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Major Black Ops 4 weapon changes coming – Snipers, Hardcore, PC and more

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:54 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 20:56

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s gameplay is set to receive some major updates in the coming future, according to a tweet from one of the game’s designers.

The newest Black Ops title has received consistent updates since its release back on October 12 but with any game, some issues remain – especially when it comes to the balancing of guns. 

Yet, Treyarch game designer Tony Flame let a little bit of info loose about some upcoming vital game updates, including gun balancing, when responding to fans on Twitter on January 25.

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Flame tweeted: “Looking at some trends in my notifications – YES there will be a balance pass coming at weapons. This includes looks at unique population slices like Hardcore and PC, each weapon class, Attachments, etc. (some of you may be looking for just one word: Snipers) No date set, WIP.”

However, with Flame labelling the update as ‘WIP’ – a work in progress – and stating that there is no date set yet, fans will just have to wait until the update comes out for the changes to guns and modes like Hardcore.  

Flame also issued an update on the release of League Play in Black Ops 4, adding that Treyarch are working to “deliver the definitive competitive experience” to their players.

The Treyarch designer alluded to the fact that news about League Play is expected to come in the next week but there is still no firm date for its release. 

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Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton

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All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.