.

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Black Ops Cold War dev responds to broken Zombies XP growth

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:03 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 13:07

by Luke Edwards

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Treyarch has responded to a new issue that is slowing down Black Ops Cold War solo zombies players from leveling up their weapons. They intend to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Players reported the exp growth on their weapons had become increasingly slow. Some experimentation from Reddit user MaharaDTD discovered that it wasn’t impacting public lobby players, but was rather isolated to solo players and those on high round grinds.

Some players reported their guns not leveling up at all between rounds 30 and 100, while others, who played predominantly in co-op lobbies, reported almost no change at all.

The issues come amid a double XP event which should be the perfect time to grind out Zombies games, though. These problems stem from Treyarch combating an XP exploit where players could restart lobbies over and over again to wrack up big amounts – and the knock on effect has been completely ruining games.

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Treyarch dev responds to Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapon XP issues

Treyarch dev Josh ‘Foxhound’ Torres announced that their team had confirmed the issue with limited XP growth, responding to the lengthy Reddit discussion with a handful of comments of his own.

“I spoke with the team, and we have identified an issue that was causing lower than intended Weapon XP in both solo Zombies matches and later Zombies rounds. We are looking to release a fix for both of these as soon as possible,” he said.

Torres also confirmed there will not be an extension to the 2XP weekend for zombies players, despite pressure from the community.

He said: “I shared what the team had to share, and then I kept them updated on the community sentiment and conversations. The team investigated and found actual issues. We’ll be fixing them, and we’ll have more 2XP events in the future.”

This means zombies players will need to wait patiently for the chance to grind 2XP boosts and upgrade their guns.