CoD pros reportedly add cosmetic items to gentlemen’s agreements due to bizarre new bug - Dexerto
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CoD pros reportedly add cosmetic items to gentlemen’s agreements due to bizarre new bug

Published: 15/Jul/2019 8:50 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 4:48

by Matt Porter


Call of Duty pro players have reportedly added cosmetic items to the long list of items that have been removed from Black Ops 4 competitive play using gentlemen’s agreements.

Gentlemen’s agreements are created by pro players in an attempt to remove powerful weapons, attachments and scorestreaks from the game that they believe give teams too big an advantage in competitive play or do not serve their intended purpose, without waiting on the CWL to alter the official ruleset.

Surprisingly, it seems that skins, face paints and weapon camos are a temporary addition to the Black Ops 4 gentlemen’s agreement, following reports that they are messing with the game’s Vision Pulse specialist.

TreyarchCosmetic items are affecting Vision Pulse in Black Ops 4.

Twitter account CWLIntel, which regularly leaks information about the pro scene, revealed on Sunday, July 14, that pro players will stop using cosmetic items for the time being in-game due to an issue that causes players using camos, face paint, or special characters to not appear in Vision Pulse.

This would render the Recon character essentially useless, as an enemy team could equip these items to ensure that the opponent couldn’t see their characters when they equipped Vision Pulse, allowing them to avoid detection.

CWLIntel also claims that Black Ops 4 Gameplay Designer Tony Flame told pro players that the issue “won’t be fixed any time soon,” but this has yet to be publicly confirmed by Treyarch or Activision.

The bug was apparently discovered by Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and Embry ‘Bevils’ Bevil, with OpTic Gaming’s Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow claiming that he would be using the banned Dart scorestreak if he played against anyone who used cosmetic items.

The discovery of the bug comes just days before CWL Finals, which hosts the CWL Pro League Playoffs and the last chance for teams to qualify for August’s Call of Duty Championships.

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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


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.