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David Vonderhaar reveals upcoming changes to Blackout in Black Ops 4

Published: 2/Nov/2018 23:38 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 23:39

by Albert Petrosyan


The popular Blackout battle royale mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to receive some major changes in the near future.

Treyarch Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar took to social media on November 2 to reveal that adjustments are coming to some of the fundamental aspects and mechanics of Blackout.

In his tweets, he hinted at changes to SMGs, Armor, and stun items such as 9-Bangs and Concussions.

“Expect changes to the SMG viability at mid-range, armor re-design, consolidated roles that 9-Bangs and Concussion play to the late game,” he tweeted. “Hint: less redundancy and less punishing to mobility.”

While the topics are not discussed in-depth, they at least provide a framework for the changes that players can expect in upcoming updates.

Vonderhaar also went on to reveal that alternative Backpack items were in the works for Blackout.

“We have prototypes of alternative Backpack types other than the +5 Inventory storage,” he revealed. “This would NOT be Backpack 2 (now with +10 Inventory Slots). Modifies other things like maximum stack carry or combos with other content.”

As the tweet states, these new Backpacks would not be an advanced or upgraded version of the current one in-game, but rather the inventory within it would be managed differently. 

Finally, Vonderhaar mentioned that there is a system in development that would allow players to better understand how many people drop with them at a certain location.

“Excited about the work we have going to help you understand how many people are dropping with you,” he said. “Wingsuits get you into the action fast and we like that, but it comes with the penalty of not being able to really size up just how hot it is.”

As of now, it is not clear exactly when these changes will be implemented in Blackout, or if all of them will be added together in one large update.

However, all of these changes seem to be positive and players can rest assured that Treyarch are continuously working at improving Blackout. 

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How to get free Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack cosmetics bundle

Published: 21/Oct/2020 21:20 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 21:29

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has finally made the Season 6 Combat Pack for Call of Duty: Warzone available to download and it includes a slew of new content for players on PS4. Here’s everything you need to know about the bundle and how you can get your hands on it. 

Generally speaking, every time a new season rolls around for Warzone, Sony releases a pack that includes an exclusive blueprint, weapon skin, and other items that’s only available to PlayStation Plus members. Most players recognize it as a staple of each season at this point.

When Season 6 started, however, some players were puzzled by the fact that another one of these packs wasn’t announced or made available to Plus subcribers. Now, a few weeks later, that pack has finally been released and it includes a few items that might capture your interest.

Warzone Combat Pack 6 contents
Players have a slew of items they can get their hands on in the new Warzone Combat Pack.

What’s in the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like all the other PS Plus packs released in the past, this one features several cosmetic items. According to the store listing, Combat Pack (Season 6) includes an Operator skin, pistol weapon blueprint, exclusive knife, charm, and a variety of other bonus content.

In addition, players will also get access to a 60-minute Double XP token, which can be activated in-game.

  • Epic Operator Skin for Rodion
  • Legendary Handgun Weapon Blueprint
  • Epic Knife
  • Epic Weapon Charm
  • Epic Calling Card
  • Epic Emblem
  • Epic Sticker
  • 60-minute Double XP Token
One of the main items players get in the new pack is the Jailbird skin for Rodion.

How do I get the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like always, downloading the pack itself is quite simple and it can be found on the PlayStation Store on your PS4 or through your computer/mobile device:

  1. Visit the PlayStation Store, either online or on your PS4
  2. In the top search bar, type in “Warzone” (skip this step if doing online)
  3. The item should pop up on the right side of the screen if on console.
  4. Click “Download” (or “Add to Cart” on website)

How long will the pack be available for?

According to the in-game description, the Season 6 Combat Pack will be available until December 1, 2020, so there’s plenty of time to claim it before it leaves the store.