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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


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.

TreyarchChanges will affect a portion of the game.

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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CDL Challengers Cup #4 final placements: WestR’s reign continues

Published: 18/Jan/2021 3:01 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 3:02

by Brad Norton


WestR, House Tarth, and Renegades have all come away as champions in their respective regions as the fourth Black Ops Cold War Challengers Cup event is now in the books. 

  • WestR continues to be the most dominant force in NA, taking home their fourth consecutive Challengers Cup victory.
  • House Tarth finally get back atop the EU region with an impressive upper bracket run over former champions.
  • Renegades reclaim the throne in APAC, taking down VOID Collective in the Grand Finals.

Final placements

Just under 1,000 teams competed around the world as the weekend-long event offered up pro points alongside the standard prize pool. No different from earlier Challengers Cups, $2,500 was on the line across NA and EU while APAC battled it out for a share in $1,500. 

Placement Team Prize
1st WestR $2,000
2nd NYSL Academy $500
3rd Built By Gamers
4th Triumph
Top 6 Slammed Strikes Back
Bean Squad
Top 8 wambyyyybambyy
Placement Team Prize
1st House Tarth $2,000
2nd Connect 4 $500
3rd RAMS
4th Gangsterz
Top 6 Obtained Esports
Team Singularity
Top 8 Orgless
Team Sween
Placement Team Prize
1st Renegades $1,000
2nd VOID Collective $500
3rd Chiefs Esports Club
4th Vertex Gaming
Top 6 Next Up
Top 8 Team Handsome

Challengers Cup #4 Results & Recap

The fourth Challengers Cup event kicked off on January 16 and came to a close just one day later. Hundreds of teams duked it out though a number of familiar names topped the pack once again across all three regions.

WestR once again proved to be an unstoppable force in NA. The reigning champs cruised through this week’s upper bracket without much difficulty. Despite a remarkable showing from NSYL Academy on their way through the lower bracket, they couldn’t quite matchup in the Grand Finals.

On the EU side, House Tarth climbed their way back to the top spot after two weeks of finishing in the Top 6. They took down Connect 4 in back to back matchups, winning 3-2 in the Winner’s Finals and then 3-1 in the Grand Finals.

Similarly, Renegades pushed back to the top of the APAC region after their extraordinary winning streak came to an end in Challengers Cup 3. They took down VOID Collective 3-1 in the final series.