Glitch in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta Shows Uplink, Capture the Flag and Safeguard are Returning - Dexerto
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Glitch in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta Shows Uplink, Capture the Flag and Safeguard are Returning

Published: 4/Aug/2018 12:47 Updated: 4/Aug/2018 19:05

by Calum Patterson


A strange glitch is occurring for some player while playing the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta, which all but confirms the return of popular game modes Uplink, CTF and Safeguard.

When playing domination on the map ‘Gridlock’, some players have been shown objective icons for the these three game modes, in addition to the standard flag icons in domination.


These three modes featured in Black Ops III, and both Uplink and CTF were played in competitive CoD during that season.

A number of players posted the glitch on social media, such as this one from Reddit, which shows all three of the game modes’ objectives on the screen at one time.


Uplink was first introduced to Call of Duty with Advanced Warfare in 2014, and quickly became one of the more popular objective based game modes, utilising the advanced movement system.

It featured in all three of the advanced movement Call of Duty’s, but for CoD: WWII and the return to boots on the ground, it was removed due the lack of jetpacks and wall running.

Black Ops 4 is also boots on the ground, with no advanced movement except of Ruin’s Grappling Hook ability, so it will be interesting to see how Treyarch implements Uplink.


It is no surprise really that Capture the Flag makes a return, but it makes for an intriguing debate over which game mode(s) should be playing in the competitive rotation.

Like in Black Ops III, BO4 could have both Uplink and CTF for competitive, or the players may choose to only play one, depending on what is preferred.

Safeguard’s return is also not that surprising, since it was Treyarch’s own creation for Black Ops III. It was popular for public matches, awarding a good amount of score to rank up, as long as you played the objective.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.


For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.


Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.