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Everything You Need to Know About Multiplayer in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Published: 17/May/2018 20:21 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:55

by Calum Patterson


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will feature a major overhaul to just about every aspect of the multiplayer system, and that’s not an exaggeration.

The slogan for Black Ops 4 was of course “Forget What You Know”, and they clearly meant it literally.



Undoubtedly the biggest change is the health system. You can read the full details of this change here – but main takeaways are the 150 health and no automatic regeneration. 

Players will now need to manually regen their health, with the use of a syringe type injection by pressing the left bumper on console.


Players who got hands on experience said that the time to kill is the longest that it has ever been, but have said that it plays well.


Another major change is that public matchmaking will no longer be 6v6 by default.

The maps have significantly changed size, making them much more close quarters and so the play should still feel as fast paced.


YouTuber’s Hutch and TmarTn explained their view on the 5v5 play from hands on experience.

Specialist Draft

Specialists will of course be returning in Black Ops 4 – you can read more about them here – but crucially for multiplayer, there will be a specialist draft.

Meaning players will have to pick their desired specialist before the match begins.



So far, there is very little known about kill streaks, however, a dog was clearly visible in the multiplayer trailer.

During the trailer, the match announcer can also be heard saying “Friendly strike team deployed”, as potentially AI characters roped in from a helicopter – similar to WWII’s paratroopers streak.


Scoreboards and KDR

Another big change is that scoreboards in game modes like team deathmatch no longer display your kills and deaths.

Instead it will only display you kill to death ratio and objective stats. Further, you will be granted a kill or ‘elimination’, if you do damage to an enemy but a teammate finishes them. So assists are potentially not longer a thing.

You also now receive “partial captures” in domination, meaning if you hop on a flag late, you will get a percentage of the points determined by how much you helped capture.

Control Gamemode

This is the first new gamemode that we know about, and it is very intriguing.

There are two capture points on the map, the attacking team must take control of them, while the defending team must hold them off.

Interestingly, there are limited respawns, meaning players lives will be particularly valuable.

Swimming mechanics return

This of course isn’t a new feature, but swimming will be returning in Black Ops 4.

Play of The Game

The new feature in Call of Duty: WWII, play of the game, replaced the previous final killcam, and this will be the same in Black Ops 4.

We are unsure if final killcam remains in Search and Destroy however, as it does in WWII.

Pick Ten System

Finally, the pick ten system for create a class is also returning, which is good news for fans who were put off by WWII’s ‘divisions’.

There is also a new ‘gear’ category, which includes items such as body armor and stem packs – for faster health regen.

Shotguns also are currently classified as secondary weapons.

You can watch the full multiplayer reveal trailer below.

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Warzone pro Aydan reveals his biggest problems with Black Ops Cold War

Published: 16/Oct/2020 22:43

by Tanner Pierce


Now that the Black Ops Cold War Beta is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, more and more people are starting to give their opinion on the game so far. Warzone player and streamer Aydan has also chimed in his opinions on it, and needless to say, it’s not all positive.

With the second weekend of the Black Ops Cold War Beta starting on October 15, 2020, almost everyone who wants to play the game has the ability to do so. While it’s technically not open to all Xbox and PC players quite yet, tons of people have jumped in, played a number of different matches and provided feedback – which makes sense, given it’s a pre-release version.


Even since the first weekend, more competitive players like Shroud, Aches, Scump, Drift0r, and others have talked about what they like and dislike about the game and so far, it seems like a fairly mixed bag. Now, another player has joined the fray.

Warzone Twitch streamer and YouTuber Aydan took to Twitter to offer feedback about the Black Ops Cold War Beta, and there are a couple of things he would like to see addressed.


According to him, while the movement in the game is fun overall, he wishes there were a different system in place other than sliding due to the fact that last year’s entry, the highly-debated Modern Warfare (2019), had the same feature.

In addition, he also complained about dropshotting being ineffective in the game, claiming that laying down and standing up is way too slow.

“I don’t necessarily want dropshotting to be effective in all gunfights, but laying down in general is way to slow,” Aydan said in a reply to another user.


It’s not all bad for Aydan, however; In a reply to his original tweet, he said that the gun balancing, wildcard system, and killstreaks in the beta are all fun, but that overall he would give it a 6/10 if he had to rate it now and 7 or 8/10 once the full thing releases.

Treyarch is constantly fine-tuning the game, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the developer makes similar changes before the final version. That being said, it remains to be seen just how much it changes.