Heavily requested sprint feature is finally coming to Blackout on console - Dexerto
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Heavily requested sprint feature is finally coming to Blackout on console

Published: 15/Nov/2018 15:57 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 16:06

by Calum Patterson


Following suit with other battle royale games like Fortnite and PUBG, Blackout is set to finally add an option which will allow you to sprint without repeated button pressing on console.

Currently, Blackout on both Xbox One and PS4 requires players to press left stick down to sprint, and then continue to push the stick forward and down to carry on.

In both Fortnite and PUBG, players can simply double press the left stick, which will make their character sprint endlessly, until the player touches the left stick again.

This can be frustrating and painful for the thumbs of fully able players, but is even more of an issue for those with physical disabilities, in some cases making it almost impossible to play.

One such player posted a plea to Treyarch on Reddit, reminding them once again that this feature needed added ASAP, explaining how necessary it is “for all us handicapped Gamers who cannot constantly press the left thumbstick forward to Run long distances.”

Thankfully, Treyarch developer Matt Scronce quickly responded, and reassured players that they are “working on getting into the game on console as soon as possible.”


Due to the nature of Battle Royale, with a large map often meaning players need to sprint for long distances either to escape enemies or the encroaching storm, an auto-sprint option should save many console players from aching thumbs.

Blackout has been receiving the same attention as the traditional multiplayer and Zombies modes, with frequent updates and Blackout specific tuning since launch, as Treyarch stays true to its word of keeping it an ever-evolving experience.

The addition of auto-sprint may seem a minor adjustment in the grand scheme of things, but will contribute to the overall polished feel, and of course be of biggest benefit to disabled players.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.