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Leaked Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Map List Features Remakes of Numerous Call of Duty Classics

Published: 4/Jun/2018 11:06 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason

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It looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 could feature remakes of some of the most popular maps in the history of the franchise, including Raid and Firing Range.

Black Ops 4 is still four months away from being released but the excitement and anticipation surrounding it is already reaching fever pitch.

Add numerous leaks into the equation and hardcore Call of Duty fans certainly have a lot to talk about as they wait for October 12th to finally arrive.

One leak that has everyone talking seems to show a total of 17 potential multiplayer maps, including remakes of some Black Ops favorites likes Raid, Standoff, Firing Range, and Nuketown.

The leak comes from a TwoEpicBuddies YouTube video. Best known for their Fortnite Battle Royale related data mining, TwoEpicBuddies tend to be on the money with their information so there is certainly an air of legitimacy to the list.

It would be huge news if the list of 17 maps means that the game will come with 17 playable multiplayer maps on release, but early DLC maps have been seen in the release. However, files of previous Call of Duty titles so don’t get your hopes up too much.

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While Nuketown might be the most known and loved map from the Black Ops series for casual fans, the prospect of Raid, Firing Range, and Standoff remakes will leave competitive fans and players drooling.

Neither Treyarch or Activision have commented on the speculation but some community members have suggested that more information could be revealed at CWL Anaheim from June 15th – 17th after it was revealed that the multiplayer would be playable at the $200,000 event.

The TwoEpicBuddies video can be found below.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.