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How Treyarch can keep Black Ops 4 Multiplayer fresh and fun

Published: 27/Jan/2019 19:59 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 20:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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The great thing about Call of Duty titles, from a developer’s perspective, is that they really have to be kept fresh and fun for only a year before the next title releases.

Surprisingly, this itself has proven to be a difficult task in recent years as the player-base’s general interest has considerably waned in the last few months of each game’s cycle and players have made it a trend to turn to older titles to satisfy their CoD cravings.

This means that Treyarch have a lot of work on their hands if they want to keep the Black Ops 4 gaming experience fresh and fun for its whole cycle, especially the Multiplayer

With this in mind, Reddit user ‘Hydrox2016,’ has put together a list of things that Treyarch can do to have players continue playing Multiplayer for as long as possible.

His list starts off with proposing Daily Contracts, similar to WWII and Black Ops 4, which would encourage players to dry different game modes and complete challenges, for which they would get awarded currency credits.

Cryptokeys were a huge part of the Black Ops 3 experience, and adding a similar currency system to Black Ops 4 would definitely get players playing longer.

These credits could then be used to purchase weapon variants, cosmetic items, and more, and these pool of items would be continuously updated to gives players always something to work towards.

The user then suggests that a free weapon be added into the game for everyone to have, as well as more content in the Contraband streams that would be worth grinding for, such as Operator Mods for weapons that don’t have them.

Prestige-exclusive items is next on the list, and these would include skins, weapons, Mastercrafts, and other items that players would be incentiviced to level up and Prestige for.  

With so many Prestige levels in Black Ops 4, having exclusive items and weapons would entice players to level up and hit different Prestiges.

He rounds up the list by proposing that Treyarch should bring back a lot of the popular content from previous CoD titles, such as score-streaks, game modes, Specialists, and more.

He also suggests that ‘No Specialist’ playlists be added so that players can enjoy the Multiplayer without having to deal with Specialists. This has been a commonly suggested concept that players have been asking for since the game’s release.

One huge thing that the user did not mention in this list is League Play, which has arguable been the most oft-asked for in-game content since Black Ops 4 released in October.

The addition of League Play should definitely improve the play-ability of Multiplayer and keep it popular for as long as possible. 

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Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett

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A Warzone streamer has been thrust into the top 30 of most followed Twitch streamers after receiving a huge, and unusual, boost in one go. 

Building up a following and community on Twitch can, obviously, be a slog if you’re starting from scratch. Streamers can stream for weeks and months on end without even having their talents recognized and blow up in popularity like others. 

Some others can take shortcuts, be it because they have a following on another platform, or because they decide to inflate it with fake accounts. 

This has happened before, with casino accounts smashing records in a bid to advertise their platform, while smaller streamers have been hit with huge boosts in an attempt to troll them for one reason or another. 

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NeonSniperPanda has become the fastest growing streamer for October.

Warzone streamer NeonSniperPanda has become the newest content creator to be struck by these boosts, as his channel has rocketed into the top 30 of most-followed Twitch streamers. 

The streamer, who had previously built up a modest following of nearly 10,500, received the unusual boost in early October, jumping up to over 3.3 million followers. 

As previously mentioned, this figure puts him up there with some of Twitch’s biggest names like Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha and Spanish content creator Ibai, though, NeonSniperPanda hasn’t inflated the figures himself. 

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NeonSniperPanda jumped up over 3.3 million followers on Twitch.

The Warzone streamer has called on Twitch a number of times to help him out, noting that he’d been botted out of the blue and given the ridiculous amount of followers.

“Yo quick reminder, I was follow botted 3.3 million and there’s no way to delete them @TwitchSupport @Twitch can you help me out bro bro,” he tweeted. 

Previously, the aileybeanssa channel had been hit with a similar botting, as they rose up to have over 4.64 million Twitch followers in September. However, those figures have since been removed. 

Given that Twitch has been able to scrub channels of botted followers, they should be able to do the same for NeonSniperPanda, but it remains to be seen as and when they might do so.