First Look at Live Multiplayer Gameplay and New 'Contraband' Map of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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First Look at Live Multiplayer Gameplay and New ‘Contraband’ Map of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Published: 18/May/2018 1:26 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:55

by Albert Petrosyan

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Videos of live mulitplayer gameplay of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 title have begun surfacing on the internet.

The gameplay is from the worldwide Community Reveal Event for Black Ops 4 that was streamed live on May 17th from Los Angeles, CA.

Since the game was officially announced on March 8th, the vast Call of Duty community had been holding its breath in anticipation for the massive reveal event.

When it finally arrived, developer Treyarch did not hold back in its presentation as it unveiled details about the Mulitplayer, Zombies, and new ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale modes.

One of the guests that were invited to the exclusive event was popular Call of Duty YouTuber Brad ‘Drif0r’ Overbey, who got the chance to experience hands-on gameplay of the current version of Black Ops 4.

He has since released a video of him playing the Domination mulitplayer game mode on the new map called Contraband against some of the other guests in attendance. 

As the video of the gameplay rolls on, Drift0r commentates and reveals his first impressions and opinions about the game, and shares about the time he spent at the Community Reveal Event. 

Some of the key things that can be seen in the video are the ‘boots-on-the-ground’ movement mechanics, the brand new health regeneration system, the predictive recoil pattern system, and more. 

A full list of all of the new details about the CoD: Black Ops 4 mulitplayer can be seen here.

The entirety of Drift0r’s video can be seen below, or on his official YouTube channel.

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Nadeshot calls for major SBMM change in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:48

by Jacob Hale

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Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.