How Inventory, Backpacks, and Equipping Items Will Work in CoD: Black Ops 4 'Blackout' Battle Royale Mode - Dexerto
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How Inventory, Backpacks, and Equipping Items Will Work in CoD: Black Ops 4 ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale Mode

Published: 8/Sep/2018 1:37

by Albert Petrosyan


The ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to feature a rather unique inventory system.

Talking about Blackout in special preview live-stream, Treyarch Co-Studio Head Dan Bunting and Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar discussed how the inventory system will work in the mode.

Players will have five inventory slots, which can be expanded to 10 with a Backpack, which is the only storage-increasing item currently in the game.

However, players can equip the following items without having to use up any of their inventory slots.

  • 2 Weapons
  • 1 Health Item
  • 1 Armor Item
  • 1 Backpack
  • Equipment Item
  • About 200 of each Ammo type.

Players can carry additional Health items and Equipment, which would take up an inventory slot per item, but no additional weapons or armor can be put in the inventory.

This means that players will be limited to carrying a maximum of two weapons at any time. 

As for armor, there will be a designated slot for carrying one piece of armor at a time. There will be three levels of armor scattered throughout the map, with each level offering increased protection. 

Inventory management will be divided into two primary ways: the Inventory Menu and Quick Inventory. 

The Inventory Menu will be used to manage a player’s entire inventory:

The Inventory Menu allows you to manage everything you have. You can consume Perks, drop Items for teammates, equip Attachments, and more.

The Quick Inventory will be a better option when under pressure, as it will offer a chance to quickly change things in the inventory without taking too much time.

The Quick Inventory Menu will appear the first time you have something that you can Interact with in your Inventory. The goal of the Quick Inventory menu is to allow you to quickly change what you have in your Inventory for what you have Equipped.

– You can change the type of Health item will be used when you heal

– Activate a Perk Consumable

– … and even change out Attachments on your weapons

There is also a set system for equipping items found in the Blackout world without having to use either of the two Inventory Menus. 

For example, if you are looking at an attachment, the default action will be to equip it on the gun you are holding in your hands if that weapon supports that attachment. The secondary action, if your Inventory is not full, will be to add it to your Inventory space.

Additionally, Items will be auto-equipped in the order they were picked up. If the first Equipment you pick up happens to be a Frag grenade and the second Equipment you grab is a Concussion grenade, you will auto-equip the Concussion grenades when you use all the Frag grenades.

Source – Treyarch

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.