How Shooting Mechanics and Bullet Drop Will Work in CoD: Black Op 4 'Blackout' Battle Royale Mode - Dexerto
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How Shooting Mechanics and Bullet Drop Will Work in CoD: Black Op 4 ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale Mode

Published: 7/Sep/2018 19:26 Updated: 7/Sep/2018 20:42

by Albert Petrosyan


Ballistics is one of the topics that has been widely discussed in anticipation of the new ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Many have wondered how the shooting mechanics in Blackout will differ from other, more traditional modes in CoD.

In a preview stream for the mode’s Private Beta on September 7, Co-Studio Head Dan Bunting and Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar discussed how shooting will work in Blackout, and how bullet drop will play a role in longer range gunfights.

The two main factors that affect bullets is the speed at which a particular weapon shoots them, and how far the bullets can go before they start tailing off. 

As for higher caliber weapons, such as Sniper Rifles, Bunting explained that bullet drop won’t be as much of a factor as leading when shooting.

In essence, players will want to focus more on how far ahead of a moving target they have to shoot rather than how high.

Other major aspects of the shooting mechanics in Blackout are the direction indicator and tracer sets. Just as with Multiplayer, players in Blackout will know which direction they are being shot from via an indicator on screen.

Furthermore, each weapon will have its own tracer set, allowing players to analyze and learn their weapons on a deeper level. 

Players can try out the Blackout mode early as the Private Beta goes live on the Playstation 4 on September 10, and on the Xbox One and PC on September 14, with it ending for all platforms on September 17. 

For everything you should know about Blackout, visit our information hub here

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.