Locations, Perks, and Consumables for Black Ops 4 'Blackout' Mode Have Been Revealed - Dexerto
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Locations, Perks, and Consumables for Black Ops 4 ‘Blackout’ Mode Have Been Revealed

Published: 4/Sep/2018 20:05 Updated: 4/Sep/2018 20:17

by Albert Petrosyan


The lists of locations, perks, and consumables have been revealed for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode. 

This information comes courtesy of GameInformer, who have been given access to Blackout on September 4 and have been revealing a lot of new details about the upcoming mode.


They have shared the names and descriptions of some of the locations that will be found on the Blackout map. 

  • Estates: The rich neighborhood has a giant helipad where Little Bard can spawn. Good location if you want a shot at getting a chopper early.
  • Construction Sites: The unfinished skyscraper has a ton of loot and lots of opportunities to base jump out of the high areas to safety if things get hot.
  • Array
  • Nuketown Island
  • Firing Range
  • Hydro Dam
  • Asylum
  • Cargo Docks
  • Factory
  • Fracking Tower
  • Turbine
  • Rivertown


It is not clear whether this will be the complete list of locations, or if there will be more revealed in the days and weeks ahead.


GameInformer did go into more detail about the Nuketown Island location, which is a recreation of the classic Black Ops map Nuketown.

Additionally, a list of some of the perks available in Blackout has also been revealed. According to GameInformer, some of the perks will be unique to this mode while others will just be modified version of their classic Multiplayer counterparts.

  • Paranoia: Gives an audio alert when you’re targeted by an enemy
  • Skulker: Move faster while crouched and prone
  • Stimulant: Increases max health by 100 points
  • Outlander: Reduced damage from circle. Increased speed while taking damage from circle.
  • Looter: Reveal nearby stashes and items
  • Iron Lungs: Hold your breath longer while shooting sniper rifles or diving underwater
  • Consumer: Reduces times it takes to use items, heal, or revive teammates by 20%.

GameInformer has also noted that these perks will act as consumables, in the sense that their effect(s) will only last for a set period of time.


Keep updated with all of the information that is being revealed today about the Blackout battle royale mode by visiting the links below:

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Treyarch responds to game-breaking Black Ops Cold War controller bug

Published: 12/Oct/2020 1:22

by Brad Norton


You may have had your controller disconnect randomly while playing the Black Ops Cold War beta. Rest assured, you’re not alone and the developers at Treyarch are fully aware of the game-breaking issue.

The Black Ops Cold War beta went live on Thursday, October 8. If you’ve been grinding throughout the PlayStation 4 period of the test, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered a few problems. After all, that’s the point of a beta. 


From critical network issues to a sliding bug that made players faster than ever, a handful of problems have already been addressed, though one truly “game-breaking” glitch is still weighing the experience down for some. 

If you’re playing with a controller, which the majority of PS4 players are, you need to be cautious of this one. Seemingly at random, your controller can outright switch off and leave you defenseless. 

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Having your controller disconnect could leave you stranded as an easy target.

Regardless of whether your controller is plugged in or wireless, whether it’s fully charged or running low, this bug can strike at any time. When loading into a map, your device can randomly be shut off without warning. 

“As soon as I got to the select class, my controller turned off,” FrostByte2048 said.

From here, there’s no way to turn it back on midway through the game. Even after being “kicked for inactivity,” they couldn’t get the Dualshock back up and running. The only solution “was to reset [the] PS4 by holding the power button.”


It turns out this is quite a common issue as dozens of players chimed in with similar experiences from the beta. We’ve even encountered the problem first-hand here at Dexerto too. However, Treyarch is fully aware and trying to push out a fix as soon as possible.

“Our team is investigating issues like these,” Treyarch dev FoxhoundFPS responded. They even highlighted other instances of the bug, ensuring they’re on top of it.

There’s no telling what causes the disconnect, though some players believe it to be map specific. Cartel could be the main culprit, though the problem can still arise on other maps. Be sure to double-check at the start of every game just to be safe.


With the beta moving to all platforms from October 15 onwards, perhaps a fix will be included as the early access goes live once again.