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.
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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.