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Drift0r Explains to Nadeshot Why Black Ops 4 is Better on PC than on Console

Published: 13/Aug/2018 13:02

by Mike Kent

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There will always be arguments over which platform Call of Duty should be played but for the first time in a number of years, PC can finally be part of the discussion.

Popular YouTuber, Drift0r, has expressed his thoughts on the subject and has come to the conclusion that Black Ops 4 is better on PC than it is on a console.

The Call of Duty Black Ops 4 multiplayer Beta comes to an end on Monday August 13 after two fun-filled weekends. PlayStation 4 hosted the first, while the second weekend was open to PS4, Xbox One and PC users.

The development team at Treyarch have put a large emphasis on making sure Black Ops 4 works well on PC, and judging by the feedback, they’ve done a good job.

Drift0r initially Tweeted out that he likes Black Ops 4 on PC more than he does on PlayStation 4, and after a response from former CoD pro Nadeshot asking why, he explained in a little more detail.

“Basically just because mouse aiming feels so much better, smoother, and faster. Going for headshots feels good. Once I got used to the speed and higher skilled enemies, PC just felt like the place to be. Same as playing Fortnite on PC for a while then going back to PlayStation.”

The comparison to Fortnite is an interesting one, given that one of the key elements of Black Ops 4 game will be battle royale mode, Blackout.

The BR genre has shined on PC due to how friendly the mode is for streaming, and you’d bet that Treyarch has put effort into the platform in order to try and attract high profile streamers over from titles such as Fortnite and PUBG. Will it work? The full game is set for release in October 2018.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.